This must be Contemporary Resort week at DFB, ’cause we’re back at the chic-meets-retro hotel again today! The holiday season is upon us at Walt Disney World! And, as you may know from an earlier post, one of the ways the season makes its presence known throughout Disney World is through some amazing gingerbread creations!
At Disney’s Contemporary Resort, the fabulous smell of spiced gingerbread wafts from this 17-foot tall, 6-foot wide Gingerbread Tree.
The good news is that you can enjoy more than just the fragrance… the Contemporary Resort’s gingerbread display offers plenty of festive snacks available for purchase as well.
Holiday Treats at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
It seems to me these treats change at least a bit every year, and part of the fun is seeing what’s new. This year’s selection didn’t disappoint!
Let’s start with the most fun (and unique) addition to the line-up. This year’s assortment of snacks includes a Five Legged Goat Krispy Treat!
Perhaps you are unfamiliar with our five-legged friend… if so, don’t worry. You haven’t spent your life missing out on a yuletide tale of yore featuring a five legged goat ;). No, this fellow is unique to the Contemporary Resort.
The eye-catching murals in the Contemporary’s Grand Canyon Concourse, done by Disney Legend Mary Blair – known best for her work on the design of the “it’s a small world” attraction — are colorful and whimsical mosaics featuring children and animals of all sorts, including goats.
And if you take a very close look, you may spot an additional leg on one of those goats. (I’ve left his picture out, though, in case you’d like to try to find him on your own during your next visit!)
The Five Legged Goat has reached his own legendary status (Mary Blair said he represents the reality that we are all human and nothing made by humans is perfect). I was SO excited to see him honored in this way. We’re sure to catch a lot more eyes roaming each of the murals in search of him in coming weeks!
Now, back to the treats! The assortment seems to get bigger every year, too… because we’re nowhere near done yet, folks!
How about this Hidden Mickey Cupcake? From the outside, it appears to be your standard vanilla cupcake with some fun and decorative holiday-themed frosting.
But on the inside… (okay, you may have guessed by the name ), there’s a chocolate Hidden Mickey in there!
While I miss the Chocolate Monorails that have been available in years past, it’s nice to see that there is still a nod to the Monorail (which runs through the Contemporary) in the form of a Monorail Sugar Cookie.
You may be able to spot a few of the Small World children as passengers on the Monorail Cookie, in further tribute to Disney Legend Mary Blair, whose work the gingerbread tree is modeled after.
As for classics — you can still pick up a Gingerbread Shingle, if that’s part of your Disney holiday tradition. (I love the version with the gold-dusted, pie-eye Mickey!)
Or, if you prefer, you may pick up a Gingerbread Boy… available in the traditional recipe, or gluten-free.
Other treats include Holiday Citrus Bread, Chocolate Popcorn, Linzer Cookies, and Snowman Sugar Cookies. (The latter is available as a Disney Dining Plan snack credit!
If you find yourself in Disney World over the holidays, be sure to stop by at least one of the awesome gingerbread displays and pick up a treat or two… you may just discover a wonderful new tradition!
Which holiday treat at the Contemporary Resort would you most like to try? Please let us know by leaving a comment!