Your First Look at the 2017 Haunted Mansion Holiday Gingerbread House

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The Halloween Season has officially arrived at Disneyland Resort and we’re pleased to offer you a first look at one of Disneyland’s most popular Halloween traditions, The giant gingerbread creation that’s placed in the ballroom of the Haunted Mansion for the seasonal Tim Burton-esque Haunted Mansion Holiday takeover based on the film “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

This year’s gingerbread mansion features Oogie Boogie who hasn’t been showcased in one of these edible creations for the last 13-years.  The piece for 2017 is covered with gingerbread bugs. However, Oogie Boogie has come to the rescue and has pried open the roof of the gingerbread mansion with a fork in hand ready to make a meal of the infestation. In the process, quite a few bugs have managed to escape and you’ll find them scattered about the ballroom.

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The house is six feet tall but the animated Oogie Boogie featured comes in at a whopping seven feet.  There are more than 70 bugs scurrying across the ballroom and some that even made it outside of the room so be on the lookout and see if you can find them throughout the ride.


Just to give you a demonstration of how impressive this creation truly is,  Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Marc Viallet and Lead Pastry Chef Edgar Urtola from Disneyland Resort Central Bakery shared the shopping list needed to bring the gingerbread mansion to life.

  • 200 pounds gingerbread
  • 200 pounds powdered sugar
  • 4 gallons egg whites
  • 1 gallon lemon juice
  • 30 pounds white chocolate
  • 50 pounds gum paste
  • 8 ounces (each) food coloring (blue, purple, orange, yellow, red)
  • 16 ounces green food coloring
  • 50 pounds fondant
  • 1/3 pound glitter
  • 200 hours Disney Culinary Magic

The gingerbread house will be on display for Disneyland visitors to check out between now and early January 2018.

Your First Look at the 2017 Haunted Mansion Holiday Gingerbread House

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