It’s the middle of the always-festive holiday season at Disneyland Resort, and as usual nowhere on Disney property feels more merry than the lobby of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which is complete with a giant Christmas tree, cheerful decorations, and of course the hotel’s annual “Grand” Gingerbread House starring a gingerbread Mickey Mouse!
Watch “Grand” Gingerbread House at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel:
“Towering 7 ½ feet high, 12 feet wide and surrounded by intricately sweet details, the gingerbread house at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at the Disneyland Resort is quite a delight and a must-see in the main lobby. Now, there is a brand new offering for guests staying at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort: A Grand Gingerbread House Experience, where you can build your own miniature version to take home.”
According to a sign posted next to the “Grand” Gingerbread House, the almost entirely edible concoction contains: 600 pounds of gingerbread, 600 pounds of powdered sugar, 28 gallons of egg whites, four gallons of lemon juice, 250 pounds of fondant, and one pound of pixie dust glitter. It took 25 talented artists, engineers, and bakers to put the house together from scratch, including two carpenters and drafstmen, one electrician, and six bakers and pastry chefs. The finished structure measure seven and a half feet tall and twelve feet wide, and weighs over 700 pounds!
The display also features a whopping 25 Hidden Mickeys– that’s one for each day of Christmas.
As an added bonus, guests can create their own gingerbread masterpiece with the hotel’s Grand Gingerbread House Experience.
Next, it’s your turn! A Grand Gingerbread House Experience is a special offering for hotel guests to work with our talented pastry chefs who crafted the iconic gingerbread house on display. This hands-on workshop is great holiday fun for the whole family, complete with hot cocoa and cookies to enjoy, as well as your miniature version to take home!
“The class takes place in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa from 2-3:30 p.m. on Dec. 5, 11, 20, 21, 22 and 23. For the workshop details, pricing information and to register for this experience, hotel guests may call Guest Services at 714-635-2300 (Option 5) or visit the Guest Services Desk.”
Mike has been fascinated by theme parks and Disney all his life. He has worked in the entertainment journalism field since 2015, after spending a decade as a film projectionist at one of Hollywood’s most prestigious movie theaters. He resides in Burbank, California with his wife and cat.