Picture This: The Contemporary Resort’s Gingerbread Tree

Gingerbread Tree at the Contemporary Resort

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Christmas holidays at Walt Disney World are spectacular. Now is the time to visit the Contemporary’s 4th floor Grand Canyon Concourse for a glimpse of the holiday decorations.  The Contemporary Gingerbread Tree, located by the elevators and the Fantasia Gift Shop, is created in the simple artistic style reminiscent of Disney Imagineer Mary Blair, the artist responsible for the iconic 90-foot mural at the Contemporary Resort.  If these figures look familiar, it’s because Blair is also the artist behind the “It’s a Small World” attraction at the Magic Kingdom.

Picture this…1050 pounds of honey, 800 pounds of flour, 600 pounds of chocolate, 600 pounds of apricot glaze, and 35 pounds of spices are used to create the tree.  The Gingerbread tree took Cast Members 1200 hours and three months to make, cut, and bake over 4,900 shingles.  The tree is 6 feet wide and 17 feet tall.  There is a small gift shop, open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, where you can purchase butter cookies, ornaments, lollipops, peppermint bark, and gingerbread cookies in assorted shapes and holiday colors.  But hurry… the Contemporary Gingerbread Tree will only lasts through the holiday!

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