Official DIS Hidden Mickey FAQ Thread - With Pictures!!!

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  1. IndyJammer

    IndyJammer <font color=green>Is a faithful believer!!! clap

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    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:

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    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):

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    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    Another resource is www.hiddenmickeys.org - but I find that site a little difficult to navigate - and sometimes outdated!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?s=&postid=4886029#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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  3. IndyJammer

    IndyJammer <font color=green>Is a faithful believer!!! clap

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    Ok - Here's another one to get us started - It's from Expedition Everest!

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  4. nhpooh

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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!
     
  5. IndyJammer

    IndyJammer <font color=green>Is a faithful believer!!! clap

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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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  6. Ghost

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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 :thumbsup2
     
  7. Corinne

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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!
     
  8. Molly Meow

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    I hope you don't mind a few from DL! Sorry they're so big!

    Pirates:

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    Teacups:

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    In Tomorrowland:

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    Splash Mountain:

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    Back of the Castle:

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    And one not so hidden ;) :

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    Some of them aren't the best quality, sorry. Our camera started dying.
     
  9. Baloo

    Baloo <font color="red"><br>Laughter is the bloom<br>of

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    Oh boy! Great thread! :thumbsup2

    I looooove looking for Hidden Mickeys! :mickeyjum

    Here's one from Epcot!::MickeyMo

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  10. IndyJammer

    IndyJammer <font color=green>Is a faithful believer!!! clap

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    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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  11. Timon

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    Indy,

    Thanks for posting a link to my HM's :cool1:

    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?
     
  12. Baloo

    Baloo <font color="red"><br>Laughter is the bloom<br>of

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    orginally posted by IndyJammer
    OMG!!! Where is that one?!?! I never knew there was a Hidden Baloo!!! :banana: I gotta find that one!!! :cool1:


    P.S. You're son is a cutie! ;)
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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!
     
  14. Baloo

    Baloo <font color="red"><br>Laughter is the bloom<br>of

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

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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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    It took me awhile to find the Indiana Jones Mickey as well - then it took me even longer to get up the nerve to take the picture! (That's why I have not - and probably will not - have a picture of the grim reaper HM in the Haunted Mansion) The Hieroglyphics is in the first section of the Indiana Jones part of the Great Movie Ride - On the left side of the Car just past a large silver statue-thingee as you are leaving the first room (the throne room). It is about eye-level on about a 2-3 feet wide slab. It is dark and you have to look quickly - but it is cool!!!
     
  18. MN Dis Fans

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    I love this thread! :thumbsup2
     
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    Here's another of my favorites - Anybody know where it is? (or where it WAS may be a more appropriate question now!)

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    Ok - How about a Hidden Sorcerer Mickey!

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    Here's one for today!

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