Last week we took a look at Grand Floridian’s Gingerbread House, which is a favorite of many for its detailed design. Today for our look at the WDW gingerbread displays, we head on the monorail over to the Contemporary Resort. Synonymous with the resort for fans is the name Mary Blair, who apart from her other impressive list of credits, designed the mural which is the centerpiece of the resort (you can see some of the tile work behind the gold backdrop if you’re unfamiliar).
This year’s tree decor feels much more inspired by the late artist than 2012’s tree. The color scheme and design of the floral ornaments, the children around the base, and the sunburst tree topper feels more like it jumped right off the it’s a small world attraction in the nearby Magic Kingdom.
Also impressive are the ingredients that go into this Gingerbread Tree. And of course, searching for the 15 golden Hidden Mickeys is always fun!
An assortment of treats abound for purchase. You can click these photos for a larger view.
Probably my favorite treats to debut this year is the 5-Legged Goat Krispy Treat. I bought one for myself, but I don’t know if I can bring myself to eat it! Those familiar with the aforementioned mural and its story have probably looked for and spotted this character in the tile work. If you haven’t, keep an eye out for it the next time you visit the resort. (Hint: Look up high!)
Another new addition is this Hidden Mickey Cupcake (!).
Last year, a white chocolate Monorail was for sale. It appears to have been replaced by a printed sugar cookie. But that Contemporary-shaped gingerbread “house” is pretty neat!
While I generally love the displays at the Epcot resorts, they might be in for some competition with this year’s Contemporary Gingerbread Tree for a favorite! Stay tuned for more fun pics from the resorts!