2018 Gingerbread Display at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

The Gingerbread Display at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Open 10am-10pm daily.  The castle is outlined in bright LED white lights this year.  Look for the 17 Hidden Mickeys!

This year’s gingerbread display at Disney’s Contemporary Resort again features Cinderella and Prince Charming in front of their gingerbread castle.

Prince Charming and Cinderella
The Fairy Godmother

The Fairy Godmother was added this year, along with a fabulous glass slipper on a blue velvet pillow.

Cinderella’s Glass Slipper

The adorable gingerbread version of Cinderella Castle is done in “it’s a small world” style inspired by the artwork of Mary Blair.

It’s in the Contemporary’s main atrium.

You can find it by the large A-frame window in the main atrium.

Some treats available at the Cinderella Castle Gingerbread Snack Stand:

THESE SHINGLES ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Contemporary’s Gingerbread Shingles feature a glittering silhouette of Cinderella’s glass slipper!  $6.50
Catch me, catch me, if you can….I’m the gingerbread boy!  $6.00

There are several Sugar-Free sweets available too.


About 2,000 lbs. of sugary goodness went into making this display!
contemporary mug
2018 Holiday mug featuring the Contemporary’s gingerbread display.
contemporary pin
Contemporary’s 2018 LE holiday pin.
contemporary ornament
2018 LE Holiday ornaments, $14.99
Open from 10am – 10pm. Be sure to check it out this holiday season!


Adventure Book Cover
Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!

This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program. Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier.  Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life.  On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.

Now that she’s back, things get wild.

Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental.  While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.

While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.

Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.

Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!

Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Adventures in the Animal Kingdom


DAK costume
Caroline at work at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

About the Author:

Caroline’s love for all things Disney, and desire to grow up to be a Disney princess, is the reason she always wanted to work for Disney.  Her dream came true working as a cast member at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Caroline is the co-author of the book, Two Girls and a Mouse Tale, about her adventures working at Disney World with her sister.

She is currently a 7th grade middle school Social Studies teacher in Colorado.

Daily blog link:  https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/


In front of Cinderella Castle with Dream Lights turned on.
We love the Dream Lights at the Cinderella Castle!  Happy Holidays!!!

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