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April 2, 2012

A WDW Afternoon with new Hidden Mickeys

I wandered Walt Disney World recently to check out some new Hidden Mickey sightings. Sarah McGovern wrote me about a pine cone Hidden Mickey on the ground near Fort Wilderness. I walked the trail from the Wilderness Lodge to Fort Wilderness to find the pine cone image. This trail has a dirt path segment that starts from the rear of the Wilderness Lodge property and loops up to join the middle of the main cement sidewalk trail that extends from the front of Wilderness Lodge all the way to Fort Wilderness. As I strolled along the cement sidewalk segment from the dirt path intersection toward Fort Wilderness, I encountered several pine cone Hidden Mickeys! They were all to the left of the path as I approached Fort Wilderness. Here are two of the images:


It appears that guests are creating Hidden Mickeys from pine cones on the ground. I hope this continues every year as a tradition!

I visited the Magic Kingdom and the new Fantasyland area. Several folks (Deb Wills, Rita Ondercik, and Captain Mike) informed me of new Hidden Mickey impressions in the walkway. I spotted several Hidden Mickeys in the Fantasyland Train Station exit area. Here's one located in front of a short brick wall and a tall wooden pole:


While enjoying the sights and sounds of Disney's Animal Kingdom, I was pleasantly surprised to come across Russell and Dug from the movie "Up" on Discovery Island.

My wife Vickie and I enjoyed dinner (and the entertainment!) at Restaurant Marrakesh in Epcot's World Showcase. I like the food here, and we can usually get seated without a reservation if we arrive early.

I think you'll agree with me: with Disney, there's always something new and exciting around the corner, including new Hidden Mickeys!

April 18, 2012

Hunting for Hidden Mickeys at Downtown Disney and the Studios

I visited Tren-D recently to check out Hidden Mickeys. The designers of this store in Downtown Disney Marketplace, Walt Disney World, imagined a few cool Mickey designs. Like the one in blue paint on the upper wall to the right as you enter the store from the main promenade (Thanks to Sharon Dale):

and another small gold classic three-circle Hidden Mickey on a necklace worn by a sassy Minnie painted on a column inside the store (Thanks to Sharon Dale, and Wayne and Angie Vaughn):

Over at Disney's Hollywood Studios, I checked on a display window image on San Francisco Street. Inside the right window display at the China Bowl Restaurant, three round food containers are arranged to form a classic Mickey. I wait a while on display Hidden Mickeys, as they frequently disappear, but this image has stayed in place! (Thanks to Marie and Bruce Daigneault, Bonnie Smith, Larry Brooks, and Jessica Fraser):

I chatted with a Cast Member at the Premier Theater near San Francisco Street. Inside the theater, High School Bands were competing before judges. The Band competition was scheduled over several weekends in April.

I like to admire the posters along the long entrance queue for MuppetVision 3-D. Here's Kermit rising from the mist in a menacing pose:

You can count on it - Disney is always chock full of surprises!

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