Gingerbread House Arrives at Grand Californian Hotel and Spa

An annual tradition has returned to the Grand Californian Hotel and Spa at the Disneyland Resort. Guests visiting the Grand Californian can now see a beautiful gingerbread house recreation of the hotel. The gingerbread house can be found in the lobby on the other side of the massive Christmas tree if walking in from the main desk area.

The giant gingerbread house stands 7 feet tall and is 12 feet wide. It is built from more than 600 pounds of gingerbread, 600 pounds of powdered sugar, 250 pounds of fondant, and 1 pound of pixie dust. There are also 25 hidden Mickeys found throughout the gingerbread house as well. Have you found them? It arrived at the Grand Californian Hotel and Resort on November 14, 2022.

Right next to the gingerbread house at the Grand Californian, the GCH Holiday Cart sells gingerbread and other treats. This includes:

  • Mickey Gingerbread
  • Poinsettia Cookie
  • Snowman Cookie 
  • Christmas Cookie 
  • Hanukkah Cookie 
  • Holiday Cookie Box
  • Assorted Macarons (New) 
  • Kwanzaa Sweet Potato Loaf (New) 
  • New Year’s Cookie (New) 
  • Crisped Rice Treat 
  • Hot Chocolate 
  • Hot Apple Cider (Available with Bailey’s Irish Cream, Captain Morgan, Grand Marnier, or Rumchata)
  • Waffle Shot (Available with milk, low-fat milk, chocolate milk, or eggnog) 
  • Waffle Shot (Available with Bailey’s Irish Cream, Captain Morgan, Grand Marnier, Rumchata, Amaretto, Butterscotch Schnapps, Rumple Minze, Crown Royal Apple, Skrewball Whiskey, Fireball Whiskey, Louis the 13th

Stopping by the lobby to check out the Grand Californian Hotel and Spa gingerbread house is always a treat each year, both to look at and also to enjoy the offerings from the cart next to it. Have you stopped by and seen the gingerbread house and tasted the sweets? If so, what did you think? What were your favorites? Share your thoughts, opinions, and experiences in the comments below!


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