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January 10, 2018

Hidden Mickeys around Walt Disney World

Hidden Mickeys appear and disappear - that's the nature of the game. I attempt to size up a new Hidden Mickey: will it last a while? or not? Hidden Mickeys not only disappear, but some wear out with time, whether from natural causes or from human interference. Furthermore, as you know, some new images need to be studied and debated.

Like this one. It's a sprinkle on a vanilla ice cream cone on the left side of the rear wall mural inside Ample Hills Creamery on the BoardWalk. Stare at the topmost dark sprinkle. Is it a Hidden Mickey? (Thanks to Iris and Zachary Herron).

I hope you had the chance to admire this Hidden Mickey in Zuri's Sweets Shop in Harambe, Africa, Disney's Animal Kingdom. It's a striped Mickey figurine high on a shelf inside the shop. He lasted long enough for me to include him in the recent edition of the Walt Disney World Hidden Mickeys book.

Well, he's gone! Maybe he'll return, maybe not. I'll keep an eye out for him.

I mentioned before that some images wear out with time, whether from wind or rain, or from folks walking over them or rubbing them with their hands. This great image along the left side entrance queue of Pirates of the Caribbean at the Magic Kingdom is fading with time. It's above a faux fireplace on the right side of the queue. Catch it while you can! (A circle was added to the photo.)

Have a wonderful 2018!

January 20, 2018

Hidden Mickeys in Disney Springs

As the Disney Imagineers add new venues and remodel a few established ones in Disney Springs, we'll encounter new Hidden Mickeys (thank you, Disney!). Like this classic Mickey in the World of Disney store. On a ceiling panel at the middle rear of the Women's Apparel room, a black classic Mickey spot is on Jessie's pants, on her lower right leg. (Thanks to Matt Mellarkey.)

I wonder about a few images at the Tren-D store. A black marking on the left ear (our right) of a Dalmatian looks suspicious. Look for a group of Dalmatians on the top of a merchandise bureau at the right side of the store as you enter from the main promenade. The Dalmatian of interest is under a chair. Is that a classic Hidden Mickey on its ear? (Thanks to Allison Wyatt.)

Multiple fanciful paintings of Minnie Mouse can be spotted on the walls and support posts inside Tren-D. A few of her outfits sport Hidden Mickeys, but some of the Mickey images are decorative (too obvious to be hidden). Is this pink classic Mickey patch on Minnie's skirt hidden or decorative? (Thanks to Tim Skazick and The Skazick Family from the UK.)

The following image has survived recent refurbishments. It's now on columns at both sides of the counter inside the Disney PhotoPass Studio next to Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop. Is it hidden or decorative? (Thanks to Rocky May, James Massoni, Alexander McClintick, and Alena White.)

D-Luxe Burger is a fairly new eatery, near the Welcome Center, in The Landing at Disney Springs. As you enter, this image is in a display cabinet along the wall to your left. On a lower shelf, a white plate and two cups might form a classic Mickey. What do you think? (Thanks to Iris and Zachary Herron.)

Enjoy the search!

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