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Every year during Halloween Time at Disneyland, a new Haunted Mansion Holiday gingerbread house is on display. For the past 15 years, the Gingerbread house has been built in the ballroom scene of the Haunted Mansion. It is a popular attraction to visit during this spooky time, and many people come to see the incredible creation a group of talented Imagineers have created for us to see. With Halloween around the corner, I wanted to share with you all my favorite Disneyland Haunted Mansion Gingerbread Houses. 
This year's Haunted Mansion Holiday opened on September 9, the first day of Halloween Time at Disneyland. This year's gingerbread house is inspired by Sally, from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. This masterpiece was designed and handmade by Tim Wollweber and a group of talented Imagineers. Have I mentioned the gingerbread house is also edible? Unfortunately, we can't eat it but this year's gingerbread house consisted of 200 pounds gingerbread, 200 pounds powdered sugar, 4 gallons egg whites, 1 gallon lemon juice, 50 pounds fondant, and  1/3 pound glitter.  This years gingerbread house is officially my new favorite, but let's get into some of my past favorite Haunted Mansion gingerbread houses.
1. Towering House of Cards, 2015
This was a 10-foot gingerbread house, which teeters on the table in the grand ballroom of the Haunted Mansion. It was surrounded by gingerbread zombies. It took nine months to design, bake, and assemble together. More than 20 artists and bakers worked on creating this gingerbread house. This was the tallest gingerbread house built and it was so amazing in person. Every year one of my favorite things about the displays is the gingerbread smell that is pumped into the ride.

2. “13 Faces of Jack” Advent Calendar Mausoleum, 2013
This advent calendar gingerbread house was counting down the days till Halloween. Everyday a new door would open and reveal a different Jack face expression. I thought this was such a cute concept. I loved that it was in some sense interactive and for 13 days it was changing. 
3. Stairway to Jack's House, 2012
Back in 2012 this was a very impressive 9-foot gingerbread house. This was my favorite gingerbread house but that has changed. However, I still love the silhouettes of the town houses on the side of the gingerbread. And look at that long and crooked staircase leading up to Jack's house. This was such a beautifully constructed gingerbread house. 
4. Scary Go Round, 2009
In 2009 Disneyland introduced us to a giant carousel – a “Scary Go Round” gingerbread house with LED lighting. It’s no ordinary merry go round because this one incorporates the theme of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. I love how Zero was prominently featured on the Scary Go Round. I didn't get to see this one in person that year but when I saw all the pictures I was in love with the design. 
5. Gingerbread Man inside Iron Maiden Torture Device, 2014
Lastly, we have the 2014 gingerbread house that included a deceased giant gingerbread man inside. This gingerbread house was interactive, it open and closed. When I first saw it, I quickly fell in loved. I love how the torture device was made out of candy canes. Poor gingerbread man.  

Well that's all for my favorite Haunted Mansion gingerbread houses. Have you visited this year’s Haunted Mansion Holiday yet? How do you like the gingerbread house compared to the other years? Comment below!


  1. Omg I had no idea that they did a different gingerbread house each year. That's so cool and I'll have to keep that in mind the next time I'm riding this ride during the holidays.

    1. You didn't know! I guess a lot of people don't really notice. I wouldn't be too surprise if its the smell of gingerbread that distracts guest from noticing :)

  2. WHAT! I didn't know it changes.

    1. Yes girl. It's my favorite, I love that it changes.


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