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  • On Nov 29, 2008
    Kara from WY Asked

    Love the panel! What does Disney do with the gingerbread house at the Grand Floridian after they take it down? And how much of a mess does that make?! :)

    I stayed at the Grand Floridian about two weeks ago and had the wonderful opportunity to pass by the giant gingerbread house several times a day during my stay. The structure itself is quite impressive, but I have to say that my favorite part was the gingerbread smell. At frequent intervals throughout the day, the chimney of the house actually puffs out gingerbread scented "smoke." If you stand on the second floor landing just above the house, you'll be breathing in wonderful ginger-perfumed air.

    As far as your "taking it down" question goes ... the base of the house is wooden. As much of that as possible is preserved for future use. The gingerbread that was on the house has to be trashed. I for one would not like to think about eating food that had been sitting out in the open for six weeks with tens of thousands of people walking by and coughing near it and sneaking little touches of the gingerbread. Ewwww!  I know that if I tried to take apart the house, I would make a substantial mess -- you don't even want to see the state of my own house right now :-) -- but the elves at Disney are experts at keeping things neat and clean. They'll disassemble most of the house at night and the guests won't be disturbed by this at all.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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