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June 28, 2015

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 Center area. Glance around for a painting of Space Mountain. In the sky at the upper left is a fireworks classic (three-circle) Mickey tilted to the left. (Thanks to April Beisser).
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While you're shopping in the World of Disney store at Downtown Disney, look high for these two Hidden Mickeys. In a mural near the ceiling on the right side of the Princess room near the center of the store, above an opening to the next room, a classic Mickey hides above the center arch of a covered walkway on the bridge over the canal. The bridge is behind Goofy the Gondolier and Lady and the Tramp sharing spaghetti. (Thanks to Ashley Cabrera).
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In a mural near the ceiling on the left side of the Princess room, another tiny white classic Mickey is on an Oriental archway to the right of Cruella De Vil and several Dalmatians. (Thanks to Mehlanie Kayra).
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What do you think of this image? While you're shooting targets on Toy Story Midway Mania in Paradise Pier, stay alert for colorful gears on the wall as you change scenes early along the ride. Do you see a convincing Hidden Mickey in the gears? (Thanks to The Waidmann Family).
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And what about this image? A jar of washers sits high on a shelf about halfway along the rear wall of the first room in the seating area to the right as you enter Flo's V8 Cafe in Cars Land. Is there a convincing upside-down classic Hidden Mickey in the washers? (Thanks to Steve Orme).
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Enjoy the search!

Looking for more Hidden Mickeys? Have one to report? Visit Steve's website at: http://hiddenmickeyguy.com/


June 1, 2015

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 you pop the middle 100-point balloon on the second tier, a light faint classic Mickey appears on the rear surface in the lava behind the balloons. (Extra circles and zeros may appear in a photo of the 3-D image). (Thanks to Jennifer Oliphant, Catherine Conroy, Holly Haider, Robert Huntington, Evelyn Vides, Mari, Rosemary and Neil [FindingMickey.com], Jessica Van Linge, and Tara Jacob).
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Now look for the screen with moving white plates. At one point, a large front plate aligns with smaller plates behind it to form a classic Mickey. (Thanks to Rosemary and Neil [FindingMickey.com]).
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Mosey over to Goofy's Sky School. Along the standby entrance queue, check the walls for cork bulletin boards. On the first board, three round impressions in the cork form a classic Mickey. It’s tilted to the right, and it’s at the right lower side of the upside-down note that says, “Notice to Appear.”
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A similar classic Hidden Mickey made of impressions is on the second bulletin board on another wall along the queue line. This one is tilted to the left and is partially covered by the left side of a handwritten letter that says “Dear Teach.” Look above the right upper corner of a note that reads “I Fix Planes!” to spot it. (Thanks to Jasmine Martinez, Rosemary and Neil [FindingMickey.com], and Sam Vanderspek).
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Always study Disney shops for hidden images! At the Seaside Souvenirs shop, one or more Mickey balloons is painted high on the walls behind merchandise shelves. Also, two brown Nautilus submarines are in these murals behind the shelves. (“Nautilus” is the submarine, commanded by Captain Nemo, in Jules Verne’s novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.) (Thanks to John Martinez).
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Happy Hunting!

Looking for more Hidden Mickeys? Have one to report? Visit Steve's website at: http://hiddenmickeyguy.com/

May 25, 2015

Hidden Mickeys at Disneyland's Downtown Disney

Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort is smack dab in the middle of the two theme parks and the three on-site hotels. It's filled with colorful shops and restaurants, and, in the evening, with quality music from live artists performing all along the promenade. Great Hidden Mickeys can be found here, too! I highlight a few of them below.

Let's begin inside the huge World of Disney store. Murals with bubbles are high on the walls of a room near the end of the store closest to the parks. One mural on the right side of the room has three bubbles that form a small classic Mickey tilted to the left. Find it in the middle of the mural, just to the middle right of a white plate floating in the air over the middle of a brown washtub. (Thanks to Josh and Alyssa and Melody Hadeen, and Kim Bacon).
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Check out this cool image in the Ridemakerz store. A red, white, and black classic Hidden Mickey (with stylized white "R" and red "Z" letters on the "head" and each "ear" of the Mickey) is on the back middle of a silver metal wheel with spokes. Find this wheel perched high atop a display of small model cars at the front of the store. (Thanks to Bobby Naus).
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At the left side of the Rainforest Café sign, a classic Hidden Mickey, tilted to the left, is in the middle of the circle bumps on the green lizard's neck. This image is similar to the ones on the Rainforest Cafe signs at Walt Disney World.
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At the entrance to Downtown Disney from Disneyland Hotel, tile paintings created by children are posted along the right side of the walkway across from the ESPN Zone store. Small classic Hidden Mickeys can usually be found in the paintings. This artwork is created to raise funds for a Children's Hospital. (Note: these paintings are changed periodically). (Thanks to Kim Bacon, and Sherrie Cotton).
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In the World of Disney store, some of the round merchandise bins have classic Mickeys encircling the top and classic Mickey-shaped feet. These bins are showing up in various stores in Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
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Enjoy the search!

May 17, 2015

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 street.

Inside the Main Street Magic Shop, along the front counter on the left, a white rope on a display shelf is coiled into a classic Mickey shape. (Thanks to Zoe, and Rosemary and Neil [FindingMickey.com]).
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While inside the Magic Shop, look up! Cards are stuck on the ceiling, and a black classic Mickey is in the center of the Ace of Clubs card. (Thanks to Ethan Holmes, and Chris Strodder).
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At the entrance to the Penny Arcade, a small classic Mickey hides between the play buttons on a game machine called "Pinocchio, Make Him Dance." (Thanks to Luis Valdez).
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In the Emporium Store, check out a room with toys at the end of the store closest to Carnation Café. A toy train makes a circuit on a track above you along the walls. Stand near the small water tower at one corner of the room. Every third or so trip around the track, the train stops in front of the water tower, and a classic Hidden Mickey lights up at the upper right side of the tower. You can also usually spot the faint Hidden Mickey image when it's not lit up. (Thanks to Darin Thompson, and Jason Gall).
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It's time for ice cream! But before you indulge, study an outside window of the Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor. The words "Ice Cream Floats" are on a window to the right, and a pink classic Mickey is midway up the right leg of the letter "A" in the word "Floats." (Thanks to Amy Gervais).
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Happy Hunting!

April 13, 2015

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 logo is on the playing surface and on the sides of the air hockey tables. In addition, small yellow classic Mickey-shaped information stickers are on the front of some games on various floors, including the air hockey tables.
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Classic Mickey-shaped holes are in the sides of some of the wooden stools on the floor that children can stand on to play games. Find them on the second floor and other floors. Classic Hidden Mickeys are also formed by some of the circles in the brown carpet near the Living Easels on the second floor. You can see both of these images in the photo.
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During "Aladdin's Magic Carpet Ride," the golden beetle you encounter bears classic Mickey markings on its back. (It's not a perfect three-circle Hidden Mickey, but it looks convincing from a distance). You don't have to take the ride; you can watch the overhead video screens as others ride. The beetle is on the right side of the photo.
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Again, for the following two Hidden Mickeys at the "Virtual Jungle Cruise," you needn't take the ride; you can stand behind one of the ride pods and watch. Classic Mickey-shaped balloons periodically float up from the left side of the screen, in front of the castle, before the ride starts. (In the photo, you can see a balloon inside the palm tree on the left, above the tops of the trees in the background).
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On the screen in the first part of the "Virtual Jungle Cruise" ride, the raft may exit a glacier area under a distorted classic Mickey-shaped ice bridge over the river. The riders have optional routes, so they may not encounter the glacier area. (The ears on this Hidden Mickey aren't perfectly formed, but you'll recognize them.)
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Let the games begin!


Looking for more Hidden Mickeys? Have one to report? Visit Steve's website at: http://hiddenmickeyguy.com/

April 5, 2015

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 image so others can find it. But recently, I spotted this great image! To locate it, turn left toward the elevators after you enter the Villas main entrance. On the rock pillar to your right as you walk toward the elevators, an almost upside-down classic Hidden Mickey is etched in a square, dark gray rock. Find it about 2 1/2 feet up, on the second rock from the floor. (Thanks to The Adornettos).
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Inside the main lobby of the Grand Floridian Resort, a classic Hidden Mickey bush is on wall maps of the Resort. Locate these maps on the first and second floors, toward the front of the building. A small sideways classic Mickey is formed by bushes at the upper right of the Sago Cay building at the left middle of the map. (Thanks to Alena White).
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A few years ago, we lost some Hidden Mickeys inside Gasparilla Island Grill at the Grand Floridian. But don't despair! Now you can look up to admire classic Mickeys in the metalwork above the individual lights on the ceiling light fixtures. (Thanks to Charles Tyner).
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Disney doesn't overlook the lowly trashcan! At the Fort Wilderness Resort, a small classic Hidden Mickey, tilted to the right, is at the lower middle of the logo on the trashcans. It's under the "C" in "Campground." (Thanks to Justin Lewicki).
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While you're at Fort Wilderness, step inside the registration building ("Reception Outpost") at the far side of the main parking lot and say hello to Mickey. A plush Mickey Mouse stands in a metal jug at the far left of a shelf directly over the registration counter. (Thanks to Scott Abney).
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Happy Hunting!

Looking for more Hidden Mickeys? Have one to report? Visit Steve's website at: http://hiddenmickeyguy.com/

March 30, 2015

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 Star Tours - The Adventures Continue. Just after you're seated for the ride, C-3PO appears in a screen at the front right of the room. A tiny, white classic (three-circle) Mickey is on the lower part of his right forearm near his wrist. (Thanks to Madison, Gracie and Dana Hall, and Richard Rando).
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Someone (a guest or maybe a Cast Member?) has embellished this Hidden Mickey in Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano. On the left wall between the waiting room and the dining area, a classic Mickey is plastered on the brick. You'll find it in the middle left part of the wall, just above the counter. Recently, red and green crayon markings have appeared on the Mickey image.
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It's difficult to get clear photos from a 3D film such as the MuppetVision movie. I think you can make out the Mickey balloons in this photo, taken near the end of the movie. After the cannon shoots holes in the theater and as Kermit rides in on a fire truck, you can see that some of the observers outside are holding Mickey Mouse balloons.
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Keep watching that same fire truck for a Hidden Surprise! An image of Cinderella Castle is on a license plate at the right lower corner of the fire truck Kermit is riding. (Thanks to Devon Newport, Donna McMurrey, Sharon Dale, and Matt Perkins.)
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Another video image that is often elusive to photographers is the coffee mug with the white classic Mickeys in the Magic of Disney Animation movie. I think you can see them in this photo!
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Happy Hunting!

Looking for more Hidden Mickeys? Have one to report? Visit Steve's website at: http://hiddenmickeyguy.com/

March 5, 2015

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 Upon A Star" mural on the left wall as you exit Pinocchio Village Haus restaurant toward the restrooms. Look to the right of Pinocchio in the stars below and to the left of the word "All" in the mural. (Thanks to Alena White).
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Along the left wall of the Standby entrance queue of Space Mountain, you can play interactive video games. In one game segment, if you connect space equipment in the right configuration, a classic Hidden Mickey appears! (Thanks to April Beisser).
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You can sometimes spot a classic Hidden Mickey made of rocks at the bottom of a shallow pond next to Katsura Grill in Epcot's Japan Pavilion. I say sometimes, because this rock image is not always present. In the photo, the rocks form an upside-down Hidden Mickey. (Thanks to Claudia, and Ian B.)
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On the Streets of America at Disney's Hollywood Studios, look for Mickey's big black shoes sticking up from the beach sand. They're in a photo on the floor of a display window of the Venture Travel Agency, which is on your right as you walk away from the Empire State Building. The photo's location changes in the window from time to time. (Thanks to Traci Garber and William Miles).
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Don't miss this tiny red classic Hidden Mickey in the waiting area of Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano! It's on the exposed brick to the right and above the check-in podium and just to the left of the clusters of grapes. (Thanks to James Carraher).
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Keep searching - you may find a new Hidden Mickey!
Looking for more Hidden Mickeys? Have one to report? Visit Steve's website at: http://hiddenmickeyguy.com/

February 16, 2015

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 sign:
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Look for gems, embedded at the tops of the barrels, that sometimes line up to form classic Hidden Mickeys. Like this one (Thanks to April Beisser):
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Along both entrance queues (Standby and FASTPASS) of Splash Mountain, a Mickey sticker has been placed on an overhead light cover. Find it just past the area where you can see the Walt Disney World Railroad train. I think it will be in place for a while! (Thanks to Jackie Kushnier, and John Anthony D'Alotto).
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A children's play area is along the outside exit area of Splash Mountain. Three logs stuck to the outside of the crawl space form a classic Hidden Mickey on its side. (Thanks to Tyler Glynn).
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What about this image in the small rocks on this map on a wall toward the end of the entrance queues of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad? Is there a Hidden Mickey at the lower part of the rocks? (Thanks to Cheryl Costello).
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Here's a pretty good image on a map on a wall, about halfway along the Standby entrance queue of Jungle Cruise. Three dark circles form a classic Hidden Mickey tilted to the right. (Thanks to Deonna Hores).
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Thanks, Disney, for all the great Hidden Mickeys!

Looking for more Hidden Mickeys? Have one to report? Visit Steve's website at: http://hiddenmickeyguy.com/

January 26, 2015

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 you think about this image in the rock wall? It's on the back of the partial wall behind the check-in station, on the left side just as you walk onto the entrance bridge toward the restaurant. Do the three circles make a Hidden Mickey? (Thanks to Katie Allen, Denise Hoffmann, and Rachel).
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Off the right side of the middle of the entrance bridge to the restaurant, you can spot these three rocks in the arch of the bridge that supports part of the walkway to Gaston's Tavern. Do the rocks in the left middle of the photo form a decent Hidden Mickey? (Thanks to Brett Weldon).
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At the right rear terminal as you enter the food order room, take a look at the stack of books. Two images seem to come close to forming Hidden Mickeys; don't you think? One is at the corner of the top book cover, and another is on the spine of the second book from the bottom. (Thanks to Rayanne Johnson).
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Along the right side of the exit from the Ballroom hangs a tapestry with a unicorn. What about those three flowers at the middle of its neck; a Hidden Mickey? (Thanks to Suzanne Perez).
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Many images on Disney Property can look like Mickey, if you stretch your imagination a bit. But some of the images do work!

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