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Le Gourmet

  1. My wife and I were sitting at the outdoor restaurant that serves soup in bread bowls. It is located just to the right of the staircase that goes up to the Disney Gallery. We were sitting at the table closest to the street, beneath a support pole. A street musician (trombone I think) sort or reached around above our heads and pushed a button that was hidden in the metal scroll work of the pole. He then walked a short way down the the street and began to play. We have no idea what the button is for.
    REPORTED: James Hudson 11 MAY 98
    The button that the gentleman pushed is a BGM kill swith, "Background Music" when it is pressed it shuts off the area music for 30 min, to allow the performer to play.
    UPDATE: anon 06 DEC 98
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La Mascarade d'Orleans Shop (Mardi Gras Shop)

  1. The portrait in the "Mascarade d'Orleans" store, a.k.a. the Mardi Gras store, happens to be of Madame Celeste, the niece of Madame Leota. Also, there is a NON-SANCTIONED hidden Mickey in the portrait comprised of the crystal ball as the head, and the ears are well...you'll get the idea when you look at it.
    REPORTED: anon 24 JUN 98

The Disney Gallery
The Disney Gallery

Hidden Mickeys
  1. pict from hiddenmickeys.org
  2. Walt had a second apartment built above Pirates (first one was above the Fire House), but Walt died before it was finished. It is now the Disney Gallery. You can see "RD" and "WD" in the ironwork on the balcony (for Roy and Walt).
    REPORTED: Maddy 26 NOV 95
    CONFIRMED: Eric B 25 FEB 96
    CONFIRMED: Jim Kocher 18 DEC 96
    CONFIRMED: Becky 22 MAR 99
    CONFIRMED: Yoda Nation 27 JUL 99
    
    
    
    pict from hiddenmickeys.org
  3. In the Disney Gallery is a scale model of Space Mountain. It's very detailed and quite fascinating. I stood and stared at it for half an hour.
    REPORTED: Bret Boyle 27 APR 98
    CONFIRMED: Heather 30 JUL 98
    CONFIRMED: John Hamilton 08 FEB 99
    Inside you will find a scale model of Space Mountain, complete with the speed you are traveling!
    CONFIRMED: Jeff 09 SEP 99
  4. While we were on the Mark Twain steamboat, there were some workers on top of the Disney Gallery. They were working on one of the chimney tops, and when they took the chimeny cover off, there was a hidden camera. The camera is in the chimney closest to the corner of the building. I imagine that it is remote controlled and can keep tabs on guests as they walk through New Orleans Square.
    REPORTED: Mike Chan 17 DEC 97
    That camera in the chimney is a a Closed Circuit Camera used for Fantasmic. It's picture is on the monitors for the techs who run different effects of the island. There is also another camera in one of the other chimneys that connects to ABC and sometimes they'll use it as one for their camera shots that the weather man will do his shot in front of.
    UPDATE: anon 06 DEC 98
  5. The Disney family private apartments over Pirates of the Caribbean were once considered as a possible expansion to Club 33. The last two pages of the original booklet given to new members of Club 33 in 1967 (and reissued for the 30th anniversary in 1997 - $20) shows two of Dorethea Redmond's watercolors originally done for the design of the Disney family apartments (Now The Disney Gallery). The text states that the designs depict concepts for a possible expansion of Club 33 should membership demand warrant more dining space. Club 33 opened only 6 months after Walt's death with the apartment space never used, but already completed. The two paintings are of the living room and the open-air courtyard.
    REPORTED: Jim O'Connor 04 JAN 98 pict from hiddenmickeys.org
  6. The best place to watch Fantasmic is actually at The Disney Gallery. I was able, thanks to some kind Disney Cast Members, to view it from a bench on the balcony, overlooking The Rivers of America. No one sits in front of you, and you get to see all of the show from all angles. If you sweet-talk them, maybe you'll get to watch it there, too. (P.S. It's a great spot to videotape the show).
    REPORTED: Dynara 22 DEC 96
    They usually don't allow people to view the show from the Gallery and usually will tell people to leave if they are not looking at the art work. They never allow people to go on the balcony as it is used at a viewing for paying guests. You have to pay $35 a seat to sit out there and you get a piece of chocolate pie with the show. I would not recommend trying to watch the show from up there for free because you will mostlikely be told to leave.
    CONFIRMED: Eric B 30 DEC 96
    It's true! There's practically nobody on the New Orleans Square and Critter Country rides during the Fantasmic shows. This is probably the best time to go on Pirates, Haunted, and Splash. If you want to have good seats for Fantasmic there is a dock where the Tom Sawyer's Island ferries usually pick up and drop off passengers that offers great a great view. There isn't a lot of people there so you don't have to save you seats for hours and you are close enough to feel the warmth of the flames when the water catches on fire. Watch out, if there's a wind you'll get wet.
    CONFIRMED: Stacy Hartman 04 APR 97
    There is a balcony where you can watch Fantasmic. We entered through the Art Gallery. There is a very obvious door, then you go over a balcony, and you are right there. There had a full dessert buffet and comfortable chairs.
    CONFIRMED: Joe Gullo 07 AUG 98
pict from hiddenmickeys.org

Port d'Orleans

Order Nightmare Before Christmas merchandise: VHS (NTSC or PAL) or DVD (North America or Europe) or the movie soundtrack. More merchandise is available at the Disney Store Online.
  1. Port D'Orleans store and Nightmare Before Christmas merchandise cart outside the Haunted Mansion are the only places where you can buy Nightmare Before Christmas merchandise in the park. Order Nightmare Before Christmas merchandise online: VHS (NTSC or PAL) or DVD (North America or Europe) or the movie soundtrack. More merchandise is available at the Disney Store Online.
    REPORTED: Meg 08 OCT 01 pict from hiddenmickeys.org
  2. On the Christmas tree in Port D'Orleans, notice the decorations are things like apple cores.
    REPORTED: Meg 08 OCT 01

Nightmare Cart

Order Nightmare Before Christmas merchandise: VHS (NTSC or PAL) or DVD (North America or Europe) or the movie soundtrack. More merchandise is available at the Disney Store Online.
  1. Nightmare Before Christmas merchandise cart outside the Haunted Mansion and the Port D'Orleans store are the only places where you can buy Nightmare Before Christmas merchandise in the park from October through December. Order Nightmare Before Christmas merchandise online: VHS (NTSC or PAL) or DVD (North America or Europe) or the movie soundtrack. More merchandise is available at the Disney Store Online.
    REPORTED: Meg 08 OCT 01


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