Friday and Saturday are expected to be partly cloudy and hot with daytime temperatures in the high 80s. There’s a chance of isolated thunderstorms on Sunday, so cover those Easter baskets and pack the rain gear.
Easter weekend is busy at the theme parks so expect large crowds and long lines. (Park hopping is not recommended.) Pass the time if you’re stuck in line with these tips from Tad.
What’s Hoppin’ In Orlando This Weekend…
Easter Bunny & Mrs. Bunny @ Magic Kingdom® Park
Before they head out to deliver all those Easter eggs Sunday morning, Easter Bunny and Mrs. Bunny will meet and greet guests at Tour Guide Gardens next to City Hall at Magic Kingdom® Park. They’ll return to the park Sunday afternoon to participate in a pre-parade that kicks off 15 minutes prior to the Celebrate a Dream Come True parade at 3 p.m. Save your viewing spot EARLY!!!
Religious Services @ Walt Disney World Resort
Religious services will be held on Easter Sunday in the Fantasia Ballroom at the Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Catholic Masses are at 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. A Protestant service will be held at 9 a.m. Parking is limited to guests staying at the Disney’s Contemporary Resort, so use the monorail or buses to travel to the hotel.
Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival
What better way to spend part of your Easter weekend than surrounded by millions of beautiful flowers at Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival? The Nelsons will pay tribute to their father, Ricky Nelson, as part of the Flower Power Concert Series Friday through Sunday at the America Gardens Theatre. Show times are 5:15, 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. HGTV star Michele Beschen will share her creative ideas on natural style and décor Friday through Sunday at noon and 3 p.m. in the Festival Center. Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival is included with regular theme park admission.
Mardi Gras @ Universal Orlando
Don’t miss your last chance for bands, beads and good times at Universal Studios’ Mardi Gras celebration this Saturday! The fun begins in the French Quarter Courtyard as New Orleans group, Daddy Mac Blues Band, performs at 5, 6:30 and 8 p.m. Then head over to Rodeo Drive to watch the parade which begins at 8:30 p.m. Thirty Seconds to Mars wraps up this year’s event as they take to the Music Plaza Stage at 9:30 p.m. Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando is included with regular theme park admission.
Jack Hanna Weekend @ Busch Gardens
Animal expert Jack Hanna will be at Busch Gardens this weekend for an Earth Day celebration. “Jungle Jack” will introduce guests to exotic and endangered animals during special shows in Stanleyville Theatre. Show times are: Friday, April 22 at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.; Saturday, April 23 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Sunday, April 24 at noon and 2 p.m. Shows during Jack Hanna Weekend are included with regular theme park admission.