In the display tent for California Adventure, there is a rendering of the new park which shows the wooden rollercoaster. There is a large cut out area in the coaster which is Mickey's image.
REPORTED: sophiedog 23 NOV 98
In regards to the Hidden Mickey report, on the plans for the wooden rollercoaster...the Mickey head is SUPPOSED to be there!! It is not "hidden," due to the fact that the Mickey head is part of the design, within the structure of the roller-coaster.
UPDATE: Bruce Forrest 23 DEC 98
Sophiedog mentioned the Hidden Mickey in the roller coaster at California Adventure. The Hidden Mickey is there and the coaster's inversion appears to be Mickey's head. Sophiedog is wrong in that this roller coaster will NOT be made from wood, despite what the Disney publicists are saying. Since it will have one vertical inversion, it will have to be made from steel (both the track and the structure) and the latest rumor I heard from several fellow members of American Coaster Enthusiasts is it will be made by Intamin AG. I was hoping that it was going to be a real wood coaster made by Custom Coasters International or Great Coasters International.
CONFIRMED: Locoboy 23 DEC 98
CONFIRMED: Ed Deeth 13 MAY 99
While riding the Lion Country tram back to the parking lot... look at the covered rollercoaster being built. There are two ears being constructed and the head of Mickey is the loop of the rollercoaster. It is also noticable from Katella Ave, viewed from the backside of the coaster.
UPDATE: Liz 12 SEP 99
The Mickey on the coaster is deleberate, it is very obvious in both the plans and on the coaster, as you can already see it.
WISHFUL THINKING: Laurel 04 APR 00
The coaster is indeed made out of all steel with no wood supports at all. Mickey's head is the backdrop of the one loop in the coaster. There are three drops and the best part of the coaster ride is the beginning where you start from 0-60 mph in 4 seconds!!
CONFIRMED: r888r 16 JUN 00
CONFIRMED: Mark Fisher & Ryland Madison 28 JAN 01
CONFIRMED: cali stud 10 FEB 01
While you are Screamin' make sure to take notice of the largest Hidden Mickey in the new park. Hidden Mickey to serve as an example of what a true hidden Mickey is suppose to look like.
CONFIRMED: Mickey's Best 06 MAR 01
On the California Screamin' ride there is a Mickey; however, its obviously NOT hidden. Its made to be seen from the street or other places as long as your looking up at it. WHY ELSE WOULD THEY LIGHT IT UP AT NIGHT?
WISHFUL THINKING: anon 07 JUN 02
CONFIRMED: Keiko Dunaz 26 APR 03
This one you can only see if you're a Cast Member, or if you happen to get stuck on the hill that goes up from the launch, and have to be walked down the stairs. Right at the bottom of Launch hill, visible from the catwalk, the bolts that hold that sections of track together, the left bolt looking down toward the water has a Mickey Head painted on it.
REPORTED: Mike Evans 05 JUN 01