The 2023 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays is going on from November 24-December 30, 2023. Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition is a paid scavenger hunt where you purchase a map and then try to locate Olaf figures around World Showcase. Once completed, you can choose between different prizes for Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition, which is a selection of Frozen cookie cutters.
2023 Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition Scavenger Hunt EPCOT
Here’s all you need to know about Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition 2023 in EPCOT including the prizes, price, and whether it’s worth it!
Olaf’s Holiday Scavenger Hunt is a fun game for little kids (and adults) to do together while walking around the World Showcase and trying out all the food and drink booths at the Festival of the Holidays.
Where to Purchase Olaf Holiday Scavenger Hunt Maps in EPCOT
You can purchase your Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition Scavenger Hunt Map and stickers at participating locations in EPCOT, including Creations Shop, Port of Entry, Disney Traders, World Traveler at International Gateway, and various market kiosks for $9.99. You can use your Annual Passholder or DVC discounts on the maps.
Olaf’s Holiday 2023 Scavenger Hunt Prizes
The prizes for Olaf’s Holiday Scavenger Hunt in 2023 are Frozen character cookie cutters! You get your choice of 4 different sets of cookie cutters with Olaf, Sven, Anna, or Else. Plus they all come with a snowflake cookie cutter, too.
Since it’s Olaf’s traditions and his expedition, we chose Olaf, but they are all cute!
Olaf’s Holiday Scavenger Hunt Prize Tip: When purchasing my map, they asked if I wanted the prize now or when I completed the scavenger hunt. I opted to choose now, just in case lines were longer later, or I was tired. They’ll stamp your map as completed, so you can’t collect another prize later. If you want all the prizes, you can purchase more than one map.
2023 Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition redemption locations include Disney Traders, World Traveler, or Creations. You can redeem your map for a prize through December 30, 2023 or until supplies last. Sometimes they do run out of prizes and they’ll substitute it for something different or they’ll only have limited choices of the prize.
How to Find Olaf in EPCOT
So you purchased your Olaf Scavenger Hunt map, now what?
Embark on a festive quest for holiday traditions that Olaf has gathered from around the world, and lost along the way. As you help find Olaf with his tradition, place the corresponding sticker on the map to represent that location.
I’ve done all the EPCOT scavenger hunts and this one can get tricky. There’s a lot of Olafs to find, plus some are high, some are low, and some are not in the exact location that the map indicates.
If you need a hint or some help, here are all the answers to Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Scavenger Hunt.
Is Olaf’s Holiday Scavenger Hunt Worth the Price?
For $10 ($8 with an Annual Passholder or DVC discount), it’s a fun way to occupy some time between attractions, especially for toddlers at Disney World. Also, you can buy some time while waiting for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind boarding group to be called. But also, if you don’t have a lot of time, your child may insist on finding allllll the Olafs which took me a good 60 to 90 minutes to find all of them and walk the entire World Showcase.
I actually had fun searching for Olaf and interacting with the Cast Members.
If you only have half a day in Epcot or are short on time, then I’d skip it, unless you’re planning on coming back later on. You don’t have to complete the scavenger hunt in one shot and you can collect your prize early.
Enjoy the thrill of the hunt and happy holidays!