Disney’s Hidden Mickey’s
By: Anna Trosper
April 3, 2018
If you’re asking what a hidden Mickey is you are not alone. This is one of Disney’s hidden secrets! A Hidden Mickey is an image of Mickey Mouse worked into the design of a Disney attraction or some other Disney structure. Originally, a Hidden Mickey was the familiar shape of Mickey’s head and ears made from one large circle with two smaller circles on top. These days, however, Hidden Mickeys can take many forms.
It’s no longer just Mickey. You’ll find hidden Minnie’s, Donald Ducks, Goofys, Pluto’s, Baloo’s, Winnie the Poohs, and others. The Imagineers and Cast Members have loads of fun placing Hidden Mickeys and other characters for us to find. There is no official list of Hidden Mickey’s but there are lists that Disney guest have made up over the years.
Finding a hidden Mickey has become great fun for my family over the years. On my first trip to see Pandora in Animal Kingdom this last July I found my first Hidden Mickey in this new land! Below you will see the photo of the Hidden Mickey. This can be found on the ground by the exit path of Na’vi River ride. I can’t list all of the Hidden Mickey’s I have found over the years but here are a few more to get you started!
When in the queue for Journey of the Little Mermaid- Under the Sea you can find this Hidden Mickey. This is a tough one if you don’t know where it is. As you are going into the queue before you get to the first cave you have to look behind you and up on the rocks. Look up high and you will see the three circles on the rock. I say it’s a Hidden Mickey what do you think?
You never know where you will find a Hidden Mickey. We went to Magic Kingdom in 2015 for the holidays and the Castle was all decked out in lights! Stunning if you have never seen it! Anyway, what do you think I saw? Yep, you got it! A Hidden Mickey! Can you see him?
Now don’t think you can only find Hidden Mickey’s in the parks. Oh, no! Hidden Mickey’s are everywhere. They can be outside the park, at your resort, in your Disney resort room. They are all over the place: buses, chairs, walls, badges. You just never know where you will find one.
Hidden Mickey’s are not only at Walt Disney World. They can be found at any Disney Destination, even Disney Cruise Ships have hidden Mickeys. If you are on one of these Disney Cruise ships, make sure to take a look around; you never know where you will find one. Tip: Look at the housekeeping carts, carpets, elevators, table cloths. You will find them everywhere!
Remember when I said that other Disney characters are hidden also? Take a look at this hidden Pluto! Can you see him? Pluto makes his appearance on the Disney Cruise Line buses!
So, as you can see this can become quite an addiction very fast! You will start seeing Hidden Mickeys everywhere; even in your everyday life! This is a great way to keep the magic alive when you are waiting for your next Disney vacation. Start your own list and see how many you can find.
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