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The Smell Of Gingerbread Is In The Air As Christmas Takes Over The Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

The Smell Of Gingerbread Is In The Air As Christmas Takes Over The Walt Disney World Resort Hotels . Why go to the Walt Disney World Resort during the holidays? Two words-Gingerbread Houses! Ever wonder what it takes to create those amazing Gingerbread House creations that are synonymous with the holidays?

Pastry chefs throughout Walt Disney World Resort are making things a little sweeter with deliciously decorative holiday displays and sugar shacks made of edible ingredients. These candy-decked dwellings adorn the lobbies at various Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Check out what’s on the menu this holiday season at Walt Disney World Resort:

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

The Smell Of Gingerbread Is In The Air As Christmas Takes Over The Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Inspired by Disney’s “Frozen” guests can enjoy an all-new Gingerbread Holiday Ice Castle on the 4th floor Grand Canyon Concourse. This culinary concoction is adorned with sugar, snowflakes, gingerbread shingles and chocolate-coated trees. Plus, favorite characters from the film including Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and Kristoff will be showcased on this 17-foot-tall ice castle. “Frozen” ice desserts, build-your-own snowman marshmallow kits, plus classic gingerbread treats are available for purchase.

Ingredient fun facts:

  • 423 lbs. of chocolate
  • 514 lbs. flour
  • 212 eggs
  • 67 lbs. spices
  • 35 lbs. sugar syrup
  • 311 lbs. of honey
  • 222 lbs. icing
  • 1,500 gingerbread shingles
  • 14 Hidden Olaf’s

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

The lobby of Disney’s BoardWalk Inn is the location of a new gingerbread display inspired by the Jersey Shore. This new “gingerbread stand” is reminiscent of New Jersey Boardwalk concession stands with wreaths made of ice cream cones, plus Disney whimsy with Mickey and Minnie shaped gingerbread heads surrounding the marshmallow dotted marquee.

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

The Smell Of Gingerbread Is In The Air As Christmas Takes Over The Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

A fully detailed, life-sized carousel in the resort’s lobby is created from a recipe that uses gingerbread, chocolate, sugar paste and tons of enthusiasm, energy and talent. Guests who wish to take home a treat of their own can buy small gingerbread kits from the Beach Club Marketplace. Pastry chefs give demonstrations on select days to provide guests with tips on creating a gingerbread invention at home.

Carousel fun fact: There are seven hidden Mickey’s can be found on the carousel.

Ingredient fun facts:

  • 36 lbs. of honey
  • 96 lbs. of bread flour
  • 100 pints of eggs
  • 10 lbs. of spices
  • 10 quarts of simple syrup
  • 100 lbs. of icing
  • 50 lbs. of dark chocolate
  • 10 quarts of egg whites
  • 100 lbs. of confectioner sugar

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

The lobby of Disney’s Yacht Club Resort becomes home to a delectable scene in motion: A miniature New England-style train races through a sugary rock mountain surrounded by a candy-coated model village in this don’t-miss, edible display.


Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

This guest favorite gingerbread house is large enough that it doubles as a real bake shop in the Grand Floridian Resort lobby. Featuring a classic Austrian gingerbread recipe, the bake shop offers freshly baked items such as cookies, shingles and gingerbread ornaments. Other homemade items for sale include Stollen Bread, chocolate peppermint bark, truffles and miniature gingerbread houses. Demonstrations of how to decorate a gingerbread house take place in front of the gingerbread house several times per week.

Gingerbread house fun fact: Chefs spend 400 hours baking the gingerbread and 160 hours decorating the house.

Structure Composition:

  • 16 feet high by 17 feet wide
  • 1,000 board feet of trim
  • 60 sheets of plywood
  • 40 window panes
  • 80 square feet of retail space
  • 100 square feet of display
  • 10,000 pieces of gingerbread used

Gingerbread Ingredients:

  • 700 lbs. of chocolate
  • 1,050 lbs. honey
  • 600 lbs. powdered sugar
  • 35 lbs. spices
  • 800 lbs. flour
  • 140 pints egg whites
  • 180 lbs. apricot glaze



Load up the sleigh –isn’t it time for you to make your holidays even merrier by visiting the Walt Disney World Resort?