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August 4, 2011

Disney Friends at Contemporary, and Pop Century Hidden Mickeys

I was honored to meet up with two families from Texas one evening for dinner at the California Grill, Contemporary Resort. In the photo from left to right are Kathryn, Jason, Chris, Sarah, Wellborn, Whitney, Conally, Debra, and Kirby. Wellborn belongs to Kathryn and Jason and the other young folks are with Debra and Kirby. These fun folks are from southeast Texas, and Kirby and I are related!


After dinner, we strolled around the Contemporary Resort, looking for Hidden Mickeys. I pointed out the classic Mickey on the ceiling of the side elevator tower at Bay Lake Tower. The image is made of metal plates that support ceiling lights. You can spot it from the ground behind the Contemporary Resort's main building.


My wife Vickie and I stopped in at Pop Century Resort. In the registration lobby, Vickie stands before the "Where's the Beef" shadow box.


The last time I was at Pop Century, I didn't find the Hidden Mickey in the Food Court ceiling lights. This Mickey image may not be reliably present. But this day, I was lucky; the classic Mickey was tucked inside one of the lights!


Vickie took a photo of me next to one of the Food Court divider wall classic Mickeys.


The Mowgli display next to the Hippy Dippy Pool was recently refurbished, and I was elated to find that the subtle classic Mickey on the wall behind Mowgli is still visible! It's made of white circles traced in green paint, above a green leaf.


Pop Century guests often decorate their windows for fun. Here's a cool window display:


Now that's a nice image to admire as you're leaving Pop Century!

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August 29, 2011

Magic Kingdom and the (New) Retro Tiki Room

Vickie and I visited the Magic Kingdom to experience the refurbished "Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room." This show is a tribute to the original Tiki Room show that Walt Disney put together in 1963 and which opened at Walt Disney World as the "Tropical Serenade" in 1971. Iago and Zazu have flown the coop, but the other Tiki characters have stayed behind. Furthermore, the upside down Hidden Mickeys at the bottom of several perches inside the Tiki Room are still in place!

Tiki Room

We also stopped into the Carousel of Progress for a spin through the last century. I like to check out Dad's two left shoes in the second scene.

Carousel of Progress

Carousel of Progress

In the third scene, Mickey's Sorcerer's Hat is still perched on the right side of the stage, next to the girl in the shaker machine.

Carousel of Progress

Interesting fact from the last scene: the father is preparing dinner, but only six chairs are around the dining table.

Carousel of Progress


Yes, there are six people on stage in the last scene, but what about Uncle Orville (the seventh person), who is off stage in the bathroom?

Anyway, the Magic Kingdom is always fun for us, especially when Disney leaves our Hidden Mickeys intact!

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