Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread House was receiving its final touches today as the iconic display nears its November 10th, 2021 opening for the season. Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread House had celebrated 20 years in 2018 and wasn’t built last year so it’s in its 22nd year. The final dusting was just hours away when we were there today and Chef Kristine Farmer was on hand to help decorate before that. Here are photos and video from today!
Here is our video.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread House is themed this year to the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World, The World’s Most Magical Celebration.
The ingredients include 1050 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 lots of creativity and talent!
The 2021 Gingerbread House menu includes many returning favorites plus Gingerbread Spiced Caramel Corn; a 50th Anniversary Gingerbread Mickey Ornament and 50th Anniversary Chocolate Snowglobe. The full sized stollen is also returning!
The trading pin features Princess Aurora.
There is new artwork on the windows, including Mickey and Pluto as Santa and his reindeer.
Bambi is the theme of this window decoration.
Next is Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen (as a frog). EARidescent 50th Anniversary decorations can be found all over the house with a lot of blue and gold.
Prince Naveen is wearing a blue hat.
Olaf and Anna wear blue Santa hats.
Tigger, Piglet and Pooh are in this window.
There was plenty of work going on at the house.
A Nutcracker and snowman look over the village.
Santa and other figures decorate the house.
The large Santa figure is blue this year.
Chef Kristine Farmer was working on the ribbon that wraps around the chimney.
Two presents are on the roof, one for Debbie and one for Cosmo Kapoor, General Manager of the Grand Floridian Resort. They have 50th anniversary tags on them.
The front of the gingerbread house was not quite finished.
I look forward to stopping by next week when it opens! We did post about Disney’s Beach Club Gingerbread Carousel when it opened on November 1st. To my knowledge, these are the only two gingerbread displays at the Walt Disney World resorts this year.