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We want to live in it! Tour Disney’s 2021 Grand Floridian Gingerbread House with us!

Walt Disney World always pulls out all the stops for celebrations of any kind. If you’ve been to the parks lately, you’ve seen the extravagance and attention to detail in all the decorations and enhancements throughout the parks in observance of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Most Magical Place on Earth.

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From the new pink and blue hues added to Cinderella Castle and the gold touches on the spires and throughout the exterior of the structure to the touch-ups on Prince Charming’s Regal Carrousel, Cast Members have worked tirelessly to give Magic Kingdom a facelift that leaves it looking almost as new as the day the park opened in 1971. There are other touches throughout the parks, such as new signage, that have also been installed in celebration of the park’s anniversary. And that’s only the beginning.


The holidays are no exception, and if you’ve ever celebrated the holidays at Walt Disney World, you know that Christmas decorations at Disney World have no rival. The wreaths, garland, and boughs of greenery are ornately decorated, and every single Christmas tree is decorated with meticulous attention to detail, from the theme of the trees to the placement of every single light and ornament.

Main Street U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom adorned with Christmas decorations as Disney World celebrates the holiday season. (Photo courtesy of Disney World)

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But perhaps one of the most famous holiday spectacles at Disney World is the giant Gingerbread House at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. It is huge and made almost entirely of edible materials! The 2021 edition of the Grand Floridian Gingerbread House just opened to Guests, and we can’t wait for you to take a look at it with us!

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This year’s Gingerbread House started out the way every one of them always does: with the same kinds of ingredients. This year’s house was made with 1,050 pounds of honey, 140 pints of egg whites, 600 pounds of powdered sugar, 700 pounds of chocolate, 800 pounds of flour, 35 pounds of spices and, of course, lots of creativity, Disney magic, and Pixie dust.

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But this year’s Gingerbread House differs in a major way–the coloring and decor. Here you can see a previous Gingerbread House at Disney’s Grand Floridian. Its colors are largely red, green, and white.

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This year’s sweet treat house features all the colors of the 50th anniversary celebration at Disney World, instead of the usual Christmas colors. You can see the blue hues in the Gingerbread House, just like we see blue details on Cinderella Castle. The colors in the Gingerbread House complement the anniversary EARidescent colors found throughout Magic Kingdom.


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It’s hard to believe this beautiful house is truly made from edible “building supplies.” And even though we know it is, it’s still just too gorgeous to ever think of eating it!

In this photo, you can even see the 50th anniversary celebration emblem, just like the one on Cinderella Castle. We think it adds just the right celebratory touch to the holiday Gingerbread House.

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Have you seen the Gingerbread House at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort this year? Are you planning to stop by when you visit for the holidays? Let us know in the comments.

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!