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New Holiday Gingerbread Tree at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

New Holiday Gingerbread Tree

So far, featured gingerbread displays on the Disney Parks Blog have been some of your favorites over the years – it’s the 10-year anniversary of the edible carousel at Disney’s Beach Club Resort at Walt Disney World and the 11-year anniversary of the giant gingerbread house at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.

But there’s something new at Disney’s Contemporary Resort that’s just as impressive – a 17-foot-high tree with gingerbread shingles inspired by the Art of Disney legend Mary Blair. If you don’t know Mary’s work, it can be seen in the mural on the fourth-floor concourse wall.

To create the display, a team of 25 bakers used 136 pounds of honey, 101 pounds of flour and about 50 eggs. They also used 75 pounds of icing along with bags of spices and sugar syrup.

Oh, and if you enjoy Hidden Mickeys, the tree has a unique one. We’re sharing where it can be found after the jump:

Holiday Gingerbread Tree Hidden Mickey


  • Awesome display…saw this in person Thanksgiving week…. of course I love the Contemporary Resort too…so I am always “happy” there!

  • This is truly a awesome sight…wow, I wonder how long it took to bake all the Gingerbread…then assemble it! Amazing! M

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