VIDEO: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa celebrates 19th anniversary of its famous life-size Gingerbread House

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Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa erects its famous and beloved Gingerbread House in the main lobby of the resort each November to celebrate the holiday season.

Every year for the last 19 years, the Executive Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek and the Grand Floridian pastry team spend over 400 hours baking gingerbread to make this edible life-sized house. The project takes over 160 hours to construct and decorate.

Set up inside of the special holiday house is The Bake Shop. Here, guests can find gingerbread ornaments, cookies, and gingerbread house kits, all made using a classic gingerbread recipe from Austria.


Upon further inspection of the house you can take in all of the small details that really make this display a work of art. Some of these intricacies include Christmas themed ornaments of Santa, reindeer, snowmen, nutcrackers, and little buildings that light up.

Over the tops of a few of the house’s windows are special Disney characters posed in holiday scenes. Characters included are from “One Hundred and One Dalmatians,” “Winnie The Pooh,” and a scene of Mickey and Minnie Mouse in Santa’s sleigh.

The Gingerbread House is now on display in the main lobby of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Guests not staying at the resort can park in Disney Springs and take a bus to the resort to get a view of the holiday spectacle.