The 2017 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival has just begun at Walt Disney World, and this year’s festival is off to a fantastic start. From the dozens of stunning topiaries to the stunning gardens to the robust menu of delectable small plates, there’s plenty to see and experience at this year’s festival, which runs from March 1st until May 29. I recently returned from a visit to the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, and probably my favorite activity was the Epcot EGGstravaganza. This paid activity turns the World Showcase into a giant Easter egg hunt. As a fan of scavenger hunts and Disney World, this scratches two big itches for me, and I had a blast exploring the different pavilions at Epcot in search of these eggs.
While I definitely recommend trying to find all the eggs for yourself, I thought some might find it helpful to have a hint or two. So, this guide is going to show you how to purchase a map, show you how the game works, and give you some vague clues to point you in the right direction if you ever get stuck. At the bottom of the post, I will include pictures of the eggs’ locations, as a last resort for the egg hunters and for those who won’t be able to make it to Epcot during the Flower & Garden Festival.
How to get started with the Epcot EGGstravaganza
Maps for the Epcot EGGstravaganza can be purchased for $5.99 at kiosks and shops throughout Epcot. I purchased mine at the Pin Trading kiosk in between Spaceship Earth and the fountains. Check the Flower & Garden Festival Guide for a full list of locations.
Your purchase gets you the map (pictured above), as well as 12 egg-shaped character stickers.
For the Epcot EGGstravaganza, Disney has hidden one character egg (approximately a foot and a half tall) at each of the pavilions listed on the map (Mexico, Norway, China, Africa Outpost, Germany, Italy, America, Japan, Morocco, France, UK, and Canada). Your goal is to go around the World Showcase and find the hidden egg at each pavilion, and fill out your map with the correct characters. For example, if you find Mickey Mouse at a certain pavilion, you would take the Mickey sticker and put it on the egg-shaped marker with that pavilion’s name on it.
Once you have found all 12 eggs, you can go to Disney Traders (marked on the map with Mickey ears), and claim your prize, which is a pretty nice character egg souvenir. When I completed the egg hunt, I got to choose one of these 12 eggs.
For this guide, we will start with Mexico and work counterclockwise around the World Showcase. This essentially goes from left to right on the map, and this is the way I did the egg hunt.
Mexico: To find this egg, you’ll want to escape the sun.
Norway: You might find yourself wandering to locate this egg.
China: This egg is nestled along a waterfront.
Outpost: Look up, it’s a sign!
Germany: They were definitely toying with us for this egg’s location.
Italy: Look up. No, look higher.
Japan: Between two bonsais.
Morocco: Keep your chin up if you’re heading from Japan.
France: Look for some tasty words, and you might find an egg nearby.
UK: What kind of soldier is not dangerous?
Canada: Warning: you may get wet finding this egg.
Consider this your spoiler warning!
Head inside the pavilion and look up and to the left. Donald is sitting on a balcony above La Tienda Encantada.
Go inside The Wandering Reindeer, and look immediately up and right as soon as you enter. Daisy is hiding in the ceiling.
Along the main walkway in the pavilion, walk past the dragon topiary, and look to the right. Pluto is sitting next to the pond outside of Reflections of China.
Look just above the Refreshment Coolpost sign to find Chip.
Go inside the toy shop and head to the Kidcot section. Look up on the shelf and you’ll find Chip’s BFF, Dale.
Walk inside the pavilion, until you’re almost at the entrance of Via Napoli. Turn around so you’re looking toward Spaceship Earth, and look up to the tall tower in the middle of the pavilion. You’ll find Goofy wayyyyyy up there.
Go inside Heritage Manor Gifts (gift shop to the right of American Adventure). You’ll see Mickey up on a shelf on the wall opposite the front entrance.
As you walk from America, look to the right. There’s a display of some bonsai trees. In between two of them, you’ll find Figment!
If you walk to Morocco from Japan, this one is pretty easy to spot. Just look to the left from the main walkway and you’ll see Perry on top of one of the buildings.
Go inside Les Halles Boulangerie and look to the left. Next to the dining area, you’ll see Minnie above the words baguette and chocolat.
Go inside the Toy Soldier gift shop. In the very back, you’ll find the White Rabbit on top of a shelf.
Go walk to the entrance of O Canada!, which is located in the back of the Canada pavilion. Near the big waterfall, you’ll find Bambi’s friend Thumper!
What do you think about the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival? Let me know in the comments below!