Since we’ve taken individual tours of the gingerbread displays at Walt Disney World, I wanted to put together a guide that showcases each display in one location. With so many things to do at Walt Disney World over the holidays, it’s difficult to remember everything.
So below, we’ll preview each gingerbread display at Walt Disney World in 2023. If you visit the parks over the holidays, you can figure out which ones you want to see and how to locate them.
Of course, some of you will likely do a little resort hopping to see the various gingerbread displays and Christmas decorations. You might even want to pick one vacation day for a “resort day” to see all the holiday trimmings at the hotels.
Others might plan to see the resorts near the parks they are touring. For example, taking a midday lunch break from Magic Kingdom to visit the Grand Floridian might leave you feeling refreshed to take on the crowds when you return. Whatever you decide, I hope you see every gingerbread display on your list. Let’s see which ones will make that list.
This article was updated on November 26, 2023.
List of Walt Disney World Gingerbread Displays
Here is a list of each gingerbread display at Walt Disney World:
- American Adventure in Epcot Gingerbread Display
- Animal Kingdom Lodge Gingerbread Giraffe and Zebra
- Disney’s Contemporary Resort Gingerbread Castle
- Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Gingerbread Display
- Disney’s Beach Club Gingerbread Carousel featuring Duck Tales
- Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread House
- Disney’s Yacht Club Gingerbread Display (New in 2023)
With the exception of Epcot, the gingerbread displays are located at deluxe resorts. Unfortunately, we have yet to see the gingerbread display return to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.
The American Adventure Gingerbread Display at Epcot
Perhaps the little most known about gingerbread display at Walt Disney World is the one at the American Adventure in Epcot. So, if you’re visiting Epcot over the holidays, you can check out this display inside the American Adventures. It sits directly behind the rotunda in the area where the Voices of Liberty sing.
We highly recommend taking in a performance of the Voices of Liberty. They sing traditional holiday carols during the season.
Three gingerbread houses are on display inside the American Adventure lobby. One is a replica of the pavilion. Make sure to look for the hidden Mickey!
Here we have the Lincoln Memorial.
The third is a replica of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.
Animal Kingdom Lodge Gingerbread Giraffe and Zebra
At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, you can see a unique gingerbread display that’s truly fitting for the resort. This display features two animals made from gingerbread and modeling chocolate. They are Ginger-affe, a gingerbread giraffe, and Debra, the gingerbread zebra.
We have an article with photos of the gingerbread giraffe and zebra at Animal Kingdom Lodge if you want to learn more. Additionally, gingerbread treats and several drink offerings are available at this location.
Contemporary Resort’s Gingerbread Castle
The gingerbread display at Disney’s Contemporary Resort returns in 2023. This year’s version features Cinderella Castle and celebrates the Disney 100th anniversary.
You might take the monorail from Magic Kingdom to visit the Contemporary. Once you exit the monorail, you’ll take the escalator or elevator down one floor to the Grand Concourse. The gingerbread castle sits near the back of the fourth floor near the bridge that leads to Bay Lake Tower.
We have a post with photos of the gingerbread castle at Disney’s Contemporary. It includes photos of the treats and holiday ornaments available at this location.
Boardwalk Inn’s Gingerbread Display
This year, Disney’s Boardwalk Inn’s gingerbread display takes on a new look that’s a scaled-down version of the Boardwalk Deli. Its new design features silhouettes of several favorite characters in the windows overlooking a boardwalk made of gingerbread.
Look closely, and you’ll notice that Mickey and Minnie are busy at work inside the first-floor bakery window. If you time things right, you might even see the Orange Bird pop out from a window underneath the clock. You’ll also find a stand with gingerbread and various other holiday treats.
Those hoping to see this display can walk or boat from Epcot’s International Gateway. While you’re at it, you can stop at Disney’s Beach Club, which is next on our list of gingerbread tours at Walt Disney World.
Related: Boardwalk Inn’s Gingerbread Display
Beach Club’s Gingerbread Carousel
Every year, the chefs at Disney’s Beach and Yacht Club come together to decide on a new theme for the gingerbread carousel. This year, that theme is the DuckTales World Showcase Adventure at Epcot.
This timeless display sits in Disney’s Beach Club lobby and is only a five-minute walk from Epcot. It is a real, moving carousel with four horses. For more details about this year’s display, we have an article that shares the details of the DuckTales-inspired gingerbread carousel at Disney’s Beach Club.
*Gingerbread treats are available at this location.
Grand Floridian’s Gingerbread House
Our next-to-last of the holiday gingerbread displays at Walt Disney World is the grandest of them all. Given this gingerbread house resides in the Grand Floridian, the word grand is fitting.
Grand Floridian’s gingerbread house returned to its traditional design this year. It features a proper gingerbread look with tons of red, white, and green accents.
If you want to see this gingerbread house, you can walk, take the boat, or ride the resort monorail from Magic Kingdom to Disney’s Grand Floridian. While you’re at it, you can stop at the Contemporary to see their castle.
*Gingerbread treats are available at this location.
Yacht Club’s Gingerbread Lighthouse
Disney World has a brand new display this year at Disney’s Yacht Club. Guests can stop by the Yacht Club to see the gingerbread lighthouse that sits toward the front of the lobby.
It’s a beautiful creation you can add to your list when visiting nearby Disney’s Beach Club and Boardwalk Inn. All three displays are within the Epcot Resorts Area.
That’s a lot of gingerbread displays at Walt Disney World this holiday season! I hope you enjoyed our tour and can see a few for yourself this holiday season!
For more Christmas at Walt Disney World, you might enjoy these articles:
- Christmas at Disney’s Grand Floridian
- Boardwalk Inn Christmas Photo Tour
- Disney’s Wilderness Lodge at Christmas
- Christmas at Disney’s Polynesian
Or try our list of the best resorts to see at Walt Disney World during Christmas.
What Do You Think?
Which of these Walt Disney World gingerbread displays is your favorite? Do you plan to see any of them this holiday season?