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Grand Floridian Gingerbread House Officially Open

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This past weekend I was in Walt Disney World, and I just happened to be there on the day that the Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort‘s Gingerbread House officially debuted for this season! The house is huge and so gorgeous, and the best part is that you won’t be able to miss the delightful smell of gingerbread that permeates the lobby. Overall, it screams holiday cheer and is legitimately incredible to see in person.

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It is so hard to believe that the entire thing is edible; all the way down to the smallest of details. Speaking of the small details, make sure you get a close look at the house, because there may be a few surprises, like Hidden Mickeys!

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In addition, there are some great fun facts sprinkled all around the area, so make sure you stop and read all about the in-depth details of the making of the house.

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According to Disney, this year’s gingerbread house is made up of 1,050 pounds of honey, 140 pints of egg whites, 600 pounds of powdered sugar, 700 pounds of chocolate, 800 pounds of flour, 35 pounds of spices, and tons of creativity paired with Disney magic and pixie dust.

Now for me, the best part of the Grand Floridian Gingerbread House is that on the backside of the structure, you’ll find a small window where guests can choose to purchase many different kinds of confectioneries. These include chocolates, gingerbread men, gingerbread houses, and, yes, gingerbread shingles! For the most part, if it can be made with gingerbread, it is likely sold here.

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I had to indulge myself with a shingle, which is quite tasty. The cookie is very soft, despite the fact that it looks like it would be hard, with a great, almost subtle gingerbread taste. The best part is that the back is covered in chocolate, which pairs nicely with the gingerbread flavor!

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This is the 16th anniversary of the gingerbread house, and it is located in the middle of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort’s lobby; you cannot miss it. In addition, for guests who would like to purchase a sweet treat, they may do so from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

If you’ll be in Walt Disney World for the holiday season this year, do not miss out on a stop at Disney’s Grand Floridian to catch a glimpse of this beautiful, festive house.

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Rikki Niblett

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  • Thanks Rikki! I can’t wait to see this on our trip next week! First time for the holidays and resort touring is a must do!

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