No one does Christmas like Disney! You want extreme decorations and amazing displays, then Walt Disney World has you covered. First, there is the Gingerbread House and gigantic Christmas tree at the Grand Floridian. Then you have the Contemporary Resort Gingerbread Display that is a must-do for any Cinderella fan! The best thing about this Disney Christmas experience is that it is completely FREE!
Contemporary Resort Gingerbread Display
If you are not staying at the Contemporary, the easiest way to get to the resort is to ride the monorail. If you are staying off property and NOT planning to go to the parks, you can park at Disney Springs and then take a bus to the Contemporary Resort.
You can also park at the resort, but please be aware that during really busy times that they may not allow non-guest parking unless you have a dining reservation.
The Contemporary Resort Gingerbread Display is located across from the Fantasia gift shop. Once you get off the monorail go down the escalator and it is on that level.
The gingerbread smell is so nice and definitely makes you feel like you are at home enjoying a gingerbread cookie of your own. Don’t worry if you are feeling hungry smelling that wonderful smell, there are cookies for you buy to enjoy!
One of the fun activities to do at the display is to find the 10 Hidden It’s A Small World and Frozen Symbols. There are also 9 Hidden Mickeys.
Please watch your children and be respectful of the beautiful artwork that is there.
During the display hours, there is a Photo Opportunity. You can also purchase sweet treats and the commemorative Disney pin.
Contemporary Resort Gingerbread Display Fun Facts
Mary Blair. Do Cinderella, Prince Charming, and the Fairy Godmother look familiar to some other small children we love at Walt Disney World? This Cinderella-themed display is inspired by the artist Mary Blair who is the artist behind “It’s a Small World”.
How Does it Take to Make Contemporary Resort Gingerbread Display? It took 10 days and 39 Contemporary Bakery Cast Members to complete this display.
How Many Gingerbread Tiles are on the Cinderella Gingerbread Display? Over 5,000 decorative Gingerbread Shingles and Mickey Peppermint Swirls.
Cinderella Gingerbread Display Ingredients:
- 423 Pounds of Honey
- 388 Pounds of Flour
- 119 eggs
- 26 Pounds of Gingerbread Spices
- 47 Pounds of Rolled Fondant
- 57 Pounds of Royal Icing
- 38 Pounds of Modeling Chocolate
Build Your Own Frozen Cookie House!
Feel inspired by the Gingerbread Display? Build your own Frozen Cookie House with this Disney Frozen II Olaf’s Holiday Ice Hut Gingerbread Cookie Kit! This is a great way to bring the Disney magic home.
Have you been to the Contemporary Resort Gingerbread Display? What did you think about it? Let me know in the comments!
Article Originally Posted December 1st, 2016.