A look at the 2022 life-sized Gingerbread House at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort

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Disney's Grand Floridian Resort Gingerbread House 2022
Posted: Thursday November 17, 2022 9:43am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

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

This 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.

As the 50th Anniversary celebration at Walt Disney World Resort continues, this year's display continues to feature colors and accents inspired by the signature EARidescent look.

The menu includes all of the holiday favorites, with treats starting at $4 for a cookie, up to $85 for a gingerbread house.

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

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MisterPenguin2 days ago

It's a great parade. Aside form the trumpeting toy soldiers, I didn't notice anything missing. But then again, I wouldn't have remembered if there were 6, 8, or 10 elves bouncing the Pixar balls. There is a new Green Army Men jeep with the Pixar group. The skiers were rollerblading and they were *fast*. They really seemed to enjoy themselves. The dance numbers are well choreographed. There's like a 2 minute routine before it repeats. Very well done considering many are CMs-who-move and not actual dancers.

wdwmagic4 days ago

View of MIckey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade from Frontierland https://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/mickeys-once-upon-a-christmastime-parade/gallery/01dec2022-mickey's-once-upon-a-christmastime-parade-2022---frontierland.htm https://wdwmagic.twic.pics/ElementGalleryItems/attractions/Fullsize/Mickeys-Once-Upon-a-Christmastime-Parade_Full_49571.jpg?twic=v1&twic=v1/resize=2260x1510

jrhwdw4 days ago

IDK if Radio City even uses One Solitary Life anymore. I remember hearing it before it's 75th but not after.......

Zummi Gummi4 days ago

Not exactly. He wandered way off the reservation while reading the One Solitary Life speech and took it as an opportunity to plug his film, The Passion of the Christ (“And like many of you saw in my movie, The Passion of the Christ, on the third day he did rise again and now sits at the right hand of the Father and will come again in the clouds of Heaven.”). After this he was never asked back, and the speech disappeared the following year.

Comped4 days ago

Because of his work on the passion of Christ? Or is there something more Disney specific I didn't know...

nickys5 days ago

The parade will revert to FoF on Jan 1st.

Zummi Gummi5 days ago

Those who liked it have no one to blame but Jim Cavaziel for its removal.

Comped5 days ago

Unfortunately, it seems like most people disagree with you. At least from folks I talk to, including a number of former Disney execs who hated the change. Personally, I'm surprised someone hasn't tried to read it since it got cut, especially the religiously or Disney-traditionally minded...

WDWBryan5 days ago

Anyone know if the Christmas parade will happen on the January 1st or 2nd?

ToTBellHop5 days ago

Genie+ helped me lose a ton of weight in my back pocket. I’m well aware that I need to stop putting my wallet there…

MisterPenguin6 days ago

Add that in with the extra steps from a lack of trams and you can write off a Disney trip as physical therapy.

VJ6 days ago

My sources say this aerobics exercise is part of Christine McCarthy's new weight loss regimen to help Guests with their waistlines.

Zummi Gummi6 days ago

This board is probably not the place for theological discussions, though I’m happy to have them elsewhere. I’m not the theological rube you may think I am. 😉 To answer your question, yes, the audience stood for the Hallelujah chorus, though I suspect mileage will vary here depending on the audience. The number starts with Joy to the World, so everyone is sitting. When it transitions to Hallelujah, at both performances everyone stood. But then when it shifted back to Joy to the World, people got confused. At one performance, everyone sat back down, then stood again when it shifted back to Hallelujah. This continued happening to the point where it felt like we were doing that children’s song Stand Up, Sit Down. At the other performance, everyone remained standing the entire time. And yes, Chita’s enthusiastic singing is what does it for me. She also always appears to be genuinely overjoyed to be there.

MisterPenguin6 days ago

Ack! It's a thoroughly secular song intruding into a repertoire of religious sacred song. I'll have to hear it for myself. But these kind of stories add a dramatization into the story which is not present in the Gospels. And the narration of TCP has been thoroughly scriptural so far, without supposing an interpolated narrative. And such interpolations usually wind up being maudlin. So, this will probably make my teeth itch. I'll have to hear it for myself, but, sermons for a general audience tend to be toned down and resort to platitudes of 'being nice' and miss the radical nature of Jesus's teachings and divorce the theological underpinnings of the Incarnation as the reason to do all the nice things we're supposed to do. I was never a fan of One Solitary Life, even when it was passed around on mimeographed copies. I await hearing this with trepidation (next week!). Did the audience stand for the Hallelujah? I'll allow it. ;) By the way, having seen several dozen narrators over the years (and liking all of them for different reasons), I have to say that Chita Rivera is by far my favorite and the best one I’ve ever seen. I’ll die on that hill. Her theatrical pedigree, combined with her unabashed joy and excitement to be there, plus the fact that she sings every number in full voice, right along with the choir, wins it for me. Indeed, Chita was, for me, the best narrator. Especially because she just joins in singing her heart out along with the choir. Thanks for the report!