• Searching for Hidden Mickeys at the Magic Kingdom and the WDW Resorts


    When you visit the Magic Kingdom, stay alert for Hidden Mickeys! In this article, I’ll wander this great park and a nearby resort and highlight a few hidden gems for you to check out.

    On Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin in Tomorrowland, this side profile Hidden Mickey (blue head, red ears and orange nose) is to the left of your vehicle in the room with lots of batteries.

    Also in Buzz Lightyear’s ride, four side profile Hidden Mickey “continents" are on “Pollost Prime” planets. Two of these planets are on the wall along the inside entrance queue of the ride. Two more planets can be found on the ride; one zooms by on a wall in the space video room and another (shown in the photo to the left) is on a wall to your upper left in the room with the final battle scene.

    » IMAGE GALLERY: Search for Hidden Mickeys!

    On a left wall of the FASTPASS queue for the Tomorrowland Speedway, two classic (three-circle) Hidden Mickeys are on a map of the Speedway course. They’re formed by a blue “head” circle and two faint white “ears.” One Hidden Mickey is at the right middle of the map and the second (shown below in the middle of the photo) is in the right lower corner of the map, next to an angle in the blue field. The white “ears” are difficult to spot!

    We debate Hidden Mickey locks in Disney parks and even in Disney movies, because some locks have “ears” that resemble Mickey ears. The lock shown in the middle of the photo below is on cabinet doors behind Captain Jack Sparrow in the treasure room at the end of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Adventureland. It sort of looks like Mickey, don’t you think?

    You’ll often find Mickey images in the Disney Parades, like the Main Street Electrical Parade that appears at night in the Magic Kingdom.

    In the Electrical Parade, a classic Mickey image is on the side of the train Goofy is driving.

    Another classic Mickey image is on a flag at the rear of Goofy’s train. As you can see with the photo of the flag below, many Mickey images are decorative and not Hidden. Here’s a great Hidden Mickey image!

    At the Grand Floridian Resort main pool, a classic Mickey is made of impressions in the rock wall at the side of the pool. You can see it in the middle of the photo; it’s often difficult to spot depending on the size of the waterfall that pours in front of it. In the guest rooms of the Grand Floridian Vacation Club Villas, decorative Dumbo-themed plates are on the wall.

    A tiny classic Hidden Mickey cloud is near Dumbo at the periphery of one of the plates.

    Hidden Mickeys are fun to find!

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 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 and Android apps. Steve and his wife Vickie (hiddenmickeygal) are the webmasters of http://www.HiddenMickeyGuy.com, and are on Twitter @hiddenmickeyguy and Facebook as Hidden Mickey Guy Disney's Hidden Mickeys Hunter.