The Magic Kingdom goes all out when decorating for the holidays. One of my favorite times to visit is the Halloween season. Not only is the park decorated to the hilt, but you get one of the best hard-ticketed events with Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. The Fall colors really suit Main Street and the nostalgia of Halloweens past seem to come to life. Sometime in 2009 or 2010, Disney introduced some specially carved pumpkins and they’ve grown more plentiful and different as the years have gone by.
Another more traditional holiday decoration. Anyone see a hidden Mickey?
A nice candy cane and lollipop above the Confectionary.
One of my favorite pumpkins is located above the Art of Disney (formerly the Main Street Cinema) and it is an obvious reference to the former location. Notice the detail on the film as the Mickey head comes into frame.
I included this one because of the scary clown pumpkin!
Above the Watch store is a pumpkin featuring a Mickey Mouse watch!
Main Street Fashion has a football and a golf ball. I wonder what these could be referring to?
If you remember, the Main Street fashions used to be the Hall of Champions, hence the H O C pumpkins. A very nice reference to a former shop.
The Disney Cruise Line logo in Susan Timothy’s window.
A great pumpkin in front of Al Weiss’ window. This one certainly looks like a caricature to me!
Casey’s Corner has some great pumpkins. The first one is a nod to the style of animation from the time-period of the Casey At Bat short. It is reminiscent of the animation when the bat hit the ball.
Hot dog, anyone? Want some fries with that?
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks…
love the carbonation bubbles!
As we head towards the hub, the merchandise shack has a few pumpkins of note.
A snowman with candy corn buttons!
Who wouldn’t love the Jack Skellington-key pumpkin?
Across Main Street at the Tip Board, there are four pumpkins. Could they be citizens of Main ST or some Imagineers?
A little witch rides her broom!
A hard to see pumpkin. Yes, that is an engagement ring.
I scream, you scream, we all scream, for ice cream!
If you saunter down East Center St., you’ll run into the Art Festival building:
A pencil and paintbrush represent the arts.
I know there aren’t any pumpkins in this shot, but I love the details! Books, books and more books!
The Plaza Restaurant has some more interesting pumpkins. Are they citizens of Main St. or more tributes?
The Firehouse has some dalmatian-inspired carvings. I’m seeing spots!
And I saved the best for last!
A bathroom break pumpkin, no less:
Do you have a favorite pumpkin from Main Street? What is your favorite part of the Halloween season at Walt Disney World?
Special thanks to BigPigletFan for the photos and research assistance!
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