A Hidden Mickey Hunt? That’s right, we went on a Hidden Mickey Hunt in the Yacht and Beach Club resorts at Disney World!
We went on a Hidden Mickey tour with our friends from Couponing to Disney (http://CouponingtoDisney.com). These Hidden Mickeys are some of our favorites in the whole Walt Disney World Resort area.
What is a Hidden Mickey?
Hidden Mickeys started out as inside jokes among the Walt Disney Imagineers. A Hidden Mickey is an image of Mickey Mouse concealed in the design of a Disney attraction (ride, resort, etc.). Originally, it took the shape of a head and ears silhouette, i.e. one large circle with two smaller circled on top in the appropriate place, but Hidden Mickeys can take on many forms.
The current authority on Hidden Mickeys is our friend, Steve Barrett. Steve has a whole series of Hidden Mickey books for Disney World, Disneyland, and even Disney Cruise. To do your own Hidden Mickey hunt, we strongly encourage you to get one of Steve’s books on Hidden Mickeys to help you find some on your next Disney Vacation!
Today, the Hidden Mickey has taken on many forms: the classic tri-circle head with ears, such as the stone Mickey in Disneyland Toontown, Mickey-on-the-boots at Walt Disney World’s All Star Music Resort or the alien symbols on The ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter in the Magic Kingdom; a silhouette or profile of the loveable Mouse; an actual animated face with features, such as Mickey appearing in the rock concert scene in A Goofy Movie; his full figure in either shadow form, silhouette, or detailed drawing, for instance, the mural Mickey in Disneyland’s Frontierland and the “broccoli Mickey” in the Body Wars mural in Epcot; a Mickeyesque feature such as one of his white gloves or his clumpy yellow shoes, such as in the shoes in Disney Studio’s The Great Movie Ride and the shoes in Tummy Trouble; his initials, such as in Maraglyphics in Disneyland’s Indiana Jones; a three-dimensional Mickey such as a stuffed doll hidden within a Disney amusement park ride or movie, such as the plush in the Tower of Terror at the Disney Studios or even a pair of Mouse ears on someone or something else of Mickey where it isn’t normally expected, such as the Viking in the Maelstrom’s loading area mural in Epcot.