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July 2, 2011

Disney California Adventure - New Ariel Attraction Hidden Mickeys

The new attraction at Disney California Adventure Paradise Pier, "The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure," immerses the guest in the Little Mermaid story and offers a few Hidden Mickeys and some other character images along the way. For example, Ariel is underfoot in the tile work along the entrance walkway to the attraction. (Thanks to Laura Wright).
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Look up for a classic three-circle Hidden Mickey repeated in the upper decorative scroll work along the outside entrance queue. (Thanks to Juan M. Martinez III, Cindy McKeown, Evelyn Vides, Robert Powers, and Michael Buell).

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At the lower left corner of the huge loading dock mural, above the green tile, three small circular impressions in a large rock form a classic Mickey. (Thanks to Michael Early, Michael Shearin, and Orlando Attractions Magazine).

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The ride vehicle takes you past scenes and characters from the Little Mermaid story, including Ariel and Eric
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and King Triton
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This new attraction at Disney California Adventure is fun for the entire family. Ariel's story unfolds in visual graphics and 3-D characters and colorful scenes, accompanied by much of the timeless musical score from the Disney movie. The attraction itself reminds me of popular Disney Fantasyland dark rides such as "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" at Walt Disney World and "Alice in Wonderland" at Disneyland.

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

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

July 7, 2011

An Evening with Star Tours and Jellyrolls

My sister Donna visited WDW for one of her twice yearly trips from her home in Texas. Donna, Vickie (my wife) and I checked out Star Tours at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The Hidden Mickeys and other hidden images are surfacing! Along the entrance queue, a three-circle Hidden Mickey is on C-3PO's control panel, to the right of his head.
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Also along the entrance queue is a humorous security robot scanning luggage that rolls by on a conveyor belt. It's worth a few minutes of your time; some interesting images show up on the scanner! Like Goofy -
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Buzz Lightyear -
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Aladdin's lamp -
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and of course Mickey -
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and his Sorcerer's hat -
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Vickie, Donna and I topped off the evening at Jellyrolls and sang along to some terrific piano rock tunes.
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Jellyrolls is one great place to end a day of fun in Orlando!

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Follow Steve on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/hiddenmickeyguy

Check out his new page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Hidden-Mickey-Guy-Disneys-Hidden-Mickeys-Hunter/140339662694494

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

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

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

July 23, 2011

Summer Afternoon in the Studios

Vickie and I had lunch at the Hollywood Brown Derby, Disney's Hollywood Studios, with Anthony and Ken, who are avid AllEars.net fans! In fact, they've signed up for Deb's cruise next year! Anthony and I had the famous Brown Derby Cobb Salad (one of my favorite salads), Ken had a delicious grouper (I say delicious with confidence since his plate was the first bare plate at our table), and Vickie enjoyed a salad and crab cakes. From left to right in the photo are Anthony, Ken, me and Vickie.

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After lunch, the wait for the Great Movie Ride was only 5 minutes, so we hopped on board. I showed Ken and Anthony the great shadow Hidden Minnie image on the loading dock mural. Look above the roof in the photo. Minnie is just above the short tree stump and she's looking to the left:
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I pointed out to our group the advertisements that reference Pocahontas in the Western scene. One sign is to the right of your vehicle on a wall behind a barber pole:
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and another is to your left on a fence just past John Wayne.

In front of the entrance to the Great Movie Ride, Anthony, Ken and I posed over the imprint of Carol Burnett's Mickey ears:
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I checked out the afternoon Pixar Pals parade (I'm a real fan of the Disney-Pixar movies!). Mike Wazowski from "Monsters, Inc." waved at me:
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Carl Fredricksen from "Up" floated by me in front of his balloons:
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This summer day in Florida was hot, but who cares? We're at Disney World!

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