While Christmas decorations won’t officially be complete until November 21st at the Walt Disney World Resorts, there is a new Gingerbread castle already installed at the Contemporary Resort. Yes, you’ve guessed it — it’s Frozen themed. We stopped by for quick visit over the weekend.
Set in the resort’s Grand Canyon Concourse, in front of one of Mary Blair’s world famous mosaic installations, this 17-foot tall gingerbread ice castle takes its inspiration from another of Blair’s iconic designs – “it’s a small world.”
The castle architecture and characters from the film closely resemble Blair’s style, but I think I also see a little Stave church influence in there as well. The Gingerbread Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven all look like they just marched off the set of “its a small world.”
Created by the Contemporary Resort Bakery Team, the castle is made of over 311 lbs of honey, 514 pounds of flour, 212 eggs, 222 lbs of icing, and 423 pounds of chocolate. There are more than 1500 gingerbread shingles, 14 hidden Olafs and at least one hidden Mickey. The construction took five days to complete.
Watch this time-lapse video of the castle’s construction:
Touring the resorts is one of my favorite activities during the holidays. I can’t wait until everything is set up for this season.