Before you can even see it you can smell it! The scent of gingerbread wafting through the air as a monorail zooms by overhead. On the fourth floor of the Contemporary Resort there is a new gingerbread holiday display. This years theme is Cinderella and its done in the most adorable fashion. I have to say this is one of my favorite gingerbread displays ever done here at Disney. I am a huge Cinderella fan so I may be bit biased though. I did notice a slight nod to Small World. Do you see it? Check the pillars to the right and left. Since the Contemporary Resort features a Mary Blair themed mosaic, and a previous years theme was Small World, I think its rather clever.
I was thrilled to see Cinderella’s glass slipper on display. I admit I did want to try it on. Who wouldn’t want to move into the castle after all? The display features 18 hidden Mickeys and is 17’6 tall, and 25’4 wide. It took 39 bakery cast members 11 days to assemble! It uses 655 pounds of sugar snow and 5,000 gingerbread bricks were used in the castles construction. You just want to reach in and take a bite of it! But don’t worry. You don’t have to fight temptation. They sell a array of gingerbread and other holiday treats you can purchase to take home. Of course who can wait that long. I would buy one and go out on enjoy it on the fourth floor balcony while watching the fireworks if it were me.
The gingerbread men even have hidden Mickeys. But not for long! Which part would you eat first?
Also available are gingerbread shingles. For you purists these are not backed with chocolate like the Grand Floridian’s version. The chocolate peppermint cookie is amazing. Soft with just a hint of mint on top , which is actually crushed up candy canes.
If you are feeling a little adventurous they sell gingerbread and candy cane gelato. Frozen apple cider and frozen hot chocolate are also on tap.
Not a gingerbread fan? They have you covered. Try the Cinderella cake pop.
My favorite offering is definitely this white chocolate Cinderella. Its almost to pretty to eat! Almost. It is chocolate after all.
If you haven’t been to Disney World during the holidays you just have to see it for yourself! If you have been, you know that nothing is better than Disney during the most magical time of year. What are you waiting for? Let me be your Fairy Godmother and Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo you straight into your own fairy tale vacation.
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