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You don’t want to miss this year’s amazing Beach Club gingerbread carousel and treats

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You don't want to miss this year's amazing Beach Club gingerbread carousel and treats
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Disney’s Beach Club Resort is decked out royally! Take a look at all the stunning horses and carousel theming as well as holiday treats.

Disney’s Beach Club

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Disney World really shows up for the holidays! Whether you’re visiting a theme park, Disney Springs, or Disney Resorts, you’ll find holiday magic wherever you go.

Every year, Disney Resorts receive decorations that are themed to their specific resort. However, some Disney Resorts thrill guests with gingerbread displays. In 2022, Disney’s Beach Club Resort celebrates its 22nd year of gingerbread carousels.

Creating the Wonderful Carousel

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Beginning in July, 39 pastry chefs from Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts spent over 600 hours creating this beautiful masterpiece. To make it, chefs delicately put together 2,021 pieces of gingerbread.

Take a look at Disney’s Grand Floridian’s gingerbread house HERE and Disney’s Contemporary Resort’s 50th gingerbread theming HERE.

The entire carousel is edible and made from a number of yummy ingredients. The top of the carousel has Cinderella Castle on it.

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According to Disney, this massive candy construction is made from the following ingredients:

  • 432 pounds of honey
  • 1,200 pounds of rye flour
  • 100 pounds of eggs
  • 25 pounds of spices
  • 10 pounds of simple syrup (sugar/water mixture)
  • 200 pounds of icing
  • 10 quarts of egg whites (about 480 egg whites)
  • 100 pounds of confectioners sugar
  • 50 pounds of dark chocolate
  • 200 gumpaste flowers (made from sugar)
  • 20 pounds of Grand Mariner liquor

The basic structure of the gingerbread carousel is similar to last year with a snow-covered gingerbread slated roof, hand-cut decorated gingerbread snowflakes, and the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary logo between the snowflake cookies.

Theming

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Last year’s theme was all about The Little Mermaid. For 2022, it’s all about Disney Princesses. First, take a look at the Elsa horse above.

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Next, check out the stunning Tiana horse. No detail is left undone, I love her “gloves” and all of the southern Magnolia flowers. Be sure to look for the golden hidden Mickeys found in every horse too.

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Third, take a look at the Snow White themed horse. Her bold colors really pop, and the apple is a nice touch.

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In front of the carousel stands a Jasmine themed horse complete with jewels, a flying carpet and a “magic” lamp. Every single details on each horse is mind blowing!

Treats

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Near the gingerbread carousel in Beach Club’s lobby, you’ll find an assortment of sweet treats for sale. The fudge is one of their top-selling items, but the marshmallow pops, Rice Krispie treats and chocolate covered treats all look amazing.

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There are also plant based and gluten friendly options.

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And don’t miss this white/dark chocolate bark with peppermint pieces. This is an easy option to eat on the go.

Limited Edition Pin

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Each holiday, every Disney owned resort features a resort-themed collectible limited-edition pin. Characters that represent are included and every year they rotate showing a different design on each side.

This year they feature a villain and a hero on one side and a beautiful resort inspired pattern on the reverse side. The Beach Club characters are Ariel and Ursula.

Will you be visiting Disney World and/or Beach Club Resort this holiday season? Which Disney resort has your favorite holiday decorations? Please share your thoughts in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

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