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Epcot Holiday Merchandise

EPCOT Festival of the Holidays Merchandise Roundup

For Disney souvenir collectors like myself, one of the best part of the holiday season is that each Disney theme park has their own unique holiday merchandise. This year the park has wonderful collection of new Disney merchandise and a lineup of crafts and artwork… Read More »EPCOT Festival of the Holidays Merchandise Roundup

2018 Christmas Party Merchandise from the Magic Kingdom

The holiday season at the Magic Kingdom means the park is packed to the brim with festive decor, holiday-themed food, entertainment, and the chance to participate in the best holiday hard ticket event of the year – Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP). The popular… Read More »2018 Christmas Party Merchandise from the Magic Kingdom

Disney Park’s Holiday Decorating Special coming to Freeform

Disney’s parks look their best during the winter holiday season. A lot of work goes into making the parks look festive, but most of it is behind the scenes, until now. A new show will feature Academy Award-Winning actress and ‘The View’ co-host Whoopi Goldberg… Read More »Disney Park’s Holiday Decorating Special coming to Freeform

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in Holiday Gingerbread

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Disney's Grand Californian Gingerbread HouseThe gingerbread house at Disney’s Grand Floridian is a well-known tradition at Walt Disney World, but did you know that the Disneyland Resort has some edible architecture of its own?

If you visit the lobby of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa you will not only experience a fireplace that you can sit in and a beautiful tree (not in fireplace), but a huge gingerbread house that sure looks a lot like a gingerbread hotel (and spa).

My family visited the Disneyland Resort as their guests for a #DisneyHoliday preview party and we were lucky enough to wind up in the lobby of the Grand Californian just as the pastry chefs were putting the finishing touches on their masterpiece. Then we put the finishing touches on a glass of port and went to bed, because holidays!

I really wish I had thought to record the process, but I didn’t, so you’ll have to settle for still photos like they did in the old days. Here is the final product and a few photos of the beautiful hotel lobby of the Grand Californian:

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