Disneyland Reveals 2016 Haunted Mansion Holiday Gingerbread House


One of the highlights of the Halloween/Christmas season at Disneyland is undoubtedly the Nightmare Before Christmas takeover of the classic Haunted Mansion attraction. Each year since it first debuted back in 2001 has featured a unique and hand-made horror-themed gingerbread house as the centerpeice of the ballroom scene in the ride. Each year the Imagineers team up with Disneyland’s finest bakers to produce the giant display.


This year the display pays homage to a classic Haunted Mansion scene as well as to one of the main characters of TNBC, Sally. During the graveyard scene in the ride you’ll find a playful spook cementing in his own tomb from the inside out. Just like that scene this gingerbread house features a ghastly spirit sewing a stitched up version of the main, from the inside out of course.

The Disney Park’s Blog had this to say.

Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort is just around the corner, and I’ve got your first look at this year’s Haunted Mansion Holiday gingerbread house. Gingerbread houses have graced the ballroom scene of Haunted Mansion Holiday for the past 15 years, and this year’s creation consists of:

  • 200 pounds gingerbread
  • 200 pounds powdered sugar
  • 4 gallons egg whites
  • 1 gallon lemon juice
  • 50 pounds fondant
  • 1/3 pound glitter

As you can see, the house is inspired by one of our favorite Halloween Town residents, Sally, from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

For a look at the entire Haunted Mansion Holiday experience from 2015 be sure to check out the video below!

That does it for this look at the new Gingerbread house. Will you be visiting Disneyland to see the new Gingerbread house? The smell alone is worth the trip.

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