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December 8, 2014

Hidden Mickeys at Castaway Cay

I finally found a great classic (three-circle) Hidden Mickey at the Heads Up Bar on Castaway Cay! I had searched for it before without success, but I knew it was there somewhere. (The Cast Members behind the bar didn't know about it.)

Three coins under the laminated surface of the bar counter form a Hidden Mickey; shadows often make the coins hard to spot. Look on the counter that faces the walkway from Pelican Point Overlook. The classic Mickey is near the right side of a red support pole and directly under the letter "D" in "HEADS" which is painted above you on the bar's side wall. (Thanks to Michael and Lydia Cross).

This next Hidden Mickey is also hard to spot! Walk to the right side of Cookie's Too BBQ.

Enter on the far right side of the serving area. Look across the building to a shelf on the wall opposite you for a classic Mickey made of plates or pans. This Hidden Mickey is above a horizontal row of five plates on the wall and directly over the second plate from the right. It's only partially visible behind the ceiling fan. (Thanks to Mary Jo Collins).

Stroll or bike to the Observation Tower and climb to the second or third deck. A black classic Hidden Mickey near a pelican behind the tower is fading with time. This pelican is standing in a bathtub, which appears to be powered by a motorized fan. The fading Mickey is on the red motor housing of the bathtub fan.

The great Hidden Jessica Rabbit is gone! She was perched in a tree above the Castaway Air Bar at Serenity Bay Beach.

A Cast Member told me that a storm blew the tree over, so the area was replanted and Jessica wasn't replaced. No one knows where she went! Sad ...

Happy Hunting!

December 15, 2014

Hidden Mickeys in Epcot's Land Pavilion

A Hidden Minnie has appeared in the Land Pavilion at Epcot! Along the "Living with the Land" boat ride, look in the aquaculture section for a wire mesh Minnie (with a bow on her head) in the lower horizontal shrimp tank to the right of your boat. She's on the right of the wire mesh Hidden Mickey. I hope this Minnie sticks around! (Thanks to J. Scott Lopes, and Larry Brooks).

The above photo of Minnie is a close-up from the "Behind the Seeds" Tour, where you can more leisurely examine some of the Hidden Mickeys along the boat ride. Like the Mickey-shaped growing Malabar spinach plant that you can spot along the ride or on the tour. (Thanks to Frank Marando, and Marc Lorenzo).

Admire other images along the walking tour. For example, the agriculture folks create interesting displays in the lettuce section. In recent years, you can read the word "Epcot" (in green lettuce) to the left of the boat ride and along the tour.

On the tour, you walk just a few feet away from the classic (three-circle) Hidden Mickey formed of coiled water hose (you can also see this from the boat ride) in the aquaculture section. Cast Members usually maintain this Hidden Mickey for our enjoyment.

Disney has posted a few Hidden Mickey photos for the benefit of the walking tour guests. Like the cucumbers that were grown in Mickey-shaped containers.

And photos of past lettuce Mickey formations.

So when you're on the Land Pavilion boat ride or on the walking tour, stay alert for Mickey images; you never know what the Cast Members will create next!

Happy Hunting!

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