Every once in a while, we spot something in Disney World that catches our eye for being, well, a little random.
We were checking out the latest at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and we found something pretty interesting. Is that a chocolate sculpture of a leopard we spy? Yes, yes it is! And yeah, you heard us correctly.
Grand Floridian has a LOT of really cool details. Taking a stroll through this resort means finding all sorts of unique theming details and art pieces. Today, we came across a pretty interesting sculpture that’s been tucked in the lobby for a while now and we just HAD to give it a little spotlight.
This piece is called An African Leopard Resting in the Savanna and we originally saw it in EPCOT during the 2018 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. This sculpture was made entirely of CHOCOLATE by the Grand Floridian Resort pastry chefs.
It originally debuted as a part of The Chocolate Experience: From Bean to the Bar Hosted by Ghirardelli during the 2018 festival. The exhibit featured several AMAZING chocolate sculptures by pastry teams around Disney World.
At first glance, An African Leopard Resting in the Savanna certainly doesn’t match the theming of Grand Floridian, but it was the pastry team HERE that created it! It’s pretty cool that it now has a permanent home in the lobby.
Plus, it might fit into the lobby a bit more than you think. A Grand Floridian Cast Member once told us that the resort is themed after luxury hotels where well-off guests would bring relics of their travels to display in the halls. Because of this, you might notice some mismatched furniture and stranger pieces displayed in this resort, almost as if guests brought them from their adventures!
So, if you think about it that way, it does KIND OF fit that this sculpture lives here. Maybe a guest brought a chocolate leopard from one of their trips! Did you know you can also find a squirrel cage in the lobby? Pretty cool!
If you want to take a gander at this EXTREMELY impressive chocolate sculpture, you can find it tucked behind the stairs in the Grand Floridian lobby. Having trouble finding it? Ask a Cast Member!
As always, we’ll be bringing you the news and reviews from Disney World this week. And who knows, maybe we’ll stumble across another very cool detail to bring ya!
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