I love Christmas and one of the things that gets me in the Christmas mood is Christmas Traditions! One of our favorite traditions is picking out our Christmas Tree. We usually spend an entire day on this. We enjoy cutting our own tree at a Christmas Tree farm where we get a wagon ride and maybe some cider and donuts out at the farm. After we get the tree home we like to do the decorating. When two of your favorite things are Christmas and Disney it just makes sense to put them together, so as you can imagine we have many Disney decorations for our tree and our house.
After we have put out all of our decorations we look like a small Disney World Resort giftshop, lol. At that time we get pizza and sit down to watch one of our favorite Disney Christmas movies, Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas! That is one of my favorite Christmas traditions at home.
One of my favorite Christmas Traditions that Walt Disney World does is the giant Gingerbread house displays. You won’t be disappointed if you take the time to view these works of art. Take a look at what you have to look forward to this year. Make sure to take the time to view the placards at each location to see the amount of ingredients and/or hours that are put in to make these amazing creations!
Locations of Gingerbread Houses
Disney’s Contemporary Resort- Starting November 9th you can enjoy an 18 foot tall Cinderella Castle inspired Gingerbread Creation!
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort- Starting November 15th is the longest running Gingerbread house at 19 years. This famous life-size creation is modeled after a house and bake shop. You have to see this to believe it!
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort- Starting November 17 you can view the Gingerbread version of a miniature train! You won’t know whether you would rather ride it or eat it (please don’t do either, lol).
Disney’s Beach Club Resort- Starting November 17 you can enjoy the 18th anniversary of a Lilo and Stitch inspired life-size, spinning carousel. How many hidden Mickey’s can you find?
Tusker House Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom- Starting December 10th, you can view a 3′ long African-inspired Gingerbread Marketplace at Tusker House Restaurant.
The American Adventure at Epcot- Starting November 19th you can get a two for one location at The American Adventure pavilion at Epcot. The two Gingerbread displays will be based on the Lincoln Memorial and the United States Capitol Building. This will be over 50 lbs of Gingerbread!
Amorette’s Patisserie at Disney Springs- Available for viewing starting November 24th in the front window of Amorette’s Patisserie. The creation will celebrate the story behind Town Center.
How to enjoy
Only at Walt Disney World will you see these “magical” Gingerbread creations! I encourage you to try to see all of the Gingerbread houses, but be forewarned that this is not something you are going to do in an hour or two, nor should you. The best way to enjoy these beautiful creations is to take your time and soak them in. If you only have an hour or two then I would suggest only trying to see one. I have learned that it is much more enjoyable to take your time, soak in the atmosphere, learn about what it took to build the different houses, and enjoy the other Christmas decorations at each location of the Gingerbread houses.
The first Gingerbread house we saw in person at Walt Disney World was at Disney’s Contemporary Resort so that will always be special to us, but it is fun for us to see which is our favorite each year, even if we have to judge by pictures instead of in person. You can enjoy the pictures even if you cannot be at Walt Disney World in person at this time of the year. What do you think, will you make this a tradition for you and yours? Which is your favorite? Please let us know and have a Great Christmas Season!