Ex-Imagineer Joe Rohde Transforms Into Gideon’s Newest Character

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Joe Rohde may have claimed retirement from Disney and his Imagineer work, but he was spotted at Walt Disney World Resort’s Disney Springs shopping district this week and attracting a lot of attention. Gideon’s Bakehouse‘s January offering included a frighteningly eerie resemblance to our favorite Imagineer, along with an adventurous new taste.

Joe Rohde as Dr. Tobias Brimstone at Gideon’s Bakehouse

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Credit: Denise at Mousesteps

Gideon’s Bakehouse prides itself on theming, featuring new unique cookies each month, along with a character such as Krampus, Bonnie Brae, or Stuart Valencia. 2022 January goodies are in, and Disney Fans and Disney Springs visitors can queue up for a Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Cookie (still 1/2 a pound!) among other flavors like peanut butter crunch, cookies and cream, and original chocolate chip. This treat is a vanilla bean cookie that’s been stuffed with bananas, candied walnuts, and chopped banana chips Top it all off with a crust of chocolate chips, and you’re ready to chow down!

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Credit: Gideon’s Bakehouse

The main attraction this week is not actually the cookies, but the merchandise and menu card associated with them. Plastered on the front in a beautiful pencil drawing is Gideon’s new character, Dr. Tobias Brimstone, who, in a slightly vampiric style, looks exactly like Joe Rohde, including his famous earring. It’s also fun to note that Dr. Brimstone is an adventurer, one that you might find in the ranks of the Disney SEA Society, and with Rohde’s classic sense of adventure and immersion, it was a perfect style choice.

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When you visit, be sure to pick up this month’s character card and January listing, describing Dr. Tobias Brimstone and his newest findings. You’ll read that,

Our intrepid explorer has returned from hose journeys with a shipment of exotic yellow fruit from the jungles of South America: The banana. We have baked and brewed its delicious tropical flavor into this month’s special items – the chocolate chip banana bread cookie and the banana bread cold brew. Be sure to try them before they vanish!  

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Credit: @disneyforfoodies on TikTok

The Disney foodie experts on TikTok made sure to visit Gideon’s early this month, sampling the Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Cookie and matching Banana Bread cold brew coffee. You can see the enormous size of these cookies, and we’ve just got to have one!


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Disney blogger and podcast host, Denise, admired her newest Gideon’s Bakehouse character card at Disney Springs. Her tweet, along with a beautiful photo of the paper merchandise reads,

My Joe Rohde Gideon’s Bakehouse card. 🙂 The banana bread chocolate chip cookie is nice, too. 

A self-described Senior Industrial Engineer, Zac couldn’t wait to get his hands on a Dr. Tobias Brimstone t-shirt from Gideon’s Bakehouse. The “carefully crafted and dreadfully delicious” bakehouse favorites this month have all the Rohde theming you could want, too. Buy your own “Joe Rohde” shirt for $32.00 before the limited stock runs out.

Will you be queuing up for a Gideon’s Bakehouse cookie or Joe Rohde as Dr. Tobias Brimstone shirt? Leave us a comment below!

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