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May 16, 2014

Hidden Mickeys at Downtown Disney Marketplace

I strolled through the Marketplace on a fine sunny afternoon to check on Hidden Mickeys. I stopped for a few minutes to enjoy music from a High School concert band playing at the Waterside Stage.


On a wall inside Disney's Pin Traders store, Russell from the movie 'Up' has a few classic Mickey-shaped badges on his sash. (Thanks to Alena White, and Kolding Rasmussen.)


On a large statue of Donald Duck inside Disney's Pin Traders store, the red, white and blue classic Mickey pin is still on the upper right side of Donald's green duffel bag. (Thanks to Katie Slater.)


Another classic Hidden Mickey is on the Donald statue, at the front of his suitcase. Here's a photo of his suitcase.


A red Hidden Mickey is on the inside of one of the black Mickey-shaped pins spilling out of the suitcase. (Thanks to Denise Morelli.)


As part of the renovation of Downtown Disney, Team Mickey Athletic Club has closed and will be replaced, so its Hidden Mickeys may have been Lost. We'll wait and check out the new shop.


Starbucks is coming soon to Downtown Disney!


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May 28, 2014

Hidden Mickeys at Art of Animation and Port Orleans Riverside Resorts

On a quest to check out a few sightings of Hidden Images, I visited two Walt Disney World Resorts: Art of Animation and Port Orleans Riverside. Both resorts are filled with interesting Disney detail, including the occasional Hidden Mickey. At Art of Animation, I stopped first in the main lobby and looked up at the imposing chandelier just inside the entrance doors.


On a drawing in the chandelier, what do you think of the head and ears on Simba and Nala? Are they Hidden Mickeys?


Walk out of the rear doors of Animation Hall (where the main lobby is) and turn left. Take the sidewalk left along the fence that encircles the Big Blue Pool until you spot a green fish perched in the grass near the fence. You'll find the fish before you reach the Finding Nemo Guest Room Building on the left side of the pool. A decent sideways classic (three-circle) Hidden Mickey is on each side of the fish, below each eye and near each corner of the mouth. (Thanks to Doug Means and Max Kirkpatrick.)


What do you think of this image made of three purple corals stuck to the rear side of the blue coral reef play area behind the Big Blue Pool? It's near the bottom and close to the sidewalk. Do you think it's a sideways Hidden Mickey? (Thanks to The Family Edmondson.)


Now over to Port Orleans Riverside. A subtle classic Hidden Mickey is in the sidewalk in front of the Acadian House Building. Walk across Ol' Man Island and around the right side of the pool, cross the first bridge on the right over the waterway and then turn left on the sidewalk. Just before you reach the white benches in front of Acadian House (Rooms 8001-8432), spot this Hidden Mickey made of light coloration in the stone walkway. (It's just below the midpoint of the photo.) A nearby guest told me it looked more like a Hidden Oswald to him. This image is difficult to spot, but it seems to be purposeful, and it's been there for a while! (Thanks to Amber, and Werner Grundlingh.)


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