Jack Skellington Kicks off The 2018 Halloween Season As He Makes His Home in Haunted Mansion Holiday at the Disneyland Resort

Jack Skellington has once again inhabited the Haunted Mansion. As two holidays combine, the ever-popular Haunted Mansion Holiday returns to the Disneyland Resort. This celebration of Halloween and Christmas has become an annual tradition that guests treasure at the Disneyland Resort.

A favorite part of the Haunted Mansion Holiday every year is the gingerbread house. This is an icon that not only looks awesome, but it smells delicious as well. This year, the centerpiece of the gingerbread house is a massive spider. Tim Wollweber, associate art director for Disney Parks, was the creative lead on this project and shared about the creation.

“We wanted to create a monster movie vibe, and a scary spider is a classic and iconic Halloween image. With that in mind, we designed a giant 5-foot spider with eerie glowing eyes and moving legs and mandibles. This multicolor spider is suspended above the Haunted Mansion’s Grand Hall table, attempting to pry the edible mansion from its foundation, revealing candy cane rebar and sparking lights. General chaos ensues as gingerbread zombies watch in astonishment and cocoon-wrapped gingerbread zombies wait to become spider snacks.”

The creation of this gingerbread is quite the process. 12 pastry chefs, led by Assistant Pastry Chef Christina Orejel, participated in its creation. Baking began on it over a month ago. The gingerbread house includes:

  • 90 pounds gingerbread
  • 30 pounds of confectioner’s sugar
  • 10 pounds of white chocolate
  • 45 pounds of fondant

It is a monster of a gingerbread house, isn’t it? The Haunted Mansion Holiday will continue to showcase this gingerbread house until the beginning of January 2019. Make sure and stop by and see it. Then let us know what your favorite part of Jack Skellington’s handiwork is! If you can’t stop by, we hope you enjoy our video!

 

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