The Haunted Mansion Holiday debuted today as part of Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort and it brings with it the fresh-baked concept for the 2017 Haunted Mansion Holiday Gingerbread House! Photos from Disney showcase gingerbread mansion with a BUG problem!
Here’s a few details courtesy of Disney:
“The gingerbread mansion this year has a bug problem – gingerbread bugs! But it’s not a problem that a gingerbread Oogie Boogie can’t fix. He pried open the roof of the gingerbread mansion and has his fork at the ready, happy to fix the infestation in the only way he would – by eating them,” says Tim Wollweber, associate art director for Disney Parks, who designed this year’s house. “But quite a few bugs have gotten loose and are rampaging across the ballroom table, tormenting the gingerbread zombies there, who are forced to defend themselves with silverware!”
The house is six feet tall to the roof point, but the animated Oogie Boogie himself is seven feet tall. There are more than 70 bugs “scurrying” across the ballroom table and the ballroom itself. We have been told there might be a few gingerbread bugs that have escaped out of the ballroom … think you can find them?
Disneyland Resort Central Bakery – Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Marc Viallet and Lead Pastry Chef Edgar Urtola shared what ingredients it takes to bring a creation of this scale to life!
- 200 pounds gingerbread
- 200 pounds powdered sugar
- 4 gallons egg whites
- 1 gallon lemon juice
- 30 pounds white chocolate
- 50 pounds gum paste
- 8 ounces (each) food coloring (blue, purple, orange, yellow, red)
- 16 ounces green food coloring
- 50 pounds fondant
- 1/3 pound glitter
- 200 hours Disney Culinary Magic
Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort this year promises the return of several favorites such as Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy and Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland in addition to the new offerings in DCA including the Guardians of the Galaxy: Monsters After Dark attraction plus Cars Land Haul-O-Ween decorations and attraction layovers and decorations on Buena Vista Street. Plus, in celebration of the Dia de los Muertos-themed Pixar flick COCO, a whole new celebration is also being setup at Paradise Gardens. Learn more about 2017 Disney Halloween Time here.
See it for Yourself
You can experience Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort from September 15 – November 2, 2017.