Young Boy Looks at Disney's Grand Floridian Easter Egg Displays - image by Dani Meyering
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How to Do a FREE Tour of Disney Hotel Easter Egg Displays Using the Monorail and Transportation

Spring is here and one of the best celebrations is on the horizon. Easter at Walt Disney World Resort is a special time in Orlando. And while there are plenty of local Easter egg hunts and many fun places to see the Easter bunny, there’s something magical to see at some of the Disney hotels. We’re showing you how to conduct your own self-guided tour of Disney hotel Easter egg displays and decorations using the monorail, and more.

This is the final weekend to view the Easter egg displays at these Disney World hotels, available until April 1, 2024.

Disney Monorail Tour

Four of the Walt Disney World hotels decorate for Easter, with charming Easter egg displays. The details of these displays are so intricate and imaginative. Classic Disney characters can be found throughout each display.

Kevin and Babies Easter Egg Display at Disney's Grand Floridian
Kevin and Babies Easter Egg Display image by Dani Meyering

Two monorail resorts have Easter egg displays, and two more reosrts near EPCOT do as well – all of which can be accessed with Disney transportation.

A fun and free activity for families outside of the Disney World theme parks is to take a ride on the Walt Disney World Monorail, stopping at the resorts along the monorail loop to check out their special Easter decorations.

Want to take a monorail Easter decorations tour at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa and Disney’s Contemporary Resort? Keep reading for everything you need to know to make springtime monorail magic happen.

close up of Easter Egg Displays at Disney's Contemporary Resort
Easter Egg Displays at Disneys Contemporary Resort image by Dani Meyering

How to get to Disney’s Resort Monorail loop

The Walt Disney World Monorail is made up of three loops. The EPCOT Monorail and Express Monorail originate at the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) and provide round-trip service to EPCOT and Magic Kingdom Park.

The Resort Monorail makes stops at Magic Kingdom, the TTC, the Grand Floridian, the Contemporary, and the Polynesian in a continuous loop.

You can access the Resort Monorail from both the TTC and Magic Kingdom, so the simplest way to hop on this loop is usually to park at the TTC and ride.

If you’re planning to visit Magic Kingdom before your monorail tour, however, it’s easy to access the Resort Monorail when you exit the park.

Express Monorail Entrance at Magic Kingdom
Express Monorail Entrance at Magic Kingdom image by Terri Peters

Other ways to get to the resort monorail

Since Disney resort parking is reserved for guests staying at the hotel, and guests with confirmed dining reservations, the easiest way to park at one of the monorail resorts and take the monorail from there is to make a dining reservation.

At the Contemporary, consider booking a meal at restaurants like Steakhouse 71 or California Grill to ensure parking. At the Grand Floridian, restaurants like Narcoossee’s or Grand Floridian Cafe accept dining reservations.

Some of our favorite Disney restaurants for families are right here at these resorts.

After breakfast, lunch, or dinner with your family, enjoy the Easter decorations at your chosen resort then hop on the monorail to see the other resort before returning to your car.

It’s also possible to park at a resort with a confirmed mobile order at one of the resort’s quick service restaurants, though this is not a guarantee.

Springtime Treats on display at Contempo Cafe
Springtime Treats at Contempo Cafe image by Dani Meyering

Additionally, buses from each theme park and Disney Springs offer transportation to these three resorts, so it’s possible to leave your car behind and take a bus to one of the monorail resorts, ride the monorail, then take a Disney bus back to where your car is parked when you’ve finished.

And keep in mind, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort does not have an Easter display.

Easter decorations at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

The Grand Floridian lobby is the perfect backdrop for the springtime grandeur of the Easter displays. Plus, like the iconic giant gingerbread house on display during Christmastime, there is a Grand Cottage with spring treat – which can be found in its lobby.

Grand Cottage at Disneys Grand Floridian image by Dani Meyering

At the Grand Cottage, you can buy baked goods to snack on while they enjoy the decor.

Easter Eggs at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

There’s another Easter Egg display at the Contemporary, which are a whole other set of Disney characters to browse. The display typically contains lots of “hidden Mickeys,” Mickey Mouse shapes that get worked into the overall design.

Easter Egg Displays at Disney's Contemporary Resort - image by Dani Meyering
Easter Egg Displays at Disneys Contemporary Resort image by Dani Meyering

The Contemporary’s Contempo Cafe is known for its baked goods, including giant cupcakes, so it’s usually a great place to find a few spring-themed sweet treats.

Easter Decorations at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts

There are two more Disney resorts with Easter displays, but there are not accessible directly from the monorail.

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and Disney’s Beach Club Resort are near EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

The simplest way would be to park at Disney Springs, where parking is free, then take a resort bus to either resort – they often shared buses, in fact. When you’re finished seeing the Easter sights, any of the BoardWalk area resorts will be running a bus back to Disney Springs, where you can grab your car.

If you’re staying at a WDW resort that is on the Disney Skyliner’s path, you could also take the Skyliner to its EPCOT stop and you’ll be right next to Disney’s Beach Club. And a lovely boat taxi connect each of the resorts in this BoardWalk area.

Disney Boat Transportation Coming from Disney's Yacht Club - image by Terri Peters
Disney Boat Transportation Coming from Disneys Yacht Club image by Terri Peters

Ride-share options like Lyft and Uber also work, but be prepared that sometimes the gate guards at the resorts will not let those services drop guests off without a dining reservation.

Happy hopping as you explore the Easter displays at these Disney hotels!

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Dani Meyering
Born and raised in the land of sunshine and dreams come true, Dani is a proud Orlando native. She loves sharing her hometown with others from the theme parks to Florida's natural beauty. With over 15 years of experience, Dani is thrilled to serve as our Managing Editor at Orlando Date Night Guide, Orlando Parenting, as well as Tampa Bay Date Night Guide.