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February 3, 2010

Searching for Mickey at the Studios

My wife Vickie and I visited Disney's Hollywood Studios one rainy afternoon to check out new and old Hidden Mickeys. The wait was short at The Great Movie Ride, so we stepped up to the queue. I like to say hello to Minnie before the ride starts! Her shadow is to the left of the vehicles on the loading dock mural.

Great Movie Ride Queue


From a window in Gangster Alley, Mickey is still watching over us guests, although most folks don't know he's there!

Gangster Alley at Great Movie Ride


Vickie and I waved goodbye to Dorothy and her friends.

Great Movie Ride Wizard of Oz


At the Writer's Stop, Vickie and I met some Hidden Mickey fans from Oklahoma! They were having a great week at WDW. Even though the recent Florida weather has been cool and drizzly, it's still more comfortable here than in many other parts of the country. In the photo from the left are Mikki, Chris, Sara and me. The smiles are genuine; we were enjoying ourselves!

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I have a question for any New York residents. Do the letters "W" and "D" in the photo below have any Disney-related significance? This sign is along the Streets of America.

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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.

NEW! Hidden Mickeys Go to Sea: A Field Guide to the Disney Cruise Line's Best Kept Secrets is available on Amazom.com Hidden Mickeys Go to Sea: A Field Guide to the Disney Cruise Line's Best Kept Secrets


The 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 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

February 11, 2010

Marketplace and Innoventions Fun

I met a wonderful family at Fulton's Crab House for lunch. Tammie, Kennedy and Tony visited Disney World from Kentucky. Tammie is a newspaper freelance writer. Kennedy joined us for lunch just after a Disney tennis lesson. From left to right in the photo are Tony, Tammie (standing) and Kennedy.
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The food at Fulton's was delicious. After a leisurely lunch, we strolled around Downtown Disney Marketplace looking for Hidden Mickeys. We all agreed that this image in a net just inside the entrance to Cap'n Jack's Restaurant is a decent classic Mickey. (Thanks to Lindsey Naizer, Ashley Rae Fisher, and Jack Koss for alerting me about this image.)
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I checked out some more images at "Where's the Fire?" in Epcot's Innoventions. Goofy is on an upside-down magazine draped over a lamp in the Kids' Bedroom.
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A classic Mickey bookend is also visible on the desk in the Kids' Bedroom. (Thanks to the Bodmann Family for this sighting.)
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I'm searching for a decent photo of the Mickey image on the computer monitor screen in the home office room inside "Where's the Fire?" Anybody have one? It's hard to capture!

February 22, 2010

February Afternoon in Epcot

I met up with Valerie, Hailey and Alex in the seating area behind the Yorkshire County Fish Shop in Epcot's United Kingdom Pavilion. Valerie is a very active Disney fan blogger, and her son and daughter like Disney, too! Hailey interviewed me about Hidden Mickeys for a school project. In the photo from the left is Valerie, me, Hailey and Alex.

Valerie, Steve, Hailey and Alex

Epcot had a good-sized crowd on this cool day in mid-February.

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My son and I are pictured in etchings on a stone block in front of Spaceship Earth. The photo was taken back when I still had hair!

Steve and Stephen Leave a Legacy


In the Project Tomorrow interactive area at the exit of Spaceship Earth, two sets of classic Mickey bubbles float by on the overhead blue screens. (Thanks to Tim Rachuba, rjf1423, and Frank Tonra, Jr.)

Project Tomorrow Hidden Mickey

I took the opportunity to check out a Hidden Mickey in the United Kingdom Pavilion. I'm worried this image may disappear some day, but it's been in place now for several years. On the right side of the inner street, a small Hidden Mickey is in the Crown & Crest Shoppe, inside a left rear cabinet post. You have to put your head inside the cabinet and look left to see it. A similar image behind the cash register nearby is not reliably present. (Thanks to Donna McMurrey).

United Kingdom Hidden Mickey

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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.

NEW! Hidden Mickeys Go to Sea: A Field Guide to the Disney Cruise Line's Best Kept Secrets is available on Amazom.com Hidden Mickeys Go to Sea: A Field Guide to the Disney Cruise Line's Best Kept Secrets


The 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 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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