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August 8, 2018

Possible Hidden Mickeys in Epcot

I've seen some Hidden Mickeys in fleeting moments but have been unable to capture them in photos. At times, I can take videos of fast-moving scenes and isolate Hidden Mickeys within those scenes, as in the first two photos that follow.

On the journey back down from space in "Spaceship Earth," you can play an interactive game about choosing your future. On the touch-screen in front of you, choose any options that include the sea or underwater living. Watch for bubbles that float up the screen, and try to spot a classic (three-circle) Hidden Mickey or two. A possible classic Mickey, sideways to the left, is made of a dark blue 'head' and left 'ear' and a light blue right 'ear,' at the upper left of this first photo. (Thanks to Richard Bent, and Michael Walsh.)

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Along the "Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros" boat ride in Mexico, bubbles whiz by around a snorkeling Donald Duck. Several groups of bubbles have potential classic Mickeys in their midst, including one at the far left of the next photo.

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Along the entrance queue of "Spaceship Earth," a possible upside-down classic Mickey is in a cloud formation toward the top of the image of Earth in the mural on the outside wall above you just as you enter to board. Is it close enough? (Thanks to Alex Browning.)

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Folks write to me at times about the onion rings on the kitchen table in Figment's upside-down house toward the end of "Journey Into Imagination With Figment." Do the rings resemble a classic Mickey? I check the image periodically to see if anything about them has changed, but they still appear all the same size to me and not proportioned correctly to be a proper classic Mickey. Let me know if you disagree. (Thanks to Andrew Scerbo.)

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Along the ceiling of Tangierine Cafe in Morocco, circles in the design might form classic Mickeys at times. What do you think about the images along the middle of the photo? (Thanks to Aiden Gaddis.)

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Enjoy the hunt!






July 26, 2018

Possible New Hidden Mickeys in Disney's Hollywood Studios

Lucky for us Hidden Mickey aficionados, new Hidden Mickey images appear constantly on Disney property, especially when new lands or attractions open or when any area undergoes refurbishment. Thankfully, folks are spotting images that might qualify as bona fide Hidden Mickeys in the new Toy Story Land. Check out the first few photos that follow.

Here's an image that I spotted in the queue of "Alien Swirling Saucers." When you're in the first part of the covered queue, look up toward the ceiling to see these three circles - a light blue 'head' and two green 'ears.' Do you think it's close enough to qualify as a classic (three-circle) Hidden Mickey?

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Stand at the order counter at Woody's Lunch Box and study the rear and side walls inside. Various berries painted on the walls come together at times to suggest classic Hidden Mickeys. Any decent images in the next three photos? (Thanks to Attractions Magazine.)

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I was checking the status of the classic Hidden Mickey stamped in cement in the Charter Bus area out front of the Studios. I didn't find it - hopefully, it's temporarily out of sight because of the construction going on. However, near the far bench just before the start of the sidewalk to the Epcot Resorts, I stumbled upon this Mickey face etched in cement. I have no idea how long it's been present!

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Keep searching!






July 7, 2018

Possible Hidden Mickeys in Africa, Disney's Animal Kingdom

More specifically, we're taking in the sights along the Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail in Africa. On the opposite side of the bridge from the amazing Jafar rock are other tall rock formations. Take a look at some suspicious images on one of these other rocks.

Directly opposite Jafar, a classic Hidden Mickey might be carved high into the side of this rock. In the middle of the photo, the "ears" of Mickey are whitish, atop the upper part of the "head," forming more of a Mickey hat with ears. What do you think? (Thanks to John Anthony D'Alotto).
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Just to the right of the above image, on the upper front of the same rock (sort of like a figurehead on the prow of a ship), do you see a possible frowning face in relief? If so, whose face is it? (Thanks to Austin Scott Marotti).
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Near the end of the Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail, you walk beneath this ?? turtle? Did the Imagineers create a turtle here?
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I'd like to show you the current status of this faint classic Hidden Mickey at Disney's Pop Century Resort. It's painted on an outside wall behind the huge statue of Mowgli at the 60's building. I cropped a photo to zoom in on the image. You can just make out the head and ears of Mickey. It's a great Hidden Mickey, fading over time.
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Keep searching!






June 20, 2018

Hidden Mickeys in Epcot

I finally snapped a somewhat decent photo of this Hidden Mickey. In the first part of the "Living with the Land" ride, look for a female Cast Member on the last video screen on your left. I think I can see a faint dark classic Mickey on the upper part of her name tag.
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What about this arrangement of small rocks? Find them on top of a rock wall on the right side of the "Living with the Land" ride, in the middle of a water garden section and near the lily pads. Does it qualify? (Thanks to April Beisser).
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Here's a photo of the tiny black Tinker Bell silhouette on the upper shelf along the right side of the entrance queue of "Journey Into Imagination with Figment." Look through the front hole of a pyramidal container directly above the Hidden Buzz Lightyear. Tinker Bell is on the right side of a group of silhouetted figures. You can spot her wings, and someone with Mickey ears is two figures to her left!
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Banners of different colors hang inside the Mexico Pavilion. As you enter the inside plaza, walk to a merchandise stand that sells mugs and drink glasses. In the detail of an orange banner hanging at the left side of the outer top of the stand are three roundish images - a classic Hidden Mickey? (Thanks to Parker Faria).
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Enjoy your summertime!





June 7, 2018

Possible Hidden Mickeys at Disney's All-Star Resorts

Consider the following images. Some may qualify more than others as bona fide Hidden Mickeys.

At Disney's All-Star Music Resort, walk to the Country Fair Section to find this blue Mickey image. It's in a repeated decoration on the outer railings of the balcony walkways. (Thanks to Justin Lewicki.)
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Inside the gift shop of Disney's All-Star Movies Resort, a few decorative colorful movie reels can be seen high up along the walls. A definite classic Mickey hole sits in the center of this red movie reel. Is it Hidden or Decorative? (Thanks to Leah Lakatosh and Stephanie Harrison.)
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While wandering the grounds of the All-Star Movies Resort, check out the inside ceiling of The Reel Spot, a small enclosed room for events outside near the Food Court. Holes of different sizes are in the ceiling design. Any classic Hidden Mickeys here? (Thanks to Toni-Lynn Miles.)
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Keep strolling to Andy's Room at the All-Star Movies Resort. Classic Hidden Mickeys are inside the checkers strewn about on the ground, but do these three checkers arranged together form a classic Hidden Mickey? They're at the feet of a huge Buzz Lightyear. The center red checker appears to be slightly larger than the two outer "ears." (Thanks to Elton Hughes and Jill Sullivan.)
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Keep searching!





June 4, 2018

More Questionable Hidden Mickeys around Walt Disney World

Take a look at the following images. Some seem closer than others to qualifying as Hidden Mickeys.

In Disney's Animal Kingdom, as you enter Pandora - The World of Avatar from Discovery Island, search along the right side of the walkway for these circular splotches on the lower side of a lamppost. You'll encounter them after the walkway splits, and you curve to the right. The image faces you as you approach the pole. Do the splotches in the middle form a sideways classic Hidden Mickey? (Thanks to Max Weitkamp).
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Along the entrance queue of "Na'vi River Journey" in Pandora, glance up at one or more of these light fixtures. From certain vantage points, the center large bulb seems to line up with smaller bulbs into a Mickey image, or does it? (Thanks to Sharon Smith).
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At Winter Summerland, you'll walk past this blue and yellow gift box at the 16th (and 17th) hole of the Winter Course. Do you see a yellow Hidden Mickey on the top of the box (a yellow candy glob in the middle with two yellow suns for "ears"). (Thanks to Lindsey Stephens).
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At Disney's All-Star Sports Resort, inside a display case on the wall to the right of the entrance to the Sport Goofy gift shop, some Mickey images are drawn on the front of a cereal box. An obvious classic Mickey is above the "S" in "CHAMPS," but notice the small black Mickey shapes at the bottom of circles above the "CH." For some reason, it's difficult to get a crisp photo through the covers of the display case and over the cereal box. Are there Hidden Mickeys here? (Thanks to James and Alana Girard).
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This last image seems more decorative to me, but if anyone thinks that it qualifies as a Hidden Mickey, please let me know! It's on top of a candy rack at the rear of the gift shop at Disney's All-Star Music Resort. (Thanks to Justin Lewicki).
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May 21, 2018

Questionable and Lost Hidden Mickeys around Walt Disney World

Have you walked through the MouseGear store in Epcot lately? You can spot several cool Hidden Mickeys outside and inside the store, but what about this image? These round gears of different sizes appear along the upper wall of the room nearest the entrance/exit doors that face World Showcase. Any Hidden Mickeys here? (Thanks to Michael Scibetta).
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As you know, new Hidden Mickeys materialize, and established ones are Lost, on a continual basis. I have learned to accept the fact that (sad to say) good images will go away from time to time - like the wonderful ones in The Great Movie Ride. Here's a few more Lost images:

The classic Mickey etched in cement in the walkway outside The Mara Restaurant at Jambo House, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, has been disfigured - probably because of landscaping work. You can make out the lower parts of the "head" and left "ear" in the middle of the photo, in the shadows.
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The wall clock Hidden Mickey behind the counter at Leaping Horse Libations Bar at the BoardWalk Resort pool is no longer. The current clock contains no compelling Hidden Mickeys.
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A small gold classic Mickey on the frame of a painting hanging on a wall just inside the entrance (nearest the elevators) to the Marketplace shop in the Beach Club Resort has disappeared. The painting was removed and a generic resort sign, without any Hidden Mickeys, now occupies the space.
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May 2, 2018

Questionable Hidden Mickeys around Walt Disney World

Our first stop is Disney's Hollywood Studios, at the BaseLine Tap House on Grand Avenue. Some images inside suggest Hidden Mickeys. Like these framed "Notices" on the rear wall to the right of the bar. A 'Drill Hole Point Size Chart' is at the bottom of the frame. Do three black circles on the chart form a classic Hidden Mickey? (Thanks to Larry Brooks, and Ryan Paolo).
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Books are stacked on a shelf above the main entrance/exit doors to the Tap House. Do three dark spots just below (or above) the title on the spine of a book on its side suggest a sideways classic Mickey? (Thanks to Ryan Paolo).
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Models of the Disney Cruise Ships stand in several Walt Disney World Resort lobbies. This image is from the BoardWalk Resort lobby. Some folks might think the white classic Mickeys on the red smokestacks count as Hidden Mickeys. What do you think? (Thanks to James Carraher).
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Here's a close-up.
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Check out an example of the many decent Hidden Mickeys you can find below your feet in Disney Resort Hotel carpets. This image is from the Beach Club Resort, at the middle right of the photo.
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There must be some Hidden Mickeys in this white fence design at the 2018 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. What do you think? I see two possible classic Mickeys, tilted to the left, at the middle left and middle right of the photo, which was taken at the Water Wise Garden display near Innoventions. Unfortunately, this fence probably won't last beyond the Festival.
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Have a great time searching for Hidden Mickeys!





April 23, 2018

Possible Hidden Mickeys in Animal Kingdom Lodge

If you study your surroundings, you can discover fascinating images in the detail of Jambo House - Animal Kingdom Lodge. Consider the following images:

These black circles are repeated on several antelope heads posted high around the main lobby. Do they qualify as Hidden Mickeys? (Thanks to Karen Ullman and Anthony Miele).
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On your immediate right as you enter Boma Restaurant, this faint image traced high on a wall in the seating area seems to suggest a classic Mickey, or does it? (Thanks to Andrew Yturaldi).
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Inside The Mara Restaurant, what do you think about this group of green tree leaves? Find them in the middle of the rear wall of the seating area. A sideways - to the left - classic Hidden Mickey? (Thanks to Andrew Yturaldi).
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A fence has appeared in front of the first Hidden Mickey along the rear wall behind the water slide of the pool. It's even more difficult to spot!
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The Disney Resorts are packed with great Hidden Images!





April 18, 2018

Hidden Mickeys at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Let's study a few more possible Hidden Mickey images. As you might expect, Pandora - The World of Avatar is replete with unusual design elements. For example, lanterns and light fixtures of various shapes and sizes hang along the Standby entrance queue of "Na'vi River Journey." At the lower part of the cover of the following fixture, some of the dark threads might have suggestive classic Mickey shapes? (Thanks to Ryan Ott).
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On Discovery Island, to the right of Adventurers Outpost (as you face the building), walk up to a totem pole with carvings of animals. It stands behind a wood fence. On the lower section of the pole, small circles are grouped on the right side of an elephant's headdress. Do three of these circles join to form a classic Hidden Mickey? (Thanks to Mandy Gainey).
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Just inside the main entrance to Tiffins Restaurant, a large relief map of the world is on the wall behind the check-in counter. Disney parks are represented by castles. This photo shows the U.S. parks.
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This second photo shows the other parts of the world. Do these castles qualify as Hidden Images? (Thanks to Bill and Kari Middeke).
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More Hidden Mickeys to come in 2018!





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