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October 7, 2010

Disneyland, CA Hidden Mickeys

I had a recent opportunity to check out a few Disneyland Hidden Characters. I always enjoy visiting Walt's original park. Over the years, Imagineers and artists have placed many compelling Hidden Images on Disneyland Resort property.

Take the Hidden Minnie along the right side of the long, scenic entrance queue of Indiana Jones Adventure. In an office just past the video room, Minnie Mouse is pictured on a partial magazine page on a desktop. The position of this magazine page changes from time to time, exposing more or less of the page. In this recent photo, only Minnie is fully visible.

Indiana Jones

I was dismayed to hear that the classic Hidden Mickey on the shield along the entrance queue of Matterhorn Bobsleds might have disappeared. From a distance, my heart sank as it appeared that the HM was no longer there. However, as you approach the coat of arms shield, the tiny, black Mickey image comes into view! It's on a post on the right side after the queue splits, on a shield with a red and white coat of arms.

Matterhorn Bobsleds

Exit Matterhorn Bobsleds on the Tomorrowland side to find a Hidden Nemo traced on the side of a wooden electrical box. It's across the walkway from the Matterhorn exit at an entrance to a smoking area. (Thanks to Where's Mickey).

Hidden Nemo

Near the Disneyland Hotel, on the floor inside to the right of Goofy's Kitchen and Steakhouse 55, a tiny gold classic Hidden Mickey is in the trail of Tinker Bell's pixie dust at the lower right of a blue mosaic of a castle. (Thanks to Mehlanie Kayra and Rachel.)

Goofy's Kitchen

I trust you'll agree with me; these Hidden Gems are fun 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.

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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

October 25, 2010

Wilderness Lodge Hidden Mickeys with Marc and Josiah

I met up with Marc Lorenzo (a dad on the WDW Moms Panel) and his son Josiah at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. They wore great pirates' costumes!

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The Party was terrific fun, with many folks dressed in fabulous costumes. Later, Marc and I searched for Hidden Mickeys in the Wilderness Lodge Villas. (If you take a free informative tour of the Wilderness Lodge, be sure and ask your Ranger guide about the many Hidden Mickeys in the Lodge and Villas.) Marc and Josiah found a classic Mickey on the wall to the left of the front lobby elevators in the Villas, to the left as you enter the Villas. This Mickey is usually hidden by the fabric hanging on the wall; a real "hidden" Hidden Mickey!

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Marc and I located a classic Mickey in the "train" room, which is on the right side of the main lobby. It's etched in the rock at the outer left side of the fireplace, just below the wooden mantle. (Thanks to Connie Freese, and Alanna)

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We next spotted another classic Mickey in the corners of a frame around a painting hanging on the right wall in the first room to the right of the Villas lobby entrance doors.

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High along the hallways of the WL Villas are classic Mickey corner brackets. (Thanks to Deb Silhan)

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Marc and I encourage Hidden Mickey hunters to visit the Wilderness Lodge and Villas to find some compelling, well-designed Hidden Mickeys. You won't regret it!


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

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


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