But, there’s so much more than just cookies at this spot. There’s also cold brew coffee and giant slices of cake. You can even buy CUPS of FROSTING from Gideon’s! But, aside from their food, their Disney Springs location also has a mysterious backstory that we’ve been following for quite some time, and today we got a bit more of the story behind some of the portraits that are featured inside their store!
Stepping into Gideon’s Bakehouse in Disney Springs is a bit like stepping into a Tim Burton film. Things are a bit eerie, but in a way that makes you want to know more. Inside of Gideon’s, you’ll find some strange but adorable portraits on the walls of some characters whose names and stores we didn’t really know much about…until now!
We had heard that Gideon’s would be revealing more about these characters later, and recently we got some updates from the Art Director of Gideon’s Bakehouse and artist behind these amazing character creations — Mr. Eyes — via Instagram (@mreyes.art), so now we’re sharing more about these characters with you!
Doctor Kenneth Agny
In the bottom left-hand corner of our picture above, you’ll see a character whose name we now know is Doctor Kenneth Agny.
What type of doctor is he exactly? We’re not sure, but he’s not the only one from the medical profession who is featured on the wall.
Above Dr. Agny is Nurse Stillwater. Nurse Stillwater has reportedly been at Dr. Agny’s side for well over 100 years! That’s quite a long time to be working with the same person. They must have a lot of interesting stories they’ve acquired over the years.
Gideon’s Bakehouse shared via their instagram that you can meet Nurse Stillwater “and many other good spirits” at their Disney Springs location. So, it seems these spirits are in fact good. They are surrounded by delicious cookies, so we’re assuming some of the sweetness has made its way into their personalities.
Valentine Carmichael is another one of the characters you’ll meet as you walk around the store. According to Gideon’s, Carmichael “wasn’t all there even when he was all there.”
Stop by Gideon’s and you can “feel the lunacy in his wild-eyed leering.”
Gideon’s shares that Bertrand LaScie, pictured in the image below, was, according to many, “the most handsome, debonair, man in town.” But, many also said he may have been a monster!
Would you share a bite of your cookie with Bertrand at Gideon’s Bakehouse?
We hope to learn more about these characters and the many others at Gideon’s soon. We’ll keep an eye out for more information and update this post as we spot them!
Aside from the character portraits on the walls, you’ll also see the image of one Mr. Jonathan Lindwurm. Lindwurm was a “purveyor of rare books and antiquities” and sold such items in the space Gideon’s now occupies.
You can actually see Lindwurm’s name on the side of the building where it says “Lindwurm Bookseller Curious Books & Antiques.”
Inside the shop, there are bending shelves with all kinds of books stacked on them. Gideon’s Bakehouse shared via Instagram that many books were from Books on Bay in Savannah, GA. They also shared tons of details in a recent post about what artists they worked with and others who made the opening of their Disney Springs store possible, so you can check that out for even more info!
And, for those looking for even more mystery, there’s a gargoyle perched on top of Gideon’s Bakehouse, which you can see as you approach the store. We only wish our gargoyle friend would come down closer so we could share some cookies with him!
We have a feeling we’ll be discovering new and exciting things about Gideon’s backstory for a while, so stick around for all the latest updates. And if you’re curious to know what we think of the Gideon’s cookies we’ve tried, check out our full review here!
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