One of the fun things to check out during this time of year in Disney World is the gingerbread displays. There are a few different places to check them out and they’re pretty impressive to see in person.
This is a favorite display among a lot of guests. For starters, the gingerbread house is life-sized, so it’s really impressive to see in person. The house is made from actual gingerbread using a classic Austrian recipe. Also on the house are candy canes, edible snowflakes, sugar poinsettias, and 25 hidden Mickeys. There’s also an 85-pound Santa, nutcrackers, toy soldiers, and snowmen that will decorate the porches on the house. Not only is the display very cool to see in person, but the lobby smells amazing this time of year. It definitely gets you in the holiday spirit!
In addition to all the edible decorations on the gingerbread house, there will also be a counter in the house where guests can purchase certain baked goods and other items. The list of things available for purchase includes:
- Gingerbread Mickeys
- Stollen Bread
- Brownie Christmas Tree
- Chocolate Peppermint Bark
- Gingerbread Ornaments
- Gingerbread Houses
- Gingerbread Latte Whoopie Pie
- Hot Cocoa Bombs
- Gingerbread Cookie Bags
- Marshmallow Pops
- Caramel Pecan Fudge Bar
- Grand Floridian Combo Box – Assorted treats including the chocolate Mickey Ornament, which is exclusive to the Combo Box.
- Gluten Free Items
- Plant-based Items
- No Sugar Added Items
The gingerbread house will be ready to welcome guests on November 9.
Life-sized Baby Gingerbread Giraffe and Baby Zebra
This cute display will be located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Both of these displays will be made of gingerbread, so that’s going to be a fun photo opportunity for anyone visiting or staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge. The displays will be completed on November 23. Also, beginning December 6 guests can purchase a Gingeraffe Cookie.
The carousel is one of Disney’s classic displays and the tradition began in 1999. The carousel is life-sized and it actually spins. There are, of course, horses on the carousel and they are made from chocolate, sugar, and fondant. What is a little different this year is that all the horses celebrate a different Disney princess. The details on this carousel are really impressive and worth a look in person.
Treats at this location include:
- Stollen Bread
- Candied Pecans
- Trio of Fudge
- Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Snowman
- Crispy Rice Treat
- Chocolate Mickey Cookie
- Peppermint Bark
- Gingerbread Shingle
- Chocolate Gingerbread Cookie
- Gingerbread Cookie
Gingerbread BoardWalk Deli
For the BoardWalk Inn Disney is making a miniature gingerbread version of the BoardWalk Deli. Disney posted a picture of miniature versions of Trattoria al Forno and Flying Fish, which are also along the BoardWalk, so the BoardWalk Deli version will look something like the picture. You can see the miniature versions in Disney’s picture below. The display will return on November 17.
Items available for purchase here:
- Mickey and Minnie Sugar Cookies
- BoardWalk Mickey Sugar Cookie
- Ginat Gingerbread Mickey Cookie
- Gluten-friendly and Plant-based Gingerbread Mickey Cookie
- Artisan Peppermint Marshmallows
- Carnival Bark
- Gingerbread Frost Cocktail
Cinderella Gingerbread Castle
This Mary Blair-inspired gingerbread castle can be found at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. This is always a cute one to stop by and see. Plus, it’s a good background for a picture. This will be the 11th year for the Cinderella castle display and Disney seems to be having some fun with that number. The display will return on November 11 at 11 am and there will be 11 hidden 5-legged goats. In addition to the castle, the Contemporary Bakery team will be adding a new 50-anniversary overlay to the display. Definitely worth a stop to check it out if you are visiting the Contemporary Resort.
Items Available at this Location:
- 50th Anniversary Gingerbread Castle Brick
- Family Tradition Cookie Box
- Coconut Macaroon from Chef Jeff’s Family
- Sugar Cookie from Chef Kelly’s Family
- A Butterball from Chef Amber’s Family
- Kitchen Sink Cookie – This represents all the cast in the Bakery who brought this display back this year.
- Chocolate Peppermint Cookie
- Linzer Cookie
- Gluten-friendly 5-Legged Goat Sugar Cookie
- Dark Chocolate Peppermint Holiday Bar
- Hot Cocoa Bombs
- Frozen Drinks with Optional Alcohol Floaters:
- Coquito with a Rum Flavor (Frozen)
- Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Schnapps (Frozen)
- Apple Cider with a Fireball Floater (Frozen)
The American Adventure Display
This display will feature gingerbread versions of the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, The American Adventure building with Regal Eagle Smokehouse, and a Festival Kiosk. As you can see from Disney’s pictures below, there is no lacking in details with these gingerbread versions. Disney’s Bakery teams are seriously impressive! Catch these displays at the American Adventure beginning on November 25.
In addition to the above displays, Disney will also be featuring a new drink, the Gingerbread Martini. This drink will have Absolut Elyx Vodka, Rumchata Cream Liqueur, and gingerbread spice with a rim of gingerbread on the glass. Guests will be able to find this drink at the following locations:
- Grand Floridian Cafe
- Enchanted Rose
- Boma: Flavors of Africa
- Chef Mickey’s
- Outer Rim
- Cape May Cafe
There are so many gingerbread things that will be available to see at Disney World very soon. If you are traveling to Disney World in mid-December everything should be up at that point, so if you like these displays it’s worth making some time to check them out. A lot of these do make for fun and festive backgrounds for family pictures.
Which display would you want to check out first?
Thanks for reading!
I am looking forward to seeing as many as we can.
2. Grand Floridian
3. American Adventure
This order matches when we will be at the sites for Dinner or Park Ticket.