The Main Street Mayoral Election of 1995

Disney History!

How many people remember way back, almost 20 years ago, when Walt Disney World held an election on Main Street for a “Mayor”?  The two candidates were Captain Hook and Winnie the Pooh, and park visitors could actually submit their ballots.  The buildings in Main Street were decked out with banners supporting one candidate or the other!

My first visit to WDW was that summer, and so the banners and décor show up in a few of my old pictures (none of which are scanned. Hey, kids, has anyone ever told you about how you used to have to wait to see what your pictures looked like? It was CRAZY!), but I don’t remember voting, don’t remember who won, and don’t remember ever seeing anything more about it!  In fact, for a while I didn’t remember the election at all and Googling it got me very little information.  Except this one: you can buy copies of the ballot on eBay!

This picture is also from that auction, and is not one of mine. Click on it to be taken to your chance to buy a bit of Disney history! Disclaimer: I don't know this seller & am not recommending them. Just, hey, cool memorabilia. :D

This picture is also from that auction, and is not one of mine. Click on it to be taken to your chance to buy a bit of Disney history! Disclaimer: I don’t know this seller & am not recommending them. Just, hey, cool memorabilia. 😀

In spite of the sticker announcing “I voted for Captain Hook!”, I’m going to go with a  gut feeling that Winnie the Pooh won this one.  I’m also going to go with a gut feeling that I did, in fact, vote for Hook. 😀

This entry is a part of the Frontierland Station FastPass to History Blog Hop!  If you got here via the blog hop, here’s your link to return to it!  If you came here directly why not give the blog hop a try?  Thanks Kimberly for hosting it!

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