The Grand Floridian Gingerbread House is celebrating its 20th year!
Mickey and Minnie arriving at the Grand Opening Event on November 14, 2018 at 10am. They have new holiday outfits!!!
They put up the 2018 Grand Floridian Gingerbread House this week. It’s so beautiful!
There are Hidden Mickey’s carved into the shingles. The whole lobby of the GF smells like gingerbread! ❤
The chefs make an extra 1,000 gingerbread shingles and dip them in rich, Belgium dark chocolate. You can buy them in the gift shop and also from the gingerbread house when it’s open (limited hours).
Some of the delicious gingerbread details:
The Grand Floridian’s Gingerbread House stands 16 feet tall.
The 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 slowly 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
Check out the other pretty gingerbread displays at Disney World:
Contemporary Resort: 2018 Gingerbread Display at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Beach Resort: The Gingerbread Carousel
Disney BoardWalk Resort: Ginger’s Bread and Cookie Shoppe
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
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/
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