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July 9, 2010

Magic Kingdom Resort Hidden Mickeys

I visited the Magic Kingdom monorail resorts one afternoon to look for Hidden Mickeys. Disney characters hide in the marble floor around the Grand Floridian lobby. (Baseer Muqri informed me that Mickey and Minnie are also in the marble floor at the entrance to 1900 Park Fare restaurant). Here's Mickey near the lobby entrance doors.

Grand Floridian Hidden Mickey

Tinker Bell is near the left-side lobby elevators.

Grand Floridian Hidden Tinker bell

Several folks (Brianna and Stephen Millevoi, Herb Miller, and Holly Bowling) alerted me to this Hidden Mickey image at the top of both elevator towers at the sides of Bay Lake Tower. Ceiling lights hang from the Mickey-shaped metal plates. You can spot the images at night:

Contemporary Resort Hidden Mickey

In daylight, the image may be obscured, but you can take the elevator to floor 16 to find it on the ceiling.

Contemporary Resort Hidden Mickey

Fellow AllEars® team member Erin Blackwell spotted these Mickey shapes on small grill work covers high on the walls along the bridge walkway that connects Bay Lake Tower to the main Contemporary Resort.

Contemporary Resort Hidden Mickey

My wife Vickie and I had a refreshing dinner at the Grand Floridian Cafe; we walked up to the check-in podium (no reservations) at about 5:30 p.m. and were seated without delay. Vickie approved of the French onion soup, and I savored a well-prepared salmon dish.

We then rode the monorail to the Magic Kingdom to marvel again at Disney's Main Street Electrical Parade. The Mickey images in the parade are on the first few floats and are generally more decorative than hidden.

Here's Goofy in the train that pulls the float with the parade sign.

Main Street Electric Parade

Here's the float with the name of the parade.

Main Street Electric Parade

We experienced the Summer Nightastic Fireworks Show from the hub area in front of Cinderella Castle, and the perimeter fireworks later in the show literally surrounded us! The guests near us applauded throughout the show. Disney knows fireworks!

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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

July 19, 2010

D Street Hidden Mickeys

As you probably know, new venues at any Disney property will likely harbor new Hidden Mickeys. The D Street store at WDW Downtown Disney West Side is no exception. I stopped inside to speak with Cast Members about Hidden Characters in their store, and they were most accommodating.

One classic (three-circle) Mickey image that is large but still overlooked by most folks is the one formed by exposed bricks on the wall behind the main counter across from the store entrance. (Thanks to Max Weitkamp and Jamie Hindes)

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Another classic Mickey is made of black smudges on the back of a display box near the front entrance of the store. (Thanks to Jamie Hindes)

Classic Mickey

Various Mickey images float as clouds above you on the ceiling just inside the store entrance. (Thanks to Jamie Hindes)

mickey Images

One Cast Member pointed out a Hidden Pluto made of exposed bricks on the right front wall of the store.

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Look up at the troll-like face watching you from near the ceiling, then walk across in front of him. An optical illusion allows his eyes to follow you; a strange effect indeed!

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I'm continually amazed at the unique images of Mickey and other Disney characters created by Disney Imagineers and artists. Maybe someday we can recognize and reward in some way the artists who create these imaginative Hidden Images!

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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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