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Disneyland offers Easter egg fun for guests this month

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Through April 20 guests visiting the happiest place on earth will be able to pick up a limited-time park map and seek out a series of decorative eggs stashed about the park. The event, promoted as "Egg-stravaganza," is a seasonal scavenger hunt that first occurred last year as a part of the Disney parks' "Limited-Time Magic" campaign.

This time the promotion takes place in both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, as well as Epcot in Florida. To participate, interested guests should first purchase the requisite map for $4.95 plus tax at a number of locations including Elias & Co. on Buena Vista Street, Radiator Springs Curios in Cars Land or Pieces of Eight in New Orleans Square. With map in hand adventurous types can then hunt down the hidden eggs, painted to portray various Disney characters.

Using provided stickers, egg hunters scouring the resort can track their progress and earn themselves a special seasonal souvenir. You don't, however, necessarily need to locate any or all eggs to earn the prize. Whether you've trekked or not, guests possessing the required map may return to a designated redemption location for their reward. After a brief "egg-scramble" guests can take home one of twelve two-inch "eggs," randomly selected reminders of their egg-cellent adventures in the park.

The event should particularly appeal to locals and annual passholders looking for a change of pace. The variety of possible prizes offers participants the opportunity to trade for favored characters and compete for most eggs spotted. Like the popular hidden Mickey's, the egg game gives guests the chance to test themselves and seek out objects hidden, perhaps, in plain sight.

In its second year, the Egg-stravaganza looks to be an enjoyable addition to Disney's roster of holiday offerings. With two parks to play in the fun, and chances to win collectable prizes, will be doubly egg-citing.

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