Picture This: the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Gingerbread House at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

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Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa decorates each holiday season with a can’t miss Victorian era inspired gingerbread house.  After exiting the monorail, head down the staircase frequently used for bridal portraits for weddings held at the resort.  Snap your own photo here on the stairs, followed by a shot next to their astounding Christmas tree, and then make your way across the lobby to the gingerbread house taken straight from every child’s Christmas morning fantasy.

Picture this…the GF Gingerbread House is whipped up every year from scratch using 800 pounds of flour, 600 pounds of powdered sugar, 1,050 pounds of honey, and 180 pounds of apricot glaze.  It takes about 400 hours to bake everything, and by everything, I mean the upwards of 10,000 pieces it takes to complete the mouth-watering 16-foot-tall piece of culinary architecture.  Want to learn some neat tips for creating your own holiday gingerbread masterpiece?  Grand Floridian Gingerbread House decorating demos are held Monday through Saturday right out in front of the Victorian Gingerbread House. You’ll need to bring your Disney Rewards Visa, because with all these sweet-treat options, you probably won’t walk away empty-handed. There’s usually a classical pianist or a big band performing all your favorite Disney tunes in the lobby. Rest those feet for a while – enjoy your snack.

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And now you tell us at Meet the Magic…will you go see the Contemporary Resort’s Gingerbread tree?

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