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D23 Expo

I attended the September D23 Expo in the Anaheim Convention Center, along with a few thousand other Disney nuts! I shared some of the fun with Deb Wills and Deb Koma in the middle of the Disney magic.

D23 Expo Program

I rented a booth to highlight my Hidden Mickeys website. Each day, I displayed different photos of compelling Hidden Mickeys and challenged novice and pro Hidden Mickey hunters to describe the locations of the little gems. (A few folks scored 100!) The Expo was a wonderful experience for me; I met many new people interested in Hidden Mickeys.

Hidden Mickey Booth at D23 Expo

I managed a quick trip over to Disneyland (about a 25-minute walk from the Convention Center).

Disneyland Main Street

I checked out some Hidden Mickeys in Innoventions in Tomorrowland. Tom Morrow still has a Mickey-shaped pen in his pocket. (Thanks to Brian Bergstrom.)

Tom Morrow Hidden Mickey

Unfortunately, Tom's shoelaces have been replaced and are no longer covered with classic Mickeys. I hope his Hidden Mickey shoelaces will return some day.

Inside Big Thunder Ranch at the exit, a classic Mickey hole is in the wood under the soap dispenser to the left of the hand washing basin. It appears that the "head" of Mickey was chiseled and enlarged to make the image more proportional. (Thanks to Reyna Gonzalez, Diana Poncini, and Laura.)

Big Thunder Mountain Ranch Hidden Mickey

I hear that the D23 Expo will return annually to Anaheim for the next few years. I encourage you to attend if you can; it's a blast!

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

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

The NEW FOURTH Edition of Steve's Walt Disney World Hidden Mickeys book is available on Amazon.com. Hidden Mickeys, 4th Edition: A Field Guide to Walt Disney World's Best-Kept Secrets

His NEW SECOND 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

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