Three New Gingerbread Creations Debut at Disney California Adventure Park

The Disney chefs’ amazing gingerbread creations are one of the winter holiday highlights, and there are three cool new creations throughout Disney California Adventure park that took lots of patience and culinary skill.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Gingerbread Cottage in Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge at Disney California Adventure Park

At Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge, the gingerbread is artfully appropriate – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Gingerbread Cottage, a nod to the classic animated film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” which premiered at the original Carthay Theatre in Los Angeles in 1937. Perfect for the 75th anniversary of the film’s debut.

The intricate gingerbread cottage, created by Pastry Chef Jorge Sotelo and his team at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, is just 24” X 24” X 24”, and is on display this week through January 6, 2013, in the lower lobby by the Disney Family Museum Snow White Cell Collection.

The thatched roof is cleverly crafted with shredded phyllo and shredded wheat cereal. Gingerbread walls and shutters are secured with royal icing, and chocolate in the shapes of rocks is used for the rustic chimney. Grass is made of shredded coconut, with delicate sugar flowers.
Gingerbread Mater in Flo’s V-8 Café at Disney California Adventure Park

Over in Cars Land, tip-“towing” his way into Flo’s V-8 Café is Mater, made en-“tire”-ly of gingerbread, proudly parked in the restaurant lobby atop a specially seasoned white wall tire. This piece was created by Executive Pastry Chef Jean Marc Viallet and his team of chefs at the Disneyland Resort Central Bakery (the same team that creates the gingerbread house in Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland park).

And commemorating Buena Vista Street’s first-ever winter holidays is a specially designed gingerbread house reminiscent of Walt Disney’s first home when he arrived in Hollywood in 1923. Another creation of the Disneyland Resort Central Bakery Team, look for it out at Fiddler, Fifer and Practical Café.

Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for more updates on the holiday season at Disney Parks, and join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #DisneyHolidays.


  • Just one word: “SWEET!!!”…..”Dude”. Ok, 2 words.

  • I love seeing the gingerbread house displays in the lobbies of selected MK and Epcot WDW resort hotels as well as collecting the LE gingerbread house pins. I look forward to seeing the new DLR gingerbread houses and hope that it becomes a new holiday tradition. Maybe, we will see LE gingerbread house pins from DLR next year!

  • First…AMAZING pictures on your banner area. SO looking forward to celebrating 25 years of wonderful marriage and 25 years of Walt Disney World vacations in just three days!!!

    We’ve gone to WDW between Thanksgiving and Christmas twice before, and recommend it to anyone. And spending time outside the parks – in the resorts, on the Boardwalk, at Downtown Disney – is all part of it for the holidays! SO MUCH BEAUTY… Thanks, Disney! See ya reaaaaal soon!

  • Maybe it isn’t real gingerbread… but there is a gingerbread Cozy Cone Motel in the lobby of the Cozy Cone Motel in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure!

  • So snow white’s house will be in carthay circle restaurant and the mater is in flo’s cafe can’t wait to seem them!! How long do you think they will be there?

  • These are awesome! And Buena Vista Street and Cars Land holiday decorations look great!

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