Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread House has been built and decorated, and is ready to open on Wednesday! The dates for Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread House are November 8th through January 1st, 2024. Next year, this iconic tradition turns 25!
Here is a look at the details of Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread House. Within a few days, we will have photos of the treats in cases and the menu with prices. Guests can purchase gingerbread and other treats from the life-sized house once open.
First, our video.
And here are 30 photos looking at the details of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Gingerbread House!
The resort’s second floor gives a nice view to start with of Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread House.
We weren’t here for the final dusting this year, but Pastry Chef Kristine Farmer would have done the honors to sift powdered sugar on the rooftops to give the house a snowy look.
I mentioned in an earlier article that the decorative presents in the chimney have different names on the tags this year. One of names 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.
Poinsettias surround Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread House. This is the window that guests will order from.
There are also floral flourishes and plenty of Santa Claus figures.
Other figures included toy soldiers.
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.
There are over 10,000 pieces of gingerbread on the house!
Mickey wreaths are on the windows.
The 85 pound chocolate Santa is in his usual spot.
You’ll notice that Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread House has a lot of silver/platinum accents, and that is for the 100th Anniversary of the Walt Disney Company. For the last two years, the house had a lot of purple and blue for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World.
A Santa can be seen through the fence.
A deer sits in snow.
There is always a small village on the gingerbread house.
There is a small train station, and other buildings. To the right (hard to see), The White Rabbit Book Store is back.
The candy cane accents are platinum and red, and there are 24 hidden Mickeys to find.
Each year, there is new artwork above the windows of Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread House. First, Mickey and Minnie, with Minnie kissing Mickey while wearing Santa outfits. He has his yellow shoes on in this snowy scene.
Ariel wears a green costume.
Princess Tiana holds a bell.
Pooh, Tigger and Eeyore enjoy a snowy day.
Rapunzel looks like she is dreaming.
Snow White is on the last of the artwork scenes.
While we were there yesterday, more additions for Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread House arrived. These include gifts and floral touches.
And a snowman looks out of the fence!
We will have more from Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread House this week, including the menu with treat photos. This is the most popular and most iconic of any Walt Disney World gingerbread location and I recommend budgeting some time for the line to purchase treats. The line isn’t always long, but it can be.
Will you be visiting Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread House this year?