Disney Culinary Team Brings Sugar and Spice to the Holidays During the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration with Stunning Gingerbread Displays
It’s National Gingerbread House Day! With the amazing Gingerbread house and carousel at the Disney resorts, the talented pastry team at Disney has added some 50th anniversary swag to the displays. Take a look!
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa gingerbread house (open now – Jan. 1)
The gingerbread house at the Grand Floridian resort has some extra sugar and spice added this year. From the gingerbread shingles and custom hand-painted character windows to elaborate EARidescent landscapes and handcrafted sugar flowers, the team put thought and care into the tiniest, holly jolly details.
“We know the gingerbread displays mean so much to our guests,” Pastry Chef Assistant John Dettman said. “This year, our team wanted our guests to be immersed in the 50th Anniversary celebration. We incorporated EARidescent hues into our hand painted character windows and Pastry Chef Assistant Fabiola Vidal Vazquez even applied cocoa butter EARidescent airbrush to our landscape plants and flowers.”
Disney’s Beach Club Resort gingerbread carousel (open now – Jan. 2)
The gingerbread carousel is up and spinning for guests at Disney’s Beach CLub resort. The theme changes each year and this year, the pasty team took inspiration from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” and cast members created five detailed horses depicting some of their favorite animated characters.
“The gingerbread display is a team effort,” Jesse Rodriguez, a Pastry Chef Assistant, said. “We all pitch ideas and add our own elements and talents to create something special for our guests. We have so much fun and see first-hand how much the guests enjoy what we we’ve created.”
Handmade EARidescent snowflakes that line the carousel topper and shimmering mini ornaments were added in honor of the 50th anniversary celebration.
The American Adventure gingerbread display at EPCOT (open now – Dec. 30)
The American Adventure at EPCOT features not one, but three gingerbread constructions: the Lincoln Memorial, The American Adventure, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Look for a Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration plaque as part of these displays.
“Our gingerbread displays are very detailed, and we are as accurate as we can be to the original structures they are based on,” Pastry Chef Assistant Agueda Vasquez said. “It’s just so great to see the guests’ faces when they walk into the room and admire the amount of time and detail we put into these tiny structures.”
If you are visiting the parks this holiday season, be sure to visit these wonderful gingerbread displays. You don’t want to miss them!
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