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September 4, 2010

A Day at Aloha Isle and Epcot

I tried out the new Via Napoli Restaurant in Epcot's Italy Pavilion with Marc Lorenzo (Walt Disney World Moms Panel) and his son Josiah. I'm on the left in the photo.

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Ryan P. Wilson had alerted me to an image on the right side of the rear wall mural inside Via Napoli. It's a wisp of cloud below the thin cloud string that connects two larger clouds. Marc and Josiah agreed that from a distance, the small cloud resembles a side profile of Mickey Mouse. Up close, I'm not so sure. What do you think?

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As for the food at Via Napoli, Marc and Josiah declared the pizza to be good. In fact, they cleaned their plates!

I dropped in on Mike Scopa's All Ears® meet at Aloha Isle in Adventureland, Magic Kingdom. In the photo from left are All Ears® team members Mike Scopa, Michelle Scribner-MacLean, Mike Bachand and me.

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Later, Mike, Michelle and I stood in front of a Hidden Mickey made of plates on the wall behind us at Kouzzina Restaurant. Michelle is in front of Mickey's "head."

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That evening, I felt honored to be able to attend an IllumiNations dessert party sponsored by the WDW Moms Panel. Since the weather was suspect, we congregated inside the World ShowPlace Events Pavilion (the previous Millennium Village Building), which stands behind a gate between the United Kingdom and Canada Pavilions in World Showcase. From the left in the photo are Liam (Michelle's son), me, Michelle, Laura Spencer (a VIP with the WDW Moms Panel) and Mike Scopa.

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We enjoyed ice cream and other delectable desserts, then were escorted to Showcase Plaza to be wowed (as always) by a spectacular IllumiNations fireworks show. In all, a memorable day for a Disney fan like me, wouldn't you agree?

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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 Amazon.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

September 14, 2010

Disney's Fairy Tale Wedding Pavilion - Hidden Mickeys

Disney hosted an "open house" recently at the Wedding Pavilion next to the Grand Floridian Resort. Inside the Pavilion, I enjoyed a question and answer session with Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings and Honeymoons staff. They told us some interesting stories about their Disney ceremonies. For example, imagine a wedding reception (after park hours) inside The Great Movie Ride, with appetizers, dinner and dessert set up in different scenes of the attraction (of course, Munchkinland has to be the place for dessert!)

Accompanied by (left to right in the photo) Coleen, Margeaux (in her Alice in Wonderland outfit) and my wife Vickie, I explored inside Franck's Studio, next to the Wedding Pavilion.
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The Studio was filled with wedding merchandise, and we found classic Hidden Mickeys made of jewels on many of the items, including a pillow
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a bag
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and the stem of the bouquet Margeaux is holding in the first photo
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Margeaux and Coleen spotted a repeating image of three small red flowers on the floor carpet inside the Wedding Pavilion. Are these images Hidden Mickeys? Let me know what you think!
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It's no surprise to us Disney fans, but Disney can surely create Wedding magic!

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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 Amazon.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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