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May 4, 2013

A Day with WDW Downtown Disney Hidden Mickeys

I strolled around Downtown Disney Marketplace one sunny Saturday afternoon to check on new and established Hidden Mickeys and other Hidden Images. For example, at T-Rex Cafe, some Cast Members and Hidden Mickey Hunters talk about a Hidden Donald Duck. I asked around inside the restaurant and the CM's weren't sure, but they thought such an image might be on the octopus over the bar, at the far left side. I did find one reddish spot on the octopus that sort of resembles Donald. What do you think? (Thanks to Shannon Williams).

I make a point to stop by the Caricature Booth near Guest Relations, as I wasn't sure if the Mickey images there would last. They're still there! Classic Mickeys are in the clouds in the background of several paintings on the rear wall of the booth. (Thanks to Sharon Dale).

Many Hidden Mickeys are outside and inside the Once Upon A Toy Store.

Here's one: in the center of the Mr. Potato Head display in the first room of the store, a tiny white classic Mickey is on the clasp of Mrs. Potato Head's handbag. She is holding decorative Mickey balloons. (Thanks to Sarah Ireland).

Classic Mickeys on the cement walkway outside the side entrance of the store have faded over the years. You can still make out two ears and the top of Mickey's head in this photo of one of the images.

Keep in mind one inevitable occurrence in the world of Hidden Mickeys: some will disappear. I worry about rope Hidden Mickeys. Unless they're maintained by Cast Members, they may become distorted or erased by natural (or meddling) forces. Alas, the rope classic Mickey under the bridge near Port Orleans French Quarter, as viewed from the Sassagoula River Cruise boat, is lost. I'll keep checking, as sometimes Cast Members reinstate these great images. There's always hope!

May 20, 2013

Hidden Mickeys at Disney's Hollywood Studios

I visited Disney's Hollywood Studios on a sunny afternoon to check on a few Hidden Mickeys. I strolled along Sunset Boulevard to Rosie's All-American Cafe to verify if a new Hidden Mickey is still there. It is! Mickey's smiling face is at the right lower corner of a photo collage at the left side of the leftmost food order window of the cafe. (Thanks to Matt Mellarkey).

The image above is behind glass and is likely to stay a while, since it's part of the background design of the cafe. However, I do worry about display window Hidden Mickeys, as they can sometimes disappear when the window is remodeled. On San Francisco Street, a decent Hidden Mickey was made of food containers in a display window of a faux Chinese diner, "China Bowl Restaurant." Alas, this image is lost, and a new set of containers are in the window. Do they form a decent Hidden Mickey? Let me know what you think.

While on San Francisco Street, glance at this poster that has been in place for a number of years. The poster is entitled "The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights" and it hangs on a wall across from the San Francisco mural. A faint image of the Earful Tower is below a man wearing Mickey ears at the lower middle of the poster. (Thanks to Dick Larson).

Folks write me often and send me photos of Mickey images in oil and tar spots around Disney property. Well, wouldn't you know it! I stumbled across an image in oil that resembles Mickey near one side of the bus parking area outside the Studios.

Cool, right? The problem is, these images usually don't last long, but I thought I'd show you anyway. Mickey shapes that are embedded in the cement do last a long time, and that's good for Hidden Mickey Hunters. Like the one at the other end of the bus parking area outside the Studios, near the charter bus area. A classic Mickey is stamped in cement, about nine or so benches (and three light poles) from the main entrance promenade as you head toward the walkway to the BoardWalk Resort. Look across from the "CG" marker on the cement.

Now this guy is likely to stay put!

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