PHOTOS: 2023 Gingerbread Castle Celebrates Disney100 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Shannen Ace

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PHOTOS: 2023 Gingerbread Castle Celebrates Disney100 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

The Disney100 gingerbread castle at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is now open and various sweet treats are available for purchase.

Disney100 Gingerbread Castle at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

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From the Monorail station, a sign directs guests to the gingerbread display.

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Disney’s Contemporary Resort has featured a gingerbread castle for several years now. In years past, it has had “Cinderella” or “Frozen” theming. Last year, it honored the 50th anniversary of Magic Kingdom.

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This year’s display is almost identical to the 50th anniversary version, but with platinum accents instead of gold.

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There are standees of the Mickey and Minnie “Fab 50” statues from Magic Kingdom, but now in platinum and with Disney 100 Years of Wonder plaques on their bases.

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The blue turrets of the gingerbread Cinderella Castle are wrapped in platinum ribbon.

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There are also tiny silver hidden Mickeys all over the display. We won’t spoil their locations, but you should be able to spot some in these photos.

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The castle has a Disney100 Years of Wonder plaque above its doorway, similar to the one that was on Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland.

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Behind the castle is a white version of the “it’s a small world” façade, with blue on the smiling face and clock.

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The top of the “it’s a small world” façade is lined with lights. The tallest castle turret is also gold.

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Along the front of the display’s base are large silver Mickey heads. These aren’t the hidden Mickeys, technically.

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Trees with silver stars on top and fireworks on their branches are to the sides of the castle.

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A platinum and purple sign to the side has information about the gingerbread display.

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There are 12 hidden Mickeys in honor of the display’s 12th year. There is also one hidden five-legged goat, in honor of Mary Blair’s famous artwork (see below). The display was assembled in 12 days using over 4,000 castle gingerbread bricks.

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Treats Available at Gingerbread Castle

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To the left of the gingerbread display is a counter with various food and beverage items available for purchase.

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Here is the drinks menu:

  • Frozen Hot Chocolate – $6.00
  • Frozen Horchata – $6.00
  • Hot Chocolate – $3.79
  • Coffee – $3.79
  • Floaters – $6.00 each: Bailey’s, Captain Morgan, Jack Daniels, Peppermint Schnapps, or Fireball Whiskey
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A number of sweet treats are available for purchase, as well.

Winter Chocolate Twist – $5.99

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This white chocolate twist has blue and white drizzled icing on top, as well as snowflake sprinkles and an edible snowman.

Contemporary Gingerbread Brick – $6.50

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It’s not the holiday season without a Disney resort gingerbread shingle or brick.

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You can get the bricks at Contemporary Resort.

Christmas Tree Butter Cookie – $5.29

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This butter cookie is covered in green and red sprinkles.

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Peppermint Bark – $14.29

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Bags of peppermint bark are available, if you’re after a treat with a lot of crunch.

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Hot Chocolate Caramel Fudge Bar – $7.79

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This Hot Chocolate Caramel Fudge Bar includes sprinkles and what look like Mickey head-shaped chocolate chips.

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Gingerbread Cookie (Gluten Friendly) – $5.79

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There is also a gluten-friendly treat available in the form of a gingerbread cookie.

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Five-Legged Goat Suger Cookie – $5.49

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This sugar cookie features art of the iconic Five-Legged Goat originally illustrated by Mary Blair.

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The cookie has blue and snowflake sprinkles on the top and bottom, with the goat in the center.

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Chocolate Peppermint Cookie – $5.49

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Like the other sweets, this chocolate peppermint cookie comes individually wrapped.

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The cookie is topped with chocolate icing and peppermint shavings.

Pistachio Linzer Cookie – $6.29

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This cookie resembles a holiday wreath.

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The wreath cookie is green, and features green, red, and white sprinkles. At the top of the cookie are two chocolate circles and a chocolate Minnie bow to make the wreath more Minnie-esque.

Paint Your Own Cookie Box – $25

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This cookie box is silver with a red bow.

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Inside is a kit for decorating a cookie.

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Gingerbread Latte Cupcake – $6.49

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Finally, the gingerbread latte cupcake brings the sweets lineup to a close.

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This cupcake includes light brown icing, chocolate shavings, and a chocolate gingerbread man.

Gingerbread Loaf – $5.29

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Check out the full lineup of 2023 gingerbread displays at Walt Disney World, including the Victorian-style gingerbread house at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Also check out this year’s gingerbread house pins.

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  • Shannen Ace

    Shannen has been a Disney Parks fan and lover of dogs since childhood, despite Pluto's attempt to eat Shannen's Minnie Mouse doll the first time they met. They've made up now. You can email Shannen at shanne[email protected].

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