PHOTO REPORT: EPCOT 3/19/21 (Egg-citing Merchandise, Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt Begins, New Distanced Character Meet and Greets, and More)
After talking to a very knowledgeable cast member today, let’s start this photo report a little differently by stating a fact about Spaceship Earth that you may, or may not, know: Spaceship Earth isn’t the largest attraction at EPCOT — shocking, isn’t it? Although it is 180 feet tall and takes up 150,000 square feet, you could fit the whole thing in the aquarium at The Seas with Nemo & Friends and still have enough room to drive a bus around it!
Moving forward, we now take a moment to be serious as we walked into the park to see the flag, once again at half-mast, honoring the victims of the Atlanta-area spa shootings.
It wasn’t the first picture of the day but needed to be recognized. That being said, we actually started the day by taking a pic of the World Drive sign currently being worked on. Hopefully, the center will be done quickly as it’s made a real mess of the roads leading up to it. To Cast Members and guests for future reference, if a sign is being worked on, on your route, take a few extra minutes to compensate so you won’t be late for work, or fun, or both.
Once in the parks we may have found a new little Easter egg at Pin Traders. You can read more on this Passholder egg-clusive pin in our article here.
At Mouse Gear we found a table of Easter treats, starting with this Easter bunny dressed Mickey. We won’t ruin the surprise, but next time you see him, give him a little squeeze. He goes for $26.99 and could be a fun little gift to add to the Easter basket.
With a new holiday, a new scavenger hunt and the 2021 Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt begins at EPCOT. The hunt costs $7.99 and you get to pick your prize at the end, for more details check out our article here.
Over at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, we saw some beautifully made Easter egg designs, ranging from Dumbo to The Fox and the Hound and our favorite, The Little Mermaid.
Some of the Easter treats we were expecting to find hadn’t arrived yet, but we did find these little guys at the market inside the resort. These Mickey & Minnie Chocolate Eggs did start out at $32 for the pair, but its price recently lowered to $22.
Over at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, we stumbled upon more artsy eggs. You may not be able to tell from this picture, but there is a treasure in that cave of wonders and Tinkerbell actually spins around.
Back in the park, we took a moment to stop as the princesses strolled by in their horse-drawn carriage.
In one of the pavilions, we spotted this little Hidden Mickey, do you know where it is?
As the day went on, the park was starting to get a little packed. With the great weather and spring break, we weren’t very surprised at the crowds.
Back at the front of the park on our way out, we saw Mickey and Minnie at the new distanced character meet and greet they are testing out.
As our day at EPCOT came to an end Minnie sends her love and we hope to see more characters start to appear as the days continue moving forward. Thanks for following along!