May 26, 2011
As part of the Easter festivities during Tokyo Disneyland’s Easter Wonderland event, guests can participate in an Easter Egg hunt in hopes of getting a special prize if they complete the course correctly. For this year’s event, there is an option to complete the standard Easter Egg hunt or an expert course. The standard course gives you a chance to get a cute little Disney character shaped Easter Egg that resembles one of the eggs found on the hunt map, while the expert course gives you a chance to win a special, not-for-sale completion pin.
To keep things fresh and encourage people to complete the course more than once, each of the three months features a different expert completer pin, and get this — new hiding spots for the Easter eggs. I have to give Tokyo Disneyland credit, what I thought would be a relatively easy task to complete turned out to be a truly difficult mission. It wasn’t until part of the way through that we realized the expert ones are NOT character eggs. They are smaller and have more subtle decorations like stripes, flowers, etc. All in all, we ended up walking every square inch of the park to locate the last of my eggs for the expert course.
Since the event still has over a month to go, I will not post any of the expert egg photos to give any clues away, but suffice it to say if you have plans on completing it — it will definitely test your Disney knowledge. The small photo clues may be a little tough if you aren’t completely familiar with the Park layout, while others look pretty similar from certain angles.
Here is a look at the Donald Duck pin for May’s expert course. For 1,000 yen to do the course, it makes this pin quite inexpensive when compared to normal, smaller pins off the racks at the US Parks. As with every other aspect in Tokyo Disney’s seasonal events, the expert completer pin is filled with detailed touches.
On the standard course this year, there are character eggs all over the park, but you are required to locate five specific ones. Enjoy a look at all the 2011 Easter Wonderland character eggs here — is your favorite Disney character among those on display this year?