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September 1, 2012

A 2nd Day at California Adventure, Hidden Mickeys

Vickie and I enjoyed a plentiful breakfast at Ariel's Grotto Restaurant and said hello to a gaggle of Disney Princesses, including my favorite princess - Minnie Mouse!

I confirmed that a classic Hidden Mickey was still in place on a display painting near the wall opposite the bottom of the stairs that lead down inside to the restaurant level. It's still there; it's made of white bubbles just to the left of a long green stem at the lower left of the sign that says "Ariel's Grotto Disney Princess Celebration."

After our food settled, we checked out Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land. A classic Mickey made of three barrel cacti are on the ground along the right side of the standby entrance queue, just past a pole with a sign that says "Long Trip? One Sip and Watch Those Miles Melt Away." (Thanks to George Rojas, Rosemary & Neil [FindingMickey.com], and Peter Brown).

Then we hopped on to Luigi's Flying Tires. Here I am floating along after playing "bumper tires" for a while.

It was a hot summer afternoon, but who's complaining? I'm at Disney, and Hidden Mickeys are waiting for us to find them!

September 14, 2012

More Fun with Disneyland Resort Characters and Hidden Mickeys

Ron W. wrote me about an interesting Hidden Mickey image in the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail in the Grizzly Peak section of California Adventure. Climb up stairs to the Mt. Whitney Lookout and check out the phonetic spelling alphabet (also known as the NATO phonetic alphabet and more accurately as the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet) on a sheet of paper atop a table in the Lookout room. The word for "M" in the official phonetic spelling alphabet is "Mike." But this is Disney! So the word for "M" is, you guessed it, Mickey! (I think "Mickey" would work just as well).

Vickie and I enjoy Fantasyland whenever we visit Disneyland, California. Here we can reconnect with Mr. Toad, since he no longer has his own attraction at Walt Disney World. Mr. Toad greets you along the inside entrance queue to Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.

I like to pay my respects to the tiny red Hidden Mickey in Mr. Toad's right eye.

I finally got a decent photo of the shadow of Sherlock Holmes in an upper window of the Constabulary building along Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. Find him to your left midway through the ride after you leave Winky's Pub.

Vickie and I met up with a huge number of fun-loving Disney characters during our excellent breakfast at the Plaza Inn Restaurant. Here's Rafiki goofing around:

I told Max that my favorite Disney character was his father Goofy, and one of my favorite Disney movies is "A Goofy Movie," in which Max comes into his own as a serious Disney actor! Max was all smiles:

Disneyland rocks!

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