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January 3, 2017

Hidden Mickeys around Epcot

I'd heard that the wire mesh Hidden Mickey (in the shrimp tube on Living with the Land) could be moved around at times. For the last few years, it sat in a tube along the right side of your boat, but recently I spotted the mesh Mickey on the left side. So, be sure and scan both sides of your boat for this great Hidden Mickey!

During the holiday season, the large Mickey vine frame along Living with the Land morphed into Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!

In the Germany Pavilion, Disney landscapers usually try to maintain a bush in the outdoor miniature train exhibit to resemble a classic Mickey. I haven't seen such a bush in a few months, but thankfully one or two Mickey-shaped bushes have reappeared!

In the American Adventure show, I'm pretty sure I've seen classic Mickeys in the fireworks at the end of the show, but I haven't been able to capture one in a photo. I tried again recently, and I feel I'm getting closer. What do you think about this one? A sideways Hidden Mickey tilted to the right?

Enjoy finding Hidden Mickeys!

January 16, 2017

Hidden Mickeys in the Magic Kingdom and Disney Springs

Recently, I checked on some new and old Hidden Images in Town Square Theater in the Magic Kingdom. Along the way to meet Mickey, this first image is on a painting on the right-side wall of the FastPass queue (you can also spot this painting in the Standby queue, right where it joins up with the FastPass queue and just before you enter the first room of Mickey's "backstage" area). A gondola floats in the water in the middle of the painting. This image at the right end of the gondola resembles Mickey head and ears. What do you think? (Thanks to Elaine Litten).

Thankfully, some of my favorite images are still present in Mickey's Greeting Room. Like the Mickey-shaped magic rings in his magic chest.

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit still smiles down at you! At the back of the room, he's drawn on a piece of paper at the upper part of a bulletin board, and he stands next to Mickey.

As you're waving goodbye to our favorite mouse, look for this classic Hidden Sorcerer Mickey just before you walk through the exit door. Three large Mickey Mouse playing cards are held upright by a long clip on the floor. In the middle of the clip, a classic Mickey wearing a triangular "hat" resembles a Sorcerer Mickey.

Walk into the Kate Spade - New York shop, one of the great new stores in Disney Springs. A Cast Member there told me that this Manhattan mouse is painted somewhere inside all Kate Spade stores! Not a Hidden Mickey, but maybe a relative?

Have fun looking for Mickey (and his relatives)!

January 30, 2017

Hidden Mickeys in the Magic Kingdom and DinoLand U.S.A.

Let's study a few images from the Magic Kingdom. Along the entrance queue of Under the Sea - Journey of The Little Mermaid, many collections of circles and circular objects can resemble classic Hidden Mickeys. For example, just before you enter the inside portion of the queue, look up high above and behind you for these three circle depressions on a rock that is jutting out. The circles are in the middle of the photo, tilted slightly to the left. What do you think? (Thanks to Justin Lewicki).

As you step into the inside portion of the queue and meander through the cave, three glass or plastic balls (one blue, one copper, and one larger red ball) under nets appear near the floor to your right. Find them when you're passing by the opening in the ceiling with a leaning mast and sail. The balls are below an upside-down wooden boat covered with barnacles. A Hidden Mickey? (Thanks to Amy Newfield).

"it's a small world" is filled with intricate costumes and designs, many of which contain circles. For example, several of the dancing and performing characters have pompoms as part of their costumes. Do the pompoms on the ankle of this dancer form a convincing Hidden Mickey?

Lots of folks notice these designs in short fences high up on Cinderella Castle. Are they trefoils (three equal circles touching each other) or classic Mickey holes? (Thanks to Mia).

Move to DinoLand U.S.A. in Disney's Animal Kingdom for a new Hidden Mickey. At least, it seems close enough to me. Do you agree? Inside Restaurantosaurus, locate this black smudge on the bottom of a boot wedged high in the rafters over the large dining room closest to DINOSAUR. (Thanks to Leah Lakatosh and Stephanie Harrison).

Happy Hunting!

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