2014 Grand Floridian Gingerbread House and Beach Club Gingerbread Treats

There’s more gingerbread in store for you at Walt Disney World now that the season is in full swing! Let’s take a look at a couple of the most anticipated displays of the holidays…

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Gingerbread House

The Grand Floridian Gingerbread House is open for the season!

Grand Floridian Gingerbread House 2014

Grand Floridian Gingerbread House 2014

Grand Floridian Gingerbread House 2014

Grand Floridian Gingerbread House 2014

Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Gingerbread House began celebrating its 16th year.

Grand Floridian Gingerbread House operating hours

Grand Floridian Gingerbread House operating hours

It’s always fun to see the massive ingredients list!

Gingerbread House ingredients

Gingerbread House ingredients

Open daily for the remainder of the year from 10 am to 10 pm (though it will likely close early on New Years Eve), the unique thing about the Grand Floridian’s gingerbread display is that it is a fully functioning snack stop, with Cast Members serving up gingerbread and other sweet treats through this cheerful window.

Treat window

Treat window

The traditional Gingerbread Shingles return, along with some other familiar seasonal treats like Peppermint Bark and boxes of Stollen Bread (with a printed history of the traditional German treat attached).

GF gingerbread shingle

GF gingerbread shingle

Stollen Bread and Peppermint Bark

Stollen Bread and Peppermint Bark

Mickey Pop

Mickey Pop

The beautifully detailed Gingerbread Ornaments are probably my favorite things to look at.

Large Gingerbread Ornament

Large Gingerbread Ornament

Mickey Gingerbread Ornament

Mickey Gingerbread Ornament

Red Velvet Cupcakes are available alongside White Chocolate Snowmen.

White Chocolate Snowman and Red Velvet Cupcake

White Chocolate Snowman and Red Velvet Cupcake

Gluten-free choices include Gingerbread Men, but also Ginger Chocolate-Chip Bread, Cinnamon Toastie Bread, and Brownie Bites.

Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

And if you had any doubt whether the cast of “Frozen” could be found at the Grand Floridian Gingerbread House, too, then doubt no more! You can find Anna and Olaf Chocolate-covered Cookie Pops, Olaf Dark Chocolate Snow Globe Ornaments, Elsa White Chocolate Pops, and large Elsa Gingerbread Ornaments.

Anna and Olaf Cookie Sandwich Pops

Anna and Olaf Cookie Sandwich Pops

Olaf Dark Chocolate Snow Globe Ornament

Olaf Dark Chocolate Snow Globe Ornament

Elsa White Chocolate Pops

Elsa White Chocolate Pops

Large Elsa Gingerbread Ornament

Large Elsa Gingerbread Ornament

The sisters even got a spot on the House this year…

Gingerbread House window

Gingerbread House window

You can see the full list of available treats here, along with prices. Just click the image below to enlarge.

Grand Floridian Gingerbread House Treat Menu

Grand Floridian Gingerbread House Treat Menu — click to enlarge

Disney’s Beach Club Resort Gingerbread Carousel

Meanwhile, over at the Beach Club, they were putting the very final touches on the Gingerbread Carousel during my visit. I guess you could say it was a Carousel in Progress. (Bah-DUM-pah! Thanks, folks… I’ll be here all week!)

Creating the Gingerbread Carousel

Creating the Gingerbread Carousel

Though the chefs were busy at work decorating the display, the main cast of characters was well in place: Fleet, Splendor, Mistletoe, and Snowball!

Fleet

Fleet

Splendor

Splendor

Mistletoe

Mistletoe

Snowball

Snowball

And it was pretty fun seeing some behind-the-scenes magic taking place.

Final touches on the Carousel

Final touches on the Carousel

Here’s something good to know about the Beach Club: most of the annual gingerbread displays have the snacks right there at the display, similar to the Grand Floridian above, or the Contemporary Resort’s display. There are gingerbread snacks at the Beach Club, but they are found in the Beach Club Marketplace, the resort’s Quick Service location (which is also the gift shop).

Beach Club Marketplace

Beach Club Marketplace

It’s there you’ll find Gingerbread Shingles, this time decorated with the Yacht & Beach Club logo, or Disney Vacation Club logo (for the Beach Club Villas).

Yacht & Beach Club Gingerbread Shingle

Yacht & Beach Club Gingerbread Shingle

Stollen Bread can be found here as well.

Stollen Bread

Stollen Bread

Here are some examples of the cute gingerbread houses that you can purchase at a few of the resort displays.

Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House

Gingerbread Houses

Gingerbread Houses

Mickey Butter Cookies and Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies are here, too.

Mickey Butter Cookie and Gingerbread Snowflake Cookie

Mickey Butter Cookie and Gingerbread Snowflake Cookie

Unique to the Beach Club are some of the characters you’ll find on their Chocolate-covered Cookie Sandwich Pops, like Ariel, reflecting the resort’s nautical theme.

Ariel Chocolate-covered Cookie Sandwich Pops

Ariel Chocolate-covered Cookie Sandwich Pops

And here’s a guy you don’t see nearly enough of ‘round the holidays… Captain Hook!

Captain Hook Chocolate-covered Cookie Sandwich Pops

Captain Hook Chocolate-covered Cookie Sandwich Pops

Tinkerbell and Olaf (What? No way! ;) ) round out the batches.

Tinkerbell Chocolate-covered Cookie Sandwich Pops

Tinkerbell Chocolate-covered Cookie Sandwich Pops

Olaf Chocolate-covered Cookie Sandwich Pops

Olaf Chocolate-covered Cookie Sandwich Pops

I grabbed an Ariel Cookie Sandwich Pop to give it a go. Pretty cute, right?

Ariel Chocolate-covered Cookie Sandwich Pop

Ariel Chocolate-covered Cookie Sandwich Pop

Ariel Chocolate-covered Cookie Sandwich Pop

Ariel Chocolate-covered Cookie Sandwich Pop

And it’s pretty much exactly what the name tells you: a chocolate and cream sandwich cookie covered with a thick layer of white chocolate. And I do mean thick — a little white chocolate goes a loooong way. It was so rich that I found this little treat to be a lot more filling than I expected.

Ariel Chocolate-covered Cookie Sandwich Pop inside

Ariel Chocolate-covered Cookie Sandwich Pop inside

Be prepared to ring in the holiday sugar rush with one of these!

And so it’s gingerbread all over the place here at Disney World… but let’s not forget to polish off what’s left of all that turkey in the meantime ;) . Here’s hoping you had a very happy Thanksgiving, and a terrific start to the holiday season!

Which Gingerbread treat would you like to pick up at the resort displays this year? Please let us know with a comment!

Comments

  1. Janet Sala says

    We really enjoy visiting the Grand Floridian Lobby and the Gingerbread House every
    holiday season! We always make sure we stop by for a few of the Gingerbread Shingles and especially the Stolen! The baked items are all made with real food ingredients. They are the sort of quality that is impossible to find without making these treats yourself!

  2. Trevor says

    My wife and I are planning our disney trip for next year and were wondering approximately when all the gingerbread houses are fully displayed by?

  3. Sidney Lin says

    Trevor, I think the house goes up right after Thanksgiving. Worth a visit, for sure! You can call the hotel & get the exact dates.
    Does anybody remember when they used to sell a box of yummy vanilla fudge at the Gingerbread house? They didn’t call it fudge, it was called something else…. We used to multiple boxes, lol. So sad to see it’s gone. I would love the recipe if anyone has it.

  4. Dana says

    Helen, I second your question. I called the theme park merchandise department and they said that the items are made through an outside company and can only be purchased at the GF. The items cannot be mailed per the rep. (I guess if it’s not made by Disney they can’t ship to it you?)

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