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March 20, 2017

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? (Thanks to Deonna Hores).
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In the third scene of Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress, a decorative item hangs on the wall between the stove and the kitchen table. Is a classic Hidden Mickey formed by the metal pattern in the center of the item? (Thanks to Meghan and Chris Lemmo).
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In the last scene of Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress, at the upper right corner of the bulletin board on the far right wall, a piece of paper is tacked to the board with the words "Marty Called Wants Changes!" The "Marty" in this note is none other than Disney Legend Marty Sklar, who supposedly has confirmed that the note refers to him! (Thanks to Rick Giancarlo).
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Over at Disney Springs, one of the wall paintings at the top of the escalators at the entrance/exit of the Lime Garage has an interesting image. Look at the tall palm tree at the right middle of the painting. Does the shape of the tree leaves and branches form a classic Mickey? (Thanks to Iris and Zachary Herron).
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In a display of faux airplane seats outside the Disney TAG shop in Marketplace Co-Op, watch clouds float by the "windows." You'll be greeted by several different Hidden Mickeys! A classic one made of clouds:
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A classic one made of holes in the clouds:
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And a side-profile Mickey (minus one ear)! (Thanks to Lyndsey Stoehrer).
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Keep searching!


March 13, 2017

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.

White bubbles on the aft side deck (closest to Dory's Reef) of the Aqualab Children's Pool form a decent classic Mickey. (Thanks to Bill and Kari Middeke).
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In Vibe (a club for ages 14-17), a poster entitled "The Endless Summer" is on a rear wall to the left as you enter the club. A tiny black classic Mickey is in the sand at the bottom middle of the poster, above the word "The" in the phrase "In Search Of The Perfect Wave." (Thanks to Jared Markowitz).
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You'll see the "After Hours" logo along the hallway to the adult lounges. The martini glass represents an upside-down Mickey's Sorcerer's Hat! Indeed, the crescent moon and stars are there! (Thanks to Bill and Kari Middeke).
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At Mickey's MainSail shop, the title is painted on the outer glass walls of the shop. At the lower left, below the "M" in "MainSail" is the tiny head of Mickey Mouse, who sits in a boat and faces left.
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My friend Dennis Wazaney found a microscopic classic Mickey in a symbol before the words "Consuming raw or undercooked . . ." at the bottom of the Triton's Restaurant lunch menu. Sharp eyes, Dennis!
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Enjoy the search!

February 27, 2017

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 similar to the Disney Magic Oceaneer Lab redo of several years ago. For example, the gold coin classic Mickey at the lower left corner of this wall painting is on both ships; it hangs to the right of the main entrance to the Lab and near the walkway to Disney's Oceaneer Club. (Thanks to Bill and Kari Middeke).
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On a rear wall of the Lab, another painting has a tiny classic Mickey made of falling peas (at the left middle of the photo and on the middle right of the falling plate) and another Hidden Mickey nearby on the end of the handle of a kettle. (I studied the same painting from the Disney Magic, and I believe the kettle Mickey is there as well!)
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A new image is at the left side of a wall mural behind the Port Adventures counter. Bubbles in the water behind King Triton's trident seem to form a sideways Mickey shape. What do you think about the image; is it close enough? (Thanks to Bill and Kari Middeke).
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This Hidden Image is still in place: the tiny Donald Duck car hood ornament in a wall painting entitled "Get Your Kicks." Find the painting along a forward stairwell between Decks 3 and 4.
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On Castaway Cay, my friend and neighbor Dennis found this image at Conched Out Bar. It's under the laminated surface at the middle of the rear counter, near a roof support post. Does this pass muster as a classic Hidden Mickey? (Thanks to Dennis Wazaney).
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Enjoy cruising with Hidden Mickeys!


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!


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