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October 2, 2013

Searching for Hidden Mickeys at Animal Kingdom Lodge

One recent evening, Vickie and I drove to Walt Disney World for a dinner reservation at Jiko Restaurant. The Animal Kingdom Lodge abounds with Hidden Mickeys, so I took the opportunity to do some exploring before dinner. First, we strolled around Kidani Village. There is one appealing characteristic to me about the Animal Kingdom Lodge Hidden Mickeys: many are etched in rock or embedded in cement and are likely to last a long while! Check out this image outside the Kidani Village Resort. To find it, walk to the far end of the Samawati Spring Pool area to the lookout for the Pembe Savanna. If you smell the marshmallow roast, you're warm! Find a tree surrounded by grass and plants and locate a classic Mickey made of three gray stones embedded in the cement walkway. (Thanks to Sarah Barnes and Michael Cross).

Wandering around in the Pembe Savanna were several animals, including this majestic bird.

Don't worry, I won't leave you guessing!

Several compelling Hidden Mickeys are in the pool area. This classic Mickey traced in rock is at the rear of the hot tub spa. (Thanks to Keri Madeira).

Inside Jiko restaurant, a classic Mickey is formed on the ceiling above the two large orange oven exhausts and the white column behind them. (Thanks to Len Testa).

Here is our fun group after a delicious African-themed dinner!

October 16, 2013

New Hidden Mickeys at Epcot's Future World

I like to check out the Festival Center each year at Epcot's Food & Wine Festival, because it's a rare opportunity for us to revisit the Wonders of Life Pavilion!

In addition, there are usually some seasonal Hidden Mickeys inside. Here's one I spotted on the carpet just inside the entrance to the Festival Center.

Rick Kordalski informed me of two great Hidden Mickeys in chocolate displays at the Ghirardelli section inside the pavilion. These scrumptious displays are behind windows and are created by the skilled Disney chefs. This first red Hidden image is on a beach towel.

Let's give credit to the Epcot and Disney's BoardWalk Resort chefs who designed this display!

Two other Hidden Mickeys in bubbles are nearby in an Ariel display.

These chefs represent Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Pastry Shop.

Rick Kordalski also let me know about a Hidden Mickey inside The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion. It's in the room just above Turtle Talk with Crush, in the far left window as you enter.

Under the words "Finding Solutions," look for a bubble classic Hidden Mickey in the upper left panel.

I have no idea how long that bubble Mickey has been present, but sometimes new Hidden Mickeys pop up right under our noses! Happy Hunting!

October 31, 2013

Hidden Mickeys at Saratoga Springs and the Magic Kingdom Resorts

Vickie and I visited Saratoga Springs Resort and a couple of the Magic Kingdom Resorts to check out a few Hidden Mickeys. At Saratoga Springs, an image at the High Rock Spring swimming pool behind the Registration building suggests a Hidden Mickey (or two). At the left side of the pool (as you face it from the main building), impressions in the rock wall that borders the zero grade entrance to the pool resemble classic Mickeys. Three large circles and also three smaller circles on the right middle of the rock face both may form Hidden Mickeys. What do you think? (Thanks to Jay Stonefield).

Inside The Turf Club Bar and Grill, the display on the left wall (as you enter) still shows the upside-down classic Mickey in the equestrian equipment, at the upper part of the display.

Along the covered walkways outside the Grand Floridian Villas, look up for Hidden Mickeys in the latticework design. They occur only at certain points along the walkways near the Villas. (Thanks to Orlando Attractions Magazine).

We had a savory dinner at Artist Point Restaurant in the Wilderness Lodge Resort. I checked on the image painted on the ceiling above the center of the bar inside the Territory Lounge. The dark Hidden Mickey marking on the beige mule's right rear hip is still there!

Happy Hunting!

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