Jun 25, 2011
This year’s Easter event at Tokyo Disneyland featured some fun goodies and treats, along with two new commemorative mugs and plate for 2011. One of the things I look forward most to each Tokyo Disney event is the food theming and design. The talented culinary staff goes beyond an expected Mickey head shape and works to bring the essence of the holiday in each restaurant menu and snack they create. The creativity sparks delight in not just the children, but the adults who line up for 30 minutes to purchase the adorable seasonal goodies.
For me, the cuteness sparks happy childhood memories of dying Easter eggs with my Mom and Grandma, opening my basket with all sorts of Spring themed and brightly colored goodies. And on a day like today — what would’ve been my Grandma’s Birthday — a stroll down memory lane is quite comforting, even if Easter did technically pass.
For Easter Wonderland 2011, the first seasonal snack we picked up was the Custard Mousse with Easter Wonderland Souvenir Cup (550 yen). The design pays homage to Mickey and Minnie dressed as bunnies and even features them inside the mug after you remove the dessert. Another awesome feature to note about Tokyo Disney desserts — they come in plastic cups that sit inside the mug so you don’t have to worry about clean up and carrying around a dirty souvenir mug all day. They give you plastic bags for each item and sometimes a real nice CM may even bubble wrap them for you when you are shopping inside a store later on! I am sure you can just ask as well, which is great for getting everything in your carry on for the flight home!
Back to the Easter desserts, there is also another souvenir cup that had the Easter Wonderland logo and more Minnie Mouse themed with the same custard mousse inside.
Another treat for this year’s Easter Wonderland event that is wrapping up next week is the Sweet Easter Egg with Mickey souvenir stand (600 yen). This was like a mochi style cake ball. You could choose from three different colors, but all were the same flavor/taste.
To get the matching Easter Wonderland plate, Tokyo Disneyland is offering a marshmallow chick that is almost too cute to eat! Had flashbacks to my childhood terror of eating the head of the marshmallow Peeps! The inside of this little guy had a sweet liquid that had a caramel like taste, but was much more thin and clear.
I’ve had several people ask me if the designs and desserts are the same each year, but no, they are not. Tokyo Disney goes the extra mile in developing new stuff for each year’s events and the Easter Wonderland event is no exception. Just to give you an idea, here are three of the Easter treats from the 2010 event — the ladybug roll is from the DisneySEA’s Spring Carnival Event that was previously held in conjunction with Easter Wonderland. The Easter Cookie and Marshmallow and Peanut egg were from Disneyland and the Easter Wonderland event itself.
Have you tried any other Easter Wonderland treats during other year’s events? Would love to see photos or hear what other designs they have done in the past as well!
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