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September 7, 2015

Hidden Mickeys at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Let's check on a few Hidden Images at the Studios. Our first stop is the Stage 1 Company Store near MuppetVision 3D. Find a ladder in a props display inside an entrance to the store. Look above the second rung from the floor at the black round object behind the ladder. Is this a sideways yellow Cinderella Castle painted on the object? (Thanks to Leah Lakatosh and Stephanie Harrison.)

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If you visit the Studios now, you can certainly sense some of the changes that are coming.

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So we might lose the Magic of Disney Animation's Hidden Mickeys. At least, the ornate arches still welcome you to the Animation Courtyard with Goofy...

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... and Donald Duck in the design.

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What about this image on the floor of an outside display window of the Celebrity 5 & 10 store on Hollywood Boulevard? Do you see a Hidden Mickey in the design? (Thanks to Amanda Hertel.)

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In the gift shop at the exit of Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, a green guitar with a Hidden Mickey stood upright in a merchandise display. This guitar is no longer in the display, but two similar guitars, one green and one blue, are stuck horizontally on the ceiling in the middle of the shop. Three tiny classic Mickeys are on a silver plate at the base of each guitar. The Mickeys are formed of holes for the "ears" and screws for the "heads." Here's a close-up of the green guitar.

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Stay tuned for more Hidden Mickeys to come at the Studios!

Looking for even more Hidden Mickeys? Have one to report? Visit Steve's website at: http://hiddenmickeyguy.com/

September 20, 2015

Hidden Mickeys around Walt Disney World

In the Magic Kingdom, I checked out a questionable Hidden Mickey image and a few old standards. I like to assure myself that some of the old Hidden Mickeys are still present, as I'm not surprised anymore (although I'm a bit saddened) when Hidden Mickeys disappear.

What do you think about this image in the gift shop at the exit of Space Mountain? It's made of two silver gears and a shadow of a gear above and behind the mannequin. Does the image qualify as a Hidden Mickey? (Thanks to Christine Peruski and Shawn Robertson.)

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Along the entrance and exit of Splash Mountain, the birdhouse acorn Hidden Mickeys are intact. As you pass the photo viewing area on your way out, look over to the entrance queue to spot two classic Mickeys formed by acorns on a birdhouse with a rope ladder. One classic Mickey formation is above a door and below blue roof slats.

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The other is on the right side of the birdhouse and near the peanut-shell chimney, above the curve of the red rail. (Other classic Mickey images are simulated elsewhere in the acorns).

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I check on Hidden Mickeys traced in cement around Disney World, as these images tend to wear down with time. You can still admire this great classic Mickey on Main Street, U.S.A. It's impressed in the cement outside the Crystal Arts store entrance, on a gray flagstone between the red cement and the bricks of the side street off of Main Street. Find a long crack (between red cement sections) that’s parallel to Main Street and starts in front of the entrance pillars at the store entrance. The gray flagstone is at the end of this crack, and the Hidden Mickey is at the lower right corner of the flagstone as you face the store. (It's in the middle of the photo below.)

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Over at Disney Springs, DisneyQuest is still with us for now. What do you think of this image on a wall mural along the queue of Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Buccaneer Gold? Look for a necklace hanging over the side of a pile of treasure. Is that an upside-down classic Mickey at the end of the necklace? (Thanks to Nick.)

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Enjoy the search!

Looking for even more Hidden Mickeys? Have one to report? Visit Steve's website at: http://hiddenmickeyguy.com/

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