Amazing Gingerbread Displays Are Out at Disney Parks, Disney Cruise Line, and Aulani


Disney has once again put up amazing gingerbread displays throughout their parks, cruise line and Aulani resort. These are always so impressive. I can’t imagine the hours and patience in took to do these amazing displays. The pastry chefs at Disney are amazing!

Plus, there is some exclusive merchandise for each of the displays. (Disney is really good at cashing in right?) The special merchandise includes “limited edition pins, ornaments, mugs, headbands and more themed to each of the displays, which can be found at the merchandise shops in each resort’s lobby while supplies last.

Here is a look at the gingerbread displays and information on them from the Disney Parks Blog:

Holidays at Aulani – A Disney Resort & Spa

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

This year, Aulani has a “Frozen 2” gingerbread display featuring a giant white chocolate tree adorned with sugar snowflake ornaments and a Hawaiian Olaf tree topper. Along with the main tree, there will also be two macaron tower trees decorated with over 400 glittered macarons. The entire display will be decorated with more than a dozen snow babies getting into a snowball fight with Santa Stitch among a forest of sugar ice trees.

You will also find a few holiday treats for sale as well:

  • Candy Cane Macarons
  • Holiday Mickey Crispy Treats
  • Holiday Caramel Apples
  • Gingerbread-Spiced Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
  • Seasonal Mickey Cupcakes
  • Giant S’mores Pops
  • DIY Fresh Gingerbread House Kits
  • Mickey Monte Blanc
  • Gingerbread Yule Log
  • Peppermint Brownies
Disney Cruise Line Holiday Gingerbread Display

Disney Cruise Line Gingerbread Displays

The Disney Cruise Line onboard pastry teams build gingerbread displays in the atriums of each ship. What makes it extra fun is that “these displays are part of annual holiday gingerbread competition between each of the ships’ pastry teams. This year, each of the four distinctly different displays features over 600 pounds of gingerbread dough, over 5,000 gingerbread bricks, and over 200 pounds of sugar! These displays take weeks to construct and move onto the ships, and each brick is individually aligned and placed with icing. You’ll find them throughout the holiday seasons on the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney Magic, and Disney Wonder ships! ”


Haunted Mansion Holiday Gingerbread Display at Disneyland Park

Disneyland Park – Haunted Mansion Holiday Gingerbread House

“This year not only marks the 50th anniversary of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland park, but it also marks the 19th time that Jack Skellington has visited the 999 Happy Haunts who dwell there, transforming it into a Haunted Mansion Holiday. And each year, the Walt Disney Imagineering and Disneyland pastry teams team up to create a wonderfully spooky gingerbread display in the Grand Hall of The Haunted Mansion. This year’s display celebrates the 50th anniversary of the beloved attraction, standing almost ten feet tall and featuring 15 different gingerbread cookies depicting the various residents of the mansion. You’ll find this display through the end of the holiday season in Disneyland park by visiting the Haunted Mansion Holiday, a merrily macabre makeover inspired by Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

Holiday display at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Disneyland Resort – Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Gingerbread Display

“Built by a team of talented Disney artists, engineers, and bakers, this gingerbread house, a replica of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, stands over seven feet tall and is decorated with over 600 pounds of gingerbread! If you look closely, you’ll even find a few hidden Mickeys sprinkled throughout the display. This gingerbread house is in the lobby of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa through the end of the holiday season at Disneyland Resort.”

Something that is different and fun is that you can participate in A Grand Gingerbread House Experience, which is a hands-on workshop for the whole family! Meet the Disney pastry chefs who crafted the iconic gingerbread house and create one for your party or family. This even takes place from 3:00-4:30pm on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 11, 15, 18, 21, and 22. For more information and to make reservations, visit the Disneyland Resort website or call (714) 781-DINE or (714) 781-3463.

You can also enjoy an array of sweets and treats at the Holiday Cart located nearby the display. Offerings include:

  • Holiday Cookies – Mickey Poinsettia Cookie, Mickey Santa Cookie, Mickey Reindeer Cookie, Hanukkah Cookie
  • Christmas Cookie Box
  • Gingerbread Man
  • Apple Caramel Pound Cake
  • White Chocolate Brownie Pop
  • Peppermint Bark
  • Truffle Box
  • Gingerbread Crispy Treat
  • Hot Apple Cider
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Cookie Shots (with choice of milk, chocolate milk, rum, Irish cream liqueur, cinnamon cream liqueur, peppermint schnapps, peppermint syrup, caramel syrup, pumpkin syrup, or orange-flavored liqueur)
Holiday Gingerbread Display at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Walt Disney World Resort – Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Gingerbread Display

This year there is a new display in the Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. “This gingerbread cabin is inspired by the turn-of-the-century National Park lodges and even features a familiar bear named Humphrey hanging out right in front of the display. Set inside the lobby, the cabin is nestled beside a murmuring creek among the resort’s towering totem poles right next to a stone hearth fireplace and the majestic seven-story Christmas tree. If you look closely, you might just find a few hidden Mickeys! ”

Holiday Treats for Sale:

  • Gingerbread Man Kits
  • Gingerbread Pine Tree
  • Chocolate Pine Cones
  • Reindeer Food
  • Gluten-Friendly Gingerbread Man
  • Spiced Moose Cookie
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Apple Cider
Gingerbread Display at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Walt Disney World Resort – Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa Gingerbread Display

Another new display this year comes to Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. Here you’ll find a holiday village themed to the Saratoga Springs, New York complete with a carousel in the park. You’ll also be able to purchase sugar cookies and gingerbread man cookies!

Gingerbread Display at Amorette’s Patisserie at Disney Springs

Walt Disney World Resort – Disney Springs Gingerbread Display

“Located in the popular Amorette’s Patisserie in Disney Springs, this storefront display depicts a miniature version of the pastry shop and a miniature kitchen. This adorable gingerbread house will be on display starting Nov. 25, 2018, and will be up through the end of December.” And when you stop by the shop to see it for yourself, you can indulge in one of the many holiday offerings available:”

There are also some holiday treats available:

  • Holiday Petit Cake – Morello Cherry, Chantilly, Chocolate Chiffon Cake, and Dark Chocolate Mousse
  • Yule Log Dessert – Red Velvet Cake with Spice Cream Cheese Icing
  • Ornament Macaron – With Milk Chocolate Peppermint Ganache
  • Ornament Pastry – Bourbon Hot Chocolate Mousse, Marshmallow, and Chocolate Chiffon Cake


Gingerbread Display at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort

Walt Disney World Resort – Disney’s BoardWalk Resort Gingerbread Display

“Representing the fun restaurants and shops located along Disney’s Boardwalk, this gingerbread display is in the lobby of Disney’s BoardWalk Resort. The display will be up through the end of December. In this display, the BoardWalk Bakery takes center stage with Chef Mickey”

Here are the “festive sweets” available:

  • Decorated Mickey and Minnie Sugar Cookies
  • Jumbo Coconut Macaron
  • White and Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark
  • Zimsterne Sugar Stars
  • Spitz Kuchen
  • Mini Contessa Cookies
  • Spitz Lerkerli
  • Stollen
  • Drinking Chocolate
  • Gingerbread Martini
Gingerbread Display at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Walt Disney World Resort – Disney’s Contemporary Resort Gingerbread Castle

“For the 10th Anniversary of Disney’s Contemporary Resort Gingerbread Display, Cinderella and Prince Charming greet guests as they come to visit the fanciful gingerbread castle set on an “it’s a small world” backdrop. This 18-foot tall display is located on the 4th floor concourse of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The castle is crafted from thousands of gingerbread blocks, rolled fondant, and modeling chocolate and features a rolled fondant Fairy Godmother and a display box featuring Cinderella’s glass slipper. The display will be up through January 5, 2020. Be sure to come by and see it, and try to find the nine hidden Mickeys and ten images highlighting ‘it’s a small world’ and ‘Frozen 2’ to celebrate the 10th Anniversary! As a tribute to Mary Blair, you might even see the famous five-legged goat!”

Here are the holiday treats available at this location:

  • Tree-Shaped Sugar Cookie
  • No-Sugar-Added Cookie
  • Chocolate Peppermint Cookie
  • Chocolate Pecan Cookie
  • Linzer Cookie
  • Gingerbread Boy
  • Gluten-Friendly Gingerbread Boy
  • Gingerbread Shingle
  • Frozen Hot Chocolate
  • Frozen Apple Cider
  • Alcohol Floaters available for Frozen Drinks
  • Plant-Based Gingerbread Loaf
  • 10th Anniversary Cookie Box of Assorted Guest Favorites
Holiday Display at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Walt Disney World Resort – Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Gingerbread House

“As always, the iconic Grand Floridian Gingerbread House fills the resort’s lobby with sugary-sweet scents! This life-size gingerbread house will be up throughout the holiday season. Featuring hidden Mickeys, gingerbread shingles, and more, this 14-foot tall display also houses a little sweet shop selling freshly baked house-made items such as:”

  • Gingerbread Shingles
  • Gingerbread Cookies
  • Stollen
  • Christmas Tree Brownie
  • S’mores Cookie
  • Chocolate-Peppermint Bark
  • Gingerbread Ornaments
  • Mini Gingerbread Houses
  • Assorted Gingerbread Cookie Bags
  • Lollipops
  • Grand Floridian Combo Box
  • Snowman Donut
  • Aurora’s Gifts (petit fours)
  • Grand Floridian Cake Pop
  • Gluten-free Plant-Based Gingerbread Boy
  • Gluten-Free Plant-Based Mint Cookie
  • No-Sugar-Added Cookies

There is also a Gingerbread House Decorating Demo, in front of the display, daily Dec. 1-25, 2019.

Holiday Gingerbread Display at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Walt Disney World Resort – Disney’s Beach Club Resort Gingerbread Carousel

“This life-sized spinning carousel is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year in the lobby of Disney’s Beach Club Resort. The display features Peter Pan-themed carousel horses decorated with hand-crafted chocolate, sugar, and fondant as well as hand-crafted gingerbread shingles and snowflakes.” There are also 20 hidden Mickeys!

Treats for sale at this location include:

  • Gingerbread Shingles
  • Gingerbread Mickey Cookie
  • Paint-Your-Own Sugar Cookie
  • Stollen Bread Loaves
  • Holiday Cookie Bags
  • Chocolate Peppermint Bark
  • Plant-Based Chocolate Mint Cookie
  • Plant-Based Gingerbread Cookie
  • Chocolate Lollipops
Holiday Gingerbread Display at The American Adventure at Epcot

Walt Disney World Resort – The American Adventure Gingerbread Display at Epcot

This is one of my favorite ones. Located inside the American Adventure at Epcot (veer to the left when you enter the rotunda area) it is a display that “features the United States Capitol Building as well as the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, and a seven-foot gingerbread Washington Monument topped with golden Mickey ears.”

There are six hidden Mickeys and it will be available to view on Nov. 29.

So there you have it. They really are incredibly impressive displays. I do like how there are some old favorites that reappear yearly as well as new designs that pop up to explore. If you have an extra day on your trip you should just pop around the parks and check out the gingerbread houses. They are something to see.

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Source: Disney Parks Blog

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