Hotels around the world are where you can find some of the most beautiful holiday decorations. And the hotels at the Walt Disney World Resort are some of the most beautifully decorated hotels out there and one of the popular holiday traditions to check out at the hotels is the gingerbread houses. These gingerbread houses have been displayed at Disney World for over 20 holiday seasons.
The most popular gingerbread house is located at the Grand Floridian Hotel. This gingerbread house is so large, that it also functions as a holiday bake shop, so there are literally people working inside the gingerbread house selling baked goods. Could you imagine literally working inside something made with so much sugar?
Another way to put into perspective how large of a gingerbread house it is, here are some of the ingredients:
- 1,050 pounds of Honey
- 140 pints of egg white
- 600 pounds of powdered sugar
- 700 pounds of chocolate
- 800 pounds of flour
- 35 pounds of spices
The pastry team at the Grand Floridian spend hundreds of hours making this gingerbread house each year and it’s truly amazing to see the finished product of their talented work!
At Disney’s Beach Club Resort, there is a Gingerbread Carousel on display.
Each year this carousel has a different theme. For it’s 20th anniversary in 2019, the theme was Peter Pan. There are also hidden mickey’s scattered throughout the carousel.
Although not as big as the Grand Floridian Gingerbread House, there are still a lot of ingredients that go into the carousel, here is a list of just some of the ingredients:
- 2,019 Gingerbread pieces
- 100 pounds of honey
- 300 pounds of flour
- 100 pounds of eggs
- 100 pounds of powdered sugar
If seeing the gingerbread carousel makes you hungry be sure to hit up the Gingerbread Counter and the Hot Chocolate Bar in the lobby to purchase some treats.
Just across Crescent Lake from the Beach Club is Disney’s Boardwalk Hotel. The Boardwalk hotel is part of Disney’s Boardwalk which is an entertainment, dining and shopping area. The gingerbread house display at the Boardwalk Hotel is a miniature version of Disney’s Boardwalk. As someone who has spent a lot of time at the Boardwalk over the years, I was very impressed with the amount of detail that went into this gingerbread house display. Not only can you purchase treats nearby in the lobby but you can also sign up to build your own gingerbread house. Like the gingerbread houses at Grand Floridian and Beach Club, there are a lot of ingredients that go into this gingerbread house display as well.
You can also find gingerbread house displays at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.
If you are in the Orlando area, even if you don’t plan on going to the theme parks, I definitely recommend stopping at the hotels to check out the gingerbread houses. What better way to get ready for the holidays!