There are a lot of things to see around the Magic Kingdom at Halloween time. Some of the decorations, like the oversized Jack-o’-lanterns, are hard to miss. Then there are the smaller details, the site specific pumpkins and autumnal bunting, which we all see but maybe get overlooked a bit. Some of my favorites, however, cross into both categories.
The scarecrows that populate Town Square are obvious, but they have some details that could possibly go unnoticed. If you look, each scarecrow is actually modeled after a role or Cast Member from somewhere on Main Street, U.S.A. We have two members of the Main Street Philharmonic, a baker, a confectioner, a baseball player that would be right at home at Casey’s Corner, a shopkeeper from the Emporium, and the Mayor. There is also a scarecrow with a fancy gown, umbrella, and purse. There have many ladies to call Main Street home over the years, but this appears to be a reflection of Hildegard Olivia Harding. Each outfit the scarecrows wear looks as if it came from each Cast Member themselves, and that the clothing was well-worn and well-loved by the individuals who gave them up for the scarecrows. Even if they’re oversized and not made out of cloth!