A January Sunday at WDW Downtown Disney and Tony's Restaurant
My wife Vickie and I visited Downtown Disney Marketplace one recent winter Sunday. We had lunch at Wolfgang Puck Express. I started with butternut squash soup, which was presented well, with colorful sauces and garnishes, and it was delicious. Vickie enjoyed a turkey sandwich. The day was comfortable and bright, and we weren't the only folks with the idea to enjoy Disney; the Marketplace was packed with people! The big yellow Characters in Flight balloon was flying:
We looked around inside the Tren-D store, and I spotted a classic (three-circle) Hidden Mickey on the top of a merchandise table inside the entrance doors from the main promenade.
Vickie and I can rarely pass by the Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop without at least sticking our noses inside. I ordered an espresso coffee and paid tribute to the side profile shadow of Mickey Mouse on the rear wall to the left inside the shop. He's in a window of the streetcar in the wall mural.
I stopped by the Magic Kingdom later. One of my favorite classic Hidden Mickeys in Tony's Town Square Restaurant on Main Street, U.S.A. had reportedly disappeared. This Hidden Mickey was a tiny impression on a black tile, which was originally in front of a bureau to the right as you entered the seating area of the restaurant. The floor was redone not long ago, and the tile Mickey was gone! But don't despair. Andrew Wierzbicki and Jim Opaleski emailed me that the tile Mickey had been moved. Indeed, I found the tile relocated to the left as you enter the seating area. It's the second black tile from the rear wall, and it's against the left wall, almost in a corner. The black Mickey tile is at the right center of the photo.
If you view the Hidden Mickey from the seating area, it will appear upside-down.
The next time you pass by Tony's, don't forget to stop inside to marvel at this amazing Hidden Mickey!