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Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread House Taking Shape in Advance of November 8th, 2023 Opening

Hi everyone!

Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread House is quickly being built and will open on November 8th, 2023! We stopped by yesterday afternoon. Gingerbread shingles were being added around the house, as were decorative flourishes. The Grand Floridian Gingerbread House construction should be complete by this weekend.

Here are photos from yesterday!

Disney’s  Grand Floridian Gingerbread House is created with:

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, tons of creativity, Disney magic and Pixie Dust!

Pastry Chef Kristine Farmer was on hand. She took over the annual Gingerbread House tradition in 2018 and it’s always wonderful to see her here. Farmer joined the culinary team at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort in 1988!

Some of the window character art on Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread House can now be seen. That includes a festive Mickey and Minnie.

Minnie gives Mickey a kiss. They are both wearing Santa type outfits and Mickey wears his yellow shoes.

Ariel wears a green holiday outfit in this artwork.

Artwork of Princess Tiana can be seen through the construction equipment. I will have better photos of all the artwork in a couple of days, along with the finished house.

It was a little harder to see Rapunzel here, as festive holiday additions were under towels.

There were a lot of Cast Members from the pastry team working all over the house while we were there.

Gingerbread shingles were being added.

Heart shaped gingerbread is accented by red and silver decorative flowers.

Gingerbread and decorations sat nearby, ready to be added.

We were able to sample our first gingerbread of the season.

A Cast Member from the pastry team was cutting up gingerbread with chocolate for guests.

Slices of gingerbread were available to try. We always buy a gingerbread shingle with chocolate (or two) during the season, along with other items. We will see what the menu offers for 2023 in the coming days!

I took some photos from above.

Here is a look at some gingerbread shingles being placed.

Decorative gifts on the roof have new names on them this year. One of them is Scott Hunnel, who is executive chef for Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and was chef de cuisine at Victoria & Albert’s for more than 20 years.

Here are a few more photos of Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread House being built.

We will share completed photos of Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread House this weekend, and menu items when those are displayed (and prices).