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Select Holiday Gingerbread Displays Opening at the Walt Disney World Resort Beginning November 1, 2021

The Disney Parks Blog just shared the news of returning and all-new holiday gingerbread displays, sweets, and treats coming to Walt Disney World Resort hotels and around the theme parks this holiday season (and some open as early as November 1, 2021!)

Gingerbread displays have been a staple of celebrating the holidays at the Walt Disney World Resort for years, and we have the scoop on which displays are returning to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Beach Club Resort, and the rotunda at the American Adventure pavilion in EPCOT.

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Take a break from the Magic Kingdom and hop aboard the monorail or watercraft launch to check out the gingerbread house display in the lobby of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, which will be on display from November 10, 2021 to January 1, 2022. This life-size gingerbread house comes complete with cinnamon clouds puffing out from the chimney and is adorned with entirely edible decorations including candy canes, white chocolate, sugar snowflakes and poinsettias and more. Guests can also purchase select holiday treats right from the gingerbread house, including miniature gingerbread houses and ornaments among a small selection of other cookies and sweets.

Disney’s Beach Club Resort is home to a full-size spinning carousel Guests can see while visiting the resort’s lobby this holiday season. The carousel arrives very soon on November 1, 2021 and it will be up for Guests to see through January 2, 2022. This year’s theme for the carousel is The Little Mermaid, and the “attraction” will be hand-painted with characters, and feature everything from gingerbread shingles to fondant snowflakes. Nearby at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Guests can also see a holiday village with a miniature train set.

At the American Adventure pavilion in EPCOT, Guests will find a recreated gingerbread version of the Lincoln Memorial and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, alongside a miniature edible version of the American Adventure building. An EPCOT Festival of the Holidays kitchen will also be located in the rotunda, and all of the above will be available November 26-December 30, 2021.

We can’t wait to share more news about this holiday season at the Walt Disney World Resort, and we will be back with more updates as soon as we have them.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."