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Experience the Grandeur of Grand Floridian Christmas

Those planning to be in Disney World during the holidays should plan to visit The Grand Floridian Resort. Located just off the monorail, this resort is probably one of the most beautiful of all the Disney World Resorts this time of year. The Grand Floridian Resort Christmas displays transport guests to a Victorian holiday celebration.

The Grand Floridian Resort is known for opulence! It is a deluxe resort and during the holiday season, it is the main resort to see because it has some of the most beautiful holiday decor.

Two things you will be able to see while there are the enormous Victorian Christmas tree and the Disney Gingerbread House display.

And while you are there, you might even get to experience the piano player who will serenade you with holiday tunes.

Grand Floridian Resort at Christmas

Those visiting Disney World in December should be sure to take the monorail over to Grand Floridian where they can see both the Grand Floridian Christmas Tree and life-size Gingerbread House.

Grand Floridian Christmas Tree

At 40 feet tall, this Christmas tree is the centerpiece of The Grand Floridian lobby.

It is decorated in Victorian-themed ornaments, many of which feature items from the 12 days of Christmas.

Get Christmas Picture taken in Grand Floridian

Photo Opportunities

Don’t leave without getting a picture in front of the beautifully decorated Christmas tree in the lobby in your Disney Christmas shirts!

Santa also makes appearances throughout the holiday season.

Grand Floridian Gingerbread House

Grand Floridian Gingerbread House

You’ve probably heard about the Grand Floridian Gingerbread House as it has been featured on the Travel Channel, Food Network as well as in several magazines.

The Grand Floridian pastry team, led by Executive Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek, spends over 400 hours baking this gingerbread masterpiece and it takes them over 160 hours to build & decorate the house.

Grand Floridian Gingerbread House Ingredients

Do you wonder what it takes to make such a HUGE Gingerbread house? Check out the ingredient list to make this amazing Gingerbread sculpture:

  • 1050 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
  • Tons of creativity
  • Disney Magic & Pixie Dust

The entire display is edible. That means everything from the walls to the figures sitting on the porch!

The house is extremely elaborate and you will want to make sure that you walk around the entire model to spot all the details!

Gingerbread House Bake Shop

Not only is it a beautiful backdrop to snap a family photo, but the Gingerbread House also features “The Bake Shop,” a gift shop that sells some amazing goodies that you won’t find anywhere else.

Items for sale at the Grand Floridian Gingerbread Shop

The Bake Shop uses a classic gingerbread recipe from Austria to make everything from ornaments to cookies.

Grand FLoridian Christmas Wreath

When Does Disney World Start Decorating the Disney Resorts for Christmas?

Typically, Disney World begins getting its resorts decorated the second week in November and will stay up through New Year’s Day.

Grand Floridian Christmas Decorations in December

Remember that you don’t have to stay at Grand Floridian to enjoy seeing their beautiful Christmas displays.

Just simply hop on the monorail while visiting Magic Kingdom!

Wondering what other Disney Resorts are best to visit during the holidays?

We have 8 Disney Resorts that are our favorites to see at Christmas!

What do you love most about The Grand Floridian at Christmas?

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