A Sunday at the Magic Kingdom
I had the privilege of meeting up with Lou Mongello one recent weekend. As you know, Lou is the favorite Disney trivia guy for many Disney fans, including me!
Late one morning, we had coffee (I had cappuccino) at the Kona Island Coffee Bar in the Polynesian Resort. Lou recently redesigned his website and is working hard on his Audio Guides and his many other projects. (I know he doesn't sleep much!) As per the last two years, I'm auctioning myself (a Hidden Mickeys tour with me at WDW, that is) at Fred Block's 2009 MagicMeets for Lou's Dream Team Project, which supports the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
We rode the monorail to the Magic Kingdom. In Town Square, I took a pic of Lou and Goofy:
I checked out a few Hidden Mickeys, although I don't think these images will be going anywhere soon. At least, the great classic Mickey in the Aladdin window display outside the Emporium Store is still there!
I spotted the horseshoe Hidden Mickey in Liberty Square, near the Yankee Trader Shop. I like to stand there a while and watch as most folks just walk right by it or over it, not appreciating this unique image.
I stopped to admire the chimney stone Mickey in the mural along the queue for Snow White's Scary Adventures. It's the image on the lower chimney, under the flowers and near Snow White's head. This was one of the first Hidden Mickeys that I ever spotted. I wrote about it "long ago" in 2002, in the first edition (2003) of the WDW Hidden Mickeys book. As you can understand, it's a sentimental favorite of mine!
Lou and I said our goodbyes, but rest assured that we'll meet up again soon at our favorite place on earth!
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