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September 8, 2013

Searching Disneyland's Fantasyland for Hidden Mickeys

I enjoyed the show "Mickey and the Magical Map" in Fantasyland at Disneyland, California. In fact, the show was so entertaining, I had difficulty concentrating on Hidden Mickey images! Actually, you can find the first two images below before the show starts. A gold classic Mickey made of circles is in the middle of a stained glass window at the far left side of the stage. This Hidden Mickey is best viewed from close to the stage. (Thanks to Sherrie Cotton).
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Classic Mickeys in the stars can be spotted from the audience seats. This upside-down Mickey is on the right upper corner of the stage border. (Thanks to Sherrie Cotton, and Sharon Gee).
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At the other side of Fantasyland, I cranked Clopin's Music Box and observed some of the characters move around inside the box. Look closely at the people inside, many are famous characters from Disney movies! In the following photo of some of the faces, you can spot Belle, Mr. Smee, Geppetto and probably many more. (Thanks to Sherrie Cotton, and LMD Hidden Mickey Finders).
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I like to admire the boats at the Storybook Land Canal Boats attraction. This day, I had another reason for studying the boats: there are Hidden Mickeys in the exterior design of some of the boats! This classic Mickey formed of purple berries on a vine is on the Snow White boat. A bluebird seems mighty interested in these berries. (Thanks to Rosemary and Neil - FindingMickey.com)
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This classic Mickey is on the rear of the Wendy boat. (Thanks to Jason Gall).
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I had a fruitful day at Disneyland. Happy Hunting!

September 20, 2013

Checking out Hidden Mickeys at Splitsville and the Magic Kingdom

I started my day at Splitsville Luxury Lanes at Downtown Disney West Side. I was expected to bowl at a charity event for Give Kids the World. I say "expected" because I haven't bowled seriously for many, many years, so I was a bit nervous. I didn't need to be; the event was a blast, and I even bowled a strike or two! Our lane was next to the large orange with the classic Mickey holes on the upper level wall mural near the escalator.
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Mayor Clayton from Give Kids the World greeted everyone!
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I toured Give Kids the World several years ago, and if you've never visited this awesome resort not far from Walt Disney World, schedule a tour during your next visit to Orlando. You'll never forget it! Over the years, many children with life-threatening illnesses and their families have been sponsored to stay and enjoy this resort along with all the other terrific attractions in central Florida.

My next stop was the Magic Kingdom, where the Princess Fairytale Hall is slated to open soon in Fantasyland. I hope a Hidden Mickey or two will be waiting for us inside!
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From time to time over the years, someone writes to me that the Hidden Mickey dishes are gone at the Haunted Mansion. I had that message recently, so I had to check out the banquet table. Thankfully, the plates are back in place where they usually are, at the bottom left corner of the table! (This dish image vanishes at times, but it seems to magically reappear later!)
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What do you think about this image? A cart wheel and two barrels outside of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction seem to form a classic Hidden Mickey image. To spot it, you have to walk behind the cart away from the main Adventureland path. Let me know if you give it a thumbs up or down! (Thanks to Fred Bastien, Bonnie Smith, Bob and Liz and Robert and Liam and Cailin, Len Reeves, and Martha Tischler).
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