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MouseFest, 2008 Hidden Mickeys

I had a great time meeting up with the rest of the All Ears team at the Gaylord Palms Resort on Friday evening of MouseFest. This was a perfect venue for dinner and mingling. After dinner, those of us from the south donned parkas (the Northerners would have been comfortable in swimsuits!) to walk through the Ice artistic display, a unique and awe-inspiring collection of ice sculptures.

My Hidden Mickeys Hunt the next morning at 8 a.m. was attended by old and new friends. We met in front of Spoodles Restaurant and explored the resorts and restaurants in the Epcot Resorts around Crescent Lake for about one hour. Our first stop on the tour was the lobby of the BoardWalk Resort to spot the classic Mickeys on the carousel horse. These Hidden Mickeys have not been moved for years, so I think they're here to stay.

Boardwalk Carousel Hidden Mickey

Our group then wandered along the BoardWalk and over to the Beach Club Resort. I pointed out that hundreds of folks walk right by a waving Mickey in a sand castle on the wall beside Cape May Cafe without seeing him.]

Cape May Cafe Hidden Mickey

I asked the group to vote on a Hidden Mickey submission by Jennifer Keller. It's a group of shells below the Ariel statue in front of the Beach Club Villas entrance. Our folks were split down the middle on this image, so I'll put it on my website for a vote. Let me know what you think.

Beach Club Hidden Mickey

Thankfully, the globe in the Yacht Club lobby was not moved backstage this holiday season but was still in view in the hall in front of the Fittings & Fairings shop. I showed the group a marvelous Hidden Mickey on the globe. The story goes that a child poked a hole in the globe with a pencil, and the hole was covered with a blue classic Mickey!

Yacht Club Fittings and Fairings Shop

Wouldn't you know it, a member of our Hidden Mickeys hunt (I didn't get your name, so please write me) found a new Hidden Mickey! As we were strolling from the Beach Club to the Yacht Club, he spotted a classic Mickey on a curtain inside the Ariel's special meeting area. You can find it by standing at the door to Ariel's from inside Martha's Vineyard lounge. The Hidden Mickey is on a mural or curtain material on an inside wall to the right.

Curtain Hidden Mickey Ariel's Beach Club

MouseFest provides an opportunity to reconnect with Disney friends and meet new ones. I look forward to MouseFest every year, and I hope this event continues for a long time.

blue line

Read more about Steve's Hidden Mickey finds on AllEars.net

Steve maintains a Catalog of Hidden Mickeys on the Hidden Mickeys Guide.

The Third Edition of Steve's Walt Disney World Hidden Mickeys book is available on Amazon.com. Hidden Mickeys, 3rd Edition: A Field Guide to Walt Disney World's Best-Kept Secrets

His First Edition of Disneyland's Hidden Mickeys is also available on Amazon.com Disneyland's Hidden Mickeys: A Field Guide to the Disneyland Resort's Best-Kept Secrets

The previous post in this blog was Thanksgiving Week at WDW.

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Comments (2)

kyle lipshutz:

My family and I stayed at the Buena Vista Palace and we would walk across the street to Downtown Disney and we found a hidden mickey! It's the mulch around a tree right before you approach the bus stops coming from Buena Vista Palace.

Audra from Alabama:

I went to Disney over the Christmas week, and found a Hidden Mickey (my first one!) in Ariel's Grotto. There was a covered gazebo area with tables and chairs in front of where Ariel meets her visitors. The floor area inside the gazebo is a mottled/speckled black & white. I found a stainless-steel-looking classic Mickey in the middle of the floor pattern.

I showed it to my brother, who had a Hidden Mickey guide, and he could not find it in his book. I am wondering, do you know about this one? I took a picture of it, but am not sure how to send it over, if you are interested, please let me know.

Audra in Alabama

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