The Walt Disney World pastry chefs have been hard at work and the gingerbread displays are now up around Walt Disney World!
The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is hosting a life size classic gingerbread house for the 17th year. The creation was made from Chef Erich Herbitschek’s Austrian recipe. The pastry team spent over 400 hours baking with 1,050 pounds of honey and 700 pounds of chocolate to build this masterpiece. The house stand at 16 feet high and has 40 windows.
You can view the gingerbread house in lobby of the Grand Floridian through January 1st. Gingerbread decorating demonstrations will be given each Sunday in front of the house.
Stop at the shop around the back of the house to pickup a gingerbread shingle, holiday treat, and collectible pin featuring Minnie Mouse as Mary Poppins.
Through January 6th you can stop over at Disney’s Contemporary Resort to see gingerbread Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven at the Gingerbread Holiday Ice Castle. The Ice Castle is 17 feet high and was made from 1,500 gingerbread shingles, 423 pounds of chocolate and sugar snowflakes. The castle design was inspired by artist Mary Blair’s designs for “it’s a small world”.
While visiting the Gingerbread Holiday Ice Castle see if you can find the 15 “Hidden Olafs” and a few details from “Frozen Fever”.
Before you leave the Grand Canyon Concourse at the hotel make sure to pick up a build your own snowman marshmallow kit, Peppermint Popcorn and an Olaf collectible pin.
An exciting new addition this year is Ginger’s Bread and Cookie Shop at Disney’s Boardwalk, available through January 4th .The sweet shoppe has 124 Mickey’s and is made from 350 pounds of gingerbread, including a Mickey weathervane.
The shoppe offers plenty of holiday treats including peppermint bark, gingerbread, and candy cane gelato. You can also bring the fun home with you by purchasing a gingerbread house kit. Before leaving Disney’s Boardwalk make sure to take advantage of the fun photo opportunity at the gingerbread display!
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