Halloween Time kicks off at Disneyland on Friday, September 15, and Disney has released a first look at one of the most popular Halloween Time traditions: the Haunted Mansion Holiday gingerbread house.
The tradition, now in its 17th season, involves a fanciful gingerbread creation. This year, the house features Oogie Boogie, who shines after a 13-year absence in the ballroom.
According to Tim Wollweber, associate art director for Disney Parks, the house has a huge gingerbread bug problem. “But it’s not a problem that a gingerbread Oogie Boogie can’t fix. He pried open the roof of the gingerbread mansion and has his fork at the ready, happy to fix the infestation in the only way he would – by eating them,” said Wollweber.
The house is six feet tall to the roof point, but Oogie Boogie is even bigger at seven feet tall. More than 70 bugs “scurry” across the table and ballroom.
Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Marc Viallet and Lead Pastry Chef Edgar Urtola, the creative team at Disneyland Resort Central Bakery, revealed their shopping list for the house:
- 200 pounds gingerbread
- 200 pounds powdered sugar
- 4 gallons egg whites
- 1 gallon lemon juice
- 30 pounds white chocolate
- 50 pounds gum paste
- 8 ounces (each) food coloring (blue, purple, orange, yellow, red)
- 16 ounces green food coloring
- 50 pounds fondant
- 1/3 pound glitter
- 200 hours Disney Culinary Magic
Haunted Mansion Holiday continues through January 2018.
For more information, visit the Disneyland website.