DISNEY WORLD RESORT DECORATIONS AT CHRISTMAS – PART 2
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
Along the monorail loop, the Grand Floridian is by far truly grand with their Christmas decorations. The center of the lobby has a Victorian decorated Christmas tree along with the balconies and nooks of the resort being decorated. The gingerbread house is the main attraction.
This massive Gingerbread house is big enough for a child to live in (disclaimer: child must be under three feet tall and really, really like the smell of gingerbread). Mainly built with natural ingredients, this house takes months to plan and build. The gingerbread is made from an old Austrian recipe of honey dough, which needs to rest for quite a while. This particular recipe requires 1,050 lbs of honey, 600 lbs of powdered sugar, 800 lbs of flour, 180 lbs of apricot glaze, 140 pints of egg whites, and 35 lbs of spices (and one really big stand mixer).
The house stands 16 feet high and 17 feet wide along with a central structure made of 60 pieces of plywood. Included is 80 square feet of retail space — this space is used to sell none other than gingerbread shingles. About 18,000 shingles are sold from this small space during the season.
When visiting Disney World during the Christmas season, this resort should be on your “Must See” list!! A monorail stop at this resort makes transportation quick and easy. There is still plenty of time to see all decorations — Disney does not take them down until the beginning of January.
Once you visit one of our Goldwiser locations, you will be back to sell precious metals and to buy gold, silver, coins or our discounted jewelry!!
(information from disneyworld.com)