[California Adventure] Easter Egg Hunt + Wall Crawl

Thursday, April 13, 2017

This past weekend, we went to California Adventure and did one of their Easter Egg-stravaganza egg hunts. I had previously heard about the egg hunts at Disneyland, CA Adventure, and downtown Disney, but we had never actually done one. The downtown Disney one you don't need a ticket or a pass to do, so I don't know why we'd never done one, but this was the first year that I thought about actually doing it since we currently have Disneyland passes.

I chose California Adventure for the egg hunt because I thought it would be less crowded on a Sunday morning than Disneyland. It opened one hour later than Disneyland and I thought being Sunday morning, despite being one of the spring break weeks this month, might be best. I was somewhat right in the fact that the park wasn't too crowded from about 9am-11am, but when we left around 12pm-1pm-ish, it was starting to get pretty crowded.

To do the egg hunt, you need to purchase a egg hunt map from one of the stores in the park that you're hunting in. We went to Elias and Co. and purchased the map for $5.99 (minus a pass holder discount). Normally I think you are supposed to hunt for all the eggs and then return the map back to the store to get your prize (an egg of your choosing), but the lady was nice and asked if we wanted our prize early, so Mason picked out his egg right then (Nemo - you may see it in some of the pictures). We got our map and we were on our way!



I should have taken a better "before" picture, but the map had all the locations of the eggs that you were looking for. Not specific locations, so you still had to look, but general areas. Like one was by Carthay Circle, one was on the boardwalk, one was at the Corn Dog Castle, etc. If they didn't give you some sort of hint, you would literally be searching FOR.EV.ER. The eggs were actually a lot smaller than I thought they would be so we missed the first couple at first since I was expecting huge eggs and we thought they were playing a trick and didn't actually put them out. Then I found the first one and saw how small they were and realized we must just not have been looking hard enough. Ha! We were also given a sticker sheet with 12 character eggs on them which you were supposed to put on the map in the corresponding area that you found your egg. For example, you put the Lightning McQueen sticker egg on the Carsland egg on the map to show you found Lightning in Carsland.



As we hunted for eggs, we stopped to go on a couple rides and take some pictures. Disneyland has AMAZING walls so of course we had to stop for some photo opportunities along the way.

Hollywood Land

Hollywood Land

Hollywood Land

Hollywood Land

big doors between A Bug's Land and Carsland

outside Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters ride in Carsland

across from Flo's V8 Cafe - between the Cozy Cone Motel and Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters

across from Flo's V8 Cafe and Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters

Carsland - Radiator Springs Racers in the background

Carsland - Radiator Springs Racers in the background

walking out of Carsland to the Pacific Wharf

big doors between Carsland and the Pacific Wharf

Minnie egg on the Pacific Wharf

riding the carousel on the Paradise Pier

Paradise Pier

Redwood Creek Challenge Trail

Annnnnnd our egg hunt is complete!!!! We were actually going to skip these last two (Chip and Dale - one not pictured, not sure who is who lol!) because they were inside the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, but we decided to head over anyway and give it a shot. If we didn't see them, we'd add the stickers and call it a day. THANKFULLY some amazing employees stopped us on the way in and said that the eggs were right up front and we could almost see both from right where we were standing. I guess the trail closes before the park and people do the egg hunt all day long, so they made sure the eggs were easily accessible all hours during the day. SCORE! We found both super easily and added both stickers to our chart and we were done!!

Redwood Creek Challenge Trail

Honestly, the egg hunt was a little harder than I thought it would be (it challenged Seth and I! We really had to look for some of them!) but it was also so much fun!! I'd totally do the Disneyland one next year if we still have passes! Mason had a BLAST and LOVED finding the eggs himself. Sometimes Seth and I would find them first and we'd kind of show him where they were and he'd yell "PLUTO!!!!! Mommy! The Pluto egg is right there!" or we'd go into a store (they hid some in stores - genius Disney move) and he'd even find it before Seth and I would. Seriously it was fun for all ages. 

If you live near Disneyland or DisneyWorld or happen to be in the area during an egg hunt time, I would definitely recommend it. 

Happy Almost Easter!

12 comments:

  1. I had never heard of this and it looks like a lot of fun! For about a minute I thought I was coming to Disneyland and I was going to email you to meet up, but it turns out we're not coming. :(

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  2. This sounds like so much fun! And how nice that she let Mason pick out his egg before he completed the hunt. My Mason would love this! Maybe we just need to make a trip to Disney. If only. There are so many great photo opportunities at Disney and it makes my photo loving heart so happy. I adore all of your pictures.

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  3. that looks like fun!
    p.s. Dale has the red nose :)

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  4. This is just so fun! I love all the cool backgrounds!

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  5. Wow, Mason looks like he's have loads of fun. I wanna do that hunt too!

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  6. What a fun little scavenger hunt you guys went on!

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  7. Im so glad you had a blast! I love all the Disney wall pictures :)

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  8. Oh my gosh how fun!! We might have to plan a trip for before Easter next year to do this!!!

    You showed pictures of Dale, Chip has a black nose like a chocolate chip ;)

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  9. What a fun day! You have me just itching to go to Disney!!!

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  10. I love the egg hunt! How fun would it be to do all of them =) DL and WDW! In the gift shops is a good idea ha. Ours are all outside, at least the past two years they were.

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  11. Ok. This is totally something up my alley. I need to do this. SO FUN!!
    And, the 15th precinct entry is my favorite facade!!

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  12. This looks like so much fun!! Man I need to get out to Disneyland. Great photos! :)

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