Disney's Grand Floridian Gingerbread House held its Grand Opening this morning with a ribbon cutting that included - for the first time - Alice, assisting Executive Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek in doing the honors. This is the 16th year for the Grand Floridian Gingerbread House! We also have an article on the final dusting from last week, with more photos of the house details.
Mousesteps Weekly #125 - Epcot Holiday Preview; Launchpad McQuack; Disney's Contemporary Resort & Grand Floridian Resort Gingerbread Displays w/Interviews; Orlando Eye
Mousesteps Weekly #125 is up! We take a look at how Epcot is decorating for the holidays, with a surprise meet & greet with Launchpad McQuack. We then head to Disney's Contemporary Resort and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort for their gingerbread displays, and interview Pastry Chef Jeff Barnes and Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek. Next, we share a quick preview of ICE! and then head to IAPPA - where we interview Master Model Maker Jason Miller about the Orlando Eye. Read more below for links and information after watching the show!
Disney's Contemporary Resort debuted a "Frozen" inspired gingerbread display this year for the holiday season, though still keeping with the "its a small world" theme that has been here since 2009. The characters are stylized like children in the classic attraction, and there are even 14 hidden Olafs (and one hidden Mickey) to find. This is our 8th year covering the holiday displays around Walt Disney World, and this is the third major change at Disney's Contemporary Resort in that time.
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort Gingerbread House Receives Final Dusting of "Snow"; Opens November 21, 2014
Our newest article (11/21) is about Disney's Grand Floridian Gingerbread House Grand Opening with Alice!
This is the 16th year of Disney's Grand Floridian Gingerbread House, and we were lucky to catch the final dusting again today (for at least the 4th year in a row, and as early as 2008). The final dusting is like a christening, as "snow" in the form of powdered sugar is sifted onto the house. Executive Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek always does the honors. This has become a holiday tradition for us, without ever knowing exactly when it will happen ahead of time. This is our 8th year covering holiday displays around Walt Disney World resorts, and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort Gingerbread House is always the most popular one we post.
Mousesteps Weekly #124 - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2014 Overview & Tips Including Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade w/Frozen Additions
In Mousesteps Weekly #124, we spend a full half hour talking about Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2014 with tips to enjoy it! After watching the video, click "read more" for links to related articles and videos we have posted, along with information about the show. I embedded a few of our many videos as well for easy viewing! We have over an hour and a half total to enjoy of videos (including the show), but nothing beats going to Walt Disney World and seeing it for yourself.
We attended the first two Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party nights for 2014! I posted an article yesterday with 200 photos from the two nights, and I wanted to share some tips to help you make the most of the event. There are photos and videos here to give you an idea of what you'll find at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2014!
The first two Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party nights kicked off the holiday season, and we now have about 200 photos from the Parties on 2 pages (plus plenty of video to watch)! I began with 150 photos after the first Party, I added an extra 50 from the second. This is our 8th year covering the Party, and we just added an article with tips on enjoying Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party!
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