On the Destination Magic podcast this week, we talked about the amazing gingerbread houses at Walt Disney World. The Disney Parks Blog shared some photos and information about the houses that will be available this year, so we wanted to make sure that you got to see these images too!
This is the 19th year that Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will be featuring their life-size gingerbread house in the lobby. The house will be in place November 15-January 1. It takes over 400 hours just to bake the gingerbread for this house, plus an additional 160 hours to build it. The house also features The Bake Shop, which is where guests can buy gingerbread treats to take home. A Pin Trading event will also be held on November 18, with a limited-edition pin being offered that features the Mary Poppins penguins. Beginning December 1, there will be daily gingerbread house decorating demos in the lobby near the display.
Also on the monorail line, guests can see a gingerbread Cinderella Castle at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The castle is made to look as though it were designed by Mary Blair, and is on an “it’s a small world”-inspired backdrop. The castle is a staggering 18-foot tall design.
Disney’s Beach Club Resort’s classic Holiday Carousel will return for the 18th year on November 17. This life-size carousel gingerbread carousel actually spins! This year’s design will feature Lilo and Stitch, horses with hand-painted holiday characters, and hand-crafted gingerbread snowflakes. While you’re there, take time to see if you can find the 18 Hidden Mickey’s on the carousel. A limited-edition Lilo and Stitch pin will be available beginning November 17.
Next door at the Yacht Club, the Holiday Miniature Train will return November 17.
Tusker House Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will display a 3-foot long African village made out of gingerbread from December 10-January 2.
In the American Adventure at Epcot, there will be two different gingerbread displays – one of the United States Capitol Building and one of the Lincoln Memorial. These displays will be set up for viewing November 19.
Guests at Disney Springs will be able to see a gingerbread display at Amorette’s Patisserie beginning November 24. This display will tell the storyline behind Town Center.
News source: Disney Parks Blog