• On Oct 23, 2018
    Tiffany from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When do they put up the holiday gingerbread decorations - specifically the one at the Grand Floridian?

    Hello Tiffany, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    He’s making a list and checking it twice. The ingredient list for gingerbread must be precise. Mmmm, there is nothing like the smell of freshly baked gingerbread. Unless it is a freshly baked gingerbread house at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.

    I had to contact a few of Santa’s elves to find the answer to your question. Believe it or not, there are pastry chefs who are getting ready to begin baking all the gingerbread needed to construct this year’s magnificent and delicious display. My elves have advised me that the majority of holiday decorations around the Walt Disney World Resort will begin to magically take their place between November 7th and November 11th. The transformation will be complete by Thanksgiving. The entire Walt Disney World Resort will be decked out for the holidays around Thanksgiving.

    One thing to note about last year’s lavish and delicious gingerbread house at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is that it took over 400 hours of baking the gingerbread and another 160 hours to construct and decorate according to the Disney Parks Blog. My elves could not give me any more details because they were so busy. Preparations are probably underway and soon you will be lured by the aroma of fresh gingerbread wafting the lobby of the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Don’t forget to stop by and purchase some delicious gingerbread!

    Happy holidays,
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

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