It’s hard to think that anything could be added to make the lobby of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge more impressive than it already is, but the Wilderness Lodge Bakery Team has done it.
The Wilderness Lodge gingerbread log cabin officially opened today, and is ready to delight and entertain guests. And, to make the gingerbread cabin even sweeter (pun intended), there’s a stand filled with holiday treats and beverages for sale right next to the display. It’s a win-win.
The gingerbread cabin sits toward the back of the main lobby, and fills the space next to the bubbling spring. According to the Bakery Team, the cabin was inspired by the turn-of-the-century National Park lodges. The gingerbread cabin, like the gingerbread display at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, has hidden Mickeys integrated into the design. There are five hidden Mickeys on the cabin at Wilderness Lodge, and guests were already trying to hunt them all down on opening day.
Humphrey the Bear is featured in front of the cabin, and it seems we’ve caught him hanging a string of Christmas lights as he prepares for the holidays. I love that you can find Humphrey in locations throughout the resort.
A small figurine featuring Mickey, Minnie, and Donald unloading Christmas trees sits along with a Norfolk Pine wrapped in a buffalo check tree skirt on one side of the cabin.
The other side of the cabin is decorated with a silk poinsettia Mickey wreath.
If guests look closely, they’ll find Chip and Dale out back keeping warm by a campfire.
And that campfire looks just like the topper that you’ll find on the incredibly yummy Campfire Cupcake ($5.49) available at the resort’s counter service restaurant, Roaring Fork. If you’ve not had this cupcake, please do. You won’t regret it.
The holiday treat stand has some of the same seasonal merchandise items that are currently being sold in the shops throughout Walt Disney World.
In addition to the merchandise, guests will find individually-wrapped bakery items such as Spiced Moose cookies ($4.99), Gingerbread Man ($5.99) and Pine Tree ($5.99) cookies, and a gluten free Gingerbread Man ($5.99) made by Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC. One of the more unique holiday treats being sold at the stand is a mix of chocolate coated candies, coated pretzels, and cookie chunks called Reindeer Food ($6.49). A two-pack of solid chocolate pinecones are also available at the stand for $8.99.
Hot cider (5.99) and Gluwein ($10) are also being sold at the stand, and alcohol floaters can be added to your beverage for $3. Peppermint, Toasted Marshmallow, Gingerbread, and Egg Nog flavored hot chocolate is available for $3.79.
A dated, limited edition gingerbread cabin Disney trading pin is available at the holiday treats stand, and sells for $17.99. I love that it features Humphrey hanging his lights.
Are you planning to stop by and see the gingerbread cabin at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge for yourself this year? If you do, please leave your thoughts in the comment section below.
Deni loves all things Disney, and, in 2013, moved to the Magic from Maryland. Walt Disney World is her happy place, and she loves getting to share it with others. Deni and her husband of almost 26 years have 2 grown children. Her favorite WDW snack? A Mickey Bar, of course. Is there any other?!