Trip Report: Disneyland - Springtime Round-Up (March 31, 2014)

So, with a 12 day trip planned to both the Tokyo Disney Resort and Disneyland Paris planned, what does one do when you have an hour and a half before having to go to the airport?  Visit the Disneyland Resort to check out the Springtime Round-Up at the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree!

Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
I didn't know if I would have had time to visit the Springtime Round-Up before it ended on April 20 since I was going out of the country, so I'm glad that I went.

When I walked in, I was excited to see Roger Rabbit return! Last year, he came out for the Bunny Hop on Main Street USA, but, unless you were willing to jump out into the street and manage to get close enough to him to take pictures with him, it was almost impossible to actually meet him.  So, it was nice to have him out for meets and photo opportunities this year.

Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
Joining Roger Rabbit were some of Disney's famous bunny friends, including Rabbit...

Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
...Thumper...

Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
...Brer Rabbit...

Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
...and the White Rabbit!

Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
And, of course, we had Mr. Easter Bunny out to spread Springtime Easter cheer!

Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
Also joining Disney's famous bunny friends were Mickey & Minnie in their Easter best...

Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
...and Pluto dressed as a bunny!

Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
What was nice was that, in the hour and a half that I was there, I was actually able to meet all the characters that were out with the exception of Mickey & Minnie who's line was the longest.

Also, in between sets, the characters would come out and do the Bunny Hop with guests...

Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
...with music provided by Miss Chris and the Big Thunder Ranch players!

Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
An addition this year is the Easter Egg decorating demonstration.  I always love the pumpkin carving that they do during Halloween, so it's nice to see another new creative demonstration going on.  And, while they're decorating larger wooden eggs, the product is still very impressive and I wished I could have taken the eggs home with me!

Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
Photo: © 2014 - Loren R. Javier
The Springtime Round-Up is actually a great expansion of last year's Spring events.  While I liked its prominent presence on Main Street USA last year, having it at the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree gives them a greater opportunity for character meet-and-greets as well as the Easter Egg decorating.

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