This is the 13th year Disney has featured the gingerbread house, the first one was in 1999.
You could smell it as soon as you entered the large hotel!
Here we are with Elisabeth:
Employees are inside the gingerbread house and they sell gingerbread people, gingerbread "shingles," and a lot of other very expensive goodies. The gingerbread cookie was $4.25, about the cheapest item, except for a chocolate chip cookie for $3.00.
I must say, the gingerbread cookie was delicious, just a hint of ginger!
It takes the Grand Floridian cast more than two months and 840 hours of labor to produce, cut and bake the 5,089 "shingles" used to decorate the Gingerbread House.
You are never too old to enjoy seeing a real gingerbread house! Joe and I enjoyed the cookies too!
The beautiful Christmas tree at Grand Floridian Hotel!
You can't tell how huge these ornaments are
The swans are at least two-feet in diameter!
The grand staircase:
Outside Grand Floridian:
Have you ever seen one of the gingerbread houses? I wonder if they change the style from year to year?
Do you like gingerbread? I made some a few weeks ago (with a Betty Crocker mix!) I used to make it when my children were small. I always serve it with warm lemon sauce! Too bad I forgot to take pictures when I made it!
I'm linking to The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday, click on her name for more!
Happy New Year!