Check Out the 20th Annual Life-Sized Gingerbread House at Walt Disney World

This year is the 20th year that Walt Disney World has showcased a life-sized gingerbread house at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.  The house stands at 14 feet tall in the resort’s lobby.  It is created by the amazing pastry chefs on property and it something you have to see to believe.  Disney Parks Blog shared an amazing time lapse video for how the gingerbread house is created.  Check it out below:


It takes over 400 hours of baking to make the 10,000 gingerbread pieces that are used to create the gingerbread house.  The base structure is completed and then the chefs work to decorate with over 1,000 pounds of honey, 700 pounds of chocolate, 600 pounds of confectioner’s sugar and more.  Of course in true Disney fashion, there are also hidden Mickeys found within the display!

2018 Holiday Display at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

The gingerbread house also doubles as a sweet shop selling fresh baked items that include:

  • Gingerbread Cookies
  • Gingerbread Shingles
  • Stollen Bread
  • Christmas Tree Brownie
  • S’mores Cookies
  • Chocolate Peppermint Bark
  • Gingerbread Ornaments
  • Miniature Gingerbread Houses
  • Assorted Gingerbread Cookie Bags
  • White Chocolate Disney Characters
  • Lollipops
  • Caramel Pecan Fudge
  • Cinnamon Apple Cupcakes
  • Grand Floridian Combo Box Featuring Assorted Sweet Treats
  • Gluten and Vegan Friendly Gingerbread Cookies and Other Snack Items

Who loves to check out this amazing gingerbread house display in person?

Photo and Source Credit: Disney Parks Blog


About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!