2013 Holiday Gingerbread Houses and Pins at Walt Disney World Resorts

Once again, visions of gingerbread houses will become reality at select Walt Disney World resort hotels!

The holiday season is underway as Mickey and his elves (and some talented chefs!) get busy filling the resorts and parks with seasonal decor, merchandise, and treats. Plan to stop by the resorts to see the displays, purchase a pin, and/or meet one of the fabulous chefs!


To commemorate the inspiring gingerbread houses, NEW limited edition pins will be released. Starting November 14, 2013, gingerbread house pins will go on sale at the Contemporary, Beach Club, and Grand Floridian resorts. Disney’s BoardWalk pin will debut on November 29th.

Grand Floridian Gingerbread House

So which came first? The gingerbread or the pin? Well, Jeanne Lewis (Disney pins merchandiser) explained how the Disney pastry chefs studied the pins in order to select characters to incorporate into their designs!

2013 Disney World Gingerbread Houses and Pins!

The Grand Floridian’s pin celebrates the 15th anniversary of their unique gingerbread house. Meet executive chef Erich Herbitschek on November 16 from 1-2PM near the Grand Floridian gingerbread house.

Grand Floridian 2013 Gingerbread House Pin

And how cool is it that the Contemporary’s pin showcases the five-legged goat from Disney Legend Mary Blair’s mural. Five-legged goat,  you ask?! You’ll want to look for it on your next visit to the Grand Canyon Concourse at this Disney resort! On November 15, meet pastry chef Jeff Barnes at Disney’s Contemporary Resort from 5-7 PM.

Contemporary Resort Gingerbread Tree

Contemporary and Beach Club 2013 Gingerbread House Pins

Stop by the Beach Club on November 18 to meet pastry chef Deran Lanpher from 1-2:30PM and to see the creative gingerbread displays.

Beach Club Carousel from Above

Disney’s BoardWalk is unveiling a new gingerbread creation. With the pin featuring Mickey Mouse in an old-fashioned soda shop, we’re wondering if this means that Stitch will be taking his mischief elsewhere.

BoardWalk 2013 Gingerbread House Pin

Pastry chef Matt Avery will be talking to guests on November 29 from 1-5PM at the BoardWalk.

Visit our Walt Disney World Holiday page for more information!

What’s your favorite gingerbread display at Walt Disney World? Tell us your top pick in the comments below!

Don’t Miss Out on Any Disney Holiday Fun!

We’ve been hard at work, updating the DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays, 2013 e-Book with all the latest holiday tips and brand new info you NEED to know before you hit the parks this November, December, and January! With 270 pages of detailed information and multiple bonus extras, it WILL save you time and money during the busiest season in Walt Disney World! And it’s here just in time!

And since we want you to save some cash right NOW, we have a steep discount for DFB readers (as always!). Get the brand new guide for $3 off the regular purchase price for a limited time! How? Use code JINGLE at the check-out!

The DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2013 e-Book features 270 pages of all the info you need to know (not JUST food!) before you head to Walt Disney World for the holiday season, including NEW events and holiday happenings, over 250 photos, and an informative FAQ section. It includes:

  • Detailed descriptions and photos of every holiday event and activity happening at the parks and resorts this year — including tips on how to make the best use of your time and money when visiting!
  • A fully comprehensive holiday dining section with listings of holiday snacks, treats, meals, and menu items offered this year — from popcorn kiosks all the way to Signature Restaurants.
  • A clickable 3-Month Schedule of Holiday Events so you can see at-a-glance what looks interesting to you.
  • Comprehensive listings — with color photos! — of Disney Resort holiday decor and gingerbread displays
  • Our recommendations on ways to SAVE while you’re in Disney World this holiday season.
  • A section dedicated to all “New for 2013″ events, dining options, and activities, including what’s new at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, The Celebrate the Magic Castle Show, and the Epcot Candlelight Processional.
  • NEW Scavenger Hunts
  • NEW Disney Cruise Line Chapter
  • A Preview of the 2014 Holidays in Disney World
  • And more!

Don’t forget to pick up your copy for a $3 discount using code JINGLE at the check-out! Happy holidays from all of us here at DFB.


  1. Essie says

    I loved both the GF gingerbread house and the BC’s carousel when I saw them for the first time last year. I got the pin for the GF and wanted to get the BC’s pin also, but I forgot to get it it when we ate at the Cape May Cafe. :( I hope to make a second trip for Christmas some time so I’ll be able to get both a BC and BW pin then.

  2. Chris T. says

    Does this mean that there will no longer be a gingerbread house in Epcot?! I loved the one that they would put in the Liberty Inn!

  3. Frank Stefanec says

    Saw the one at the Contemporary and Grand. Are the decorations up at the Epcot resorts now??

  4. Steph M says

    It’s sad how small these displays have gotten. they use dto be so “grand” and now, only the one at the GF is really still glorious. I still have photos of the one at the BC/YC that was HUGE and all chocolate years ago.

  5. Michelle says

    Do you know how long they leave the gingerbread displays up. Are they still there on New Years Day?

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