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June 2, 2013

More Hidden Mickeys in Fantasyland, Walt Disney World

I enjoyed a warm sunny Florida afternoon in the Magic Kingdom looking around for Hidden Images. I had a FASTPASS for "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh," so I hopped onto the ride after a minimal wait. Here's one of the first book pages at the beginning of the ride.
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I finally got a decent photo of the tiny red Hidden Mickey in Rabbit's garden! Look at the small white marker with radishes (in the middle pot to the left of the "Letus" sign); one radish is shaped like a classic Mickey.
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My next mission was to locate the Hidden Image of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in the New Fantasyland area. So far, Oswald had eluded me, and the Cast Members I'd asked didn't know about it. But today, a friendly CM took me right to it! I'd been looking in the wrong area. The Oswald image is formed by three embedded pebbles in the middle of the main walkway in New Fantasyland. I'd been searching in vain along the walkway to "Enchanted Tales with Belle." To find the image, stop across from the "Enchanted Tales with Belle" entrance sign (and waiting time sign) and look down in the middle of the main walkway to Be Our Guest Restaurant. Do you think the rocks resemble Oswald? (Thanks to Declan Kelly).
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I played a new game in Adventureland: "A Pirate's Adventure - Treasures of the Seven Seas." I was entrusted with a magic talisman (a pentagonal RFID card) and one of five treasure maps. My map was titled: "Heads You Lose," and it directed me to various interactive skulls and coins and locks hidden around Adventureland to find "treasure." I thought the game was fun and well-designed.
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I didn't notice a Hidden Mickey in the game, but if you come across any, please let me know! Vickie and I topped off the day with dinner at Disney World. And it wasn't just any dinner, we savored great food with our All Ears friends Deb Wills and Linda Eckwerth!

June 21, 2013

A Few Hidden Mickeys at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Check out this new image at the Studios! Finally, a Hidden Mickey at that most fascinating place to browse: Sid Cahuenga's Antiques and Curios Store just inside the park entrance. A statue of a Dalmatian is on the porch to the left of the entrance doors to the store. A black classic Mickey spot is on its left rear thigh. I hope this image stays in place for a while! (Thanks to Alena White).
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Another new image is in a side display window of the Villains in Vogue shop on Sunset Boulevard. Black upside-down classic Mickeys (decorative and not really hidden) are on the backdrop of the Jack Skellington display. By now we know that display window images sometimes don't last! (Thanks to Alena White.)
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Disney is advertising a couple of upcoming movies: "Monsters University"
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and "The Lone Ranger"
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Hidden Mickeys are lost from time to time. The great Hidden Images in the mural to the right just inside the entrance to the American Film Institute display rooms have disappeared. The mural is gone, with new movie posters in its place. You walk through these display rooms after you exit the Studio Backlot Tour trams.
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What do you think about this image? Look up at the Dalmatian (yes, more Dalmatian spots!) perched on a television high up along a wall inside the Cinema Storage shop at the corner of Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards. Three spots on its left shoulder resemble an upside-down classic Mickey. Do you think this qualifies as a Hidden Mickey? In addition, I must have Oswald the Lucky Rabbit on my mind. Do you think the black marks on the dog's left ear resemble Oswald's ears? (Thanks to Robert Wescovich and Alena White.)
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Happy Hunting!

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