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Sneak Peek at Much-Anticipated Gingerbread Creation for Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland Park

Check out the sketch of this year’s gingerbread creation for Haunted Mansion Holiday, the masterful work of a year-long collaboration between Disneyland Resort chefs, the Entertainment team and Walt Disney Imagineering. The masterpiece debuts when Haunted Mansion Holiday opens at Disneyland park on September 12.

“The Ghost Host of Haunted Mansion Holiday always says, ‘even a gingerbread house can be scary,’ and we’ve definitely taken the design towards scary this year,” says Tim Wollweber, Graphic Designer/Sculptor.

Of course, the Haunted Mansion Holiday gingerbread house adds a little whimsy with a hapless gingerbread zombie trapped inside – and those frightening spikes are very sharp, red-and-white candy canes. The gingerbread house also will feature opening and closing doors and lights.

The wood foundation is wired, then sent to the Disneyland Resort Central Bakery for a 3-week layover to apply 200 pounds of gingerbread, 200 pounds of royal icing, 150 pounds of fondant, and all sorts of other sticky treats. The gingerbread house stands at almost 7 feet tall.

There’s plenty of time to take it all in – Haunted Mansion Holiday goes through January 6, 2015.


  • To be completely honest I’m not too impressed. It looks too similar to the past years’ houses. The only one that was my favorite was the scarousel. I’m tired of an ordinary house that looks the same and has a door that opens up with a skeleton inside every 10 seconds. it is still cute and im just looking forward to smelling it. I hope they make some more surprises inside the house like the amazing effects last year!

  • Whiter will the Haunted gingerbread house be displayed at Disneyland?

  • Love it and it always smells so good!!

  • Looks great! I love seeing these every year.

  • I love these every year! I think Jack’s house has been my favorite one so far! Haunted Mansion Holiday is awesome!

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