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January 30, 2017

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 enter the inside portion of the queue, look up high above and behind you for these three circle depressions on a rock that is jutting out. The circles are in the middle of the photo, tilted slightly to the left. What do you think? (Thanks to Justin Lewicki).
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As you step into the inside portion of the queue and meander through the cave, three glass or plastic balls (one blue, one copper, and one larger red ball) under nets appear near the floor to your right. Find them when you're passing by the opening in the ceiling with a leaning mast and sail. The balls are below an upside-down wooden boat covered with barnacles. A Hidden Mickey? (Thanks to Amy Newfield).
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"it's a small world" is filled with intricate costumes and designs, many of which contain circles. For example, several of the dancing and performing characters have pompoms as part of their costumes. Do the pompoms on the ankle of this dancer form a convincing Hidden Mickey?
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Lots of folks notice these designs in short fences high up on Cinderella Castle. Are they trefoils (three equal circles touching each other) or classic Mickey holes? (Thanks to Mia).
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Move to DinoLand U.S.A. in Disney's Animal Kingdom for a new Hidden Mickey. At least, it seems close enough to me. Do you agree? Inside Restaurantosaurus, locate this black smudge on the bottom of a boot wedged high in the rafters over the large dining room closest to DINOSAUR. (Thanks to Leah Lakatosh and Stephanie Harrison).
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Happy Hunting!

January 16, 2017

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 can also spot this painting in the Standby queue, right where it joins up with the FastPass queue and just before you enter the first room of Mickey's "backstage" area). A gondola floats in the water in the middle of the painting. This image at the right end of the gondola resembles Mickey head and ears. What do you think? (Thanks to Elaine Litten).
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Thankfully, some of my favorite images are still present in Mickey's Greeting Room. Like the Mickey-shaped magic rings in his magic chest.
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Oswald the Lucky Rabbit still smiles down at you! At the back of the room, he's drawn on a piece of paper at the upper part of a bulletin board, and he stands next to Mickey.
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As you're waving goodbye to our favorite mouse, look for this classic Hidden Sorcerer Mickey just before you walk through the exit door. Three large Mickey Mouse playing cards are held upright by a long clip on the floor. In the middle of the clip, a classic Mickey wearing a triangular "hat" resembles a Sorcerer Mickey.
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Walk into the Kate Spade - New York shop, one of the great new stores in Disney Springs. A Cast Member there told me that this Manhattan mouse is painted somewhere inside all Kate Spade stores! Not a Hidden Mickey, but maybe a relative?
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Have fun looking for Mickey (and his relatives)!


January 3, 2017

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, but recently I spotted the mesh Mickey on the left side. So, be sure and scan both sides of your boat for this great Hidden Mickey!
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During the holiday season, the large Mickey vine frame along Living with the Land morphed into Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!
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In the Germany Pavilion, Disney landscapers usually try to maintain a bush in the outdoor miniature train exhibit to resemble a classic Mickey. I haven't seen such a bush in a few months, but thankfully one or two Mickey-shaped bushes have reappeared!
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In the American Adventure show, I'm pretty sure I've seen classic Mickeys in the fireworks at the end of the show, but I haven't been able to capture one in a photo. I tried again recently, and I feel I'm getting closer. What do you think about this one? A sideways Hidden Mickey tilted to the right?
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Enjoy finding Hidden Mickeys!

December 19, 2016

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 classic Mickey in the water. I arrived right after store opening and watched the CM form the familiar image with shells. It's a cool Hidden Mickey! (Thanks to Sarah Ridgway-Rees, Katie Kushnier, and Alan Harrison).
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Inside Be Our Guest Restaurant at the Magic Kingdom, a couple of images are suggestive of Hidden Mickeys. In the elaborate ceiling mural over the main Ballroom dining area, search for an opening in the clouds that might resemble Minnie Mouse. Is this a Hidden Minnie at the top middle of the photo? (Thanks to Luke Urso).
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Vines of roses encircle some of the posts in the Rose Gallery seating area of Be Our Guest Restaurant. Does this group of roses form a classic Mickey? (Thanks to Marc Lorenzo, and Mary Jo Collins).
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Minnie Mouse is painted in various sassy poses around the Tren-D store in Disney Springs Marketplace. In this image, are her lips pursed into a red classic Mickey? (Thanks to The Skazick Family from the UK, and Jenny Horn).
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Keep searching!


December 9, 2016

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 outside promenade. This photo of Walt is in the right lower corner of a huge display case next to an exit door at the opposite side of the room. (Thanks to Iris and Zachary Herron).
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In Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland, many folks have spotted this image: it's Captain Hook's nemesis - the crocodile - walking upright on the rooftop above Peter Pan's Flight.
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While touring France in Epcot, stop by L'Artisan Des Glaces and admire (and taste!) the ice cream. In one of the display cases inside the shop, scoops of ice cream are arranged as classic Mickeys! (Thanks to Tyler and Brandie Bolton).
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Stroll over to Germany and consider the following images. Inside the Karamell-Kuche shop, one image is part of the sculpted wood relief design on the wall over a window display facing outside. What do you think? A Hidden Mickey? (Thanks to Andrew Painter).
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Also in Germany, find this image inside the Kunstarbeit in Kristall shop. Gauges that are part of the glassworker's equipment might form a Hidden Mickey? (Thanks to Helen Vaterlaws-Whiteside).
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Keep searching!

November 24, 2016

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 chip cookies are on a plate on a small tea table to your right. Do the three cookies form a decent classic Mickey? (The size and arrangement of the cookies change at times.)
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Another image that folks notice is this one along the Haunted Mansion ride. Near the end of the attic room on your right, three top hats hang on a hat stand. A Hidden Mickey? (A good photo is difficult to get since flash is not allowed on the ride).
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Get in line to meet Anna and Elsa at the Royal Summerhus in Norway. Along the inside entrance queue, images at the bottom of several pillar designs on the doorways of the first rooms resemble classic Mickeys. What do you think? (Thanks to The Skazick Family, and Shane G.)
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When you meet Elsa, study the white circles that ring the edge of the large circle in the middle of her carpet. Any sideways Hidden Mickeys here? (Thanks to Tyler).
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Always searching!

November 7, 2016

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 three circles at the tops of the designs form classic Mickeys? (Thanks to Scott Trask).
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Leaves are part of the sculpted designs at the outside corners of Il Bel Cristallo. Hidden Mickeys? (Thanks to Jager Mitchell).
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What about these swirls at the bottom of cabinets along the inside front wall of Enoteca Castello, the wine shop? (Thanks to Jessica Fraser).
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A large mirror is on the wall along a hallway to the restrooms inside Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria. Study the top of the gold design attached to the mirror. Anything resemble a Hidden Mickey? (Thanks to Austin).
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I appreciate all the great Hidden Mickey Hunters out there! Never give up the search!


October 24, 2016

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 the image, after you walk into the room to the left (the "Ice Master & Deliverer of Arendelle" room) just inside the building, turn around back toward the entrance door and look above you. (Thanks to Justin Lewicki, AJ Leong, Samantha Ann, and Cherie Sulko).
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Stroll around to the Japan Pavilion for some more images. The rear exhibit area is showcasing "Kawaii - Japan's Cute Culture." In one of the displays, magnets on the upper left of a refrigerator door are arranged like a classic Mickey. (Thanks to Matt Mellarkey, and Jennifer Dickey).
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What about the apples inside the refrigerator? Any Hidden Mickeys in either group of apples? The first three apples are on the top shelf. (Thanks to Jennifer Dickey).
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The second collection of apples is on the bottom shelf.
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On your way back to Future World, say hello to Remy. He's standing near the water - just past France - below and to the right of the bridge to the United Kingdom.
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Inside the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Center (the old Wonders of Life Pavilion), three pots and pans in a photo make Mickey. It's hanging on a rear wall, behind a demonstration workshop area. (Thanks to Lindsey Stephens).
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Enjoy the search!

October 6, 2016

Hidden Mickeys in Disney Springs

As Disney Springs develops and fills out with new specialty restaurants and shops, folks are spotting Hidden Mickeys here and there. So, here are a few images to consider.

Walking away from the Lime Garage, you encounter a fountain with green inside tile work. The tile has circles or bubbles in the design, and some of the bubbles come together just above the water line to from classic Hidden Mickeys. Or do they? One collection of three circles is tilted to the right, at the right middle of the photo. (Thanks to Justin Lewicki).
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Inside Amorette's Patisserie, look for the following three images. The first is on a display table right inside the entrance doors. The staff draw chalk classic Hidden Mickeys on small signs around the table that read: "For Display Only." (Thanks to Iris and Zachary Herron).
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On the left wall (as you enter Amorette's), check out a drawing of a lady on the left side of a long bulletin board. The lady is wearing a crochet hat with a pattern of red dots. Three dots at the back of her head and just above the horizontal blue ribbon might form an upside-down classic Mickey? (Thanks to Iris and Zachary Herron).
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At the rear part of the right wall, and behind the counters, you can see the ends of white fabric or cloth rolls in an opening in the cabinetry. See any classic Hidden Mickeys in the stack of rolls - maybe an upside-down Hidden Mickey at the top? (Thanks to Justin Lewicki).
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Enjoy the hunt!

September 26, 2016

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 beside the Rooftop Beverage Bar. A classic Hidden Mickey? (Thanks to Donna McMurrey).
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Here's another group of bushes in the same location. Hidden Mickey?
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In a previous blog, I posted a possible Hidden Mickey formed by decor wall plates inside Frontera Cocina. Here's another image from the same group of plates, which are on the wall between the restrooms. This image is at the middle left of the photo, and it's tilted to the right. What do you think?
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The Hidden Mickey inside the West Side Starbucks is still present! On a wall inside the seating area, an interactive electronic screen periodically allows you to draw inside white picture frames. Classic Mickeys are in the corners of a frame at the top middle of the screen.
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Over at Epcot, much of Innoventions is undergoing renovations and updates, but Colortopia is still up and running! When you spin wheels in an interactive display on a wall inside Colortopia, colors of the wheels merge into a different color specific for each wheel. Three of the wheels, one on each panel, have partial red and yellow classic Hidden Mickeys that are visible before you spin them. (Thanks to Larry Brooks, and Nick Skiles).
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Keep searching!


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