Christmas at resorts
  • On Sep 14, 2023
    Cara from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What dates will the gingerbread house display be in 2023 at the Grand Floridian Resort? What date is the display taken down?

    Seasons greetings Cara, and wishing you a warm holiday welcome to planDisney!

    To be fair, we're currently nowhere near the holidays but just the idea of that gingerbread house with its sweet and spicy scent wafting up through the lobby immediately sends me dreaming about our most recent stay there this past winter. As a Disney Vacation Club Member, I absolutely love my home resort and enjoy seeing how it can transform in a matter of days each time we return for a holiday stay at The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Now while the dates haven't quite been officially released yet, here's an idea of what you might expect from my personal experience last year:

    • Last year's opening date was officially announced to be November 9, which brought so many more onlookers to make our lobby slightly busier from that point onward during our stay. While an offering like this and its availability is always subject to change without prior notice, I'm curious to see whether the ongoing work being done across the resort itself will affect how long it will be on display.
    I hope this helps with a little bit of insight into what you can expect this year; in the meantime, keep an eye on the Disney Eats Foodie Guide to see when holiday offerings like these will be announced! As for me, this has worked up an appetite for something sweet and I'm glad Disney has graciously shared the bakery's Gingerbread Cookie recipe online until we can once again enjoy it in person at Walt Disney World Resort. See you back here at planDisney for any more tips or tricks ahead of your next visit!

    If a dream is a wish your heart makes, then a treat is a wish your stomach makes!

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