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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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).

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.

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.

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.

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).

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).

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).

Here's a close-up.

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.

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.

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).

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).

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).

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!

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).

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).

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.

This second photo shows the other parts of the world. Do these castles qualify as Hidden Images? (Thanks to Bill and Kari Middeke).

More Hidden Mickeys to come in 2018!

April 4, 2018

Possible Hidden Mickeys in Pandora - The World of Avatar, Disney's Animal Kingdom

With Pandora - The World of Avatar, Disney's Imagineers created a richly detailed landscape of strange, unfamiliar images. As a result, folks continue to spot potential Hidden Mickeys here.

When you reach the lab along the Standby entrance queue of "Avatar Flight of Passage," look for this collection of small, different-sized bottles with black caps on a countertop. Two sets of three bottle caps might come together in the middle of the collection as classic Hidden Mickeys (especially the one on the left?). (Thanks to Allie).

Also in the lab are these drawings on a researcher's note paper. Do three of the black circles (at the upper left margin in the photo) form a sideways classic Mickey? (Thanks to Jason, and Bret Sohl).

Circles are in the design of some of the hanging lanterns along the entrance queue of "Na'vi River Journey." Do some of these circles simulate classic Mickeys? (Thanks to Aaron).

Outside in Pandora, near the main entrance to the land, check out an image in one of the rock seating areas. As you enter Pandora, find this rock seat on the right side of the walkway, not far past the interactive tree that stands near the bridge at the main entrance. Do these three holes in the rock surface look like Mickey? (Thanks to April Beisser).

Marvel at the amazing detail in Pandora!

March 26, 2018

Hidden Mickeys of interest around Walt Disney World

Folks are uncovering lots of interesting images in Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Are some of them legitimate Hidden Mickeys? Take a look.

These gold circles appear on the wall to your right as you wind along the inside Standby entrance queue of "Avatar Flight of Passage." Find them just past the first drinking fountain. Do any of the circles come together as a classic three-circle Hidden Mickey? (Thanks to Richard Shore).

A bit farther along the inside queue is this image on the wall to your right. Study the almost upside-down collection of purple circular plants at the lower middle of the photo. A convincing Hidden Mickey, or not? (Thanks to Debbie Armstrong).

The gold circles you saw above are repeated on a wall as you leave the laboratory section along the queue.

As you probably know, lock images are often debated. Here are several in the gift shop at the exit of Mickey's Meet 'N' Greet at Town Square Theater on Magic Kingdom's Main Street, U.S.A. They're on a merchandise case with the words 'Tank of Terror.' I added them to the new edition of the WDW Hidden Mickeys book. If you object, please let me know! (Thanks to Deonna Hores and Justin Lewicki).

You likely have seen the following image. Folks write to me about it from time to time, so I thought I'd get your opinion. It's a white classic Mickey that greets you from glass roof supports on both sides of the security booth at the vehicle entrance to the Contemporary Resort. Are they Hidden Mickeys? (Thanks to Jason Gall).

Continue the search!

March 7, 2018

Hidden Mickeys at Disney Springs

New Disney venues bring new Hidden Mickeys (at least, that's my undying hope - which is not assured by any means). Thankfully, we've spotted a few new Hidden images as Disney Springs continues to expand.

Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant is an underground speak-easy retreat located between The Edison and Maria and Enzo's restaurants in The Landing. High on a wall along a corridor to the Hideaway, a black musical note is drawn as a tiny classic Hidden Mickey! (Thanks to Cast Member Jill).

In a display behind glass situated in a hallway near the lower level seating area for Maria and Enzo's restaurant, a white classic Hidden Mickey is stuck on the front middle of an airplane propeller.

Here's an area photo to help you locate the airplane. It's on the middle shelf of the display.

What about the carpet at the inside entrance to the AMC Disney Springs Theaters; do the yellow circles form classic Hidden Mickeys? (Thanks to Donald Torr).

A new Hidden Mickey is a beautiful thing!

February 5, 2018

Hidden Mickeys in Disney's Animal Kingdom

We continue to find potential Hidden Mickeys in the amazing detail of Disney's Animal Kingdom. Check out two images from Pandora. One is along the outer perimeter of the collection of drums to play, which is near the entrance to Na'vi River Journey. Three small mushroom-like growths can be found about three feet up from the ground on the green bark of a tree. What do you think? (Thanks to Jake Lehneis).

Another Pandora image is at the rear inside Windtraders shop, to the left of a Cast Member door (labeled "Authorized Personnel Only") in a woven decoration that hangs down from the ceiling. In the middle of this decoration, three circles might form an upside-down classic Hidden Mickey, with one red "ear," a green "head," and a green second "ear." Study the middle of the photo. (Thanks to Tyler and Brandie Bolton).

Over at Discovery Island, on the back side of the Tree of Life, three round suction cups on an octopus tentacle resemble a classic Mickey. Find the tentacle on the inner side of a large vertical root of the Tree of Life, to the left of the Galapagos Tortoise area. Is there a Hidden Mickey on the lower part of the tentacle, maybe surrounding the lower large suction cup? (Thanks to Tyler and Brandie Bolton).

Happy Hunting!

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