When I stroll into Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom, the sights and sounds transport me to an exotic land, with influences from Pacific and Caribbean Islands and a sprinkling of Africa and Asia. I'd like to show you a few Hidden Mickeys in this delightful area.
My first stop is the Swiss Family Treehouse. As I navigate the scenic walkway through the huge tree, I acknowledge the awesome side profile Hidden Mickey on the trunk. You can spot the image to your left as you descend from the very top of the trail.
Walking through Adventureland, I sidestep the spitting camel on the side of The Magic Carpets of Aladdin ride. If you're not careful, you'll get doused!
Gaze up at the Jungle Cruise sign. It has a classic (three-circle) Hidden Mickey formed by barnacles under the letter "J" on the side of the sign facing the attraction entrance.
A charm embedded in the cement near the Agrabah Bazaar shop contains a tiny classic Mickey. It's near a shop pole that has a strip of blue paint near the bottom.
Follow me into the Gift Shop at the exit of Pirates of the Caribbean to admire a sideways classic Mickey. It's formed by a jewel and two pearls along the edge of a hanging plate, just past the exit walkway from the attraction boats.
While you're at the Magic Kingdom, register for "Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom," a new interactive game in the park. Guests are recruited as apprentice sorcerers to fight various Disney villains scattered throughout the Magic Kingdom. You'll engage the game characters with your special spell cards at interactive windows around the park.
Don't miss the Hidden Mickey on your Sorcerer Key Card! It's at the bottom right corner of one side of the card.
When you're on Disney property, always be alert for the elusive Hidden Mickey!
Steve Barrett is the author of the Hidden Mickeys Guide Book Series (Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and the Disney Cruise Ships) available in the Disney Parks and in book stores, Amazon, and on Kindle and other downloadable formats. The WDW and Disneyland Hidden Mickeys Guide books are also offered as iPhone apps. Steve and his wife Vickie (hiddenmickeygal) are the webmasters of www.HiddenMickeyGuy.com, and are on Twitter @hiddenmickeyguy and Facebook as Hidden Mickey Guy Disney's Hidden Mickeys Hunter.