Buying Gingerbread Shingles at the Grand Floridian


Buying sweet treats at the Gingerbread House.

This time of year when you walk into the Grand Floridian, you can immediately smell the sweet and spicy aroma of baked gingerbread.

Right beyond the huge and beautifully decorated Christmas tree in the middle of the grand lobby sits the Grand Floridian Gingerbread House.


The gingerbread recipe for 5,089 shingles!

According to Disney, the gingerbread house is made up of 1,050 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, and tons of Disney magic and pixie dust. (Look for the 17 Hidden Mickeys in the shingles!)


The backside of the house is as pretty as the front side!


The shoppe is open 10am – 10pm daily.

But, the best part of the Grand Floridian Gingerbread House is that on the backside of the structure, you’ll find a dutch window where guests can purchase many kinds of confectioneries. These include gingerbread men, gingerbread houses, gingerbread cookies, gingerbread shingles, and white chocolate treats! If it can be made with gingerbread, it is likely sold here.


Gingerbread everything!!


White chocolate treats

The gingerbread shingles are the BEST! The cookie is very soft with a subtle gingerbread taste. The best part is that the back of the shingle is covered in rich dark chocolate, which pairs nicely with the gingerbread flavor.  It is one of our favorite treats at WDW.


You can even buy decorated gingerbread houses at the GF Gingerbread House!


The front side of the Gingerbread House.


I found one of the Hidden Mickeys in the shingles!

The gingerbread shoppe is open from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. daily during the holiday season.


Besides some yummy gingerbread shingles, we bought the LE 2015 Grand Floridian Gingerbread House pin!


We love walking arounD the grand lobby of the Grand Floridian!


bookstore (2)

At our book launch in Boulder, Colorado.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

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