Grand Floridian Resort’s Gingerbread House Taking Shape at Walt Disney World!

Can you smell that? It’s the aroma of hundreds of pieces of gingerbread coming together to form the gingerbread house that’s become a perennial fixture in Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort lobby!

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The house, which also features a shop where guests can purchase gingerbread shingles and tons of other seasonal treats, has started to rise! We spotted the base structure going up this morning, which means it should be completed within days.Ā 

If you prefer not to spoil your mental images of the gingerbread house covered in, you know, gingerbread, you might want to stop scrolling because it’s not fully covered yet… .

2019 Gingerbread House Construction

The base structure is coming right along, and if you like to peek behind the scenes of how Disney creates its magical holiday decor, this step in the process will be a real treat.

2019 Grand Floridian Gingerbread House

The area is roped (and planted?) off, but there are no construction walls. You can park yourself right here and watch the magic happen!

2019 Grand Floridian Gingerbread House

Of course, like any construction site, this edible (at least on the outside) creation requires lots of materials, tools, and planning.

Construction materials and pieces of the house

But when it’s complete, the Grand Floridian gingerbread house will be a holiday marvel, as ever!


See the 2019 Disney's Contemporary Resort gingerbread display!

Will you stop in to admire (and sniff!) the 2019 Gingerbread House at Grand Floridian Resort & Spa? Let us know in the comments!


Sarah is a former high school English teacher, mom of three, and a (nearly) life-long writer. She's worked with since 2018 and loves sharing the Disney magic with readers.

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