Happy Easter

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Happy Easter to you and your families!

 

2013 Easter activities at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

Happy Easter!

Easter at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

 

 Second Annual Easter Egg Display

For the second year in a row, hand-decorated eggs will be on display in the main lobby, courtesy of the Grand Floridian Bakery team.  From Thursday, March 21-Tuesday, April 2, guests can check out the “egg-stravagant,” edible designs.

Easter Baskets

M. Mouse Mercantile located on the second floor of the Main Building will offer pre-made and made-to-order Easter baskets from March 26- March 31.  Guests will have the option to have them delivered to their room Easter morning at different designated drop-off times, as well.

EASTER DAY – SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2013

 

Easter Church Services

Disney’s Contemporary Resort Convention Center – Fantasia Ballroom.  Guests are REQUIRED to use Disney Transportation to arrive at the resort for services.

  • 8-9 a.m.: Catholic Mass
  • 9-10 a.m.: Protestant Service
  • 10:15-11:15 a.m.: Catholic Mass
At the Courtyard Pool
8:30-10:15 a.m.: Character Meet & Greet
Meet a selection of Disney characters in their Easter finest by the Courtyard Pool! Don’t forget your autograph book!
9 a.m.: Easter Candy Scramble
Join in on the Easter fun for your chance to fill up your Easter basket on the green!
Poolside Activities
1 p.m.: Scrambled Eggs
1:30 p.m.: Egg Decorating
2 p.m.: Egg and Spoon Relays
2:30 p.m.: Pool Party Egg-stravaganza
3:30 p.m.: At the Hop
4 p.m.: Egg-splosion
4:30 p.m.: Bunny Bingo
7 p.m.: Tattoos & Pin Trading
7:30 p.m.: Wii Party
8:30 p.m.: Movie Under the Stars – Alice in Wonderland (animated) – Rated G

 

 

We have some photos from Easter at the Grand back in 2008.

Live from the Grand!

Christmas Tree at the Grand Floridian Resort

A few pics from a friend at the Grand this afternoon.

2012 Gingerbread House pin

2012 Gingerbread House pin

I was down at Disney this past week for the Fantasyland press events and a friend was nice enough to buy this for me as a birthday gift.  Isn’t it fabulous?

2012 Gingerbread House pin

Grand Floridian Gals

Purchasing items from the Gingerbread house

Since we posted the 2012 Gingerbread House pricing list we have received several emails asking if you can purchase items from the Gingerbread House by phone and have them shipped to you. We have contacted the Grand Floridian and unfortunately you can’t. Items must be purchased in person and if you want to ship them then you will have to set that up at the Business Center. The following Disney resorts have a Business Center available to help you with shipping:

Disney’s Boardwalk Resort
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

For more information about the Grand Floridian Resort check out our website Where the Magic Lives.

2012 Gingerbread house price list

   2012 Gingerbread House price list 

     

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Gingerbread Man(1 oz.)………$ 4.25

Oreo Cookie Chocolate
Pops (1.6 oz.)………………….$ 4.50

Mickey Face (3 oz.)……….…..$ 5.75

Ariel or Cars (1.6 oz.)….…….$ 6.00

Gingerbread Man
(Gluten Free) …………………..$ 5.75

Chocolate Snowman with
Chocolates (4.5 oz.)………….$ 7.50

Frosted Box with Four White
Chocolates filled with Dark
Hazelnut (2.2 oz) ……………..$ 7.50

Chocolate Holiday Snow
Globe (3.5 oz.)………………….$ 7.75

Happy Holiday
Chocolate Box with
Two Truffles(5 oz.)… ………..$ 8.00

Pumpkin-Chocolate Chip
Bread (Gluten Free)………….$ 9.75

Lemon-Poppyseed Bread
(Gluten Free)…………………….$ 9.75

Apple-Cranberry Bread
(Gluten Free)…………………….$ 9.75

Signature Items
       Handmade by the Grand Floridian Bake Shop

Chocolate Chip Cookie (3 oz.)………… $2.50  (is on the Disney Dining plan)

Gingerbread Man (1.6 oz.)…………. $4.25

*Gingerbread Mickey Ears with Chocolate(2 oz.)…….. $6.75

*Gingerbread Shingle with Chocolate (2.8 oz.)………….$7.50

Peppermint Bark  ½  lb. bag…………………………………..$12.50

Stollen Bread with Marzipan (2 lbs.)………………………..$18.50 with gift box…………… $38.50

*Gingerbread Ornaments

Small (1 oz.)………….. ..$  8.50

Mickey Head (1 oz.) ….. $  8.50

House (3.8 oz)……………$16.75

Tree (3 oz.)…………………$16.75
Cup (4 oz.)………………….$16.75
Sunflower (5.5 oz.)……..$16.75
2-tier Cake (3.5 oz)……..$16.75

*Signature Gingerbread
House (3½ lb.)   $70.00

* made from a classic “gingerbread” lebkuchen recipe

Price List

Happy Holidays Chocolate

Hexagon Box with Four
Truffles (7.3 oz.)……. $12.50

Assorted Gingerbread
Cookies ½ lb. bag……..$15.75

Seasons Greetings Striped
Chocolate Box with Six
Truffles (7.3 oz.)……. $19.00

Chocolate Disney Characters
Cinderella (20 oz.)……… $20.75
Belle (10 oz)……………….$20.75
Donald (9.4 oz.)………… $20.75

Goofy (10.4 oz.)………… $20.75
Mickey (14.2 oz.)……….. $20.75
Minnie (12.5 oz.)……….. $20.75
Snow White (12 oz.)……. $20.75
Tinker Bell (9.4 oz.)……. $20.75

Happy Holidays Rectangle Chocolate Box with 10 Truffles (14.4 oz.)………… $24.00

Happy Holidays Chocolate Snowman Box with 12 Truffles (17.8 oz)……. $30.00

Signature Grand Floridian Chocolate Box with Truffles (2 lb 5 oz.)……. $75.00

The Gingerbread house is open daily from 10am to 10pm so stop by and get some delicious holiday treats!

 

Time-Lapse Gingerbread house at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

The Gingerbread house from start to finish!

Holiday news from the Grand

Gingerbread house at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort

I love the Holidays at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. The Gingerbread house should be open for business and selling its delicious gingerbread and other treats on Monday the 19th of November and starting on December 1st Chestnuts will available at the entrance of the Grand Floridian.  If you are visiting Disney World during the Holiday season it is worth the time to go by and visit!

Here are some older photos of the Gingerbread house.

 

 

Holidays at the Grand

Holidays at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Coming soon….Holidays at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Happy November

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It’s November and that means Christmas will be coming to the Grand Floridian in a few weeks!  For months now the Grand Floridian bakers have been secretly assembling gingerbread houses, baking shingles, and decorating assorted cookies and treats in preparation for the fabulous display in the hotel lobby.  The amazing “life size” gingerbread house goes up mid November before Thanksgiving and opens on a Monday morning at 10 am.  I’m guessing November 19 this year but I’ll update when I know for certain.   The gingerbread shop sells a festive assortment of cookies, chocolates, stollen, and other holiday goodies.  The little shop stays open through the season until they’ve sold out of all their treats.  Sometimes  it’s not much past Christmas, but the gingerbread house itself will stay up until the first few days of January. The gingerbread house is really something to see….and smell.  The entire lobby is full of the cinnamony gingery scents of Christmas from mid November to January.  The Christmas trees, wreaths and poinsettias are added right after Thanksgiving. One year when returning to the hotel about 2 am Thanksgiving evening we watched workers planting the poinsettias – working into Friday morning, turning the Grand even grander with it’s beautiful Victorian holiday decorations and details.  The huge lobby Christmas tree also miraculously appears the Friday after  Thanksgiving. The holidays are a beautiful time to stay at the Grand Floridian.  We’ve spent several Thanksgivings and a Christmas there and made wonderful family memories at our happy place.  Even if you are not staying at the Grand, stop by to see the gorgeous decorations.  It will put you in a holiday mood. You’ll be inspired to go home and bake and decorate!  You can even pick up a copy of their gingerbread recipe and see a demonstration of how they put their little gingerbread houses together.

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Happy travels!