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March 21, 2016

Hidden Mickeys in and near the Magic Kingdom

The quest for Hidden Mickeys is ongoing - I hope it never ends! Folks continue to spot new images, like this one from the M. Mouse Mercantile shop in the Grand Floridian Resort. Behind the check-out counter, a classic Hidden Mickey is on the right lower edge of a picture frame. I wonder if this image will last. (Thanks to Annie P.)

I receive messages about this clock and gears above the entrance/exit of the Space Mountain gift shop. Do you see a Hidden Mickey in the clock, or anywhere in the various circles? (Thanks to Julie Millan and Matthew Lounds and Emily Lounds)

You know that Hidden Mickeys disappear from time to time. It saddens me when this happens, but that's (Disney) life! For the first time in many years, I didn't find the baggage ticket with the Hidden Mickey inside the faux ticket office window on the second level of the Main Street Train Station! Bummer! There were no tickets at all on the front counter, and the ones hanging on a rung on the rear wall of the office had no Hidden Mickeys. Sad.

Don't fret. The Hidden Mickey lock is still hanging on the wall to the right inside the faux ticket office. Sorry, in the photo, you have to look behind the glare and reflection on the ticket office window to spot the gold lock.

I'm truly in mourning today. As you know, Disney has generously displayed my Hidden Mickey books on property for over 10 years. As of this summer, that will no longer happen. (Remember, I don't work for Disney). So, before they disappear from the Disney parks and shops, I'm gathering photos of my books currently on property so I can remember these magical years forever! This photo is from M. Mouse Mercantile shop in the Grand Floridian Resort.

June 27, 2014

Looking for Hidden Mickeys at Walt Disney World

One of my real joys is having fun at the Disney Parks with friends and relatives who enjoy Disney as much as I do! Here's a fun group standing over the classic (three-circle) Hidden Mickey in the pavement across from TriceraTop Spin at Disney's Animal Kingdom (right to left in the photo: Lindsay, Lane age 6, my son Steven, and Christine).

Lane and Steven point to the classic Hidden Mickey formed by a utility cover with pebbles for "ears" just outside Mombasa Marketplace store in Africa's Harambe Village.

Over at Epcot, a Goofy has appeared in the rocks at the bottom of The Seas with Nemo & Friends aquarium! Look for it through the windows on the right as you walk along the corridor toward the circular observation area on the upper floor. I hope this image sticks around for a while! (Thanks to Denise Morelli).

When you're queued up to Meet Mickey in Town Square Theater, don't miss Mickey's mailbox. It's in the large group of mail cubbyholes along the wall in the room just before you're escorted into the next room to meet Mickey.

In the Grand Floridian Villa guest rooms, a classic Hidden Mickey cloud is near Dumbo along the perimeter of a plate in a wall decoration.

Happy Hunting!

October 31, 2013

Hidden Mickeys at Saratoga Springs and the Magic Kingdom Resorts

Vickie and I visited Saratoga Springs Resort and a couple of the Magic Kingdom Resorts to check out a few Hidden Mickeys. At Saratoga Springs, an image at the High Rock Spring swimming pool behind the Registration building suggests a Hidden Mickey (or two). At the left side of the pool (as you face it from the main building), impressions in the rock wall that borders the zero grade entrance to the pool resemble classic Mickeys. Three large circles and also three smaller circles on the right middle of the rock face both may form Hidden Mickeys. What do you think? (Thanks to Jay Stonefield).

Inside The Turf Club Bar and Grill, the display on the left wall (as you enter) still shows the upside-down classic Mickey in the equestrian equipment, at the upper part of the display.

Along the covered walkways outside the Grand Floridian Villas, look up for Hidden Mickeys in the latticework design. They occur only at certain points along the walkways near the Villas. (Thanks to Orlando Attractions Magazine).

We had a savory dinner at Artist Point Restaurant in the Wilderness Lodge Resort. I checked on the image painted on the ceiling above the center of the bar inside the Territory Lounge. The dark Hidden Mickey marking on the beige mule's right rear hip is still there!

Happy Hunting!

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