Each year the hallowed halls of Walt Disney’s Haunted Mansion go dark for a few weeks while a new tenant moves in for the holidays. Then when it returns there are always a few new surprises along with the Nightmare Before Christmas spookiness. This year… Read More »Preview Disneyland’s new Haunted Mansion Holiday surprises
A lot of planning and ingredients goes into making each of the beautiful Gingerbread Houses that grace the lobbies of Disney World’s grandest hotels. When that gingerbread house is being made for the first time, there’s an extra level of complexity. In a new video,… Read More »Building the Frozen Gingerbread Castle at the Contemporary
The 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:
Every year, I make a special trip to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort to see their giant Christmas Gingerbread House. There are new details everywhere you look, and yet it’s big enough for a full store to be housed inside. So be sure to check out… Read More »Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Christmas Gingerbread House
Matt Avery, pastry chef for Boardwalk Inn, helped make some of this year’s amazing life size Christmas Gingerbread Houses you can find in many of Walt Disney World’s great resorts. He also helped create some of the delicious treats you can buy at the nearby… Read More »Creating Gingerbread Houses at Walt Disney World
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.… Read More »Gingerbread Castle at Contemporary Resort Combines it’s a small world and Frozen
For a decade, the pastry chefs at Walt Disney World and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort have built a 16-foot gingerbread house each holiday season. Ellen, The Gingerbread Lady, has shown thousands of guests how she makes gingerbread houses. Now, she has a few tips for… Read More »How-To make a Gingerbread House with Disney’s Gingerbread Lady
Every holiday season at Disney’s Beach Club Resort in Florida, a team of pastry chefs builds a giant gingerbread carousel in the hotel lobby. Every visible part is edible — the chocolate and fondant horses, the gingerbread floor and canopy, the white chocolate figures of… Read More »Giant Gingerbread Carousel at Disney’s Beach Club