Today’s dose of Disney brings us back to the Christmas season at the Grand Floridian.
Disney goes all out with decorations during that time of year. There are Christmas trees in all the parks and resorts, specialty treats, and specialty merchandise. Another fun part of the holidays are the gingerbread displays at some of the resorts.
A popular gingerbread display is the gingerbread house at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. This beautiful display is huge and nicely detailed, and it’s been a holiday time fixture since 1999. A lot of guests passing through the Grand Floridian’s lobby will stop and take a picture of the gingerbread house by itself or use it as a background for a festive holiday picture.
When you stop by the gingerbread house make sure to take a look at the ingredients list. It’s amazing how much goes into making this gingerbread house. It’s not surprising though, when you see the size of the house.
The really fun part about the gingerbread house is that it’s not just a display. There is a window around the back of the house where guests can line up and purchase goodies. There are lots of delicious sounding things on the menu, so it can be difficult to make a decision. They do have menus available, so you can ask to see one of them. It’s helpful to have an idea of what you want before you get to the window, because the line can get a bit long, depending on the time of day.
Here’s a look at a past menu:
They also have non-edible items, like this gingerbread house mug I bought back in 2018. It has the gingerbread house on it and gingerbread Mickey and Mickey are helping to decorate. There’s also a Christmas tree with the Grand Floridian logo and the year on the back. Take a look at the holly on the mug too, you’ll spot some hidden Mickeys. Each year they’ll have different non-edible items for purchase, so make sure to take a look when you visit.
Hope this brought some magic to your day! Have you ever bought anything from the gingerbread house at the Grand Floridian?
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