Towering 7 ½ feet high, 12 feet wide and surrounded by intricately sweet details, the gingerbread house at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at the Disneyland Resort is quite a delight and a must-see in the main lobby. Now, there is a brand new offering for guests staying at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort: A Grand Gingerbread House Experience, where you can build your own miniature version to take home.
First, let’s look at the magnificent lobby display in the video below:
Here’s what it took to build this masterpiece:
- 600 pounds of gingerbread
- 250 pounds of fondant
- 12 gallons of egg whites
- 3.5 gallons of lemon juice
- 1 pound of “pixie dust” glitter
- 16 bakers
- 6 craftsmen (carpenters and draftsmen)
- 2 electricians
- 1,225 cast member hours to design and craft
- 1,400 hours to bake edible elements
Next, it’s your turn! A Grand Gingerbread House Experience is a special offering for hotel guests to work with our talented pastry chefs who crafted the iconic gingerbread house on display. This hands-on workshop is great holiday fun for the whole family, complete with hot cocoa and cookies to enjoy, as well as your miniature version to take home!
The class takes place in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa from 2-3:30 p.m. on Dec. 5, 11, 20, 21, 22 and 23. For the workshop details, pricing information and to register for this experience, hotel guests may call Guest Services at 714-635-2300 (Option 5) or visit the Guest Services Desk.