Entries from Searching Disney with Steve tagged with 'Hidden Mickeys'

Hidden Mickeys and Hidden Characters in Epcot and the Magic Kingdom

Thank goodness, the search for Hidden Images never ends! That's because Disney continually places new ones and waits for us to find them. As you know, some images are clearly purposeful, while others are questionable. What about the following? In...

Hidden Mickeys in Africa and Asia, Disney's Animal Kingdom

What with Pandora unfolding at Disney's Animal Kingdom, I spent the better part of a beautiful day recently scoping out the park for Hidden Mickeys. Like this one in Africa's Harambe Village: silver balls in a basket perched on a...

Hidden Mickeys in the Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland and Splash Mountain

I've been wondering about a few images that folks have let me know about. This first image is on the steampunk dragon (Maleficent) in the Festival of Fantasy parade. Find it on the plate just below the right shoulder joint....

Questionable Hidden Mickeys in the Magic Kingdom

Groups of circles abound on Disney property. But which circle threesomes can count as decent Hidden Mickeys? Some are convincing and some not. What do you think about the following images? Three cannonballs along the left entrance queue of Pirates...

Hidden Mickeys in the Magic Kingdom and Disney Springs

Check out these first few images in the Magic Kingdom. In the Standby interactive queue of the Haunted Mansion, look for this skull on the wall with the musical instruments. Is the nose of the skull a classic Hidden Mickey?...

Hidden Mickeys on the Disney Wonder, Part 2

New Hidden Mickeys have appeared, and some old ones were lost, during the re-imagining of the Disney Wonder. Many of the new Hidden Mickeys are high-quality images and are fun to search for! Such as the ones I present below....

Hidden Mickeys on the Disney Wonder

Good news for us Hidden Mickey hunters: the re-imagined Disney Wonder has some great new Hidden Mickeys! (And, as you might expect, some Hidden Mickeys have been removed; sad, but I'll get over it). The Disney's Oceaneer Lab redo is...

Hidden Mickeys in the Magic Kingdom and DinoLand U.S.A.

Let's study a few images from the Magic Kingdom. Along the entrance queue of Under the Sea - Journey of The Little Mermaid, many collections of circles and circular objects can resemble classic Hidden Mickeys. For example, just before you...

Hidden Mickeys in the Magic Kingdom and Disney Springs

Recently, I checked on some new and old Hidden Images in Town Square Theater in the Magic Kingdom. Along the way to meet Mickey, this first image is on a painting on the right-side wall of the FastPass queue (you...

Hidden Mickeys around Epcot

I'd heard that the wire mesh Hidden Mickey (in the shrimp tube on Living with the Land) could be moved around at times. For the last few years, it sat in a tube along the right side of your boat,...

Hidden Mickeys in Japan, Be Our Guest Restaurant, and Tren-D

Stop by the Mitsukoshi Store in Epcot's Japan Pavilion and look for Hidden Mickeys in the oyster-pearl display. Sometimes, you can find pearls arranged as a classic three-circle Mickey, and other times Cast Members arrange the oyster shells into a...

Hidden Mickeys and other Hidden Images around Disney World

Many intriguing images are scattered here and there inside AbracadaBar on the BoardWalk. Like this photo of Walt Disney pulling a rabbit out of a hat! Look in the room to your right as you enter the Bar from the...

Possible Hidden Mickeys at the Magic Kingdom and in Epcot's Norway

For years, folks have been spotting the following two images in the Magic Kingdom. The question is: are they legitimate Hidden Mickeys? The first image is in the first room, which is the children's bedroom, along Peter Pan's Flight. Chocolate...

Hidden Mickeys in Epcot's World Showcase - Italy Pavilion

Take a look at these images from Italy. Some resemble classic Hidden Mickeys more than others. Do any of them work for you? Along the edge of the rooftop of the Il Bel Cristallo shop are these designs. Do the...

Hidden Mickeys around Epcot

Along the inside entrance queue of Frozen Ever After, three plates on the wall come together to form a classic Hidden Mickey. At least, it looks purposeful and properly proportioned to me. If you disagree, let me know! To find...

Hidden Mickeys at Disney Springs and Epcot

New shops and restaurants at Disney Springs may bring us new Hidden Mickeys. At least, we need to stay alert for new images. What about these bushes on the top level of the Coca-Cola store at The Landing? They're planted...

Hidden Mickeys at Kidani Village and Disney Springs

Animal Kingdom Lodge's Kidani Village has some awesome Hidden Mickeys . . . and some questionable images. I'd like your opinion on a few images I'm wondering about. Walk down the rear stairs from the main lobby toward Sanaa Restaurant...

Hidden Mickeys on the BoardWalk

Take a look a some questionable images inside recently opened AbracadaBar on the BoardWalk, adjacent to the Flying Fish Restaurant. After you walk inside through the main entrance door from the BoardWalk promenade, turn around and stare above the door...

Hidden Mickeys around Walt Disney World

I want to take you around Walt Disney World to find various images that may or may not be Hidden Mickeys. Let me know what you think. On "it's a small world," a scene of Great Britain is in the...

Questionable Hidden Mickeys in the Disneyland Resort

Take a look at some images from Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. The first photo is from the Haunted Mansion in New Orleans Square. In the stretching room, one picture shows an alligator with gaping jaws under a woman on...

Hidden Mickeys in Disney's Animal Kingdom

We continue to be intrigued by circular images on Disney property, like the ones below. Are some of these images purposeful - planned and placed by the Imagineers? I'd like to know what you think. In the Riverside Depot store...

Hidden Mickeys in Disney's Animal Kingdom

I'm constantly amazed at the new Hidden Mickeys (new for me, at least!) that folks tell me about. Like this one in DinoLand U.S.A. - walk to the rear entrance of Chester & Hester's Dinosaur Treasures shop to find this...

Hidden Mickeys in the Magic Kingdom and the Magic Kingdom Resorts

As you know, some images seem more convincing than others as Hidden Mickeys. I like to get opinions on the ones that are questionable. In Magic Kingdom's Adventureland, I've walked over the following image many times without spotting it. Evidently,...

Hidden Mickeys in Africa and Rafiki's Planet Watch, Disney's Animal Kingdom

Ride the Wildlife Express Train to Rafiki's Planet Watch and enjoy a few Hidden Mickeys. Like this one made of insect nets hanging on a rear wall of the Veterinary Treatment room at the back of Conservation Station. The nets...

Hidden Mickeys in Africa, Disney's Animal Kingdom

One fine, sunny Florida afternoon, I visited Disney's Animal Kingdom to check out a few Hidden Images in Africa. As you know, new Hidden Mickeys can appear from time to time, especially in refurbished areas. Like this striped Mickey Mouse...

Hidden Mickeys in Disney Springs

I'm wondering about a few questionable Hidden Mickey images at Disney Springs. First, let's drop in for sweets at Disney's Candy Cauldron at Disney Springs West Side. I've struggled with the following image for a while. Study the left and...

Hidden Mickeys in the Magic Kingdom

Look for this big spoon standing upright just before you meet Tinker Bell at her Meet 'n' Greet in Town Square Theater on Main Street, U.S.A. Do the three round flowers on the handle form an upside-down classic Hidden Mickey?...

Hidden Mickeys in and near the Magic Kingdom

The quest for Hidden Mickeys is ongoing - I hope it never ends! Folks continue to spot new images, like this one from the M. Mouse Mercantile shop in the Grand Floridian Resort. Behind the check-out counter, a classic Hidden...

Hidden Mickeys in Disney Springs and at Epcot Future World

Let's study some possible Hidden Mickey images. On the Fantasy Fare Food Truck at Disney Springs West Side, does the group of swirls above the word "Culinary" or the repeated red design on the yellow stripe resemble a classic (three-circle)...

Questionable Hidden Mickeys in the Magic Kingdom, Disney Springs, and the Wilderness Lodge

I'm debating on a few Hidden Images around Walt Disney World. What do you think about the ones below? Let's start in Fantasyland. This first image is in the women's restroom in the Tangled area. Three purple spots are at...

Questionable Hidden Mickeys at the World of Disney store and at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Take a look at the following images from around Walt Disney World. I had a few Hidden Mickey hunters with me to help me in the search (refer to the last photo)! Walk to the Women's Apparel room at the...

Hidden Mickeys in the Magic Kingdom

We will likely never stop finding Mickey images in the lush and intricate and ever-changing Disney detail that surrounds us. That's fine with me, as it means that Disney is keeping the Hidden Mickey game alive for all of us!...

Hidden Mickeys at Disney Springs and inside Star Wars Launch Bay at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The World of Disney store at Disney Springs Marketplace is home to plenty of good Hidden Mickeys. I don’t know how long the following image has been peeking out under the radar, but it seems to be a decent Hidden...

Hidden Mickeys in Disney's Hollywood Studios

Lots of changes are taking place at the Studios! You can expect new Hidden Mickeys to appear as new areas and attractions open in the near future. I hope some of my favorite DHS Hidden Mickeys stick around a while!...

Hidden Mickeys at the Polynesian Village Resort and the Magic Kingdom

Folks find images on Disney property that may or may not be Hidden Mickeys. What do you think about the following images? On the upper and lower levels of the Polynesian Village Resort's main lobby, multiple circles are on top...

Hidden Mickeys in Epcot's Future World

Hidden Mickeys may be lost as Walt Disney World changes during refurbishments and with the addition of new areas and attractions. However, even with change, Disney preserves some Hidden Images. Let's walk to the Epcot Character Spot. Near the Character...

Questionable Hidden Mickeys at Disney's Hollywood Studios

I visited the Studios to search for the following images. Let me know what you think! Our first stop is Sid Cahuenga's Antiques and Curios, which is now a MyMagic+ service center. In the rooms at the right side of...

Hidden Mickeys around Walt Disney World

In the Magic Kingdom, I checked out a questionable Hidden Mickey image and a few old standards. I like to assure myself that some of the old Hidden Mickeys are still present, as I'm not surprised anymore (although I'm a...

Hidden Mickeys at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Let's check on a few Hidden Images at the Studios. Our first stop is the Stage 1 Company Store near MuppetVision 3D. Find a ladder in a props display inside an entrance to the store. Look above the second rung...

Hidden Mickeys in the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

At the exit of the Fantasyland Train Station, follow the path to the area in front of the entrance to Dumbo the Flying Elephant. Tracks of a large and a small elephant (Mrs. Jumbo and Dumbo) are imprinted in the...

Hidden Mickeys in Disney's Animal Kingdom

The Harambe Market in Africa can be accessed from the path from Africa to Asia or from an entry near the path to the Wildlife Express Train for Rafiki's Planet Watch. Find new taste experiences in the Harambe Market (e.g....

A Fresh Crop of Hidden Mickeys in Disney's Hollywood Studios

You know to stay alert for Hidden Mickey images on Disney property. Sometimes, a Hidden Mickey has been in place for a while before people spot it. Take a look at the following interesting images from the Studios. Some are...

More Hidden Mickeys at Disneyland Resort

Mickey is hiding throughout the Disneyland Resort in California! I'll mention a few great Hidden Mickeys first and then ask your opinion about two other images. At the Disneyland Hotel, paintings hang on the second floor walls in the Convention...

Hidden Mickeys in Paradise Pier, Disney California Adventure

Stroll along the magnificent promenade around the lagoon in Paradise Pier and stay alert for Hidden Mickeys! First, hop on Toy Story Midway Mania and watch for the screen with target balloons in front of the volcano spewing lava. If...

Hidden Mickeys at Disneyland's Main Street, U.S.A.

For a Disney aficionado, nothing compares with a stroll down Main Street, U.S.A. in Walt Disney's original park, and for me, the occasional Hidden Mickey adds to the allure! I'll highlight some new and time-honored Hidden Mickeys along this marvelous...

Hidden Mickeys at DisneyQuest

DisneyQuest at Disney Springs West Side is still going strong! The interactive games are fun and challenging, and Hidden Mickeys there have endured. Check out some of these interesting DisneyQuest Hidden Mickeys. On the fourth floor, the classic Mickey-shaped DisneyQuest...

Hidden Mickeys in the Magic Kingdom Resorts

Folks informed me of some Hidden Mickeys that I hadn't come across yet, like this one at the Wilderness Lodge Villas. I'd looked for this one before, to no avail. Sometimes, it's quite difficult to describe the location of an...

Hidden Mickeys at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Many of the Hidden Mickey images in moving attractions are fleeting and difficult to capture in a photo and thus challenging to verify. I think I finally snapped a decent photo of this Hidden Mickey on C-3PO's right forearm at...

Newer Hidden Mickeys around Walt Disney World

Hidden Mickey fans continue to find new Hidden Images. Disney Imagineers can camouflage images so well, it takes us a while to spot them! In the Magic Kingdom, this tiny classic (three-circle) Hidden Mickey is in the "When You Wish...

Hidden Mickeys in the Magic Kingdom

Check out these images in various lands in the Magic Kingdom. Some are convincing to me as Hidden Mickeys; others are, well, maybe a stretch? Along the inside Standby entrance queue of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, you'll pass this...

Hidden Mickeys at Be Our Guest Restaurant, Magic Kingdom

I stood in line for lunch at Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland. You guessed it: I waited quite a while in that line, but I did enjoy studying the impressive details around the Beast's Castle. What do...

Hidden Mickeys in Carousel of Progress and on Main Street, Magic Kingdom

The props in the Carousel of Progress in Tomorrowland change from time to time, especially in the final scene. Salt and pepper shakers with black classic Mickey heads were added to the right side of the kitchen counter in front...

Hidden Mickeys at Castaway Cay

I finally found a great classic (three-circle) Hidden Mickey at the Heads Up Bar on Castaway Cay! I had searched for it before without success, but I knew it was there somewhere. (The Cast Members behind the bar didn't know...

Osborne Lights and Epcot Hidden Mickeys

Sure enough, old and new Hidden Mickeys appear in the Osborne Lights this year at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Here's a new orange classic Hidden Mickey, about halfway down New York Street on the left as you move away from the...

Disney Magic Cruise Ship Hidden Mickeys

Vickie and I recently sailed on the Disney Magic. Many Hidden Mickeys were lost during the "reimagining" of the ship, but (thank you, Imagineers!) many new Hidden Mickeys appeared! Some of the best new ones are in Disney's Oceaneer Lab...

Hidden Mickeys at the Disney Monorail Resorts

I visited the Polynesian Resort to check out some of the changes from the ongoing renovation there. The Polynesian has always been filled with great artwork, including colorful paintings in the lobby and throughout the guest rooms. New paintings hang...

Hidden Mickeys in the Magic Kingdom's Enchanted Tales with Belle

I checked out a few images in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom, at Enchanted Tales with Belle. Let me know what you think! On my way to the entrance of the Magic Kingdom, I stopped by the brick I purchased...

More Questionable Hidden Mickeys from Disney's Animal Kingdom

What do you think of these images? The first one is on the Rainforest Cafe sign. After you enter the park, turn left to the short walkway to the Rainforest Cafe. Stop at the sign at the beginning of the...

More Hidden Mickeys in Disney's Hollywood Studios

Check out some cool Hidden Images in the gift shop of "Rock 'n' Roller Coaster!" Walk to the counter at the right rear of the shop, just before the exit walkway. These Hidden Characters made of guitar picks are under...

Looking for Hidden Mickeys in World Showcase

One afternoon, I enjoyed a stroll around Epcot's World Showcase with my eyes peeled for Hidden Mickeys. Look up for this one in the American Adventure Pavilion. It's a small black classic (three-circle) Mickey on the red, white and blue...

An Afternoon at Disney's Animal Kingdom with Hidden Mickeys

I'm debating a few Questionable Hidden Mickey images at Disney's Animal Kingdom, so I'd like to ask for some opinions. Like these two in DinoLand, U.S.A. at the photo posing spot at the rear of the Fossil Fun Games area....

Hidden Mickeys at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and the Beach Club

I enjoy summer for many reasons, not the least of which is that summer is a season when many folks visit Florida! I generally meet up with family and friends at different times during the summer months, and recently I...

Searching for Hidden Mickeys in the Magic Kingdom

As I wandered the Magic Kingdom one afternoon to find some Hidden Mickeys, I stopped first to admire the awesome dragon (Maleficent) in the Disney Festival of Fantasy parade. In the Briar Patch Shop near Splash Mountain, logs are piled...

Looking for Hidden Mickeys at Walt Disney World

One of my real joys is having fun at the Disney Parks with friends and relatives who enjoy Disney as much as I do! Here's a fun group standing over the classic (three-circle) Hidden Mickey in the pavement across from...

Some Hidden Mickeys in Magic Kingdom's Mine Train and Tomorrowland

Vickie and I got FASTPASSES for The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride in Fantasyland. The ride's exit walkway parallels the FASTPASS queue in front of the dwarfs' cottage. Along the FASTPASS queue, just before the inside part of the queue,...

Hidden Mickeys at Art of Animation and Port Orleans Riverside Resorts

On a quest to check out a few sightings of Hidden Images, I visited two Walt Disney World Resorts: Art of Animation and Port Orleans Riverside. Both resorts are filled with interesting Disney detail, including the occasional Hidden Mickey. At...

Hidden Mickeys at The Seas with Nemo & Friends and around World Showcase

I visited The Seas with Nemo & Friends and then the Morocco and Japan Pavilions at Epcot to search for Hidden Mickeys. As you'll see, a few of these images are questionable. Whenever I visit an area, I also check...

Orlando International Airport Disney Store Hidden Mickeys

I recently visited the Orlando International Airport (unencumbered by luggage!) and its two Disney Stores: Disney's EarPort and The Magic of Disney. Each store contains compelling Hidden Mickeys! Like this one in Disney's Earport. As you enter the store past...

Searching for Hidden Mickeys in Africa, Disney's Animal Kingdom

On one fine sunny Florida afternoon, I finally found a Hidden Mickey I'd been looking for (All right, I confess, I had a little help from a friendly Cast Member). I'd been told the image was on a merchandise/drink cart...

More Hidden Mickeys and Images at Epcot and the Magic Kingdom

It's always been a challenge for me to snap clear photos in Spaceship Earth. I may be improving with practice because recently I came away with a few decent photos. A Hidden Surprise (one of many along the Spaceship Earth...

New and Old Hidden Mickeys at the Magic Kingdom

I recently visited the Magic Kingdom to check out a few new Hidden Images. Across from Ariel's Grotto a classic three-circle Mickey metal design sits atop the Disney Vacation Club sign. (Thanks to Kevin Yee and Erin Blackwell) I catch...

More Hidden Mickeys in Fantasyland

Folks continue to unearth Hidden Images in Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom. What do you think about this depression in the rock ceiling? Is it a side profile of Mickey Mouse? Find it on the left upper part of an...

Hidden Mickeys in Epcot's Mexico Pavilion

I journeyed to the World Showcase at Epcot to search for new Hidden Mickeys. Luck was with me as I discovered a few interesting images inside the Mexico Pavilion. First, I checked on old standards, like the Hidden Mickey that...

Holiday Hidden Images at Disney's Hollywood Studios

You probably know about the seasonal Hidden Mickeys scattered throughout the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights along the Streets of America each Holiday season. Disney usually adds a few new Hidden Mickeys every year, and, thankfully, many of our...

More Hidden Mickeys from Under the Sea in the Magic Kingdom

The Disney Imagineers unleashed their creative forces when they designed and built the New Fantasyland in WDW's Magic Kingdom. For example, we continue to discover new Hidden Mickey images in Ariel's Under the Sea attraction! The ornate rock formations lend...

Hidden Mickeys at Saratoga Springs and the Magic Kingdom Resorts

Vickie and I visited Saratoga Springs Resort and a couple of the Magic Kingdom Resorts to check out a few Hidden Mickeys. At Saratoga Springs, an image at the High Rock Spring swimming pool behind the Registration building suggests a...

Searching for Hidden Mickeys at Animal Kingdom Lodge

One recent evening, Vickie and I drove to Walt Disney World for a dinner reservation at Jiko Restaurant. The Animal Kingdom Lodge abounds with Hidden Mickeys, so I took the opportunity to do some exploring before dinner. First, we strolled...

Checking out Hidden Mickeys at Splitsville and the Magic Kingdom

I started my day at Splitsville Luxury Lanes at Downtown Disney West Side. I was expected to bowl at a charity event for Give Kids the World. I say "expected" because I haven't bowled seriously for many, many years, so...

Searching Disneyland's Fantasyland for Hidden Mickeys

I enjoyed the show "Mickey and the Magical Map" in Fantasyland at Disneyland, California. In fact, the show was so entertaining, I had difficulty concentrating on Hidden Mickey images! Actually, you can find the first two images below before the...

A Visit to Art of Animation Resort and its Hidden Mickeys

One Sunday afternoon, Vickie and I stopped by the Art of Animation Resort to check out Hidden Images. What do you think about this image? It's on a large blue rock to the right of the steps, directly opposite the...

Hidden Mickeys at Coral Reef Restaurant and the Outpost

One rainy weekend afternoon, Vickie and I visited Epcot for dinner in the Coral Reef Restaurant at The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion. I hadn't enjoyed the Coral Reef for a while, so I was looking forward to searching...

A Few Hidden Mickeys at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Check out this new image at the Studios! Finally, a Hidden Mickey at that most fascinating place to browse: Sid Cahuenga's Antiques and Curios Store just inside the park entrance. A statue of a Dalmatian is on the porch to...

More Hidden Mickeys in Fantasyland, Walt Disney World

I enjoyed a warm sunny Florida afternoon in the Magic Kingdom looking around for Hidden Images. I had a FASTPASS for "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh," so I hopped onto the ride after a minimal wait. Here's one...

Hidden Mickeys at Disney's Hollywood Studios

I visited Disney's Hollywood Studios on a sunny afternoon to check on a few Hidden Mickeys. I strolled along Sunset Boulevard to Rosie's All-American Cafe to verify if a new Hidden Mickey is still there. It is! Mickey's smiling face...

A Day with WDW Downtown Disney Hidden Mickeys

I strolled around Downtown Disney Marketplace one sunny Saturday afternoon to check on new and established Hidden Mickeys and other Hidden Images. For example, at T-Rex Cafe, some Cast Members and Hidden Mickey Hunters talk about a Hidden Donald Duck....

Spring Afternoon at Epcot and Hidden Mickeys

One sunny Saturday afternoon, I moseyed around the Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot. I started in Future World. The Hidden Mickey on the greaseboard is back in Figment's ride! As you enter the Sight Room, a tiny dark classic...

ESPN Wide World of Sports Hidden Mickeys

My son Steven and I enjoyed our annual Spring Training Baseball Game at Wide World of Sports. This year, we watched the Atlanta Braves take on the Houston Astros. We lived in Houston way back when, so we're Astros fans....

More Hidden Mickeys at Storybook Circus, New Fantasyland

New Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom is packed with impressive new Hidden Images! I highlight below a few more Hidden Mickeys in the Storybook Circus section. A poster of Daisy Duck ("Madame Daisy Fortuna") is outside to the left of...

More New Walt Disney World Hidden Mickeys

Folks directed me to a few Hidden Mickeys I didn't know about at Walt Disney World. Let us know what you think about these images. Some of them are hard to spot! Soon after you make the last right turn...

Hard-to-Find Hidden Mickeys at the Magic Kingdom

Some Hidden Mickeys are hard to spot. Many of these images are discovered by folks when an attraction ride stops for some reason. If you find yourself in such a situation, it sometimes pays to study your surroundings. You may...

Hidden Mickeys at Disney's Water Parks

I like to recheck Hidden Mickeys at times, to make certain they're still present and visible! I visited Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon to enjoy the atmosphere of the Water Parks and to look for Hidden Mickeys. To spot the...

Newer Hidden Mickeys at Walt Disney World

Several folks have enlightened me about a few Hidden Mickeys I wasn't aware of around Walt Disney World. Check these out! On the "Journey of The Little Mermaid" attraction in Magic Kingdom's New Fantasyland, look to the right of your...

A Visit to Splitsville and its Hidden Mickeys

Splitsville at Downtown Disney West Side offers plenty of opportunities for fun and nourishment. As I had hoped, Mickey images appear inside Splitsville! Like these Mickey ears in a wall mural on the lower level right side as you enter...

Holiday Hidden Mickeys at WDW Resorts and New Fantasyland

Each holiday season, I enjoy checking out Disney seasonal decorations for Hidden Mickeys. For example, the gingerbread displays at Disney World Resorts usually sport Hidden as well as decorative Mickey images. One of my favorite places to explore is the...

More Hidden Mickeys at Disneyland Resort

The next time you visit the Disneyland Resort in California, be sure to check out these Hidden Mickeys: Tom Sawyer Island in Frontierland has an elaborate "Pirate's Lair" play area. Walk to the heaps of coins and look for three...

Wreck-It Ralph and Hidden Images in the Studios and Osborne Lights

I visited Disney's Hollywood Studios to meet Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope Von Schweetz from the Disney movie. They're greeting us inside the Magic of Disney Animation building. Sorcerer Mickey has his Meet and Greet area nearby. The mural behind him...

Hidden Mickeys at Castaway Cay

Disney's Private Island, Castaway Cay, is loads of fun, and I hope you include Hidden Mickey hunting as part of your experience there. Castaway Cay has great Hidden Images! After I disembarked from the Disney Dream, I saluted Sorcerer Mickey...

Hidden Mickeys and Disney Characters on the Disney Dream

I spent several days searching the Disney Dream for Hidden Mickeys. The ship is huge with 14 decks and countless nooks and crannies, but the hunt was fun and rewarding. It's also great exercise! I started at the top of...

More Fun with Disneyland Resort Characters and Hidden Mickeys

Ron W. wrote me about an interesting Hidden Mickey image in the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail in the Grizzly Peak section of California Adventure. Climb up stairs to the Mt. Whitney Lookout and check out the phonetic spelling alphabet (also...

Hidden Mickeys Trip to Disneyland and Cars Land

Vickie and I visited Disneyland, California to check out new happenings there. I always enjoy Walt's original park, and California Adventure has added some compelling new sights. The food in Disneyland is reliably good to me. Here I am with...

An Afternoon at Magic Kingdom's New Fantasyland Area

Vickie and I enjoyed a warm Florida summer afternoon in the Magic Kingdom. We checked out the new attractions in Fantasyland. Goofy (my favorite Disney character) has his own ride: The Barnstormer. At the bottom of the sign at the...

Hidden Mickeys at The Magic of Disney Animation, Disney's Hollywood Studios

At Disney's Hollywood Studios, I like to check out the Animation Studios from time to time. As you know, this area is not static, but for a while now, the Mushu (voiced by Eddie Murphy) theater show has entertained guests....

Wandering Epcot on a June afternoon

I wanted to check out a Hidden Mickey in the Japan Pavilion. It appeared a few months ago, formed by rocks in a pond near Katsura Grill. On my way to World Showcase, I stopped by Test Track, which is...

World Showcase Hidden Mickeys, and the Epcot "Brave" movie exhibit

I checked out a few potential Hidden Mickey images at Epcot. It's June, so the Florida heat has turned up a few notches. That's okay, since walking around Disney becomes more of a needed workout for me! At the Morocco...

Hidden Mickeys at Port Orleans and Winter Summerland Golf Course

Vickie and I visited the new Princess Guest Rooms at the Port Orleans Riverside Resort at Walt Disney World. These rooms are filled with striking Disney details. After you admire the fireworks on your bed's headboard (very cool effect!): look...

Phineas and Ferb, Art of Animation, Splitsville, and Hidden Mickeys

Vickie and I were recently treated to Phineas and Ferb's Backyard BBQ at Fort Wilderness. The event was part of the "Summer to Remember Media Event" at Walt Disney World. I was honored to meet the creators of Phineas and...

Hunting for Hidden Mickeys at Downtown Disney and the Studios

I visited Tren-D recently to check out Hidden Mickeys. The designers of this store in Downtown Disney Marketplace, Walt Disney World, imagined a few cool Mickey designs. Like the one in blue paint on the upper wall to the right...

A WDW Afternoon with new Hidden Mickeys

I wandered Walt Disney World recently to check out some new Hidden Mickey sightings. Sarah McGovern wrote me about a pine cone Hidden Mickey on the ground near Fort Wilderness. I walked the trail from the Wilderness Lodge to Fort...

2012 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival, and Hidden Mickeys

March is a colorful time of year at Epcot! Mickey greets you at the main entrance. All Ears Leader Deb Wills told me of a Hidden Mickey in the Haiti exhibit. "Haiti: Garden of Many Colors" is a new garden...

My Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend with Hidden Mickeys

My wife Vickie and I planned a full schedule for the Run Disney Weekend in late February, 2012. First up was the 1000th podcast for the WDWToday.com crew. We relaxed in the audience in the Atlantic Dance Hall on the...

Habit Heroes - Bad Habits (and a Hidden Mickey)

Vickie and I visited Epcot's Innoventions to experience "Habit Heroes." We were admitted into "Will Power's Gymnasium" to learn more about our bad health habits. On top of some lockers in the pre-show room, I spotted this image: a Hidden...

Saratoga Springs Resort - A Few Cool Hidden Mickeys

I visited Saratoga Springs Resort to check out a few Hidden Mickeys. I drove over to The Paddock pool area. Here I'm standing in front of the counter at The Paddock Grill. A decent classic (three-circle) Hidden Mickey inside the...

Magic Kingdom and the (New) Retro Tiki Room

Vickie and I visited the Magic Kingdom to experience the refurbished "Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room." This show is a tribute to the original Tiki Room show that Walt Disney put together in 1963 and which opened at Walt Disney...

Disney Friends at Contemporary, and Pop Century Hidden Mickeys

I was honored to meet up with two families from Texas one evening for dinner at the California Grill, Contemporary Resort. In the photo from left to right are Kathryn, Jason, Chris, Sarah, Wellborn, Whitney, Conally, Debra, and Kirby. Wellborn...

Disney California Adventure - New Ariel Attraction Hidden Mickeys

The new attraction at Disney California Adventure Paradise Pier, "The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure," immerses the guest in the Little Mermaid story and offers a few Hidden Mickeys and some other character images along the way. For example,...

WDW with College Friends

Judy planned a college reunion for our small group of friends, University of Houston graduates. They wanted to converge in Orlando (lucky for me!) so that I could show them around Disney World. John and family are from Virginia, Judy...

Star Tours Hidden Mickeys

The retooled Star Tours attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios represents a spectacular leap in the technology of simulator experiences. For many years, I enjoyed the original Star Tours, in which you'd fly the same harrowing, out-of-control route to the Moon...

Hunting for WDW Resort Hidden Mickeys

Within the last few days, I've visited all the WDW Resorts to find and verify Hidden Mickeys. One of the real joys in the Hidden Mickey hunt is finding a new one, at least new to me! What makes the...

Searching Disneyland for Hidden Mickeys

My wife Vickie and I visited Disneyland, California recently to look for Mickey - Hidden Mickeys, that is. We stayed at Disneyland Hotel and found several Mickey images in our room. This classic Mickey is on the shower/bath faucet handle....

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival - 2011

Every year, I look forward to checking out the Epcot Spring and Fall Festivals. Disney works to add new experiences for us and enhance the ones we know and love. For example, the butterfly-net area in Future World is larger...

Hidden Mickey Hunting in Epcot Future World

I explored Epcot recently on a sunny Valentine's Day. The park was only moderately crowded, and folks were in good spirits. I like moseying around Walt Disney World most any day, and I'm always on the alert for the new...

Hidden Mickeys Research in the Magic Kingdom

I'm working on the next edition of the Walt Disney World Hidden Mickeys book. It's a great excuse to visit Disney World, as often as I can! On this particular day, I parked at the main MK parking lot and...

A January Sunday at WDW Downtown Disney and Tony's Restaurant

My wife Vickie and I visited Downtown Disney Marketplace one recent winter Sunday. We had lunch at Wolfgang Puck Express. I started with butternut squash soup, which was presented well, with colorful sauces and garnishes, and it was delicious. Vickie...

A Couple of Hidden Mickeys at the Epcot Resorts

During the January Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, I took the opportunity to explore the Epcot resorts for Hidden Mickeys. Jay Stonefield sent me a photo of a classic (three-circle) Mickey on a plate inside Cape May Cafe at the...

Christmastime at the Wilderness Lodge

My wife Vickie and I joined Marc Lorenzo and other Walt Disney World Moms Panel members at the Wilderness Lodge Resort to enjoy the Christmas decorations. Vickie found a Hidden Mickey (and Minnie) ornament on the huge Christmas tree in...

WDW in December with AllEars®

I was honored to enjoy WDW early this December with friends from the AllEars® Team. Along the way, I met Max, a bright young Hidden Mickey spotter, in the lobby of the Beach Club Resort. Max had been educating his...

Winter Holidays are Here at WDW - 2010

My wife Vickie and I visited Walt Disney World a few days after Thanksgiving to check out Disney's progress with holiday decorations. We like Disney popcorn, so we bought a small box. You probably know that holiday food and drink...

ABC News and Hidden Mickeys

It was my very good fortune to spend the day recently with Scott Mayerowitz from ABC News. You can imagine our mission: we were looking for Hidden Mickeys around Walt Disney World! Charles from Disney accompanied Scott, Vickie (my wife)...

Wilderness Lodge Hidden Mickeys with Marc and Josiah

I met up with Marc Lorenzo (a dad on the WDW Moms Panel) and his son Josiah at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. They wore great pirates' costumes! The Party was terrific fun, with many folks dressed in fabulous...

Disneyland, CA Hidden Mickeys

I had a recent opportunity to check out a few Disneyland Hidden Characters. I always enjoy visiting Walt's original park. Over the years, Imagineers and artists have placed many compelling Hidden Images on Disneyland Resort property. Take the Hidden Minnie...

A Day at Aloha Isle and Epcot

I tried out the new Via Napoli Restaurant in Epcot's Italy Pavilion with Marc Lorenzo (Walt Disney World Moms Panel) and his son Josiah. I'm on the left in the photo. Ryan P. Wilson had alerted me to an image...

WDW in August with Friends and a Disney Mom

One recent warm Florida afternoon, my wife Vickie and I headed out for Epcot's World Showcase to savor dinner at one of our favorite Disney restaurants, Teppan Edo. With us was Jim, a friend and neighbor and fellow Disney fan....

Pixie Hollow Magic Kingdom Hidden Mickeys

I checked out a few Hidden Mickey sightings at Pixie Hollow inside the Toontown Hall of Fame Tent, Mickey's Toontown Fair. A feeling of nostalgia was part of my motivation for returning to Pixie Hollow, since this colorful area may...

D Street Hidden Mickeys

As you probably know, new venues at any Disney property will likely harbor new Hidden Mickeys. The D Street store at WDW Downtown Disney West Side is no exception. I stopped inside to speak with Cast Members about Hidden Characters...

Magic Kingdom Resort Hidden Mickeys

I visited the Magic Kingdom monorail resorts one afternoon to look for Hidden Mickeys. Disney characters hide in the marble floor around the Grand Floridian lobby. (Baseer Muqri informed me that Mickey and Minnie are also in the marble floor...

New Walt Disney World Experiences

Vickie and I visited Animal Kingdom Lodge recently to check out a new (to me) potential Hidden Mickey sighting (from Jack Koss, and Cindy). A classic (three-circle) Mickey image is etched in the cement outside of The Mara restaurant. Go...

More from Tokyo Disney Resort

My wife Vickie and I were lucky to spend a recent week at the Tokyo Disney Resort. Jack Spence of allears.net fame helped prepare us for our stay; he's visited this resort a number of times. The two theme parks,...

A Trip to Tokyo Disney Resort

It was the longest plane flight I'd ever experienced: 14 hours in the air from Newark, NJ to Tokyo, Japan (specifically, the New Tokyo Narita International Airport east of Tokyo). As Tokyo Disney Resort is located between Narita Airport and...

Meeting a Disney Mom

I had the pleasure of meeting a Disney Mom, Andi, and most of her family at The Mara eatery, Animal Kingdom Lodge. The Walt Disney World Moms Panel is an online forum of vacation advisors made up of moms (and...

A Disney Wedding

On the first day of spring, my wife Vickie and I were honored to be invited to a wedding at Disney World. We arrived at the Wedding Pavilion near the Grand Floridian Resort before 5 p.m. At one point before...

At Epcot with Neighbors

My wife Vickie and ! enjoyed lunch at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop before meeting up with some friends at Epcot. I took a photo of the classic Mickey holes in the hamburger press. The Cast Member cooks are happy...

February Afternoon in Epcot

I met up with Valerie, Hailey and Alex in the seating area behind the Yorkshire County Fish Shop in Epcot's United Kingdom Pavilion. Valerie is a very active Disney fan blogger, and her son and daughter like Disney, too! Hailey...

Marketplace and Innoventions Fun

I met a wonderful family at Fulton's Crab House for lunch. Tammie, Kennedy and Tony visited Disney World from Kentucky. Tammie is a newspaper freelance writer. Kennedy joined us for lunch just after a Disney tennis lesson. From left to...

Searching for Mickey at the Studios

My wife Vickie and I visited Disney's Hollywood Studios one rainy afternoon to check out new and old Hidden Mickeys. The wait was short at The Great Movie Ride, so we stepped up to the queue. I like to say...

Cool days at WDW

Florida has experienced a few cool (cold for Floridians) days recently. I do keep a few jackets in my closet, but I wear them so seldom I sometimes forget that cool weather does visit central Florida once in a while!...

Holiday Fun and Hidden Mickeys

I met up with family at Disney World over the holidays. One evening, we stayed until Yeehah Bob, a wonderful entertainer at Port Orleans Riverside, was out of time. In the photo are (from left to right) my sister Donna,...

Holidays at Epcot

We reserved the 5 P.M. Candlelight Processional and a 2:20 P.M. meal time at Tokyo Dining. The restaurants at the Epcot Japan pavilion are among my family's favorites. My wife and I always look forward to our salads there with...

Hidden Mickeys Outside the WDW Parks

I met up with Shontell Crawford and Eric Hollister (of DVC by Resale) to check out some Hidden Mickeys outside the parks. We congregated first at the Grand Floridian Resort. A friendly Cast Member, Alyssa, showed us a classic Mickey...

Autumn Hidden Mickeys Tour

I joined up with some great folks for a Hidden Mickeys tour in the Magic Kingdom. They bid on the tour this summer at Lou Mongello's auction for the Dream Team Project (at Fred Block's MagicMeets). The Mulfingers brought along...

D23 Expo

I attended the September D23 Expo in the Anaheim Convention Center, along with a few thousand other Disney nuts! I shared some of the fun with Deb Wills and Deb Koma in the middle of the Disney magic. I rented...

A Hidden Mickeys Tour

Just after noon, I met up with Bret and his family outside 50's Prime Time Cafe. Bret is a member of the Disney Moms Panel, and we'd recorded a Hidden Mickeys video segment for the Panel last September. In the...

Kouzzina and Grand Floridian Hidden Mickeys

My wife Vickie and I recently checked out the new Kouzzina restaurant for Hidden Mickeys. All of the previous HM's at Spoodles have been removed, except one! A smiling Mickey still peeks out from an upper recessed light in the...

Dinner at Boma

My sister Donna visited WDW recently. We first took in the sights and sounds of the BoardWalk area in late afternoon. The Florida heat had diminished only slightly, so we walked leisurely. Folks were pedaling surrey bikes around Crescent Lake,...

A Sunday at the Magic Kingdom

I had the privilege of meeting up with Lou Mongello one recent weekend. As you know, Lou is the favorite Disney trivia guy for many Disney fans, including me! Late one morning, we had coffee (I had cappuccino) at the...

Musical Afternoon at Epcot

As I'm sure you'll agree, one of the great pleasures in life is meeting up with friends and family at Walt Disney World. Recently, I joined my wife Vickie, my sister Donna and our friend Amy in World Showcase at...

Hello from Disneyland II

I just finished updating the Disneyland Hidden Mickeys book, so now we're involved with proofing and readying the book for the printer. I want to mention several more compelling Hidden Mickey images at Disneyland. This classic Mickey image in the...

Fun in The Magic Kingdom with a College Friend

If you live in Florida, especially if your address is near Walt Disney World, you can expect to be visited often by friends and relatives. Occasionally, you'll be pleasantly surprised by friends from long ago. Judy, a past college friend...

Lost Hidden Mickeys at Hollywood Studios

Recently, I was reminded that Hidden Mickey images, even some really good ones, may disappear. When areas are refurbished, Disney can decide to remove perfectly decent Hidden Mickeys. I was searching out Hidden Mickeys at Disney's Hollywood Studios and discovered...

Hello from Disneyland - Hidden Mickeys

I visited Disneyland, California recently to look for Hidden Mickeys and update the Disneyland Hidden Mickeys book. I stayed at the Paradise Pier Hotel on property. The Disneyland area is all connected, and I like the ability to walk everywhere...

Researching Epcot Hidden Mickeys

I've been working all of my spare time recently on the update for the Walt Disney World Hidden Mickeys book. Epcot has been my emphasis for the last few weeks. Of course, I take a short break here and there...

Meeting Disney Friends and a Hidden Mickey Double Take

I joined my sister Donna and a few friends recently at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Debbie and Randy are old friends of Donna's, and they came to Disney World for a short visit with their grandson Charlie. Donna made her own...

Disney World with a First-Timer

As Disney veterans know, it's hard to imagine an experience more enjoyable than showing a Disney park to someone who's never been. Especially if it's a good friend! A few weeks ago, Nona, a friend of ours for many years,...

Notes from the Magic Kingdom

I like to check out old favorite Hidden Mickeys, just to be sure they're still around. (It gives me another reason to experience the Disney attractions!) In Splash Mountain, the fishing bobber classic Mickey is right where it supposed to...

California Grill and Pirates of the Caribbean

One evening, I met Jim and Mark, two friends and neighbors of mine, at the California Grill Restaurant. It was their first time to dine there. We had reservations for 9 p.m. or so, but we arrived at opening (5:30...

Looking for Mickey in the Magic Kingdom

I was at WDW looking for Hidden Mickeys while thousands were running the Disney marathon and half marathon. I was fortunate to track down Lou Mongello at the Contemporary Resort, and we sampled the food at the new Contempo Cafe...

December in the Magic Kingdom

Central Florida has enjoyed glorious weather most of this December, so I looked forward to my several days of holiday Hidden Mickeys research. In fact, on a comfortable, sunny Florida day at Walt Disney World, I'm easily distracted and often...

MouseFest, 2008 Hidden Mickeys

I had a great time meeting up with the rest of the All Ears team at the Gaylord Palms Resort on Friday evening of MouseFest. This was a perfect venue for dinner and mingling. After dinner, those of us from...

Thanksgiving Week at WDW

I had the pleasure of spending time at WDW with family and friends during Thanksgiving week. We enjoyed a few of the Christmas decorations in the parks and resorts; more and more of them appear as the week unfolds. Most...

A Visit to The Oasis in Animal Kingdom

I enjoy visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom. Some folks don't consider that this park has a full day's worth of activities, but I beg to differ. The Animal Kingdom has plenty to offer, especially if you can slow down and observe...

A Hidden Mickey Visit to Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

One recent sunny day, I drove to the Animal Kingdom Lodge to check out some old and new Hidden Mickeys. Keep in mind that over 30 Mickey images are hiding in and around this unique resort. I found a few...

A Visit to the Food & Wine Festival

I enjoy the music of the Epcot Festivals, so I visit whenever I can to hear great musicians from the (recent) past. I had the opportunity to catch a performance by David Sanborn, a well-known jazz saxophonist. The America Gardens...

Cinderella's Royal Suite Hidden Mickeys

I was fortunate to able to join a tour of the special suite in Cinderella Castle, Magic Kingdom. (Actually, Deb Wills had toured the suite before, so she kindly offered me her spot! Very cool!) We entered an anteroom through...

Hunting Mickey on the Disney Magic Cruise Ship

I just returned from a 5-day cruise on the Disney Magic. Deb Wills and I were the hosts for our group. On the second day, I gave an introductory talk on Hidden Mickeys in the Buena Vista Theater. I...

A Week with Fay

Tropical Storm Fay visited central Florida on Tuesday, August 19, crossing (west to east) south of Orlando. She stuck around the east coast a few days and then on August 21 crossed Florida again (east to west) north of Orlando....

Visiting BoardWalk and Lights Motors Action!

My wife Vickie and I strolled around the BoardWalk area recently on a warm Florida afternoon. Inside the BoardWalk Bakery, I ordered an espresso and Vickie a bottled water. I'd spotted two Mickey images in the past, on two aprons...

A Little Help From My Friends

My sister, Donna, recently visited WDW with a few of her friends from Texas. I met up with them at Planet Hollywood for dinner one evening. In the photo, from the left, are Donna, Debbie, Shelly, Jim and Michelle. During...

Meeting Friends at WDW

Vickie and I recently met up with old friends from Oklahoma. Dick and Debi hadn't been to WDW since 2001, so they were excited about experiencing new attractions and old favorites. T Their son Brian, a graduate student, accompanied them...

Toy Story Midway Mania Hidden Mickeys

New Hidden Mickeys can appear anywhere on Disney property at any time. Your best bet is to check out a refurbished area or a new attraction. Toy Story Midway Mania, a new attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios, doesn't disappoint! A...

Main Street Magic Kingdom Hidden Mickeys

Now and then, I'm enlightened about an awesome new Hidden Mickey. At least, new to me. Kelly McAdams wrote to me about a classic Mickey image in Tony's Town Square Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom. I'll admit, I get really...

Conservation Station at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Recently, I visited Rafiki's Planet Watch at Disney's Animal Kingdom. This area is a real treasure trove of Hidden Mickeys; you could easily spend several hours here searching for the little gems. On the order of 42 Hidden Mickeys live...

Fort Wilderness Hidden Mickeys

Recently, I stayed in a cabin at the Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. The best way to research Hidden Mickeys is to stay in the middle of the magic! I like the cabins; they're spacious and well-maintained, and you can...

Hidden Mickeys - Trees and Animals

The huge classic Mickey stand of trees (visible on Google Earth) has long fascinated me. My son Steven and I recently struck out in my car to find it from ground level. The posters on my Hidden Mickeys Guide website...

Texas Friends at WDW, Wide World of Sports

I had the good fortune recently to meet up with some old friends from Texas. Vickie and I joined Ed, Karen and their daughters Abigail (Abby) and Caroline for dinner at the California Grill. Ed was in Orlando for a...

WDW with Neighbors

Recently, I met up with neighbors and friends for dinner at the Yachtsman Steakhouse in the Yacht Club Resort. Bob and Rita Ondercik are long-time Disney fans and have been DVC members since the beginning of DVC (when awesome benefits...

An Early March Visit to Spaceship Earth

The weather in central Florida has been a bit cool lately. I've worn my windbreaker several times this winter already, but this day in Epcot did not quite require a jacket. It was a short sleeves day. Early March is...

My Son and I at WDW

My son Steven first experienced Walt Disney World when he was 6 years old. That was my first trip to WDW as well. He was young enough for me to carry, and I have great memories of Steven perched around...

Typical Research Day - Animal Kingdom

I thought I'd talk about what I do to verify Hidden Mickey sightings that folks send me. As many of you know, I like to use fairly stringent criteria for the "classic" (three-circle) Mickey. The highest order criterion is if...

Fun with the Felty Family

Last summer, at Fred Block's Magic Meets in Pennsylvania, the Felty family won an auction item in Lou Mongello's Dream Team Auction. The auction item was: time with me! Of course, I was honored. A few weeks ago, I met...

My Sister and I

My sister, Donna McMurrey, visits WDW at least twice yearly. Her real job is Assistant Principal at a high school in Dallas, Texas, but she wants to eventually retire to a job at WDW as the character Timon! She enjoys...

MouseFest 2007

It's over a week now since MouseFest, 2007. I know it's hard to believe, but each MouseFest is more fun for me than the last. This is a time to reconnect with great friends in Walt's place of magic. What...

Preparing for MouseFest, 2007

I lead Hidden Mickey hunts in the four major WDW theme parks during MouseFest. 2007 will be my fifth MouseFest, and more authors, webmasters, podcasters, and guest registrants than ever before will congregate soon at this wonderful celebration. I look...

Dinner with Disney Friends

If you live in central Florida as I do, you know that not all of the local denizens are enamored of Walt Disney World. That fact continues to surprise me, of course. Thankfully, many locals, including a large sample of...

Eat to the Beat - Canada Hidden Mickeys

Last week, I visited Epcot with a friend and neighbor of mine, Lew Brooks. Lew often helps me find and verify Hidden Mickey sightings. You might remember him from my Hidden Mickeys books. He coined the term "two-beer Mickey" to...

Epcot with Friends at Food and Wine Festival

On Sunday, October 7, Vickie (my wife) and I met up with Pat Whitson (of the DisneyWorldTrivia.com team) and Byron Hall (and his wife Melanie) AKA phatdisneygeek.com. We rendezvoused at the Sportsman's Shoppe in Epcot's United Kingdom pavilion. As it...

Carousel of Progress and Sci-Fi Dine-In: Hard to Find Hidden Mickeys

I wish to let you know about a couple of Hidden Mickeys that I've been searching for (for years!). Thanks to great photography and better eyes than mine, I can describe them to you. The first one is in the...

Great Movie Ride Hard-to-Find Hidden Mickeys

I revel in hard-to-find Hidden Mickeys. Some of these Hidden Mickeys have evaded me, or maybe they're "off the beaten path" (off stage or behind the scenes). I'm especially interested in the elusive ones, but I listen to Cast Members...

Hidden Mickeys - Old, Yet New to Me!

A few days ago, I was roaming around Disney-MGM Studios with a friend: Bill Iadonisi, a columnist for www.MickeyNews.com. We were checking out a few Hidden Mickey sightings that folks had posted to my website. When I'm at WDW alone...

Enjoying Epcot Summer Music with my sister

My sister, Donna McMurrey, stayed at Pop Century last week for one of her twice yearly visits to Disney World. Donna is an Assistant Principal at a Dallas area high school. When she visits, we plan days or evenings in...

I broke one of my own rules!

I had a day off work and, naturally, I wanted to spend the day at WDW looking for Hidden Mickeys! The day was really special because I had a dinner meeting with my publisher, Kelly Monaghan, at Raglan Road in...

Hidden Mickey Guy

Hi there, I"m Steve Barrett, the Hidden Mickey Guy! When I have a large number of Hidden Mickey sightings to verify or photograph at WDW, I tend to go it alone and motor around at top speed. Talk about aerobic...

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