New “Frozen” Gingerbread Display Debuts at Disney World’s Contemporary Resort

It’s time to ring in the season with the famous Disney World Resort Gingerbread Displays!

While displays throughout various resorts are in different stages towards completion, the Contemporary Resort has debuted its brand new 2014 Gingerbread Display themed to (shocker, I know) Frozen!

Contemporary Resort Gingerbread Display

Contemporary Resort Gingerbread Display

This impressive display brings together current and classic as the Frozen characters are designed in the vintage style of Mary Blair, as is fitting for the Contemporary. And the whole thing (which looks a lot like a Norwegian Stave Church) is set against a pretty familiar looking background. It’s Arendelle meets “it’s a small world.”

Contemporary Resort Gingerbread Display sign

Contemporary Resort Gingerbread Display sign

Frozen Friends

Frozen Friends

"It's a Small World" design

“It’s a Small World” design

As always, there are some great fun facts regarding the ingredients that make up this enormous display!

Ingredients!

Ingredients!

And those 14 Hidden Olafs? Just look among the characters to locate a few.

Olaf... and teeny tiny Olaf

Olaf… and teeny tiny Olaf

See the sliver of silver on the bottom left? That’s one!

Directly next to the display is a counter topped with gingerbread selling all manner of cookies, chocolates, and gelato (Yep — you read that last one correctly!). Let’s take a look!

Gingerbread Display Treat Counter

Gingerbread Display Treat Counter

As you might anticipate, there is a Frozen-centric theme to the vast majority of this year’s treats, from Oreo Pops and and White Chocolate Silhouettes featuring everyone’s favorite Ice Harvester, Kristoff, to snowflake cookies decorated with Anna and Elsa.

Kristoff Oreo Pops

Kristoff Oreo Pops

Kristoff White Chocolate Silhouettes

Kristoff White Chocolate Silhouettes

Snowflake Cookies

Snowflake Cookies

Anna and Elsa Snowflake Cookies

Anna and Elsa Snowflake Cookies

The classic gingerbread shingles have some added “character” this year, in the forms of Elsa and Olaf.

Elsa and Olaf Gingerbread Shingles

Elsa and Olaf Gingerbread Shingles

“Do You Wanna Build a Snowman” made of marshmallows and candy that you can assemble on a stick? Of course you do! And they’ve got the kits to make sure it can happen.

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

Frozen S’mores in a jar. Sure, why not?

Frozen S'mores

Frozen S’mores

Frozen S'more

Frozen S’more

The Elsa Snow Globe Cookie is sure to be a hit with lots of little Princesses this year.

Elsa Snow Globe Cookie

Elsa Snow Globe Cookie

And the whole gang is featured on pieces of dark chocolate.

Small Frozen Chocolate Bar

Small Frozen Chocolate Bar

The entire display is commemorated on a large chocolate bar.

Large Frozen Chocolate Bar

Large Frozen Chocolate Bar

Even Sven gets in on the fun with some Reindeer Bark!

Reindeer Bark and Gingerbread Boy

Reindeer Bark and Gingerbread Boy

You’ll notice in the picture above that the Gingerbread Boy has made his way back, as well. He’s not the only classic treat to return this year. Linzer Cookies appear alongside Chocolate Peppermint Cookies.

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies and Linzer Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies and Linzer Cookies

Tea Cookies are available as a no-sugar-added option.

Tea Cookies

Tea Cookies

And Babycakes NYC provides this year’s Gluten-Free Gingerbread Boy.

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Boy

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Boy

Our friend, the Five-Legged Goat Krispy Treat, is back again this year, too!

Five-legged Goat Krispy Treats

Five-legged Goat Krispy Treats

Mickey Butter Cookies and Brownie Pops round out the list.

Brownie Pops and Mickey Butter Cookies

Brownie Pops and Mickey Butter Cookies

Oh, wait… there is one more treat! But you won’t find it on the treat counter. Instead, you’ll see this sign for Blue Raspberry Cake Gelato.

Blue Raspberry Cake Gelato sign

Blue Raspberry Cake Gelato sign

And it makes perfect sense. What’s a Frozen display without a frozen snack, after all? Queen Elsa wouldn’t have it any other way!

Blue Raspberry Cake Gelato

Blue Raspberry Cake Gelato

Blue Raspberry Cake Gelato

Blue Raspberry Cake Gelato

The Blue Raspberry Cake Gelato is cake batter-flavored gelato topped with blue raspberry frosting. Because the frosting is frozen along with the gelato, it makes for a unique consistency of the frosting, almost like ice cream just on the verge of melting.

Layers of Blue Raspberry Cake Gelato

Layers of Blue Raspberry Cake Gelato

Layers of Blue Raspberry Cake Gelato

Layers of Blue Raspberry Cake Gelato

The flavor is exactly that of a blue raspberry Icee beverage, though it’s somewhat mellowed by the vanilla frosting base. The very vivid blue you see is from the area along the side where the frosting thinned out and froze completely, providing extra bursts of the blue raspberry flavor along with an icy crunch and finish.

Blue Raspberry is, of course, a very intense flavor, so you’ve absolutely got to be a fan of it to enjoy this treat.  That said, I liked how it paired with the cake batter gelato, which has more of a rich buttercream flavor than vanilla; and the gelato’s texture is wonderfully dense and rich. Overall, it’s a fun “Frozen” (and, well… frozen) addition to the traditional treats!

So, that’s one down of several beautiful gingerbread displays to come around Disney World Resorts. The Grand Floridian’s Gingerbread House is under construction as we speak in preparation for its November 21st opening, and we can’t wait for all the deliciousness to come!

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What do you think of the Contemporary’s new Gingerbread Display? Please let us know with a comment!

Comments

  1. says

    Oh good! I was WONDERING where I could see Frozen represented in WDW! ;) Whew!

    Frozen take-over aside, the saving grace of this is that it’s Mary Blair/’small world’ inspired, which is always in style. That alone makes me want to see it in person.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Joni says

    Man I sure wish they sold cookies/Chocolate that looked just like the Frozen Friends on the display they are beautiful. My granddaughter would LOVE those. And they would make great gifts for all the little ones on your list.

  3. Essie says

    Well at least it fits in well with Winter and the holidays. I was surprised how its popularity raged all thru the hot summer months this past year.

  4. Monica says

    WOW!!! Just took my 6 year old daughter and we each had one of the gelato cups. WOW – they are soooo good!! Coming back with my husband this weekend for more.

  5. Rick says

    I’ve been trying so hard to not let the Frozen-takeover get to me since we’re heading to the ‘World this December, but good golly, miss Molly, when will enough Frozen be enough, Disney?!?

  6. Margo Clark says

    So bummed I will not be down this year. I love the frozen gingerbread house. And my kids will miss trying all the delicious treats. Christmas time is our favorite time at the resorts.

  7. Mark says

    My wife and I really enjoy the gingerbread tour each holiday season. Not everything fun at Disney costs money. Sometimes I am the nay sayer on these posts, but I have to admit I do find the frozen frenzy a lot of fun. You only have to look at the faces of all the little girls to understand. :)

  8. Mel says

    That was fast. I was there on Sunday and there was nothing there then I saw it on Wednesday and it was barely 1/2 done! It was amazing to watch them put it together, looks great!

  9. Keith says

    I think the Frozen movie really lends itself nicely to Christmas-themed decoration, holiday effects etc…. and I really love the colors. Disney is shrewdly capitalizing on a successful movie, all the while giving the kids some clever experiences with their new favorite movie.

  10. Keith says

    One thing is for certain…if people were not showing their support for Frozen by spending money on these events, merchandise, etc., then Disney would not make it so ubiquitous. If it is making money, then Disney will sell it…as any successful business will. #capitalism

  11. Rach says

    Besides the silver Olafs, there is one Hidden Mickey in the wall stonework. I visited Friday while the chefs were there, & the lady who did most of the actual work on it let me know about it & how they made the Olafs. (Silver powder mixed with alcohol, that they dipped an Olaf pin in & used as a stamp.)

    The gingerbread itself is ok. I got one of the snowflake ornaments & the icing cracked on the trip home. It’s very ginger-y & not as sweet as some I’ve had. It is definitely ginger *bread* & not gingerbread cookies.

  12. Sandy says

    Just got back from WDW 2 weeks ago. We did the hotels/monorail tour and my favorite thing was the mural in the Contemporary. Gorgeous gingerbread work aside, I’m glad it was not covered with Frozen when we were there so we could marvel at it The treats do look great though.

  13. Jennifer says

    Anyone have the recipe for the Contemporary’s version of the gingerbread? I tried the Grand Floridian’s as well, but the Contemporary’s was much better!!

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