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October 1, 2014

Hidden Mickeys in the Magic Kingdom's Enchanted Tales with Belle

I checked out a few images in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom, at Enchanted Tales with Belle. Let me know what you think!

On my way to the entrance of the Magic Kingdom, I stopped by the brick I purchased ages ago (1994). It's near the beginning of the walkway to the Contemporary Resort and in front of the far right restrooms. It's wearing down over the years, but you can still make out our names.

Along the entrance of Enchanted Tales with Belle, inside Maurice's workshop, find these scrolls at the upper left of the wall as you face the magic mirror at the front of the room. Do you see any Hidden Mickeys in the scrolls? (Thanks to Erin Blackwell).

After you pass through the magic mirror, study the gold design over the leftmost doorway at the front of the room as you face Madame Wardrobe. Do the three indentations form a Hidden Mickey? (Thanks to Christine Peruski).

In the library where you meet Belle, locate a book with Mickey-shaped bookmarks on its spine at the right rear corner of the room. It's the fifth book from the right, above a blue and gold horizontal frieze midway up the wall. Looks close, but what do you think? (Thanks to Josh Siegel).

And what about the flowers at the middle neckline of Belle's dress? A Hidden Mickey? (Thanks to Erin Blackwell, Christine Peruski, and David Breede).

I value your opinions about these images, as not all of them meet exacting criteria to be Hidden Mickeys.

Happy Hunting!

October 17, 2014

Hidden Mickeys at the Disney Monorail Resorts

I visited the Polynesian Resort to check out some of the changes from the ongoing renovation there. The Polynesian has always been filled with great artwork, including colorful paintings in the lobby and throughout the guest rooms. New paintings hang on the temporary construction wall that surrounds and blocks off the center of the main lobby.

Some of these paintings have Hidden Mickeys! Check out this one in the surf.

I was happy to spot an old reliable classic (three-circle) Hidden Mickey as you enter the front entrance at the lower level. It's in the floor flagstones, right up against the temporary construction wall.

Some of the chairs in the waiting area outside 'Ohana Restaurant have circles in their backs that form classic Mickeys at times (like this sideways Hidden Mickey at the upper right corner). I had to move the back cushion to spot the circles, or you can sometimes see the circles while standing behind the chair. (Thanks to Charles Tyner).

It took me a while to locate these next tiny, white Hidden Mickeys! There are four sets of double Hidden Mickeys along the lagoon walkway, about halfway between the Polynesian and the Wedding Pavilion. Find them on the side of the walkway away from the shore; they're at the wall of the small building behind the stage for Disney's Spirit of Aloha show. They appear every few feet along the length of the wall. (Thanks to Lauren Benson).

A great Hidden Mickey at the Grand Floridian Resort pool has been more visible lately and not hidden by a waterfall. It's in the middle and high up on the rock wall beside the pool. (Thanks to Sharon Dale, and Charles Tyner).

While on Disney property, always be alert for the new Hidden Mickey!

October 27, 2014

Disney Magic Cruise Ship Hidden Mickeys

Vickie and I recently sailed on the Disney Magic. Many Hidden Mickeys were lost during the "reimagining" of the ship, but (thank you, Imagineers!) many new Hidden Mickeys appeared! Some of the best new ones are in Disney's Oceaneer Lab on Deck 5 midship.

I checked when "Open House" was scheduled for the youth clubs, so I could enter and take photos to my heart's content! Paintings adorn the walls of the Oceaneer Lab, and many of these paintings contain subtle Hidden Mickeys. I'll start at the rear of the Lab, just as you enter from the special walkway that connects Oceaneer Lab to Oceaneer Club (both areas have the same age requirements: 3-12, so kids can run back and forth between the two areas as they like.) This classic (three-circle) Hidden Mickey is in a painting on the right wall as you enter the Lab. It's on a gold coin in a pile of treasure in a wrecked ship with sharks swimming in the background.

Turn left along the wall at the main entrance to the Lab and check out two paintings with Hidden Mickeys. The first is on the figurehead on the front (prow) of a sailing ship:

The second painting on this wall has a classic Hidden Mickey on an upper button of the sailor lady's (Captain Mary Oceaneer?) uniform. A parrot is perched on her shoulder.

On the wall opposite Captain Oceaneer is a painting of a ship with decorative gold on the bow and stern. Mickey hides in the swirls of the stern ornamentation.

At the rear of the Lab is a painting of a lady pirate with her sword drawn. She slams her boot down on a dining table and knocks off a plate of food. As the plate falls from the table, three green peas form a classic Hidden Mickey!

Be sure to check everywhere on the Disney Cruise Ships for Hidden Mickeys! The friendly Cast Members will help if they can; Happy Hunting!

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