When you live in Orlando you are spoiled since you can visit Walt Disney World any time you want. (Don’t hate me…Lol!) During the Holidays, Disney is even more magical! Even all Disney Resorts have incredible Christmas decorations! So in addition to everything that goes on at the parks, the resorts do an amazing job with over the top Christmas displays, decorations and experiences.
One of those amazing displays is a life-size Gingerbread House at the Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort lobby. Yes, it is giant, people go inside it and it’s made out of real gingerbread cookies! Which means I wanted to take a bite out of it, because it smells soooo good!
It’s actually a wood frame covered in cookies glued with icing. Just like aregular gingerbread house. The only difference is that it took over 400 hours to bake over 10,000 gingerbread pieces. Then another 160 hours to assemble and decorate it. One side of the house is an actual cookie shop where you can purchase the most delicious chocolate-covered gingerbread cookies you’ve ever had.
I loved all the details on the house, the windows, the white picket fence, the garden, the gingerbread village, all characters and lights. It looked so Hansel and Gretel.
Even the toy soldiers are edible. They are solid white chocolate painted with colored cocoa butter.
I also have the recipe! Well, it’s not my recipe, but I have it!
My daughter looked so absolutely cute and adorable with her H&M Christmas tree dress.
My son was also a good sport, even though he’s not one to wear costumes, he was ok with his Jingle Bells Batman Smells Christmas sweater.
There was a band playing Christmas music, a piano player, carolers, hot cocoa, cookies, and cute shops, all in a beautiful Victorian setting.
I really hope you add seeing this Giant Gingerbread House to your Holiday travel bucket list. What a nice way to make Christmas memories!
My mom, sister, niece and kids had a blast. We discovered a new family tradition!
What kind of Christmas adventures are on your bucket list? Send me your comments. Also let me know if you do visit. And don’t forget to live the cake life!