For those of you that have had the pleasure of visiting Disney World at the holidays then you know exactly what I am talking about…one of my favorite things is the Gingerbread Holiday Displays at Disney World!
If you have not had the pleasure yet of Disney during the holidays, put it on the bucket list, this trip will be well worth it, if only for the Gingerbread Holiday Displays (though I promise there is a lot more to Walt Disney World’s holiday celebration!) So, a brief overview to tantalize your need for Disney and the holidays is below, thanks to the Disney Food Blog for getting all the details and listing out each location and something special about it, just to remind you all of how fun the holiday are at Disney.
Let me know if you make at home your own Gingerbread houses (or holiday displays) or what special holiday traditions you celebrate every year?
The best of the best gingerbread house (in my opinion) can be found at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. This 16 foot tall Gingerbread House, next to the massive Christmas Tree, is available for viewing November 19th – December 31st.
Did you know it takes over 400 hours to bake the 10,000+ pieces of gingerbread that goes into the Grand Floridian’s Gingerbread House. They go into crazy detail, there are even puffs of smoke that go out of the chimney.
Chip and Dale is the focus of this year’s Grand Floridian’s Gingerbread House and if you are a pin collector like me then do not miss the 2012 pin commemorating this partnership!
Can you imagine how big a 16 foot tall gingerbread house is? Well, think of it this way…big enough that you can walk inside it and best part is Disney built it this way. Yes, walk inside and buy some gingerbread of your own (no, do not try to eat the Gingerbread Display House)! Want to know more about how to make your own gingerbread house? Well, Disney has an answer for that as well, with Gingerbread House Decorating demos happening Monday through Saturday at the Grand Floridian Gingerbread House!
From November 16th-December 31st you can search for Hidden Mickey’s at the Boardwalk Inn’s Holiday Gazebo that is made from gingerbread and chocolate!
Stitch is the focus of the Boardwalk Inn’s holiday gazebo and you can buy treats from his bakery. The scene is the Boardwalk Bakery that Stitch has mischeviously taken over and another reason to visit the Holiday Gazebo and Boardwalk Inn is you can buy yummy stollen bread, gingerbread shingles and a Limited Edition pin at Dundy’s sundries located in the lobby of Boardwalk Villa’s.
Who wants to see a 17 ft. holiday tree made out of honey, flour, chocolate, gingerbread, Hidden Mickey’s and a whole lot more of goodness Well, who doesn’t? From November 15th – January 2nd you can see the massive creation on the 4th floor concourse at the Contemporary Resort.
What not to miss? The specialty gingerbread houses that have chocolate monorail’s running through them…por favor mantengase alejado de las puertas.
What is better than a gingerbread house? Well, some would say a gingerbread carousel and so Beach Club has the answer for that. There are chocolate ponies, chocolate Disney characters, and more chocolate with gingerbread added for good measure.
You can buy lots of goodies at the gingerbread house that they made just for a storefront. And also, what to do and not just see? Bring the kids by here on Friday and Saturday afternoons for a chance to decorate their own gingerbread men!
Not to be outdone is the Yacht Club’s Holiday Village Train Set that will once again this year be set up in the lobby of the Yacht Club. With a sugar rock village and mountain it is sure to be a sweet time! Also, rumor has it that they may have their own gingerbread house on November 17th…you will have to check it out to see for yourself!
For the only non-resort gingerbread holiday display check out the Liberty Inn at Epcot’s American Adventure. There you will see the Santa’s Bakeshop, made from over 800 lbs of sugar! You can buy Christmas cookies and hot and cold beverages from Santa’s Bakeshop.
- 2012 Walt Disney World Gingerbread Holiday Displays (disneyfoodblog.com)
- Disney Food Blog Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2012 e-Book (chipandco.com)