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Disney Holidays: Visiting Gingerbread Displays at Disney World

One of our favorite family holiday traditions is taking an afternoon or two to visit different Disney World resorts and see the wonderful holiday trees and displays. Disney creativity and magic take center stage with the yearly tradition of creating amazing edible gingerbread displays! There are several gingerbread holiday creations full of holiday magic that are waiting to be discovered. At most locations, you’ll also find treats to purchase. Here’s what you need to know about the delectable edible holiday creations at Disney World.


Here are all the details from Disney Cast Member Alex Dunlap:

1 – Disney Springs

Located in the popular Amorette’s Patisserie in Disney Springs, this storefront display depicts a miniature version of the pastry shop surrounded by little gingerbread trees. This adorable gingerbread house will be on display starting Nov. 25, 2018, and will be up through the end of December. And when you stop by the shop to see it for yourself, you can indulge in one of the many holiday offerings available:

  • Gingerbread Mickey Dome Cake
  • Santa Mickey Dome Cake
  • Gingerbread Hat Cookie Ornaments
  • Orange Cranberry Chardonnay Wine Slushy
  • Peppermint Chocolate Milkshake
  • Pear Mousse
  • Santa Mickey Macaron Lollipop
  • Snowman Macaron Lollipop
  • Spiced Plum Petite Cake
  • Winter Wonderland Petite Cake

2 – The American Adventure, Epcot

This patriotic gingerbread display features the United States Capitol Building as well as the Lincoln Memorial and a seven-foot gingerbread Washington Monument topped with golden Mickey ears. Located in The American Adventure at Epcot, the display contains six hidden Mickeys and is made with over 50 pounds of gingerbread and 20 pounds of icing! You can visit this display throughout the holiday season at Epcot. You’ll also find a Limited Edition Snow Globe Pin featuring Goofy at Heritage Manor Gifts (available while supplies last).

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3 – Disney’s Boardwalk

Representing the fun restaurants and shops located along Disney’s Boardwalk, this gingerbread display is located in the lobby of Disney’s BoardWalk Resort. The display will be up starting Nov. 25 and will remain through the end of December. With the BoardWalk Bakery as the centerpiece, it even features a gingerbread Chef Mickey! You’ll also be able to snack on festive sweets available for purchase nearby the display:

  • Gingerbread Mickey
  • Pretzel-shaped Gingerbread
  • Mickey and Minnie Cookies
  • Jumbo Coconut Macaroon
  • Chocolate Peppermint Bark
  • Marbled Butter Cookies
  • German Stollen
  • Checkerboard Cookies
  • Zimtsterne Spice Cookies
  • Butter Almond Cookies
  • Limited Edition Snow Globe Pin featuring Mickey and Minnie (available while supplies last)

4 – Contemporary Resort

A gingerbread Cinderella and Prince Charming greet guests as they come to visit the fanciful gingerbread castle set on an “it’s a small world” backdrop on the 4th floor concourse of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The 18-foot tall display is crafted from thousands of gingerbread blocks, rolled fondant, and modeling chocolate. It features the magical additions of a gingerbread Fairy Godmother and a display box featuring Cinderella’s glass slipper. Come see it through the end of December! You’ll also find sweets at a cart nearby with items such as:

  • Candy Cane Gelato
  • Gingerbread Gelato
  • Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
  • Lizner Cookies
  • Gingerbread Cookies
  • Gingerbread Shingles
  • Christmas Tree Butter Cookies
  • Cinderella Cake Pops
  • Bippity, Boppity, Bundt Cake
  • Royal Pumpkin Loaf
  • Frozen Hot Chocolate and Cider
  • Limited Edition Snow Globe Pin featuring Cinderella and Prince Charming (available while supplies last)

Check out photos of the Contemporary Resort display on our Instagram account here.


5 – Grand Floridian Resort

The iconic Grand Floridian Gingerbread House celebrates its 20th anniversary this year! This life-size gingerbread house is located in the resort lobby throughout the holiday season. Featuring hidden Mickeys, gingerbread shingles, and more, this 14-foot tall display houses a little sweet shop selling freshly baked house-made items such as:

  • Gingerbread Cookies
  • Gingerbread Shingles
  • Stollen Bread
  • Christmas Tree Brownie
  • S’mores Cookies
  • Chocolate Peppermint Bark
  • Gingerbread Ornaments
  • Miniature Gingerbread Houses
  • Assorted Gingerbread Cookie Bags
  • White Chocolate Disney Characters
  • Lollipops
  • Caramel Pecan Fudge
  • Cinnamon Apple Cupcakes
  • Grand Floridian Combo Box Featuring Assorted Sweet Treats
  • Gluten and Vegan-Friendly Gingerbread Cookies and Other Snack Items
  • Limited Edition Snow Globe Pin featuring Mickey and Minnie (available while supplies last)

You can also enjoy a Gingerbread House Decorating Demo conducted in front of the display daily Dec. 1-25, 2018.

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6 – Beach Club Resort

This life-sized spinning carousel takes center stage in the lobby of Disney’s Beach Club Resort. The display features Donald and Daisy-themed carousel horses decorated with hand-crafted chocolate, sugar, and fondant as well as hand-crafted gingerbread snowflakes. Can you spot all 19 hidden Mickeys, celebrating the 19th anniversary of this holiday tradition? Treats for sale include:

  • Hot Cocoa Cupcakes
  • Gingerbread Mickey Cookies with Chocolate Icing
  • Gingerbread Paint-Your-Own Cookies
  • Gingerbread Shingles
  • Stollen Bread
  • Holiday Chocolate Puzzles
  • Chocolate Bark
  • Holiday Cookie Bags
  • Chocolate-dipped Sandwich Cookie Pops
  • Limited Edition Snow Globe Pin featuring Donald and Daisy Duck (available while supplies last)

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