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October 6, 2012

Hidden Mickeys and Disney Characters on the Disney Dream

I spent several days searching the Disney Dream for Hidden Mickeys. The ship is huge with 14 decks and countless nooks and crannies, but the hunt was fun and rewarding. It's also great exercise! I started at the top of the ship and worked my way down. Here's a white classic Mickey in a coffee cup on the 9th (last) hole of Goofy's Mini Golf Course on Deck 13 aft.

I walked down to Deck 5 to Disney's Oceaneer Club. If you have a child participating in the Club, you will be allowed to enter. Otherwise, ask when "Open House" is scheduled and return at that time to explore inside the Club. I admired Peter Pan and other characters in points of light on the ceiling.

I continued along Deck 5 to the Port Adventures Desk. On the wall across from the desk is a painting of the ship "Queen Minnie." A classic Mickey is on the middle side of the ship's cabin, between two doors.

Just inside the entrance to Remy, I was able to get a photo of the wine that Anton Ego (the restaurant critic) drank in the movie "Ratatouille." Only 32 bottles of this expensive wine exist!

Be alert for Hidden Images in your stateroom, in the huge central Atrium, and anywhere you see artwork and other ship details, such as in the restaurants, shops, theaters, and clubs. Be sure and have fun with the Midship Detective Agency Game, in which you try to solve a mystery by interacting with window artwork on various decks of the ship. Hidden Mickeys pop up at times in the game window images!

October 20, 2012

Hidden Mickeys at Castaway Cay

Disney's Private Island, Castaway Cay, is loads of fun, and I hope you include Hidden Mickey hunting as part of your experience there. Castaway Cay has great Hidden Images! After I disembarked from the Disney Dream, I saluted Sorcerer Mickey on the ship's stern.

I stopped in at the front counter of the Conched Out Bar to check out a favorite Hidden Mickey of mine. Look high to a shelf at the upper left for a full-body rusted Mickey Mouse. At least, he's protected from the elements!

I walked to the observation deck for the Pelican Plunge water slide to look for black rocks in a classic Mickey formation. They're still in place, in the shallow water just in front of the far left of the deck.

Castaway Cay is a perfect place for exercising, and I like to walk all around the island. I trekked to the Observation Tower on a side trail from the old airstrip. Several pelicans on the ground in back of the tower show off black classic Mickeys on the motors of their "vehicles." One pelican stands in a motorized bathtub.

Two other pelicans power their bicycle with a Hidden Mickey on their motor.

Andy Jackson told me about a Hidden Image above the roof of Castaway Air Bar on Serenity Bay Beach. I searched around the bar and even asked a nearby Cast Member, but he'd never heard of the image. This was my last stop and I was tired and ready to board the ship. I'd almost given up when ... there she was, up between the tree branches! An awesome image of Jessica Rabbit, above the sign "Daughters" that marks the women's restroom.

I really like Castaway Cay!

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