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Easter Bunny Tracker - News

Welcome to the news feed for track.easterbunny.cc, where you can stay updated with the latest information from the team running track.easterbunny.cc.

You can also stay updated by following our Twitter, @bunny_tracking.


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track.easterbunny.cc upgraded to v4.5.0

Posted: March 27, 2020

track.easterbunny.cc Version 4.5.0 is here, bringing new features to make streaming the tracking easier, along with minor features & fixes to make the tracker better overall. See what's new below!

  • You can now set tracker settings via URL arguments in environments where you can't directly interact with the tracker (such as an OBS browser source). All settings can be changed via arguments, along with the map zoom level and resetting settings. You can find the documentation for this new feature at https://track.easterbunny.cc/urlarguments.
  • A new pane of the settings window has been added - Advanced Settings. It contains a syntax checker for the new URL arguments feature, so you can make sure URL arguments are getting applied properly. There are also links to the full documentation as well.
  • The @bunny_updates Twitter bot will now tweet out weather information for each stop, in addition to the existing last stop, next stop, and baskets delivered.
  • We've updated the dark mode coloring ever so slightly. It is now a little darker.
  • Twitter links to the @bunny_updates Twitter are present in all pages, including the main tracker.
  • Fixed issues with inconsistent behavior of the local storage unavailable link popping out in a new tab (it should not have done that)
  • You can now hover your mouse (on desktop) over the weather icon to read out the weather summary for that stop. The weather summary in stop information setting is available for mobile/tablet users.
  • Added custom HTTP Error 403 & Error 500 pages, in addition to the HTTP Error 404 page we have now.
  • Added time-based linking on the HTTP Error 403/404 page, so it properly redirects to the countdown or main tracker depending on the current time. This feature is also added to the now deprecated 2019 thank you page.
  • Fixed the pre-tracking page so it properly redirects, and has up to date SEO information.
  • Fixed potential issues with regex matching in the code not working properly, which could result in weird bugs.
  • Fixed potential issues with basket icons not being properly positioned on the map.
  • Minor improvements to the FAQ page
  • Minor feature additions & bug fixes across the board
Version 4.5.0 is the last major release before tracking begins. We will continue to try and find any bugs in the tracker before liftoff in about 14 days, so keep your eyes peeled for Version 4.5.1/4.5.2 coming in the next week or so.

Tracking begins on April 11, 2020 at 2:00 AM EDT.


track.easterbunny.cc upgraded to v4.4.1

Posted: March 25, 2020

track.easterbunny.cc Version 4.4.1 is here, bringing some bug fixes and minor feature additions to enhance the tracking experience. See what's new below!

  • Added dynamic links to FAQ, News, Privacy Policy, Acknowledgements, and Local Storage unavailable to redirect to the countdown or main tracker page depending on tracker state.
  • Updated redirection code in certain parts of the website
  • Fixed a bug where in the transition from Pre-Tracking to Tracking, the next stop box would show that the next stop would be undefined for a second, before switching to the actual next stop.
  • Fixed a bug where if the tracker was loaded in at :00 seconds and the Easter Bunny was arriving a stop, then the last stop/next stop box would contain inaccurate data for 1 second.
  • Fixed a bug where the cog icon in the about window wouldn't have the proper mouse-over text in the countdown and main tracker
  • Fixed an issue with outdated email information in the Privacy Policy page
  • Fixed an issue with bad formatting & wording in the Known Issues page
  • Fixed many issues with the Thank You page from 2019
Next week, we plan to push out Version 4.5.0 of track.easterbunny.cc, which will have new features that are especially geared towards streaming the tracker. In the mean time, we hope you enjoy Version 4.4.1 of track.easterbunny.cc.

Tracking begins on April 11, 2020, which is in just a little over two weeks!


Welcome to track.easterbunny.cc Version 4!

Posted: March 22, 2020

Welcome to track.easterbunny.cc Version 4! Over the past few months, we've been working hard on taking all the feedback we got last year, and using it to build a more well-rounded Easter Bunny Tracker for 2020.

Last year was a big year for us - the tracker officially launched and we made a name for ourselves. But, the tracker we had last year was pretty basic, to the point where many of you said that the tracker was too basic!

Version 4 was developed with the goal of keeping the foundation of track.easterbunny.cc virtually unchanged, and build in lots of quality-of-life improvements that bring the tracker to the next level.

Without further ado, here's the full changelog for Version 4 of track.easterbunny.cc!

New Material Design - We've updated the general look and feel of the tracker to that of a more modern, material design across the website. It should be less distracting, yet more visually appealing than last year. Once tracking gets under way, we hope you'll really enjoy the new design!

Proper Light & Dark mode - Last year, the tracker was in a mix of light and dark mode. This year, there's now proper, fully integrated light & dark modes across the tracker. You can let us figure out if your device is in light/dark mode or you can force light/dark mode if that's more your speed. This feature is also built in to the external pages using the sun icon in the top right of the page. If you're using iOS/macOS with automatic light/dark mode based on the sun, the tracker will automatically go in and out of dark mode.

Tracker Customization - It's here! A settings window! We'll talk about all the stuff you can customize later in the changelog, but just know that it's pretty awesome. It saves changes on the fly, and is specific to each browser that you visit the tracker on.

Estimated arrival time for the Easter Bunny - Similar to that of Google's estimated arrival time, we now have one for the Easter Bunny Tracker. It uses your IP address as an approximation so that we can estimate when the Easter Bunny will arrive in your location. You'll see the arrival estimate in the Next Stop box, and it'll hide when the Easter Bunny reaches your location. We've also included the option to turn this feature off in the settings window, which we recommend doing if you're streaming the tracker online.

A few quick notes on this feature. If you're using a VPN with the tracker, we'll calculate the estimated arrival time at the VPN server. You can load in the tracker without the VPN for a good estimate, or turn it off in settings. Additionally, if you're using a smaller phone (under 5 inches), the Easter Bunny icon on the map might be blocked by the arrival time text, so you may want to turn it off.

Horizontal map shift on mobile devices - Last year, the tracker was basically unusable on phones in landscape mode, as the top boxes ended up blocking the Easter Bunny icon. This year, we've fixed this issue by shifting the map down when in horizontal mode. The map will automatically unshift when in vertical mode, as well. On taller phones, you'll be able to see all three boxes and where the Easter Bunny is!

Map modes are now changeable - You can pick between Street, Satellite, and Hybrid map modes on the tracker. The best part? The street map has light & dark theming that is synced with the light/dark mode setting which is incredibly cool.

The baskets are clickable! And show information when clicked! - You can now click on a basket (that indicates cities the Easter Bunny has visited), and a window will now pop up with information about that city. Information includes arrival time, population, elevation, weather on arrival, and the first (and sometimes second) paragraph from Wikipedia. A link to the Wikipedia article for that city is also shown as well.

Pre-tracking has been integrated into the main tracker - This means that there's only one redirect during tracking - from the countdown to the pre-tracking. We've done this to streamline the codebase, and next year we plan to integrate the countdown into the tracker as well for zero redirects.

Pre-tracking updates are now more frequent - You should see about 30-50% more updates during pre-tracking than last year, with a maximum gap of 5 minutes between updates.

Stop detection has been improved - We're now picking up about 30% more stops that the Easter Bunny makes this year. This change will be especially noticeable in the US, where last year tracking got a bit boring due to the lack of stops.

Persistent uncenter/recenter Easter Bunny button (during tracking) - Did you know that last year you could click the Easter Bunny to uncenter and recenter the map? I'm assuming you said no. We've ditched this in favor of a persistent button that appears during tracking.

Bunny bouncing effect is here! - We heard your calls to enable a bouncing effect for the Easter Bunny last year. You can now enable the option for the bunny bouncing effect in the Map Settings part of the settings window. Just note that enabling this will cause increased CPU usage, and lower battery life on mobile devices.

Optimal livestreaming settings - In the new settings window under Reset Settings, we've included some optimized settings for streaming the tracker online.

External page improvements abound - There's been lots of updates & changes to the external pages (like this one) in the tracker. We've updated the FAQs so that there's more of them and that the writing is also clearer. The news page has post IDs for easy sharing, and the privacy policy and acknowledgements pages have been rewritten.

Page structure update - Last year, all pages were linked with .html. This year, all pages now have their own directory on the server. You can still visit .html pages, and you'll be automatically redirected to the right place.

Site slogan update (again) - Now, the slogan is "Track the Easter Bunny in real-time with our Easter Bunny Tracker as he delivers baskets and eggs to homes around the world!".

Tracker requirements update - This year, we are no longer supporting Internet Explorer 10. Otherwise, the tracker requirements have stayed the same, although there are some known issues on older browsers. We plan to bump up the tracker requirements for next year, but we also plan to add a basic mode for incompatible browsers.

Stream attribution requirement has been dropped - Since the tracker is not brand new and more people know about us, we are no longer requiring that you attribute the tracker in the description of live streams of the tracker. However, since the tracker still pretty new, we recommend that you keep the attribution.

A bunch of other smaller changes:
- The tracker is zoomed out to zoom level 5 on mobile phones, compared to zoom level 6 elsewhere. If you're not a fan of this on mobile, just click the zoom key once, and you're good to go. If you do uncenter/recenter the map, the tracker will go back to the appropriate zoom level for your device, so make any adjustments after this process is complete. We're looking into a way to customize the default zoom level for the 2021 run.
- Add to homescreen has been modified, you'll now see a shorter name on your homescreen (Easter Bunny Tracker -> Bunny Tracker)
- Incompatible browser detection has been improved
- Improved the movement of the Easter Bunny on the map
- Reworked how the baskets delivered counter works
- The question mark from last year is now an info button that pops up a window with how to use the tracker along with links to FAQs, Privacy Policy, Acknowledgements, News
- Automatic updates on how the Easter Bunny is doing are available through @bunny_updates thanks to a new Twitter bot we developed in-house. We're using a separate Twitter as we don't want to spam your feed with tons of tweets come Easter! The main Twitter will be tweeting general status updates every 20-30 minutes.
- Numerous other minor feature additions, along with numerous bug fixes from last year


And some notes:
- For everyone who used the countdown as part of your stream last year, the position of it has unchanged this year.
- The tracker is heavier this year - with total assets of about 2 MB. You'll need a decent connection to load the tracker. Additionally, the tracker will be slower on older devices, so please be patient.
- We're working on updating the FAQ, Privacy Policy, Acknowledgements, and News pages to bring you back to the countdown or the tracker depending on what state they're in. This feature will be added in Version 4.4.1, which should be out by the 26th.
- If you're still seeing v3.8.2 when you visit track.easterbunny.cc, please wait about 4 hours for your browser to uncache the previous countdown page, and cache the new one. You can also clear your cache manually as well.


The Easter Bunny will start making final preparations starting on April 11, 2020 at 2:00 AM EDT, before lifting off three hours later on April 11, 2020 at 5:00 AM EDT. Tracking will end 25 hours later, on April 12, 2020 at 6:00 AM EDT.

Once tracking is complete, the website will be kept up until May 12, so you can explore and learn about all the places the Easter Bunny visited during his journey!

We're super excited to launch Version 4 of the tracker, and we hope you're excited to track the Easter Bunny with us! We hope that all the changes we've made make the tracking experience more enjoyable.


track.easterbunny.cc Version 4 - Development Update 3

Posted: March 1, 2020

With 40 days until liftoff, we're working really, really, really hard to get the tracker in shape for liftoff.

Quality assurance, also known as QA, has been the main focus for the past few weeks. We've now completed about 5300 QA runs of the tracker, and are 47% complete with QA as of this post. While doing QA, we've found just under 300 bugs or areas of improvement for the tracker, and we're busy ensuring that the tracker works as best as it can for everyone come Easter.

We're proud to announce that track.easterbunny.cc v4 is launching on March 29, 2020 - that's in 29 days! We don't have a set launch time as of yet (but we're working on it), with more details to come in a Development Update 4 in Mid-March.

In the mean time, we're adding a few more features here and there throughout the tracker. A feature planned is that we'll have appearance switchers on the FAQ & News page, so that you can quickly set the appearance mode on these pages, which will also propagate through to the rest of the tracker. Otherwise, it's mostly super minor stuff that we're implementing right now as we continue to roll through QA at a mighty pace.

We understand that some of you smart people may realize that in the last post, we said we were 10% done, and we're 37% more done in 20 days, so how will we manage to do 53% of QA in 29 days? Magic. Magic is key here. Also we're a lot further in the QA process, so we're not finding as many bugs. Pinky promise it'll be done on time.

After the March 29 release date, we'll be working hard on more of the infrastructure & social side of the tracker. We have a new Twitter account for all the automated Easter Bunny updates (@bunny_updates). We didn't feel like spamming your main feed with a boatload (~500-600) of status updates in 28 hours (thank the 30% better stop detection for this one), but we will be tweeting status updates from our main twitter every 15-30 minutes (that's about 112 updates for those playing along at home). We'll see how this goes. We're also in the process of rewriting the privacy policy page - which should be out in the next week or so. We want to be as transparent as possible with how the tracker works in regards to your privacy, and the current privacy policy page is confusing, badly worded, and isn't doing a good job of being a privacy policy.

We're really, really, really excited for not only launching v4 in 29 days, but the liftoff in 40 days. We'll have another development update out in about 15-20 days, so stay on the lookout for that!

We also promise not to put bad Easter music on our website. We ain't about that, chief.


track.easterbunny.cc Version 4 - Development Update 2

Posted: February 8, 2020

With 62 days until liftoff, we're continuing to work on the tracker. This development update highlights some of the changes we've been able to make, and where we're going next.

The tracker is comsidered pre-QA (quality assurance) complete. This means that the tracker is done, but not fully bug tested. We are in the middle of quality assurance right now, with about 10% completion. We've found about 14 bugs already, and we expect to find lots more as QA continues to run on.

We've updated the tracker with an estimated arrival time for the Easter Bunny, which is a super cool, very awesome feature. It uses a custom Geo API that we built to get your approximate location based on your IP address. For people who stream onto YouTube, we also have the option to turn this off as to not reveal your location. We've also added streamer optimized settings to the tracker, so that when the tracker goes live, you can set the settings to what we feel gives the best experience on stream. This brings the tracker to virtual parity with Google Santa Tracker.

We've also upgraded the countdown to the new design, so that you can customize the settings during the countdown. We also made it so that in the info box, it will show localized times of when pre-tracking starts, and tracking starts.

The Acknowledgements, FAQ, Privacy Policy, and News page have been updated. The first change is that they are under their own directory, instead of a .html page. The second change is that they sport the refreshed design. What you're seeing now is the new refreshed design. We hope you like it. The news page also has the ability to share a specific post, post IDs, and hash linking.

The new Twitter Bot for this year is working great, and we're excited to use it! It covers pre-tracking and tracking, from start to finish. We've coded it so that it has a similar style to what was being manually tweeted out last year (including an abbreviated basket count).

In the next 4 weeks, we're planning to run lots, and lots of QA on the tracker. After that is completed, we'll be launching! The anticipated launch date is in mid-March, with no specific date set.

That is all for development update 2. The next development update will be posted in about 20 days.


track.easterbunny.cc Version 4 - Development Update 1

Posted: January 18, 2020

With 83 days until the Easter Bunny lifts off for his 2020 journey, we've been working super hard on the tracker. This first development update highlights what we've done so far, and what we're working on next.

The biggest change thus far is the refreshed UI for the tracker, and as a result this part is 99% done. Dark mode integration is working great with the map (it switches into dark mode when the site goes into dark mode). The settings UI is also working great, and we've added a new about UI as well. Lastly, there's now a persistent uncenter/recenter button, which is almost finished.

We're also working hard on fixing up the backend of the tracker. Earlier this month, the issues with inconsistent basket counts and movement glitches got fixed. We've also fixed some edge-case issues with placing baskets on the map. There's lots of additional hard work going on to ensure that the tracker is more stable and less resource-intensive than last year.

Regarding the Easter Bunny's stops - we've made some major changes to the experience on the tracker. In addition to seeing short Wikipedia descriptions and data about each stop that the Easter Bunny visits, we've also added in weather data from Dark Sky for each stop on arrival. This feature isn't entirely completed yet (there's still some changes that we need to make to the user experience), but so far it's working great.

With all of this out of the way, for the rest of January, we'll be working on more tracker improvements and ironing out bugs. In addition, we'll be integrating pre-tracking into the main tracker, so the only redirection that occurs is from countdown to pre-tracking. Speaking of the countdown, we'll be propagating the changes we've made from the tracker to the countdown page as to keep things consistent.

That is all for development update 1. The next development update will be posted in about 30-45 days!


2020 preparations are under way!

Posted: January 1, 2020

With 100 days remaining until liftoff, we're excited to announce the final changelist for Version 4 of track.easterbunny.cc. Version 4 builds on Version 3 of the tracker, all the while improving the basics but also providing a better experience in general. Here's what's coming!


  • UI update inbound! It'll be more modern, with a new settings panel to customize aspects of the tracker experience, applied throughout the countdown, pre-tracking, and tracking.
  • Dark mode support? Oh yes, and with a dark theme for the map! We'll even automatically detect your system preference (if you're running a newer OS).
  • We're switching the default map mode to street this year, but you'll now have the option to select from satellite & hybrid mode.
  • A lot of you asked for better stop detection last year in the tracker, and this year, we're offering just that. Based on preliminary testing, we're now detecting about 25% more stops from last year!
  • We've already fixed a major issue that plagued the tracker last year - inconsistent basket delivered counts and weird movement glitches.
  • Want to learn more about the places where the Easter Bunny visits this year? You can do just that, clicking on a basket will bring up information about a stop's information, with links to Wikipedia to go even deeper.
  • With the v4 update, you'll be able to turn on a bunny bouncing effect on the map. A lot of you asked for this, and we're happy to deliver.
  • We'll be rewording the privacy pages, incompatible tracker pages, FAQ pages, you get the point.
  • Our social media presence will be vastly improved as well. We will have automated systems to update our Twitter page when the Easter Bunny reaches a new stop, instead of trying to manually tweet out updates from Twitter for Android.
  • We'll be making sure that all of the external tools we use will be up-to-date!
  • We'll be trying to structure the tracker all under one URL roof this year, so that you don't have to deal with countdown pages and all that other nonsense. We can't guarantee that this will happen, but we will try. At the very least, we'll be removing the .html in the URL bar for all the different pages.

We look forward to bringing all of these changes to you this year. Look out for development updates on our Twitter starting in late January for more!


2019 Season


Thank you for an amazing Easter 2019!

Posted: April 21, 2019

Wow, just wow. These three words perfectly sum up Easter 2019, our first year of operations of track.easterbunny.cc.
In March, we set off to create a tracking experience that you'd never forget, and from the looks of things we've created an experience that so many of you will remember for years to come.

Since 12 AM EDT on April 20, track.easterbunny.cc has received over 4,000 visits, and over 18,000 requests for site assets made. Additionally, CloudFlare registered over 2,400 unique visitors to the site, and over 100 MB of tracker assets were served - for such a lightweight tracker this is unbelieveable.
We estimate that during the crossover from pre-tracking to tracking at 5 AM EDT, nearly 220 people were using our site, and everyone was redirected without issue. We'd like to give a massive thank you to everyone who enjoyed the tracker this year. We thought that we would likely get one-tenth of the traffic that we ended up receiving, and it's simply mind-boggling to see how many people discovered our tracker in such a short period of time.

Our first year of running track.easterbunny.cc was a bit different than normal, because for extended periods of time we were the only Easter Bunny Tracker operating on the internet, due to more popular sites going down from high loads of traffic.
While we expected some issues due to traffic, we ended up having no issues. CloudFlare helped out tremendously with taking a huge load off of our servers. The transitions from the countdown to pre-tracking, and pre-tracking to tracking went flawlessly, and the site remained up even during the busiest hours of tracking.

From the bottom of our hearts from the track.easterbunny.cc Team, thank you for a first year that we will never forget. Over the summer and winter, major upgrades will be brought along to the tracker to take your Easter Bunny Tracking experience to a whole new level. We've also been listening to feedback on our site and where we can improve, and we'll be taking that feedback to make our site even better.
Our site will remain online until May 1, 2019 so that you can explore the map, and see where the Easter Bunny has been. If you're on a laptop or desktop computer, hover over the baskets with your mouse cursor - you'll get extra information on stops!
After tracking the Easter Bunny's preparations & movements for 28 hours, and after successfully delivering 4.022 billion baskets, it's time we say goodbye for 2019. Thank you all for an incredible year, and we cannot wait for 2020!

Happy Easter to you and your family,
- The track.easterbunny.cc Team


Tips for getting the most out of your tracking experience

Posted: April 20, 2019

Given that this is our first year of operations, you might not know how our tracker will work. That's okay, as we've compiled a quick list of tips to get the most out of your tracking experience.

1. No refreshing is required, no auto-refresh plugins are needed

You probably know this by now, but our tracker doesn't require any refreshing. Think of our tracker as the NORAD of Easter Bunny Tracking, you don't need auto-refreshing plugins to constantly update the site.

2. You'll be automatically redirected from the countdown to pre-tracking, then to tracking

Similar to how NORAD runs their tracker, you'll be automatically redirected every step of the way, no matter what device you're on. If you manage to leave your laptop or phone closed on the countdown, and then turn it on when tracking is active, you'll get properly redirected. No links to click, no nothing!

3. You can still change your zoom level when the map is centered on the Easter Bunny

As the title for this tip says, you can zoom in/out as much as you'd like an stay centered on the bunny, even if your zoom in/out gestures get a bit messy. Just remember - don't zoom in too far, or the map will constantly be loading in satellite imagery and you'll have a poor experience.

4. You can set the view of the tracker back to default by clicking twice on the Easter Bunny

Uncentering, then recentering the Easter Bunny will set the tracker to the proper zoom level and positioning, if you want to return to the default map view of the tracker.

5. Need to zoom in on the whole tracker page? Use Firefox or Edge.

There are known issues with Chrome where zooming in on the entire tracker page will cause annoying gray lines between map tiles. Use Firefox or Edge if you want to zoom in on the tracker page, but don't want a degraded tracking experience.

6. Set your bookmarks to track.easterbunny.cc for the best possible loading times during tracking

I know that this may be tricky given that the tracker will bring you to the countdown page, but if you can, bookmark the tracker, but modify the URL to just https://track.easterbunny.cc. It'll get you to the tracking super fast when it starts.

7. Have a little patience when you are redirecting to pre-tracking and tracking

Although we're doing our best to ensure that the redirection process should go smoothly, we can't confidently say that the site won't have any issues come 2 AM & 5 AM EDT on April 20, when the pre-tracking & tracking redirections occur. Please be patient when these times roll around, and wait about 10-20 seconds for pre-tracking/tracking to load. If it takes longer, manually refresh the page.

8. Have fun and share the love of Easter Bunny Tracking

Just have some fun and track the Easter Bunny! That's what we're here for, and will always be about.

Easter Bunny Tracker upgraded to v3.8.2

Posted: April 17, 2019
Updated: April 18, 2019

Although we're less than 3 days out from tracking, we've found some more bugs to fix with the tracker that further enhances your tracking experience. See what's new below.


  • Fixed a bug where zoom keys during tracking would not work due to improper styling.
  • Fixed a bug where the Google logo was not able to be properly clicked which would result in a violation of the Terms of Service
  • Fixed a bug where the pre-tracking experience would be degraded on certain mobile phones in landscape mode
  • Modified copyright information to now refer to the TEBCC Team (track.easterbunny.cc Team)
  • Improved the formatting of the FAQ page to add a paragraph break between question & answer
  • Added additional FAQ questions on the FAQ page
  • Added support across the website to detect if JavaScript is enabled and redirect to an error page

These smaller bug fixes will continue to enhance your tracking experience as the days draw closer. We're very excited to start tracking, and we hope you are too.
If you forgot, pre-tracking starts on April 20, 2019 at 2:00 AM EDT, and tracking starts on April 20, 2019 at 5:00 AM EDT.

Update (4/18/2019): Earlier today we discovered an issue where users running Firefox on iOS would get redirected to the incompatible browser page, when the browser is perfectly compatible.
Better browser detection code has been added to resolve this issue.


Easter Bunny Tracker upgraded to v3.8.1

Posted: April 6, 2019

v3.8.1 of the Easter Bunny tracker brings some incremental changes to the Easter Bunny Tracker to enhance your tracking experience. See what's new below.

  • Improved the FAQ page by adding questions about missing fonts and no games, plus other minor fixes
  • Made many enhancements to the pre-tracking experience
  • Added links to YouTube channels that will be streaming the tracker on the incompatible browser page

v3.8.1 will likely be the last update before tracking begins, unless we find another bug or something else to fix.
There's just 13 days until liftoff, and we're all very excited to start tracking with the Easter Bunny. In case you forgot, tracking starts on April 20, 2019 at 5 AM EDT, pre-tracking starts on April 20, 2019 at 2 AM EDT.
Thank you all for your continued support.


Easter Bunny Tracker upgraded to v3.8.0

Posted: March 31, 2019

v3.8.0 of the Easter Bunny Tracker brings some major changes to the Easter Bunny Tracker to continue to enhance your tracking experience. See what's new below!


  • Improved code on countdown page so that the countdown will not go into the negative
  • Improved code on pre-tracking to show the final last seen stop
  • Improved styling of the tracker for symmetry
  • Improved support for rich sharing on social media
  • Improved styling of the incompatible browser page
  • Added separators between questions on the FAQ page
  • Added social media links to the new Twitter page for the tracker
  • Changed copyright information across the site to refer to the track.easterbunny.cc Team
  • Condensed and trimmed the FAQ page for a better experience
  • Site slogan change! We're changing from "Track the Easter Bunny's journey with our cutting-edge tracker" to "Track the Easter Bunny's journey as he delivers baskets and eggs to homes across the world with our advanced tracking technology!"
  • Added some FAQs to the FAQ page, along with social media information.

v3.8.0 continues the ongoing streak of improvements to make the tracking experience even better for you.
We can't wait for Easter, and we hope you're really excited as well.
Make sure to follow us on Twitter - @bunny_tracking - to get updates on the Easter Bunny Tracker.

Easter Bunny Tracker upgraded to v3.7.2

Posted: March 25, 2019

v3.7.2 of the Easter Bunny Tracker makes some critical fixes to the website, along with some feature improvements & enhancements.
Take a look at the changelog below.

  • Fixed a major bug where the redirect pages didn't have proper code for icons & manifests.
  • Fixed a bug with basket placement on the tracker.
  • Improves device incompatibility checking.
  • Minor UI fixes across the tracker.

These bug fixes & feature improvements will continue to further enhance your experience when using the Easter Bunny Tracker. We hope you enjoy v3.7.2 of the Easter Bunny Tracker.
Tracking begins on April 20, 2019, which is less than a month away. Everyone on the track.easterbunnny.cc team is very excited, and we hope you are just as excited.


Easter Bunny Tracker upgraded to v3.7.1

Posted: March 23, 2019

Although tracker development has completed, I'm still making sure the tracker is in great condition for launch on April 20. We've found a few bugs, and added a few features to v3.7.1 of the Easter Bunny Tracker.
Take a look at the changelog below.

  • Fixed an issue where the countdown page could cause up to 4 redirects when tracking is active. The issue has been resolved with better callback code.
  • Open Graph Secure Image link has been added to all pages for redundancy, plus an alt text for the icon.
  • All folder redirects now include the browser detection system so that multiple redirections don't occur.
  • The incompatible browser pages now shows the browser name & version that was detected.
  • Updated code to show year number in arrival time when hovering over basket icon.
  • Updated Privacy page to include information about details that we can collect from Cloudflare.
  • Updated FAQ page to include additional information about incompatible browsers.
  • Updated code to ensure that all pages use Bootstrap 4.3.1, and the countdown page uses Moment.js 2.24.0.
  • Minor UI fixes across the tracker.

These bug fixes & feature improvements will help to further enhance your experience when using the Easter Bunny Tracker. We hope you enjoy v3.7.1 of the Easter Bunny Tracker.


Welcome to track.easterbunny.cc!

Posted: March 16, 2019

Welcome to track.easterbunny.cc! I'm really excited that you're here.
So, you're probably wondering who runs this site, and what this site even does. Time for a bit of history.

I'm eastmountainfilms, you might know me from my pretty popular tracking streams on YouTube.
Last year, a few months before my first Easter Bunny Tracker live stream, the site I would use, TheCPTrackers, was up for domain renewal. TrackEasterBunny quickly bought the domain out and redirected it to their site.
I hate TrackEasterBunny - and a lot of you probably hate it too. It's got too much going on at once, the actual tracker is a nightmare given you need to refresh it to get the latest data, and overall, it's a nightmare.
That's why last year, I made my own tracker in about 3 weeks, with data being streamed from Easter Island. The only issue? It was private, very hacky, and was nowhere near able to being published online.

So, for 2019, I wanted to step up my game. Make a tracker on the level of NORAD & Google's Santa Trackers, because the world deserves a better Easter Bunny Tracker. And that's just what I did.
I'm really excited to share what we've been cooking up for this tracker. Below are just a few of the reasons why this site can easily be considered the best Easter Bunny Tracker out there.

  • Modern design: I'm really happy to say that this tracker does not look like it was born in 2009. The year is 2019, and for that, modern design is key. A lot of work has been put into making the tracker look great, yet minimal on all devices. We're proud to say that our tracker won't ruin your eyes.
  • No more refreshing: That's right! We're the only Easter Bunny Tracker that doesn't require any refreshing. Our advanced algorithms mean that the tracker keeps itself updated. Even better? You can leave our tracker running in the background for 24 hours, come back, and it'll have the latest data. It's like magic.
  • Mobile optimization: It's a fact: Nowadays, people browse more on their phones & tablets than on laptops & desktops. That's why we put a lot of thought into making the tracker run great on both desktops and mobile phones, unlike some other trackers out on the internet. Plus, when you add our site to the homescreen of a mobile phone, our tracker will basically run as an app.
  • Simplicity: Unlike other Easter Bunny trackers, this tracker was designed for one thing, and one thing only - tracking. Our site isn't bloated up with games and other useless stuff, our site just has the tracking. That's why this is here. Just for tracking.
  • Speed: While our site isn't the fastest website around, it is the fastest tracker around. Page speed tests show that our tracker consistently loads faster than Track Easter Bunny, and uses less data - especially important for mobile users. No refreshing means even more data savings when using the tracker for extended periods of time. Additionally, we've built in systems to make sure that the tracker won't go down on Easter.
  • Pre-tracking: Thanks to our folks on Easter Island, we're the only tracker around to offer pre-tracking. This means that three hours before liftoff, you'll be getting the latest updates on the Easter Bunny's prepartaions before his journey.
  • Privacy: We're really keen on privacy. That's why our site doesn't have any ads, or any trackers installed to haunt you while visiting our website - and no Facebook popups either.

I hope this list has really convinced you that we're the right tracker to be using this Easter season - and we can't wait to share it with you all.

Curious for when all the action unfolds? Here's the timeline:
  • Pre-Tracking: April 20, 2019 from 2 AM EDT to 5 AM EDT
  • Tracking: April 20 - 21, 2019 from 5 AM EDT 4/20 to 6 AM EDT 4/21

Once tracking is complete, the website will be kept up until May 21, so you can explore where the Easter Bunny went on his journey.
We hope that you will enjoy tracking the Easter Bunny with us this year. Please look forward to when tracking begins on April 20, 2019.

Please note: If you intend on streaming this tracker to YouTube, Twitch, etc, you will need to put the link to track.easterbunny.cc in the description of your stream. We will actually be checking streams to ensure that there is proper attribution.

(2020 update: You don't actually need attribution to stream the tracker. We required this for the first year as the tracker was very new. However, we'd still really appreciate it if you put the tracker link in the description of your stream so that more people are aware of our tracker!)


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