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REVEALED Disney Hidden Mickey Mystery

Taking pride in being made privy to insider tips, useful information and clever hacks will forever be one of my guilty pleasures. Quite often I’ve had the privilege of being invited behind the scenes to experience firsthand knowledge of industry secrets. Here’s one Disney insider secret, "Hidden Mickeys" were apparently started as way for clever Disney Imagineers (Toy Story Land, need I say more?) to incorporate Mouse profiles into design elements and attraction queues throughout theme parks. Whether real or imagineered, spotting Hidden Mickeys during a visit to Disney- or anywhere is simply twinkling with pixie dust magic. Before packing up for your next Disney adventure, we've revealed a little of the magic surrounding the elusively epic Disney Hidden Mickey mystery.

REVEALED Disney Hidden Mickey Mystery
In searching for Hidden Mickeys, be dissed that there are plenty of Not-So-Hidden Mickeys to be found, as well. Keep these tips in mind- Hidden Mickeys are to be discovered in all different sizes, again, many will be easily seen, others a bit more obscurely positioned. Within creatively designed theme park designs, ornate decor, and attraction queues Hidden Mickeys are cleverly disguised.
Unofficial Disney Hidden Mickey Checklist

Magic Kingdom
Astro Orbiter
___ Imprinted within cement
___ Facing Space Mountain

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
___ Three gears on the grass reentering station
___ Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
___ Continents on the planet to right
___ On the ride, room with batteries
___ Planet in video room

Carousel of Progress
___ Mickey ears on kitchen counter
___ Columbia Harbor House 
___ Main Dining Room, framed map 

The Haunted Mansion

___ First Room Entrance, portrait border
___ Ballroom Scene, plate and saucers on banquet table 
___ Graveyard Scene, Grim Reaper's fingers

It’s A Small World
___ Africa scene, flowers on elephant

Jungle Cruise
___ Side of plane
___ Temple, three plates

Liberty Tree Tavern
___ Rear wall of waiting area

Liberty Square Riverboat
___ Stocks near entrance

Mickey’s Star Traders
___ Behind Mickey Mouse statue, constellation in Steamboat Willie formation

Peter Pan’s Flight

___ Tree bark before entrance queue

The Pinocchio Village Haus
___ Blue Fairy Room, blue sparkle above banner

Pirates of the Caribbean
___ Treasure Room, iron work on lamps  
___ Treasure Room, two columns 
___ Treasure Room, archway walls
___ Lock on jail cell 

Splash Mountain
___ Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah scene, pink clouds 
___ Profile of Mickey ascending to big drop
___ Past Brer Frog, the fishing bobber

Tomorrowland Transit Authority
___ Take Flight! Display, mouse ears on lady's belt buckle

Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress
___ Last scene, nutcracker on fireplace 
___ Last scene, plush toy peeking out of present 
___ Last scene, wrapping paper 
___ Last scene, pepper mill on kitchen counter 
___ Last scene, abstract painting of Mickey Mouse from Fantasia
The American Adventure
___ Lobby, painting of wagon train, above front leg of front oxen

France___ Impressions de France, background of wedding party scene
___ Impressions de France, second-floor window 

Junkanoo Bus
___ Back of  bus, above stairs

The Land
___ Living with the Land, bubbles in mural in queue
___ Living with the Land, circles near bottom of mural  across from loading area 
___ The Circle of Life, stones in front of Native-American man on a horse 
___ The Circle of Life, baseball cap of man driving harvester 

___ Gran Fiesta Tour, clay pots in the marketplace scene 

Spaceship Earth
___ Renaissance Italy scene, page of a book behind sleeping monk 
___ Hat in the teenage boy’s bedroom 
___ Alarm clock in teenage boy’s bedroom 

Disney's Hollywood Studios
Cover Story
___ Outside building, decorative border above first floor

The Disney Studio Store
___ Center of shop, three circular platforms

The Great Movie Ride
___ Ride loading area, Hollywood Hills mural, a profile of Minnie Mouse is above roof of gazebo 
___ Gangster Alley, billboard 
___ Gangster Alley, window above the bank 
___ Well of Souls, hieroglyphics wall opposite Indiana Jones™ 

Hollywood & Vine
___ San Fernando Valley wall mural

Hollywood Plaza
___ Plaza and buildings in front of Chinese Theater (viewed from above)

Jim Henson’s Muppet Vision 3D
___ Outside fountain, inflatable raft 
___ Queue area, "Top Five Reasons for Turning in Your 3D Glasses" sign 
___ Lobby video, test pattern Scooter's second time crossing screen 
___ Final scene, balloons

Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano
___ Waiting area, Dalmatian's spot

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
___ Lobby, between marble panels on doors,

___ Lobby, two sets of three small circles in the floor tiles
___ Lobby, "8th Street Kidz Band" poster denim jacket with Mickey Mouse patch in upper left corner

Rosie’s All-American Cafe
___ Order area, head shape in gauges of welding torch

Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
___ Waiting area, purple folder on bulletin board 
___ Tree, branches to left of screen above kitchen area

Stage 1 Company Store
___ Shorts hanging from clothesline over counter

Star Tours
___ Queue area, "Phone Directory" sign at front

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
___ Entrance area, main balcony designs 
___ Library video, girl in elevator holding Mickey Mouse plush 
___ Library, sheet music 
___ Boiler Room, water stain on wall
___ Doors to the final drop, swirl of stars

Animal Kingdom
The Boneyard
___ Wooly Mammoth Dig Site, fan with two hardhats 
___ Playground, ground-level drinking fountain

Chester and Hester’s Dinosaur Treasures
___ Mr. Imagination dinosaur sculpture, gold Steamboat Willie pin

Conservation Station
___ Main building contains more than 25 Hidden Mickeys. Hint- Peek into eyes of animals in mural, on wings and bodies, and tree trunks of rain forest 
___ Neonatal Care Area, flower to left of blue koala on green room wall
___ Neonatal Care Area, bubbles near ceiling of pink room wall

___ Neonatal Care Area, white fluffy clouds in sky 
___ Song of the Rainforest, on cockroach in queue waiting area

___ Building Entrance, mural of Florida’s Cretaceous-era wildlife, bark of painted tree on far left 
___ Building Entrance, under mural, three water lilies 
___ Photo Imaging Pick-Up, Carnotaurus mural, shadow under fold in dinosaur’s jaw

Cretaceous Trail
___ Back of the large red and green picture dinosaur

Harambe Village
___ Tamu Tamu Refreshments, utility cover to right with pebbles forming the ears 
___ Harambe Fruit Market, cement in shape of Mickey Mouse's head

Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail
___ Naked Mole Rat Building, reflection of lights in central display case near wall 
___ Naked Mole Rat Building, Asepso box on desk to right of entrance 
___ Naked Mole Rat Building, backpack in far left corner of room

___ Camouflage Room, spots of leopard in mural

___ Plaster Room, Minnie Mouse ears in white plaster hanging over entrance to bunk room

Wildlife Express Train to Africa___ Conservation Station Train Station, rafters where cross-beams connect

Walt Disney World Resorts

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
___ Resort Front Entrance, totem pole 
___ Front Door, rivet 
___ Lobby, chandelier 
___ Lobby, log columns 
___ Lobby, rock design 
___ Lobby Vestibule, leopard painting 
___ Victoria Falls, rock design
___ Slide Stairway, pool deck rock design 
___ Rear of Slide, pool deck rock design 
___ Flamingo Overlook, pool deck rock design 
___ The Mara, pool deck wall 
___ The Mara, leaf painting 
___ Jiko, stream (looking through window of Jiko) 
___ Jiko, pizza oven 
___ Boma, chair backs 
___ Child Activity Area, mural 
___ Health Club, elevator to health club 
___ Arusha Rock, carved giraffe
___ Arusha Rock, animal overlook 
___ Arusha Rock, spiral staircase vine 
___ Guest Rooms, corridor carpet
___ Guest Rooms, bedspreads 
___ Deluxe Guest Rooms, drapes

Disney's Beach Club Resort
___ Ariel’s Figure- sitting on hallway sand castle picture 
___ Guest Rooms, bedspreads, in bubbles

Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park
___ Cross Country Creek, stonework of bridge behind Summit Plummet

Disney's BoardWalk
___ Lobby, miniature carousel—on several horses 
___ Lobby, some lamps 
___ Lobby, wicker back rests of couch 
___ Disney's BoardWalk Villas, rug pattern in front of elevators 
___ Disney's BoardWalk Villas, pattern in door lamps in front of rooms

Disney's Contemporary Resort
___ Parking Lot, floral arrangement of Mickey Mouse watch

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
___ Dig Site, walls on either side of pool entrance 
___ Guest Rooms, yellow stationery 
___ Room Service Menu 

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
___ Convention Center, weather vane

Disney's Magnolia Course
___ Sixth Hole, sand bunker

Disney's Polynesian Resort
___ Main Lobby, design in flagstone floor

Disney's Port Orleans Resort- Riverside Region
___ Check-In Areas, wood latticework above destinations and on side of fans
___ Disney's Vero Beach Resort 
___ Island Grove Packing Company, mural, three oranges in upper right 
___ Island Grove Packing Company, antique pick-up truck cab mounted on the wall, rear-view mirror
___ Lobby, orange trees 
___ Mural, behind resort front desk, three oranges in Mickey Mouse shape

Disney's Wedding Pavilion
___ Stepping Stones, leading to Pavilion 
___ Design on Speakers

Disney's Wilderness Lodge
___ Artist Point, right mural, coloration of tree in lower right 
___ Artist Point, cloud in left mural 
___ Cub’s Den, guitar in painting near entrance to movie area 
___ Cub’s Den, plush in teepee of painting 
___ Cub’s Den, white marking on brown cow in left painting 
___ Library Area, screen of fireplace 
___ Lobby, key on display between front desk and Mercantile Shop 
___ Lobby, right of fireplace below the red rocks 
___ Mercantile, exterior, bus driver on sign showing resort transportation location 
___ Entrance, outside support post below iron band at top 
___ Territory Lounge, colored area on rear of pony in ceiling mural
___ Territory Lounge, map at entrance, pot about two feet from bottom 
___ Whispering Canyon Cafe, bottom ironwork of fireplace in back room

Downtown Disney Marketplace
___ Disney's Days of Christmas, Fairy Room, white trim near ceiling 
___ Village Square, fountain sprays water in pattern of Mickey Mouse 
___ Map of Downtown Disney Marketplace, outside World of Disney, three trees

Downtown Disney Pleasure Island
___ Comedy Warehouse, right wall (facing stage), clock and two drums 
___ Comedy Warehouse, lower left wall (facing stage), three signs 
___ Rock ’N Roll Beach Club, three CDs above DJ booth 
___ Warehouse, three tires on outside wall facing Downtown Disney West Side

Downtown Disney West Side
___ Cirque du Soleil, men's restroom near ticket booths, small black floor tiles inside entrance 

Look Out for Not-So-Hidden Mickeys–

Magic Kingdom
Cinderella’s Royal Table
___ Dinnerware, crest

Horse Cars (Main Street, USA) 
___ Horses’ bridles, blinders

Main Street Confectionery
___ Candy-Making Room, trim of white cupboards

Main Street Railroad Station
___ Front of Station, floral arrangement 
___ Above Station, flag 

Sir Mickey’s
___ Store Sign
Splash Mountain
___ Cover of telephone boxes used by Hosts and Hostesses

FriendShip Launches
___ Life Vest Signs 

Disney-MGM Studios

Crossroads of The World
___ Globe Above Shop 
___ Earffel Tower
___ Mickey Mouse Ears on Water Tower 
___ Holding Clapboard on Sign Below Ears

Entrance Area
___ Grassy Hill Near Boat Dock, planting arrangements 
___ Metal Entrance Gates

The Magic of Disney Animation
___ Front of Attraction, climbing sign

Resort Area
___ Power Station Tower Near I-4

Disney's All-Star Music Resort
___ Country Fair, boots 
___ Country Fair, bolo ties 
___ Jazz Inn Courtyard, cymbals

Disney's All-Star Sports Resort
___ Trash Cans 
___ Touchdown! Courtyard, planter in center courtyard

Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park
___ Mickey Mouse Ears on Snow Child on Display

Disney's Contemporary Resort
___ Main Entrance Arches 
___ Chef Mickey’s, sign and cut-out figures on walls 
___ Convention Center, Mickey Mouse statue shaking hands with Leopold Stokowski
___ Fun Center, clothing of Disney characters hanging from ceiling 
___ Near Bay Lake, structure with Mickey sitting on mouse ears

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground_
__ Tri-Circle D Ranch, signs and gates

Disney's Old Key West Resort
___ Railings Woodwork throughout Resort 
___ Sun in Disney Vacation Club Logo

Disney's Polynesian Resort
___ Sign Outside Arcade

Disney's Vero Beach Resort
___ Campfire Ring Area, backs of benches 
___ Pool Fence Posts, shapes in top of fence posts 
___ Pirate's Plunge Pool Area, shapes in iron fencing

Disney's Wilderness Lodge
___ Walking on Bear Crossing sign on road to Main Entrance 
___ Wilderness Lodge Mercantile, totem pole

Downtown Disney Marketplace
___ Entrance Archway Signs
___ Art of Disney Sign 
___ Toys Fantastic, mural inside shop 
___ Along Waterfront, green wrought-iron tables and chairs

Fantasia Gardens
___ Tee-Off Mats

Gateway Entrance Signs (entry roads to Walt Disney World Resort)
___ Purple Background Behind Characters

Bonus Points for Miscellaneous Locations

Manhole Covers 
___ Merchandise Receipts 
___ Monorails (WDW insignia) 
___ Delivery Menus of some WDW Resorts 
___ Road Signs 
___ Room Keys of WDW Resorts 
___ Security Vehicles 
___ Survey Markers 
 ___ Topiary Figures 
___ Utility Covers 
___ WDW Insignia Flags

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