What’s the best thing about Disney at the holidays? The details, of course!
During my recent trip to the World, everything was decked out for fall, and I was especially charmed by the pumpkins lining Main Street. How I wish I could carve with such precision and wit! But I can’t, so I snapped some photos of the awesome displays of craftsmanship found along Main Street and in Liberty Square instead.
One of the first sets of pumpkins I notice as I enter the Magic Kingdom each fall are perched above the Main Street Fire Station on Town Square. The dalmatian and fire hydrant are perfect, and the two white dalmatian-spotted pumpkins are extra cute. Atop the fire station, there’s also a clever carving that points guests toward the restrooms (not pictured).
In the window next to the Lazy M Cattle Company tribute (named for Walt’s biological daughter, Diane, and her family), there’s a perfectly-formed bat signal. I’m not sure of the significance, but it’s a damn fine looking bat!
Above the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor, there are a wide variety of pumpkins etched with the shape of ice cream treats. There’s a pumpkin for every taste, from waffle cones to sugar cones to sundae cups. So will that be one scoop or two? (Next year, I hope they add ice cream cookie sandwiches! Or Mickey bars!)
Across the street at Casey’s, the orange engravings are perfectly-themed: boxes of peanuts and French fries and a cup of cola, bringing to mind the Mudville Nine and their tragic loss. Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks … and some corn dog nuggets, too!
Over in Liberty Square, Sleepy Hollow Refreshments also honors its namesake in its pumpkins, celebrating The Legend of Sleepy Hollow characters Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman (or should we call him Baltus?).
Yes. That was literary humor.
If the Imagineers were going to make a pumpkin for my house, what would its theme be? Maple leaves? (I live on Maple Street.) Zzzzs? (I really like to nap.) A dog bone, perhaps? (A symbol of who really runs things around here.) All I know is that, when I get around to carving my own pumpkins, they won’t be nearly as awesome.
What would be on your themed pumpkins? Let us know in the comments below!