The Gingerbread House at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is now finished. Can’t you just smell the gingerbread? This amazing gingerbread house has 5,089 individual gingerbread shingles that were painstakingly placed on by hand. Each shingle was stuck on with icing by the Floridian chefs.
It took the Grand Floridian chefs 2 months and approximately 840 hours of baking, cutting, mixing and then constructing this magnificent house. When you visit make sure to look closer for the fine details that the chefs have added from sugar flowers to candy smoke rising from the chimney. Right before the house was completed chefs were seen above the house on a cherry picker dusting the house with powdered sugar snow. Yum.
Notice that this year’s gingerbread house is in a new location. In years past the house was built on the marble floor near the resort’s lobby but this year it’s standing majestically right in the middle of the Grand Floridian’s lobby where the resort’s Christmas tree has been placed. Don’t worry. The Grand Floridian Resort’s Christmas tree will make an appearance soon.
Completely constructed onsite by the amazing Floridian’s chefs, this culinary masterpiece is celebrating its 20th year. Can you believe this house contains 600 lbs of chocolate? Ummmmmm. Chocolate. -And lots of Pixie Dust!
Guests strolling by can also purchase a variety of items and holiday treats such as fabulous peppermint bark, cookies, and even gingerbread shingles. Make sure to pick up your own miniature gingerbread house to share with your family.
If you can’t make it in person here’s the next best thing. Here’s a video giving you a glimpse of the Gingerbread House at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
The Gingerbread House is open daily from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm until Jan 1st. Make sure to plan an extra few minutes into your day for this. Even if you aren’t staying at the resort take a detour while at the Magic Kingdom park and take a ride on the monorail to the Grand Floridian’s station and then make your way downstairs. Parking will be limited to resort guests so be sure to use the monorail or park in the Magic Kingdom parking lot if you are driving.
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