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November 5, 2011

October Fun at Coral Reef Restaurant and Magic Kingdom

I have to make reservations at the Coral Reef Restaurant at Epcot to admire the classic Hidden Mickey in the decorative tile inside. (This is one of the Disney restaurants that you can't just stroll into for a Hidden Mickey hunt; you need to make reservations for a meal in order to study the inside restaurant decor). We had delicious food with friends Mark (on the left) and John (in the middle) at Coral Reef:


As you face the Seas with Nemo aquarium on the second level of the Coral Reef Restaurant, look for a small classic Mickey made of tiles on the third vertical divider from the left. It's about one quarter of the distance down from the top and on the rear of the divider.


Each year, I like to wave at the Headless Horseman at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. He gallops through the Magic Kingdom before the parade.



Plenty of Disney Characters greeted us during the parade, including one of my favorites - Goofy:


The wait to meet the Seven Dwarfs (near the Splash Mountain exit) was really long.


The Halloween Wishes fireworks show was awesome


Autumn is a wonderful time of year at Walt Disney World!

November 15, 2011

Festival of the Masters - WDW Downtown Disney

Vickie and I visited the Festival of the Masters Art Show at WDW Downtown Disney on a gorgeous autumn Sunday afternoon. It was the last day of the Festival, and a lot of folks showed up to enjoy the displays.


We enjoyed the sculpture art (by Kostas Ulevicius) at this interesting booth in West Side.


Bright (although a bit spooky) paintings hanging outside Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant


Intriguing chalk art outside Once Upon a Toy Store in the Marketplace



I checked out a few Hidden Mickeys at Downtown Disney, just to make sure they were still present! Inside Once Upon a Toy Store is this cloud classic Mickey on a painting of a window behind the service desk in a central room of the store. Look closely; he's hard to spot! (He's at the bottom corner of the upper right pane).


A dragon painted on a panel of the Marketplace Carrousel has classic Mickeys on his nose (the best image is on the left side of the photo).


And inside Disney's Days of Christmas store, classic Mickeys are on the bark high up on the trunks of three large trees inside the store.


Thank goodness, many great Hidden Mickeys stick around for a long time!

November 29, 2011

2011 Osborne Lights, and a few Hidden Mickeys

Vickie and I visited Disney's Hollywood Studios to check out "The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights." I stopped by a Hidden Mickey in a painted window at the entrance to the Streets of America, not far from the Writer's Stop. A classic Mickey sand trap is in the leftmost window as you face the New York backdrop.

Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights

We moved to the beat of "Mulch, Sweat and Shears," who were rocking at the New York end of the Streets of America, just before the Osborne Lights came to life.

Mulch, Sweat and Shears

At dusk, we waited with other excited fans for the Osborne Lights to brighten up the Streets of America.

Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights

The music started and the lights came on!

Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights

Colorful images appeared in windows of a building along the Streets of America, toward the New York end of the street.

Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights

Hidden Mickeys decorate this basketball goal in an alley toward the "Lights, Motors, Action" end of the Streets of America:

Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights

Another returning Hidden Mickey above the "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" marquee:

Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights

We always look for the lighted cat, which changes locations each year. A Cast Member told me that they place the cat high or low on alternating years. This year, it was high on a roof edge, above the alley where the basketball goal Hidden Mickeys are located.

Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights

The Osborne Lights are a wonderful annual holiday tradition at Walt Disney World!

Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights

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