Guests Can Still See Gingerbread House at Grand Floridian

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Grand Floridian Gingerbread House

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Christmas is back at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and Cast Members still found a way to incorporate the iconic gingerbread house in the display.

One of our reporters was able to visit the Grand Floridian today to see the Christmas decorations on display.

Check them out:

Grand Floridian Christmas Decorations
Credit: ITM/ Rebekah B.
Grand Floridian Christmas Decorations
Credit: ITM/ Rebekah B.
Grand Floridian Christmas Decorations
Credit: ITM/ Rebekah B.
Grand Floridian Christmas Merchandise
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There are noticeably fewer decorations this year compared to in years past when the decor was based around the iconic and massive gingerbread house that featured its own cookie stand inside. Due to health and safety protocol in place currently, the traditional large gingerbread houses are not on display at any of the Disney Resort hotels this year which includes not just the Grand Floridian but also Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, and Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club. But the Christmas trees and displays are still elegant in their simplicity with plenty of holiday merchandise still available.

And even though Disney’s Victorian-style monorail resort had to break its decades-long tradition, Guests can still see a smaller version in the hotel. Cast Members have placed a resin model of the gingerbread house inside the Grand Floridian Cafe. It is positioned in such a way that it is visible to those outside of the restaurant. At this time, we do not know how many hidden mickeys–if any–have been placed on this model.

Grand Floridan gingerbread model
Credit: ITM/ Rebekah B.

This find follows a recent story from Disneyland’s Downtown Disney District where we saw Mickey and Minnie’s gingerbread home inside the World of Disney store.

Learn More: You Can Still See a Gingerbread House at Disneyland Resort This Year!

This sighting at Grand Floridian is just another way that Cast Members have been able to provide some semblance of its normal traditions and celebrations during this difficult time, and we at Inside the Magic will keep hoping that we will be able to get our fresh gingerbread shingle from the most festive pop-up stand ever during next year’s holiday season.

Take a look at the gingerbread house from previous years:

Grand Floridian Gingerbread House
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Related: Official Disney Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies from the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

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