Magical Blogorail

Welcome to those of you joining me from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the final stop on our Magical Blogorail.

I am so excited to rejoin the Magical Blogorail this month, after taking several months off. This time our theme is Christmas Must-Dos at Walt Disney World. Sure, it might be October and right now the Disney parks are full of pumpkins and not-so-scary scarecrows, but if you have a holiday trip coming up (or just wish you did!) this is the time to start planning your activities.

My Christmas must-do at Walt Disney World are the gingerbread houses. I’ve never actually made a gingerbread house. But I want to! Every year, I see these amazing works of architectural artwork and think, “I could do that…” (Maybe. If I had a lot more time.) And of course Disney goes completely over the top with their gingerbread, just like they do with everything else. If you’re at Walt Disney World during the Christmas holiday season, you have to check out the gingerbread! Several deluxe resorts feature life-sized gingerbread creations, but since you don’t want to spend too much time away from the parks, I’ll just highlight the two that, in my opinion, go beyond amazing.

Grand Floridian Gingerbread House

Grand Floridian Gingerbread House

Grand Floridian Gingerbread House – photo courtesy of Paula at Magical Mouse Pad.

It’s no secret, I’m a Grand Floridian kind of girl. But that has nothing to do with my choice to include their gingerbread house on my must-do Christmas list! You can do a lot with gingerbread, but there’s something about the classic gingerbread cottage that just says “Christmas.” The only difference between this gingerbread house and one that you or I might make is that this one actually meets building codes. It’s life-sized. And they put a confectionary shop inside. Because really, what else would you put inside a life-sized gingerbread house?

Grand Floridian Gingerbread House

Photo courtesy of Paula at Magical Mouse Pad.

That’s an actual cast member in the gingerbread house. Very cool.

Beach Club Gingerbread Carousel

The gingerbread house at the Grand Floridian is definitely cool. But the carousel at the Beach Club takes it one step further. It actually works. The entire thing – including the horses – is covered in edible gingerbread. And it spins. And no, they won’t let you ride it. But still…it looks like a music box!

Beach club carousel

Beach club carousel

Have you had the opportunity to see some of the amazing gingerbread houses around Walt Disney World? Which is your favorite?

Thank you for joining Magical Blogorail Yellow this month. Our next loop will be on November 1st with an all new theme. Keep checking in with our blogs in between loops to keep up to date with our Disney info, photos and stories. If you are looking for more Disney magic, you can make your way over to The Magical Blogorail website to see all our members and their blogs, as well as all our previous loops.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Loop should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~ DISTherapy
2nd Stop ~ Delightfully Disney
3rd Stop ~ Magical Mouse Schoolhouse
Final Stop ~ Return to Disney (You are here!)