2016 Gingerbread House at the Grand Floridian

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The Grand Floridian’s Gingerbread House

The Grand Floridian Gingerbread House is celebrating its 18th year!

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The Gingerbread Sweet Shop

They put up the 2016 Grand Floridian Gingerbread House this week. It’s so beautiful! There are Hidden Mickey’s in the shingles.  The whole lobby of the GF smells like gingerbread! ❤

Free samples of the gingerbread for all the guests.  So delicious!  The botton is coated in rich dark chocolate!

Free samples of the gingerbread for all the guests while they are assembling the house. So delicious! The bottom is coated in rich dark chocolate!

The chefs make extra gingerbread shingles and dip them in dark chocolate. You can buy them in the gift shop and also from the gingerbread house when it’s open (limited hours).

Here’s the just released 2016 Grand Floridian Gingerbread House pin:

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Pin Signing event last Saturday!

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The gingerbread recipe

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Side view of gingerbread house

Some of the details:

The Gingerbread House stands 16 feet tall.

The 2015 ingredients include 1,050 pounds of honey, 600 pounds of powdered sugar, 800 pounds of flour, 140 pints of egg whites, and 700 lbs. of delicious Belgium chocolate!

Here’s a video of the final dusting by Executive Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek:  Putting the Final Touches on the Gingerbread House  

The dusting of the gingerbread house takes 10-15 minutes. The chef squirts down the gingerbread roof with a ‘simple sugar’ water mix, and then sifts powdered sugar onto the house.

Then in early January when they take it all down, they take off all the gingerbread and compost it, wash down the house and store it again until next Christmas!  

Disney Behind-the-Scenes Video:  Bees Recycle GF Gingerbread House at WDW

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View of the gingerbread house from the balcony.

Check out the other Gingerbread displays on Disney properties:

Contemporary Resort:  Frozen Gingerbread Display at Contemporary Resort

Disney’s Beach Resort:  The Gingerbread Carousel

Disney BoardWalk Resort: Ginger’s Bread and Cookie Shoppe

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We got to see it last year.  So pretty…so yummy!!

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Walking around the Grand Floridian with the Gingerbread House up – it smells so good!!!!

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5 thoughts on “2016 Gingerbread House at the Grand Floridian

  1. Side note: I found this blog that had documented all of the gingerbread houses on Disney property, so if you are into that sort of magical thing; we’ve got you covered! Read Here

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  2. Celia Ventura says:

    How long will the gingerbread house be up?

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  3. Christmas Traditions - Ashley Brooke says:

    Side note: I found this blog that had documented all of the gingerbread houses on Disney property, so if you are into that sort of magical thing… we’ve got you covered! Read Here.)

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  4. […] Right beyond the huge and beautifully decorated Christmas tree in the middle of the grand lobby sits the 2016 Grand Floridian Gingerbread House. […]

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