Contract not renewed for Magic Kingdom’s Scoop Sanderson

It was just reported that Scoop Sanderson, one of the Citizens of Main Street U.S.A., will not be around for much longer. Scoop interacts with guests on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom, and is well-known for his pin trading and lighthearted fun with kids. is reporting that Scoop’s last day will be October 8. This was posted on Facebook by the man who portrayed Scoop, Holland Hayes. The post reads:

You know that sudden empty feeling of sad disappointment when you discover Scoop is not on Main Street today? Get ready to feel it a lot more.

More often I mean. It will still be brief, disappearing the instant you encounter one of the other dazzling Citizens of Main Street USA. Or handsome Leading Man and Magic Kingdom Park Vice President Dan Cockerell. Or at the very least you shall be restored upon entering one of the six other magical themed lands of The Most Magical Place on Earth

You’re gonna miss me!

And I you.

In the comment section, he mentions that his contract was not renewed, but that he will sub when available for vacations and call-outs.

A petition has been started on to bring Scoop back to the parks.

What’s your favorite memory of Scoop and his antics?  Share in the comments below.

News source: and Facebook

Photo credit: Holland Hayes’ Facebook page

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Leah grew up in a little farming town in Illinois, right on the Mississippi River. Her Chicago-born husband, David, left the city for her, and they're now raising their three children (Jacob, Jonah and Lydia) just 12 miles from her hometown. As the Senior Editor of the DIS (, Leah spends a lot of time writing about, reading about, and discussing Disney. So, it should come as no surprise that one of her family's favorite ways to spend time is going to Walt Disney World and traveling on Disney Cruise Line. She also enjoys shopping, watching movies with her husband and doing crafts with and for her kids.


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