Contemporary Resort’s 2013 Gingerbread Tree

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.

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Also impressive are the ingredients that go into this Gingerbread Tree. And of course, searching for the 15 golden Hidden Mickeys is always fun!


2013-contemporary-gingerbread-tree-4Some Hidden Mickeys were harmed in the making of this gingerbread shack…

An assortment of treats abound for purchase. You can click these photos for a larger view.



2013-contemporary-gingerbread-tree-7These Small World Children Chocolates are adorable!


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!)

2013-contemporary-gingerbread-tree-9Mickey-embossed Shingles and a 5-legged Goat Krispy Treat!

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 It appears to have been replaced by a printed sugar cookie.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!


2013-contemporary-gingerbread-tree-12These treats can be found resort wide.

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!


9 responses to “Contemporary Resort’s 2013 Gingerbread Tree

  1. How long is it open? I’m getting there on the 7th and would love to see the resort decorations but I usually get there at night and just as I’m arriving they’re taking everything down…

  2. Most Christmas events seem to end on December 30, but if the Gingerbread displays last as long as the Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Hollywood Studios, it might stay up until January 6. Hopefully the display stays up longer so you can see it!

  3. Alan (@NORMNB8S)

    I love the five legged goat treat. That’s definitely a treat geared directly towards us die-hard WDW fans. I am curious as to why they’re selling iphones in that next to last photo though. 🙂 I kid, I kid. Nice job as always Sarah! Thanks for bringing WDW Christmas to those of us that aren’t able to make it down there.

  4. Does it smell like gingerbread near the tree?

  5. I’m trying to remember if it did! Was so focused on taking pics of everything. Also didn’t really get close enough to the tree to see if there was much smell to it. I imagine it dissipates after being put up…

  6. Reading those ingredients and all I can think of is how Buddy the Elf would go nuts for all of this.

  7. I can’t wait to watch Elf again this year! Always hilarious!

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