Gingerbread Carousel Takes Center Stage at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort

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One of the highlights of visiting Walt Disney World’s Deluxe Resorts during the holiday season are the larger-than-life gingerbread displays you’ll find in many of the resort lobbies in the lead-in to Christmas.

One of our favorites each year has to be the amazing gingerbread carousel that is a regular feature of the Yuletide celebrations over at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort.  This ingenious gingerbread creation is actually a moving carousel and has been wowing guests since it premiered 18 years ago.  We were lucky to be able to stop by the Yacht and Beach Club to check it out earlier this week. Here are a few photos to give you a taste of this amazing display.


Here’s a distance shot to give you a sense of scale and the pride-of-place it takes in the Lobby.


As you can see meticulous details goes into creating this gingerbread treat, from the ornate horses featured to the gingerbread tiles that line the floor.


This year the carousel has been infused with the spirit of Ohana and features Lilo and Stitch as well as a lot of playful tropical details.


The highlights include this life-sized Lilo as well as a Lilo and Stitch-themed carousel horse.

You’ll also see a life-sized Stitch, making mischief as he wraps presents.


Fans of the film will also notice that Lilo’s doll Scrump is serving as the topper on this year’s carousel display.

We hope you are as taken as we are with Disney’s impressive display of Christmas cheer.  If you’re visiting Walt Disney World in the weeks ahead, be sure to stop by the Yacht and Beach Club and see the gingerbread carousel for yourself.

For a rundown of other incredible gingerbread displays, you can find around Walt Disney Resort this Holiday Season, check out this article on our sister site Disney Addicts.

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