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Old 07-10-2006, 03:02 PM   #1
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Official DIS Hidden Mickey FAQ Thread - With Pictures!!!

From time to time, there are threads about Hidden Mickeys started and then abandoned, so I thought it was time that we had an "Official" thread on the topic! I hope that everyone will help me to keep this post going by adding their own stories and pictures of Hidden Mickey's and keeping the craze alive!

According to the DIS - "Rumor has it that 'Hidden Mickey's' were started as in inside joke of the Disney Imagineers. No matter if they were intentional or accidental, there's nothing like spotting one to bring a smile." A Hidden Mickey is an image of Mickey Mouse (or other Disney Character) concealed in the design of a Disney attraction (ride, resort, etc...). There are two types of "Hidden Mickey's." The traditional 3 circles that form Mickey's head - Like this one from the Poly:



And the 2nd form is usually a little more difficult to spot - Like this one from the Great Movie Ride (Specific directions on Page 2):



Finding "Mickey" (or Donald or Pluto or Baloo or Jafar or...) is one of my favorite things to do at WDW! Whenever a ride is updated or added - the first thing I do is try to figure out if any new HMs are added! (or lost - like the one that used to be outside Alien Encounter!)

There is some debate as to what is and what is Not a Hidden Mickey - Sometimes they circles are not quite proportional or touching or whatever! Some are more "decorative Mickeys" - as in obvious! But, that does not mean that it is not hidden from someone else! The details of Walt Disney World is what keeps us going back (and back and back and...)

Steven Barrett has an excellent book entitled: "Hidden Mickeys: A Field Guide to Walt Disney World's Best Kept Secrets." It has 2 editions in print and has a great website on HMs - including a great history on how they started! www.hiddenmickeysguide.com .

Another resource is www.hiddenmickeys.org - but I find that site a little difficult to navigate - and sometimes outdated! But, it's worth checking out as well!

So, let's "find" the Hidden Mickeys! Let's hear some stories, let's see some DIS pictures, and hopefully we can make this a really great thread! Post questions & we will try to answer them - I will do my best to keep the thread up-to-date as well!

If you need help on how to post pictures - be sure to check out the DIS Technical Support Board! http://disboards.com/showthread.php?...29#post4886029

Out little Thread is getting BIG! Here's a little Index for our Hidden Mickey Thread!
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Page 1
Polynesian Resort Lobby HM
Great Movie Ride Mickey/Donald Heiroglyphics
Expedition Everest Queue Line TeaPot
Buzz Lightyear Plant Pollost Prime
DisneyLand 50 Year Celebration HMs
MouseGear Sign from Epcot
Hidden Baloo - AK Africa
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Page 2
Body Wars Pavillion - Mickey Profile in Broccoli/Brain Stem
Blizzard Beach - Hidden Sorcerer Mickey
Splash Mountain Bobber
Pizza Planet HMs from MGM/DS
Buzz LightYear Hidden Stitch in Exit
AKL - Mickey Profile in Vines at Rear Exit
AKL Giraffe on Savannah
MK Cement b/t TTA & SM
Conservation Station Petri Dishes
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Page 3
Expedition Everest Yeti with Mickey Ears
Back Lot Tour HM in Clouds
FotLK Bird House
Mr Tumnus' Door in Narnia
Pavement Stones in AK Near Africa
Flamingo Island from Kilomanjaro Safari
Banner in China at Epcot
Mural in China at Epcot
Embroidery Shop at DTD
Water Sprinkler DTD
Mickey's Philharmagic Tuba
Minnie's Vase from Mickey's ToonTown
Splash Mountain Mickey Profile at Big Drop
Cemetary Mural Back Lot Tour
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Page 4
Test Tube HM - Living with the Land
Journey Into Imagination with Figment
Splash Mountain Bobbers
Mickey Waving Maharajah Jungle Trek
Hidden Donald Chair from Haunted Mansion
Pooh's Playful Spot HM
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Page 5
Carousel in Boardwalk Lobby
Mickey's Garage Paint Apron
Rafiki's Planet Watch Mural
Daybed in Contemporary Resort
MGM/DS Giant Aerial Mickey Head
Jungle Cruise Life Preserver
Polynesian Kona Cafe Hidden Mickey Tile Mosaic
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Page 6 ( **** HUGE Thanks to Alexis Green for Pages 6-15!!! ****)
Survey markers
Splash Mountain Rope Loops in Turtle Room
Rock-n-Roller Coaster Prewshow - Radio cord Mickey
Hidden Minnie in Mural at the beginning/entry to the GMR
Mickey Clover in the cement
Cement HM In line for Expedition Everest
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Page 7
Morocco - In background with Aladdin and Jasmine
On the drum in a parade
Baggage Cart at the Orlando Airport
Maharajah Jungle Trek Murals
Glasses in Lobby of the Hollywood Tower Hotel (on desk)
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Page 8
Table in Swiss Family Tree House
Mr. Toad Statue in Pet Cementary of Haunted Mansion
Mr. Toad giving Deed to Owl in Picture
Hotel room (hotel unknown - WL?!?)
Mole & Winnie the Pooh Picture
Viking with Mickey Ears at Maelstorm in Norway Pavillion
Mahi-mahi at Flying Fish Café
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Page 9
Hidden Steamboat Willie Paper on SF Street
Living with the Land Vegetables
Living with the Land Pumpkin Mickeys
Hidden Steamboat Willie Pin/Broach on Dinosaur Statue from AK
Snow White's Scary Adventures Chimney in Mural
Snow White’s Clothes Line Boxers
Snow White Evil Queen Mirror
POR poolside cloud
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Page 10
Buzz Lightyear Fast pass machine
Opening gate
Frontier land Shooting Gallery Cactus
Hidden Tinkerbell outside BTMR
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Page 11
Big Lift for Splash Mountain (Barrels)
Haunted Mansion - Madame Leota's Ring
Back of the Power Rangers Vehicle from MGM Parade
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Page 12
Steamboat Willie Dinosaur - Enhanced
Hidden Minnie GMR - Enhanced
Ground Parking Lot of Dinoland
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Page 13
Key Under the Mat - Muppets' 3D Movie
Giraffe HM at AKL Savannah
MouseGears shop at Epcot
CR valet/check in door
Vines in Jungle of IASW
Bread creation at LeCellier
Pop Century food court
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Page 14
Mickey Pots in Haunted Mansion
Bread and Soup Bowl
AK Drain & Rock HM in Africa
Water Drain – Japan Pavillion World Showcase
Downtown Disney – Once Upon A Toy Tonka Truck
DTD - X-Mas Tree
Utility Cover – POFQ
Test Track Queue Mickey Pez
Cruella Spot Villains' Room of the World of Disney
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Page 15
Polynesian Resort Lobby Floor
Totem Pole - Canada at Epcot
Germany (King’s Crown)
Castle in the Model Train Area (In Germany?)
Tony’s – Bread HM
Sidewalk in front of the Marina at Coronado Springs
Bus stop sign at Coronado Springs
Morocco at Epcot
Sidewalk in Africa at AK
Coronado Springs - Main Entrance to the Lobby
TOT – Sheet Music "What! No Mickey Mouse!"
Animal Kingdom Lodge Assorted HMs
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Page 16
AKL - Pool Rock Carving HM
Totem Pole in Cananda
Stave Church in Norway
Dinosaur Queue Tree HM
Dinosaur Exit Scale HM
Mama Melrose Reception Area Plaster
Mr Toad & Owl Picture - Enhanced
DTD - Candy Castle
DTD - Queen of Hearts & Tweedle-Dee HMs in Mural
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Page 17
Hidden Jafar Rock
Sportsman's Shoppe Sign in England Pavillion
Flamingo Island from Kilomanjaro Safari
Assorted HMs in POFQ Room
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Page 18
Pixie Dust at Disney Store at Airport
Bolts in Floor at DS
Maharajah Tree Trunk Hidden Mickey
MouseGear Bolt
Mouse Gear Rack
Maharajah Jungle Trek Cloud
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Page 19
Wedding Bouquet Hidden Mickeys
Crown at Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory Food Court at POFQ
Indiana Statue Mocassins at Riverside Mill Food Court at POR
Backpack in Pangani Trail in Africa
Cactus from Frontierland Shooting Arcade
Tomato from NC State Fair
Asepso Hidden Mickey in Pangani Trail in Africa
Compass in World of Disney Store
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Page 20
Birdhouse in Splash Mountain Queue
Giant Cowboy Boot at AsMu
Mickey on the Roof of the Contemporary
Paint Hidden Mickey at Muppet Vision 3D
Straw Mickey Ears in Mickey's Garage
Hub Caps on Wall in Mickey's Garage
Tree Trunk at AK
Cucumber from Garden Grill
Bolt Mickey from Test Track Queue
Lantern from FastPass Line at Expedition Everest
London Building in Peter Pan's Flight
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Page 21
Mickey Mouse Nutcracker from CoP
Alien Encounter Hieroglyphic
Sportsman's Shoppe in England Pavillion
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Page 22
Boma HoneyMoon Dessert
Hidden Minnie in Mural GMR
Mickey on Roof of Contemporary
Polynesian Moana Mickey's Arcade
Poly Room Picture
Hidden Tink in Poly Lobby
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Page 23
Osbourne Lights Hidden Mickeys
Mickey Shoe & Tail from Gangster Part of GMR
C3PO & R2D2 from GMR
Owl & Toad Picture from Winne the Pooh Ride
Pumpkin Mickeys from Living with the Land
All-Star Sports Tile Mickey
Germany Pavillion Model Mickey
Poly Gift Shop Hidden King Mickey
Viking with Mickey Ears from Norway
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Page 24
POFQ Room & Bed Hidden Mickeys
Small World Vine Mickeys
Germany Holiday StoryTeller Mickey Snowflake Hat
Conservation Station Petri Dishes/Snakeskins
Conservation Station Mural - Ostrich & Butterfly
Barnstormer Queue
EE Yeti with Mickey Ears
Test Track Fastpass Queue Washer Hidden Mickey
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Page 25
WDW Golf Course Hidden Mickey Greens
50's Prime Time Cafe Table Bolts
Divine Pictures
All Star Sports Bedding
AKL Lodge Inside WaterFall - Near Boma
Disney Quest Pirates Ride
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Page 26
AK Water Cap/Stones
Tower of Terror Boiler
MuppetVision Suitcase
Spectacle of Lights
Disney Wonder Goofy Rope
Divine Pictures
Polynesian Resort Staircase
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Page 27
Pizza Burn Hidden Mickey
Typhoon Lagoon Refillable Mug
Mahi Mahi at Flying Fish
Wilderness Lodge Geyser - Rocks in Water
Wilderness Lodge Headboard Lights & Carpet
Wilderness Lodge Mickey indentations of Pole
Splash Mountain - Rope in Laughing Place
WL - Transportation Sign
WL - Pot in Mural
Japan Pavillion - Goldfish Drain
WL - Roarin' Forks cafe Nature Frame
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Page 28
Longhorn Steak House, Vineland N.J
Epcot - Disney Visa Meet & Greet
Grand Floridian - Gingerbread House
Beaches & Cream - Mickey Sundae
Christmas Cookie Mickey
Japan Pavillion - Rocks in Bush
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Coming Soon...
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Old 07-11-2006, 06:35 AM   #2
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Ok - Here's another one to get us started - It's from Expedition Everest!

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Old 07-11-2006, 06:43 AM   #3
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I don't have any just now, but I will look at our pic's and get back to here. This is a great idea!
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Old 07-12-2006, 06:17 AM   #4
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Here's one of my favorites from Buzz Lightyear - Planet Pollost Prime is in the queue area right out for everyone to see, but I'll bet thousands of people walk right by it every day!

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Old 07-12-2006, 06:52 AM   #5
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Does anybody have a gigh quality picture of the hidden Mickey at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, outside at the back of the building? I've seen it on my last visit but didn't take my camera and would love to have some sort of picture of it... ThanX
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Wow, great Hidden Mickey pics! I know many of them off the top of my head, but I don't have any photos. I will be sure to take some next month. I was able to find the Mickey & Donald hieroglyphic once on TGMR, and for some reson can never find it again, from your pic I now can concentrate on that one area. I love that one!
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I hope you don't mind a few from DL! Sorry they're so big!

Pirates:



Teacups:



In Tomorrowland:



Splash Mountain:



Back of the Castle:



And one not so hidden :



Some of them aren't the best quality, sorry. Our camera started dying.
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Oh boy! Great thread!

I looooove looking for Hidden Mickeys!

Here's one from Epcot!


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Does anybody have a gigh quality picture of the hidden Mickey at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, outside at the back of the building? I've seen it on my last visit but didn't take my camera and would love to have some sort of picture of it... ThanX
Hey Ghost - I do NOT have a picture of that one (yet) - but hopefully someone will come along who does! Here's a great site from DISer Cass with your HM though! http://www.cassworld.ca/photoshiddenmickeys.htm

And Baloo - Here's one for you - a Hidden Baloo! (with DS11 Tyler!)

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Indy,

Thanks for posting a link to my HM's

Love the Poly HM! Is that in the lobby? Haven't been to the Poly since 1999 I think.

Ghost,

I have that photo you are talking about just like Indy said. How big do you need it?
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And Baloo - Here's one for you - a Hidden Baloo! (with DS11 Tyler!)
OMG!!! Where is that one?!?! I never knew there was a Hidden Baloo!!! I gotta find that one!!!


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Hey Cass/Timon - Glad you found my post - and hope that you'll be posting some pics here as well! Your site is awesome - I'm just not that computer literate so I thought we needed a DIS thread for HMs! The Poly HM is the tile on the floor just inside the main doors in front of the Water Falls - It's one of my favorites b/c it means that I'm at my favorite resort!

Baloo - Your HM is at the AK - Kinda behind the Tamu Tamu refreshment stand. It's near Africa on the other side from where all the drums are on the backside of the Tree of Life. If you have seen where Baloo & King Louie come out for their meet & greet, then it's right there on the other side of the wall in a picnic/dining area - and it is sometimes hidden behind that curtain that you see in my picture!
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Baloo - Your HM is at the AK - Kinda behind the Tamu Tamu refreshment stand. It's near Africa on the other side from where all the drums are on the backside of the Tree of Life. If you have seen where Baloo & King Louie come out for their meet & greet, then it's right there on the other side of the wall in a picnic/dining area - and it is sometimes hidden behind that curtain that you see in my picture!

Thanks Indy Jammer.I'm going to HAVE to find that Baloo on our next trip!!!

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I have been looking for the Indiana Jones HM and Donald for umpteen visits, thank you, thank you!!
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