From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Sam Hendricks
Say goodbye to the gloomy winter. It’s officially time to bust out the pastel colors, fresh flower blooms, and breezy afternoons. Spring is here, and Easter is soon to follow. And don’t you worry about hunting for the perfect Easter basket fillers – save that energy to hunt for eggs! I’ve put together some of my favorite Disney items to celebrate Easter and spring that are sure to make you hop with excitement!
Will you be the grandest lady (or the proudest fellow!) in the Easter parade? With these lovely new accessories you just might! Swap in your Easter bonnet for the Minnie Mouse Hydrangea Floral Headband—available at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, and on shopDisney—that will ensure you’re absolutely blooming with style as you stroll down Main Street, U.S.A. And for all you park hoppers, don’t forget to strap on the Limited Edition 2022 Easter Mickey Mouse and Friends MagicBand 2, now available at Walt Disney World Resort and on shopDisney!
Everyone just loves their festive Easter baskets, myself included, but can we all please take a moment right now to give the incredibly underrated picnic basket the proper recognition it deserves? Now available on shopDisney, the Mickey and Minnie Mouse Picnic Basket is sturdy, stylish and essential for carrying your goodies for all the fun picnics you have planned.
Oh, what’s that? You’re looking for the perfect picnic companion? I know a pint-sized character who might like to join you. The Daisy Duck Disney nuiMOs Plush couldn’t look cuter sporting one of the Disney nuiMOs Cottage Core outfits and picnic accessories, all of which are sure to fit snugly in whatever type of basket you plan on using this season! The Disney nuiMOs Cottage Core clothes and accessories are available on shopDisney and at Disneyland Resort, and are coming soon to Walt Disney World Resort. Disney nuiMOs character plush can be found at all three locations.
It’s not hard to “bee happy” when everyone’s favorite bear, Winnie the Pooh, is around. Fancy a small smackerel? Whip up something delicious using the Winnie the Pooh Kitchen Utensil Set and Holder and keep your food nice and safe from the buzzing bees with the matching ceramic bread bin and glass “hunny” jar, all now available on shopDisney! And for those of you yearning for a bit more mystery in your life, prepare yourself for a delightful surprise with the Winnie the Pooh Easter Series Collectible Keys coming soon to shopDisney. Each blind box contains a key featuring one of five different characters or a mystery chaser key.
Spring is the season of creation, and there are so many fun ways to explore our creative sides. Kids with a green thumb can plant the seeds of imagination with the Minnie Mouse Garden Play Set, complete with gardening tools, flower pots and a watering can. Those who want to let out their inner artist can use yarn, paint, stickers and more to create their very own colorful tote with the Encanto Design Your Own Bag Activity Set. Both sets can be found now on shopDisney.
Over at the Kingdom Gifts shop at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, all-new springtime-themed Mickey and Friends and Chip ‘n’ Dale collections feature colorful patterns on items like plush, tableware, accessories, and apparel. Guests can also immerse themselves in the beauty of cherry blossom season with merchandise from the Winnie the Pooh and Chip ‘n’ Dale Cherry Blossom collections, which include adorable pink plush, towels, cushions, a teapot set, and more!
Who says Easter baskets are just for kids? Adults can “build your own Easter basket” as well by choosing from the many fun Easter offerings on Amazon’s Pixar Shop. Start your basket off with a bold statement, “Marshmallow bunny army ahoy!” to be exact, which is featured with Buzz Lightyear and Little Green Men on this funny Toy Story T-Shirt. Add in a Buzz Lightyear Tumbler, perfect for keeping beverages cool and refreshing throughout the season with its double-walled insulation. And why settle for regular Easter eggs when you can have a big, ultrasoft egg-shaped plush? Top your basket off with an adorable Squishmallows Woody Plush!
If you need a little something sweet to add to your Easter basket, look no further! Frankford’s Disney Egg Hunt comes with 100 plastic Easter eggs decorated with Mickey Mouse and Friends, Disney Princess, “Monsters, Inc.”, and “Lilo & Stitch” characters. Each egg is filled with Smarties candy, plus one Golden Egg with a special surprise inside! You can also enjoy the festive Disney Mickey Mouse Giant Egg, which contains jelly beans as well as Smarties candy rolls.
Move over, Easter bunny! There’s a new set of pointy ears in town and they are inspired by a galaxy far, far away… Star Wars fans can spring forward in lightspeed style with a Grogu POP UPS! Lollipop Egg or by snuggling up with the Grogu Easter Sweater Plush from Mattel. You can indulge in Grogu’s cuteness in the kitchen as well! The Zak Designs The Mandalorian Ceramic Latte Mug And Plate Set will soon be available on Amazon and is perfect for enjoying yummy spring snacks. If organizing and planning are more your thing, make sure you do it in style with Erin Condren’s Star Wars LifePlanner. Available in two designs: Metallic Leia and Choose Your Own Destiny, these sleek planners are wonderful reminders not just to schedule your spring cleaning, but to be the hero of your own story.
It’s egg painting season, and the Star Wars The Mandalorian Easter Egg Decorating Kit has everything you need to create colorful eggs that are truly “out of this world”! But remember, it’s not just the decorated outside shell that makes a good Easter egg. You never know what you might find on the inside. Like … a Dinosaur! Excavate awesome dinosaur figures from eggs in the Blue Marble National Geographic Dinosaur Dig Kit, which includes digging tools and a full-color learning guide for identifying each dinosaur uncovered.
If your idea of a relaxing spring day involves less painting eggs and more cuddling up with a good book, I’ve got you covered! Younger readers can hop along with Disney’s most adorable bunnies with “5-Minute Disney Bunnies Stories.” Speaking of adorable, it just wouldn’t be spring without plenty of cute baby animals for all of us to “aww” at. Popular baby animals, from hedgehogs and pandas to kakapos and pangolins, are showcased in “National Geographic Kids Cutest Animals on the Planet,” a book that’s as amusing as it is informative and perfect for curious tweens, animal lovers, and future veterinarians alike! If you’re a reader who’s enamored with stunning book illustrations, why not create your own in “Art of Coloring: Walt Disney World,” which releases this April. Filled with illustrations curated by Kevin M. Kern of the Walt Disney Archives, this book features Disney theme park concept art, posters, maps, and playful vintage coloring book art, all waiting for you to fill with gorgeous color.
The fun isn’t over yet! Disney Emoji Blitz has prepared a variety of spring themed events and goodies you won’t find in any Easter basket! Participate in the Springtime Clear Event from March 31 through April 4 for a chance to unlock the new Baby Chick Eeyore Emoji and Rose Emoji from “Alice in Wonderland.” Then from April 13 through April 18, play the Bambi Clear Event for a chance to unlock new Emojis Floral Ms. Bunny and April Showers Bambi, both inspired by Walt Disney Animation Studio’s “Bambi.” Download Disney Emoji Blitz for free with in-app purchases on the Apple Store and Google Play. Which new Emoji do you hope to get?
There are so many great ways to enjoy Easter, it’s hard to decide where to start. Luckily, we’ve got all of spring to celebrate, so let’s not waste a moment!
Have an egg-cellent Easter, everyone!
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