The Epcot U.S. Capitol and Washington Monument Gingerbread Display (along with the Lincoln Memorial) is back for 2018 as part of Epcot Festival of the Holidays. It is hard to believe this is the 5th year for it! The first year was 2014 and there was only a U.S. Capitol building. The Washington Monument was added for 2015 and has been part of the display ever since. Prior to that, there was one year a gingerbread display was in The Land, with all Walt Disney World parks, Aulani, Disney Cruise Line and more included. And even before that, there was a gingerbread house in the Liberty Inn and even Tutto Italia. It has been fun being able to post about the different versions of gingerbread and other displays through the last 12 years, and I am in Washington D.C. several times a year to visit family so I’m very familiar with the monuments.
The display can be found in the rotunda of The American Adventure again this year.
I started without a flash because the Voices of Liberty were singing and I didn’t want to disrupt. This area is a little darker for photos without the flash.
Mickey Mouse sits on top of the U.S. Capitol. There is something different each year on top.
The Lincoln Memorial is nearby.
Abraham Lincoln inside.
The display includes 140 pounds of gingerbread, 20 pounds of royal icing, 30 pounds of modeling chocolate and 6 hidden Mickeys.
Up close on one area, you can see Christmas lights.
Gold Mickey ears can be seen on top of the Washington Monument, I believe for the first time ever. The display is more “Disney” than usual.
The sign here shows the few ingredients listed.
Ice skating and a snowman between the trees.
And there is a star on this tree to top it off.
Turn around to see the Voices of Liberty as Dickens Carolers during the holiday season during their showtimes! The music fills the rotunda beautifully.
I didn’t look for the hidden Mickeys and don’t see them in my photos at the moment. It will be up to you to find them! And read more about gingerbread displays at Walt Disney World, including our article about Disney’s Beach Club Gingerbread Carousel and the opening of Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread House.