The Fancy Pumpkins of Disney World’s Main Street, USA

Written by George Taylor. Posted in Disney, Disney Parks, Features, Imaginerding, Walt Disney World

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Published on October 29, 2012 at 5:00 am with 6 Comments

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.

A more traditional shot of the entrance to the Magic Kingdom. These pumpkins seem rather normal.

Another more traditional holiday decoration. Anyone see a hidden Mickey?

One of the first set of pumpkins above the Confectionary. Sort of a nod to some more classic monsters. I do believe the third one is Frankenstein.

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.

Who is ready for some ice cream? The Ice Cream Parlor has some delectable pumpkins.
This is a fun one:

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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  1. The pumpkins and pumpkin citizens of Main Street are about the only thing the Magic Kingdom does to celebrate Halloween. For the Halloween parties, they just change the music and turn on colored lights.

    I didn’t get the feeling that they were really going all out for Halloween when I was there last month. In fact, I was a bit disappointed that they didn’t do more decoration.

    But I do love the thematic detail of the pumpkins. Lots of fun.

    • Sadly, I’ve only seen the great updates on Mice Chat on the Disneyland Halloween. It does look like Disneyland gets more attention.

      What did you think of Boo to You?

  2. You left out the barbershop quartet pumpkins at the Harmony barber shop!

    • You’re right!

      I have two photo, but they were taken in the dark and one of the pumpkins wasn’t lit. :(

      It is a great set of pumpkins.

      • Thanks for all the wonderful photography and the great article. One day, I will make it to the Magic Kingdom to see how they celebrate the holiday of Halloween. I have heard it’s a lot of fun, and I’d love to finally experience that for myself.

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