Celebrating 15 Seasons of Haunted Mansion Holiday Gingerbread Houses at Disneyland Park

Shannon Swanson

by , Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort

The Haunted Mansion ballroom will soon host the 15th gingerbread house designed, baked and decorated to celebrate the season inside Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland park. We thought it would be fun to take a look back through the years at these spooky centerpieces that have become a Halloween Time tradition and show you a sneak peek at this year’s treat!

Haunted Mansion Holiday Gingerbread House Fun Facts:

  • Heights have ranged from five feet (the smallest) to 15 feet (the tallest – almost touching the chandelier)
  • It takes 16 days to build and decorate the gingerbread house, on average
  • A team of 4 pastry chefs works together to create each masterpiece
  • Many of the pastry chefs have been part of this kooky tradition since 2001

This year’s house is made of:

  • 200 pounds gingerbread
  • 200 pounds powdered sugar
  • 4 gallons egg whites
  • 1 gallon lemon juice
  • 50 pounds fondant
  • 1/3 pound glitter

Do you have a favorite Haunted Mansion Holiday gingerbread house? My favorite year was 2003, when approximately 9,999 green gummy frogs made up Oogie Boogie!


  • Agreed, Oogie Boogie was pretty spectacular. I love this years’ integration of a Haunted Mansion staple (the ghoul closing himself into a tomb) melded with The Nightmare Before Christmas theme.

  • I miss the Limited Edition Haunted Mansion Halloween Gingerbread House pins….Loved having those to collect each year. Why were they not included last year or this year?

  • Why doesn’t Walt Disney World’s Haunted Mansion get this special treatment? We would love a holiday overlay every year too!!

  • I hope that you bring back the annual pin series to celebrate the Haunted Mansion Halloween gingerbread houses.

  • honestly, they are all cool I just wished i was there to see one in person. “With some treats and some games, you can make a scene merry. Why, even a gingerbread house could seem scary!” Those houses don’t look scary, they look TAAAASTY!!

  • All the ones with animation are my favorites! And the makeover is my favorite ride, any park.

  • I really liked 2015’s zombie gingerbread house. 🙂

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