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Disney Christmas and gingerbread go hand-in-hand. This is your complete Gingerbread Foodie Guide for Walt Disney World and Disneyland for the Christmas holiday season 2022.

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Foodie Guide to Disney Holiday Gingerbread Treats and Displays 2022

If you've ever been to Disneyland or Walt Disney World during the holidays, you know that the sights and smells of Disney gingerbread displays are the true showstopper. 

So Disney pastry teams have been hard at work bringing gingerbread holiday traditions to life for 2022. 
Here is everything you need to know about Disney Christmas gingerbread for this holiday season.

At Walt Disney World

As always there are multiple gingerbread displays to discover at Disney resort hotels. The biggest and most famous of all is the gingerbread house at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. This life size gingerbread creation features clouds of cinnamon smoke puffing out of its chimney. The gingerbread for this storybook gingerbread house is made from a classic Austrian recipe. The Grand Floridian gingerbread house decked out with white chocolate, candy canes, edible snowflakes, sugar poinsettias, and 25 hidden Mickeys! On the porches surrounding the house, you’ll find an 85-pound chocolate Santa, nutcrackers, toy soldiers, and snowmen that have all been hand-painted by the Grand Floridian Bakery team.

This year, for the 50th Anniversary celebration at Walt Disney World Resort, the gingerbread displays feature extra colors and accents inspired by the signature EARidescent look. And of course, in true Disney style, you can even get limited edition pins, mugs, holiday ornaments, and treats! 

Here's what you can buy at the Grand Floridian Gingerbread House:
  • Freshly baked, homemade Gingerbread Mickeys and Shingles, Stollen Bread, Brownie Christmas Tree, and Chocolate Peppermint Bark
  • House-made Gingerbread Ornaments and Gingerbread Houses
  • New items include Gingerbread Latte Whoopie Pie and Hot Cocoa Bombs
  • There are assorted Gingerbread Cookie Bags, Marshmallow Pops, and a Caramel Pecan Fudge Bar
  • There are also gluten-friendly, plant-based, and no-sugar-added treats
  • The Grand Floridian Combo Box features assorted fan favorite treats, including the Chocolate Mickey Ornament, which is exclusive to the Combo Box
Shop for Grand Floridian Gingerbread Bakery shirts and more merchandise.

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, a Life-sized Baby Gingerbread Giraffe and a Gingerbread Baby Zebra will appear (November 23). Starting December 6, you can even purchase a Gingeraffe Cookie to enjoy!
 
At Disney’s Beach Club Resort, a gingerbread holiday classic has returned. Since 1999, this resort has been home to the life-sized carousel (and it actually turns). This carousel and its horses are created with chocolate, sugar, and fondant along with hand-painted characters and hand-crafted gingerbread shingles and snowflakes decorating the display. What makes this year extra special is that all the horses will celebrate a different Disney princess. 
 
Don't worry, there are limited edition pins, mugs, holiday ornaments and treats including:
  • Signature Stollen Bread
  • Candied Pecans (Plant-based)
  • Trio of Fudge
  • Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Snowman
  • Crispy Rice Treat
  • Chocolate Mickey Cookie (New) 
  • Peppermint Bark
  • Gingerbread Shingle
  • Chocolate Gingerbread Cookie (Gluten-Friendly)
  • Gingerbread Cookie (Gluten-Friendly)
Nearby at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn their classic gingerbread creation returns on November 17. It's a miniature, edible version of the BoardWalk Deli. Treats you can buy here include:
  • Mickey and Minnie Sugar Cookies
  • BoardWalk Mickey Sugar Cookie (New) 
  • Giant Gingerbread Mickey Cookie (New) 
  • Gluten-Friendly & Plant-based Gingerbread Mickey Cookie
  • Artisan Peppermint Marshmallows (New) 
  • Carnival Bark (New) 
  • Gingerbread Frost Cocktail
At Disney’s Contemporary Resort the bakery team is back for its 11th year creating their holiday gingerbread display. It arrives on November 11 at 11:00 a.m. The 50th Anniversary Themed Castle Display is a Mary Blair-inspired castle designed by Walt Disney Imagineers and will feature a brand-new 50thanniversary overlay… and 11 hidden 5-legged goats! 

Don’t forget to check for the limited-edition pins, mugs, and holiday ornaments to remember the season. Treats at the Contemporary include:
  • 50th Anniversary Gingerbread Castle Brick (New)
  • Family Tradition Cookie Box featuring a Coconut Macaron from Chef Jeff’s family, a Sugar Cookie from Chef Kelly’s family, a Butterball from Chef Amber’s family, and a Kitchen Sink Cookie representing all the Cast in the Bakery coming together to bring this display back! (New) 
  • Chocolate Peppermint Cookie
  • Linzer Cookie
  • Gluten-friendly 5-Legged Goat Sugar Cookie (New)
  • Dark Chocolate Peppermint Holiday Bar (New)
  • Hot Cocoa Bombs (New) 
  • Frozen drinks with optional alcohol floaters: 
    • Frozen Coquito with a rum floater
    • Frozen Hot Chocolate with peppermint schnapps
    • Frozen Apple Cider with a fireball floater
And there's more:
·       At several spots across all resorts there's a new Gingerbread Martini with Absolut Elyx Vodka, Rumchata Cream Liqueur, and gingerbread spice featuring a rim of gingerbread, freshly baked in the Resort Bakery. It’s the perfect blend of sugar, spice, and everything nice. You'll find this holiday drink at the Grand Floridian Café, Cítricos, and Enchanted Rose at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Boma: Flavors of Africa and Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Chef Mickey’s and Outer Rim at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, and dinner at Cape May Café at Disney’s Beach Club Resort.
·       Also returning this year are pin signings with Disney pastry chefs! Dates and times will vary by resort.
At the Disney World Parks
·       The American Adventure at EPCOT will have a display beginning November 25. This unique display recreates classic monuments in America and EPCOT with gingerbread versions of the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, The American Adventure building with Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue, and a Festival Kiosk.
·       The gingerbread displays are not just found on land – they’re also taking to the high seas with the Disney Cruise Line fleet! All five ships will continue the yearly tradition of having the pastry teams onboard build a unique atrium display on the ships. The Disney Wish will join for its inaugural holiday season with an 8-foot-tall, eight-layer masterpiece. Each gingerbread house is unique for each ship and the Disney pastry teams compete to see which Disney ship has the best house!

At Disneyland

Inside the Haunted Mansion, Disneyland guests will uncover the Haunted Mansion Gingerbread House. The pastry team takes over 20 days to bring this nearly 300-pound creation with three moving elements to life. 

Starting November 14, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will be home once again to one of its best holiday traditions – the “Grand” Gingerbread House. This giant gingerbread replica of the hotel is a holiday highlight and a must-see in the lobby. Standing 7 feet tall and 12 feet wide, the structure is created from more than 600 pounds of gingerbread, 600 pounds of powdered sugar, 250 pounds of fondant, 1 pound of pixie dust, and features 25 hidden Mickeys!

After taking in the display, you can buy a Limited-Edition Snow Globe Pin featuring Chip ‘n Dale or stop by the GHC Holiday Cart to get holiday treats, including:
  • Mickey Gingerbread
  • Poinsettia Cookie
  • Snowman Cookie
  • Christmas Cookie
  • Hanukkah Cookie
  • Holiday Cookie Box
  • Assorted Macarons (New) 
  • Kwanzaa Sweet Potato Loaf (New) 
  • New Year’s Cookie (New) 
  • Rice Krispie
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Hot Apple Cider (Available with Bailey’s Irish Cream, Captain Morgan, Grand Marnier, or Rumchata)
  • Waffle Shot (Available with milk, low-fat milk, chocolate milk, or eggnog) 
  • Waffle Shot (Available with Bailey’s Irish Cream, Captain Morgan, Grand Marnier, Rumchata, Amaretto, Butterscotch Schnapps, Rumple Minze, Crown Royal Apple, Skrewball Whiskey, Fireball Whiskey, Louis the 13th) 

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Amelia Belobradic
Amelia Belobradic is co-host of 1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel News Podcast.
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Mike Belobradic
Mike Belobradic is the creator and co-host of the Disney Travel News Podcast at 1923MainStreet.com and a longtime expert on Disney travel.

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1923 Main Street® is an award-winning* Disney travel podcast hosted by the father daughter team of Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic. This is your source for the latest Disney travel news and what it all means for you.

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