Terrific Tuesdays: Who Are the Citzens of Main Street?

If you are like most guests visiting Walt Disney World, you don’t want to miss a thing. Since I visit the Magic Kingdom quite often, sometimes I over look things as I rush down Main Street toward the attractions. Recently, I took some time to explore a bit more along Main Street.

The first citizen of Main Street I stopped to talk to was Scoop Sanderson. His job is the press reporter on Main Street. However, people might know him better as the pin ambassador. As an avid pin trader myself I was very happy to see him. Scoop doesn’t just trade pins, he embodies all that pin trading is supposed to be. He will not trade with strangers though. In order to trade with him, you must be willing to shake his hand and introduce yourself.

The next group of people I came across was The Main Street Philharmonic. If you are near Main Street it is hard to miss this musical group. The Philharmonic is on my “don’t miss” list. I really enjoy taking a few minutes out to listen to this group. Not only are they amazing musicians, they provide a funny comedy show too.

As I continued toward Cinderella Castle I saw Chief Smokey Miller driving down Main Street with his trusty dalmatian. As you can probably guess, Smokey Miller is the Fire Chief of Magic Kingdom. He was very pleasant and was glad I asked to take a photo of him.

When I was talking to Smokey another citizen of Main Street stopped by to say hello. I was then introduced to Victoria Trumpetto. A moment later along came Beatrice Starr. Both of these women have very interesting stories to tell. I was very happy they stopped by and I got to know them a little better.

It is usually easy to pick out who The Citizens of Main Street are because of their clothing. They all don costumes from the 19th century. If you have missed some of these Citizens on previous visits, they are worth keeping an eye out for. I had one of the best days at Magic Kingdom talking with the Citizens of Main Street.


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Denise has loved Disney as far back as she can remember. She has two teenage girls who were raised with Disney. Their rooms were decorated, and their closets were filled with Disney articles. Denise’s house now has Disney on every wall. Her wardrobe is made up mostly of Disney clothes. She feels that being surrounded by Disney keeps the memories and magic alive! Her friends affectionately call her “the crazy Disney lady”. Denise was born and raised in Oregon. Currently she lives in both Oregon and Florida splitting her time between both parts of the country. She lives with her youngest daughter (15) and her roommate. Her daughter goes to high school In Oregon. Denise and her roommate sneak away to Florida several times a year, as often as possible. Her daughter tags along when she can, without missing too much school. Her oldest daughter (20) doesn’t make it to Florida much anymore, but hopes to again very soon. Denise’s first trip to Walt Disney World was for her birthday in 2009. She fell more in love with the magic of Disney that day! Ever since then, Denise and her kids have been annual passholders. Last spring she upgraded to a premier pass to include Disneyland. Over spring break her youngest daughter had the pleasure of her first visit to Disneyland. With Denise helping them plan, her brother and his family enjoyed their first family trip to Disneyland at that same time. Denise is looking forward to helping you with money saving tips as well as sharing the excitement and magic of Disney!

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