Earlier this month, the life-sized Gingerbread house at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa opened for business and we shared some tips on creating miniature houses of your own. But how we do the real thing is remarkable.
To build the 16-foot-high structure, Cast Members use 60 sheets of plywood and 1,000 board feet of trim. Also, there are 40 window panes found on the Victorian gingerbread house — and that’s just the structure.
More than 400 hours are spent baking over 10,000 pieces of gingerbread before opening. And 1,050 pounds of honey, 600 pounds of powdered sugar and 140 pints of egg whites are used each holiday season. It’s quite a process but we’ve got it in seconds.
You should know that Gingerbread house decorating demos are conducted in front of the Gingerbread House daily (except Sundays). Is this a “must see” for you? Let us know in the comments.