October 18, 2012

Are you a Hidden Mickey hunter?

Who doesn't love seeing Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World?  Everyone knows that you can meet him while you're at Disney, but did you know you can find him everywhere if you're looking closely?  Imagineers (the creative folks who design everything you see) have a great time placing "Hidden Mickeys" throughout Walt Disney World attractions, theme parks and resorts.  These Mickeys are typically the traditional three circle Mickey shape, but are sometimes Mickey's profile. 

My family and I love looking for them as we make our way through Walt Disney World.  Here are a few Hidden Mickey examples:

  Do you see it here on this art from the Maharajah Jungle Trek in the Animal Kingdom?

Here's a closer look. See his necklace?

 Take a look at this statue from Mama Melrose in Hollywood Studios

Notice the spots?
 
Here's a Mickey toy (yes, that counts!) hidden in the waiting area for Test Track in Epcot.

Look at Planet Earth on this mural in the line for Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin in the Magic Kingdom.  This is a Mickey profile.

See the rubber duck on this fountain in Hollywood Studios?

Hidden Mickeys aren't only in the parks.  Take a look around your hotel for a fun and free activity outside of the parks!  Here's the carpet from the Beach Club Resort.

Here is a brand new Hidden Mickey from our friends over at Mouse and Memos.  It can be found outside of the Under the Sea, Journey of the Little Mermaid attraction in the New Fanstasyland area of the Magic Kingdom.  (Do you see it on the rock?)

By the way, Mouse and Memos has a great feature on their site that allows people to submit their own Hidden Mickey findings.  You can also use their site as a resource to look for other Hidden Mickeys while you are at Walt Disney World. I've added a handful of Mickeys and will look for more to add on my next trip!

Do you and your family hunt down Hidden Mickeys while you're at Walt Disney World?  What is your favorite Hidden Mickey?

Happy hunting,
Amy

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