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August 3, 2010

Pixie Hollow Magic Kingdom Hidden Mickeys

I checked out a few Hidden Mickey sightings at Pixie Hollow inside the Toontown Hall of Fame Tent, Mickey's Toontown Fair.

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A feeling of nostalgia was part of my motivation for returning to Pixie Hollow, since this colorful area may disappear with the ambitious Fantasyland renovation, although I hope some of these Hidden Mickeys are preserved and relocated, or at least replicated elsewhere.

The first one is encountered near the bottom of the left wall mural inside the first doorway of the long entrance queue, toward the far end of the wall and just before you meet the Disney fairies. A black three-circle (classic) Mickey is on the side of an orange ladybug, who's sitting on a horizontal leaf above a white flower. (Thanks to Dr. E. Kye Layton, and Makenzie).

Pixie Hallow in Magic Kingdom

Pixie Hallow in Magic Kingdom

A friendly Cast Member pointed out to me a black classic Mickey marking at the bottom of a blade of grass along the right wall mural, just as you enter the Fairies room.

Pixie Hallow in Magic Kingdom

Pixie Hallow in Magic Kingdom

On the first winter wall mural to your right is a subtle classic Mickey in white at about eye level, in the snow covering on a tree. (Thanks to Sharon Dale).

Pixie Hallow in Magic Kingdom

Pixie Hallow in Magic Kingdom

Another great classic Mickey image is in the middle of the room on the top of a coin, which is the seventh coin down from the top of a stack of large coins. (Thanks to Lydia and Michael Cross).

Pixie Hallow in Magic Kingdom

The wait to meet the Disney Fairies is worth it; these images are fine examples of artistic Hidden Mickeys!

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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

August 24, 2010

WDW in August with Friends and a Disney Mom

One recent warm Florida afternoon, my wife Vickie and I headed out for Epcot's World Showcase to savor dinner at one of our favorite Disney restaurants, Teppan Edo. With us was Jim, a friend and neighbor and fellow Disney fan. (Jim and I have enjoyed a number of special Disney days together.) Who could join us for the fun but Tim Foster! Tim is on the left and Jim is on the right in the photo.


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I confirmed that a nearby tiny Hidden Mickey was still in place in the Morocco pavilion. It's in a doorway on the left side of the wall mural in the Character Greeting room at the rear of the pavilion.


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After dinner, I met up with a Disney Mom, Beth, and her family in France. We strolled around nearby World Showcase looking for Hidden Mickeys. Her daughters, Nicole and Jessica, found two new Mickey images! In the photo, Beth, Jessica, Nicole and Jim (their dad) are pointing to a Hidden Mickey (spotted by Jessica and Beth) stuck on the wood of a merchandise cabinet just inside the entrance door of The Crown & Crest store in the United Kingdom pavilion. The cabinet is on the right as you enter the store from the outside.


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A black classic Mickey is taped to the back of the upper middle wood projection in the photo. You have to put your head inside the cabinet and look up and back to find Mickey. Thanks Jessica and Beth!


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Nicole found another Hidden Mickey (a full-body Mickey sticker) in the cabinet at the other side of the entrance door to The Crown & Crest, on the left as you enter the store. Again, you must put your head inside the cabinet and look up and back.


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We shook hands with Beth and family and said goodbye, but I'm sure we'll meet again! Vickie, Jim and I wandered over to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Sharon Dale had informed me of a side profile Mickey on a huge display popcorn box near Toy Story Midway Mania. It's still there, and it's a great Hidden image! Look behind the "Hey Howdy Hey!" sign, across from the Toy Story Midway Mania attraction.


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Near the popcorn box, we met a friendly Cast Member and talked at length about Hidden Mickeys. It's clear to me that many, if not most, Cast Members enjoy the Hidden Mickey game and, along with me, appreciate these magical images that the Disney Imagineers and artists conjure up for us to find.

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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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