Guide to Visiting the Disneyland Springtime Roundup
Zip-a-dee-doo-da zip-a-dee-a! My, oh my what a wonderful day! Plenty of sunshine is heading my way as we made our way to the Disneyland Springtime Roundup!
From the moment, that we entered Frontierland, we were greeted with beautiful floral arrangements and plenty of sunshine to go around. The springtime flowers are in full bloom on signs, kiosks and all along the path leading to the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree arena. The magical floral masterpiece that caught my eye was a wagon fully decorated in flowers at the entrance to the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree Arena where the Springtime Roundup is taking place.
Once we walked inside the entrance there were different meet and greet character areas, where we had our photos taken with Roger Rabbit, The Easter Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and Pluto with his adorable bunny ears on. This was my little guys first character experience, and he loved it. He pointed and squealed in excitement every time he got near any character.
We arrived early, so the lines were very short. I highly recommend doing this if you have smaller children that do not do well in lines. We rushed through the park as soon as it opened to get to the Roundup. Most people are not headed there, and that gives you a chance to experience the Roundup when it is less crowded.
After the character pictures, we decorated our very own bunny ears in the craft area. This activity is free for everyone. They provide you with the bunny ears, and the crayons are in baskets on the tables.
Just as we were finishing our bunny ears, music started playing. We were about to be right in the middle of a real life hoedown, Disney style! The performers all came out in beautiful western attire and greeted the crowd. Once the singers took the stage we were all asked to join in. We boogied and did the bunny hop and then we were gathered up for a good ole country square dance.
The energy level of these performers was fantastic, and the attention they gave us was great too. Beautiful cowgirls stopped to dance and take pictures with my little guy. After the performers, exited the stage we headed to the kiosk selling the cookie decorating package. Inside the package was colored frostings, sprinkles, candy and a bunny shaped cookie. We enjoyed decorating the cookie and eating it too.
Inside the Roundup area, they have a kiosk selling pins and other Disney merchandise. I noticed they had a new limited edition Oswald pin for 2014. Next to this kiosk is a pin trading area and a display featuring some amazing decorated eggs. Their eggs are made to resemble different Disney characters.
Next to this display is a table where the decorator paints beautiful works of art. One of the egg decorators was painting an egg that would soon feature Merida from the Pixar movie “Brave.” The attention to detail on all of the eggs displayed was very impressive.
We had our fill of the music and decorating, so we ventured out of the Jamboree Arena and back into Frontierland. We stopped to eat at the Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue. It too was fully decorated with bouquets and other springtime floral arrangements.
Disney makes sure at every turn you are reminded spring is in the air. The amount of detail they have put into the Springtime Roundup is superb. This makes you feel bright and cheery as you are visiting.
After stuffing ourselves full of the amazing BBQ, we ventured back to Main Street and viewed lovely hanging flower baskets on the light poles and many other beautiful spring flowers blooming everywhere we looked.
The entrance featured a giant Mickey Mouse face in Purple, White and red flowers and next to it were beautiful pink flower adornments. This is always a favorite picture spot of mine.
Our beautiful spring day at Disney came to an end. We had a fantastic time and will be returning soon.
If you would like to visit the Disneyland’s Springtime Roundup you can go between March 28-April 20. The hours are Sunday-Friday 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Saturdays 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM.