From Chocolate Santa to Sugar Snowflakes: Disney's Grand Floridian Gingerbread House is now open

Nov 08, 2023 in "Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa"

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort Gingerbread House 2023
Posted: Wednesday November 8, 2023 11:06am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney World's life-sized gingerbread house is now open at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort.


Originally debuting in 1999, this will be the Gingerbread House's 24th year at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort. The house is adorned with white chocolate, candy canes, edible snowflakes, sugar poinsettias, and 25 hidden Mickeys.

Along the porches, you'll find an 85-pound chocolate Santa, nutcrackers, toy soldiers, and snowmen that have all been hand-painted by the Grand Floridian Bakery team.

2023 Grand Floridian Resort Gingerbread House Menu

Grand Favorites

Brownie Tree Pop 7.50
Gingerbread Buddy 7.75
Dipped Gingerbread Mickey Ears 11.50
Gingerbread Shingle 11.50
Peppermint Bark 15.00
Twinings Chai Tea Cupcake Sampler 16.00

From The Bakery

Peppermint Marshmallow Lollipop 4.00
Gingerbread Cranberry Muffin 4.50
M&M Snickerdoodle Cookie 5.00
Gingersnap Cookie 5.50
Milk Chocolate Holiday Lollipop 5.75
Grand Floridian Logo Pop 6.00
Peppermint Chocolate Chip Bar 8.50
Milk Chocolate Pecan Fudge 9.00


Gingerbread House Ornament 14.00
Create Your Own Gingerbread Ornament Kit 25.00
Traditional Stollen Bread 25.00
The Grand Gift Box 60.00
Gingerbread House 85.00

Operating hours for the Grand Floridian Resort Gingerbread House are 9am to 9:30pm daily.

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BrianMar 30, 2024

I would also like to see snowcapped turrets and a little garland worked in. But I'll certainly take the OG Dreamlights back. It's really so stunning in person.

yensidtlaw1969Mar 30, 2024

Oh I agree that projections are insufficient. I just think the Dreamlights weren't quite all that, even at their best. I would also be plenty thrilled with a winter overlay that's closer in line with what Disneyland does. Of course their castle is much smaller and easier to decorate in this way, but the snow-capped roofs make such a tremendous positive difference in both the daytime and nighttime look (their icicles could use some work though, they don't look so hot during the day)

wdwmagicMar 30, 2024

They did get pretty quick at the install in later years, and it was a true wow moment for guests when lit. Projections don't come close.

MisterPenguinMar 29, 2024

Everything's an LED!! Everything's an LED!!

bmr1591Mar 29, 2024

Putting a ton of LEDs in the walls of the castle would make perfect dreamlights, not be an eyesore during the day, and let them be used for other shows.

aladdin2007Mar 29, 2024

Just me but I would rather them restore the castle back to its original colors instead of covering it in lights.....granted the lights are seasonal...but just saying in terms of money being spent...........I guess though it will be eons before we ever see it happen. :rolleyes:

mattpetoMar 29, 2024

They need to do something to bolster their Christmas offerings. And Halloween. Really surprised Villains didn’t make it back, they went with Enchantment for an AH draw instead.

yensidtlaw1969Mar 29, 2024

This may be an unpopular opinion, but the Dreamlights never quite earned their keep for me. They take forever to install, muck up the face of the castle during the day, and look kind of cool at night but not as sophisticated as I think they should. I wish they'd just find a way to run Fiber Optics all over the castle, take a season to install them properly, and then keep them permanently to be used mainly just at Christmas Time. Maybe an occasional punctuating moment of magic in a Fireworks show or the Kiss Goodnight. Something that you wouldn't know was there unless you really looked for it, but could still make the castle sparkle on command.

CntrlFlPeteMar 29, 2024

I assume they would just projection map the castle these days. about six weeks of people complaining that a crane ruined their once in a lifetime trip ;)

wdwmagicMar 29, 2024

200,000 LEDs

mattpetoMar 29, 2024


mattpetoMar 29, 2024

That doesn't feel low enough to get the Dreamlights back, but I guess we'll see.

pigglewiggleMar 29, 2024

What are Dreamlights?

jrhwdwMar 29, 2024

Frozen Holiday Surprise with Castle Dreamlights? Also, is POE Tag too much to Ask????????