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  1. This hidden Mickey is one involving the outside of Spaceship Earth. When coming from the World Showcase lagoon, walking towards Spaceship Earth, you'll see two huge trees in front of Spaceship Earth. This is an upside-down hidden Mickey where the trees make Mickey's ears and Spaceship Earth is Mickey's head.
    REPORTED: Scott Baker 22 OCT 97
    When walking from the World Showcase, Spaceship Earth and a tree on either side make Mickey's head and two ears.
    CONFIRMED: Shelly Elkins 10 JAN 98
  2. At the entrance of Spaceship Earth there is a mural. In the mural there is a painting of the earth from outer space. The cloud formations on the left side of the earth form the head and ears of a hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Jill Mowry 14 AUG 98
    I saw the hidden mickey on Spaceship Earth in the swirling, pink clouds when you first start moving upward. The black space in the middle of the clouds forms a hidden mickey for about 3 seconds. It eventually returns after a few moments.
    CONFIRMED: Brandon 25 JUN 01
  3. On the mural at the entrance, there is a mammoth. At the top right of the picture, Mickey's face is in sideways profile along the top of the mammoth's back.
    REPORTED: Gil Wade 05 SEP 98 pict from hiddenmickeys.org
  4. In front of Spaceship Earth, there is a mural. On that mural is a rocket with a four digit number running down the side. I'm not sure what the number is at this moment (something like 2354 or something like that.) Anyway, the important part of the number is the "3." It is black while the other three digits are red. If you tilt your head to the right, and look at the shape that is created on the inside of the three, it is definitely a hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Christopher Gates 23 SEP 00
    In the mural in the front, inside the 3 in the number on the side of the rocket.
    CONFIRMED: Wm. Scott Cranston 02 FEB 01
  5. It is in the swirls in the sky just as you start to climb at the beginning of the ride.
    REPORTED: Sarah Unsworth 23 SEP 00
  6. When on Spaceship Earth and your cart is first moving up, there is a screen with lightning being flashed on it. If you look carefully at the lighting, it spells out "WDW" for Walt Disney World, and a hidden Mickey appears at the top-left of the screen momentarily. Amazing!
    REPORTED: Johnster Monster 22 FEB 97
    I didn't see the WDW in the lightning but the "blobs" of light/darkness do form fo make a very temporary tri-circle Mickey
    CONFIRMED: Renée Shaw 27 DEC 97
  7. After Rome burns, you enter a room with four Middle Eastern men ("Jewish scholars") on the right. In front of them is a box with Hidden Mickeys as part of the design.
    REPORTED: Vinnie, Sue, & Chris Simone 26 MAY 95
    CONFIRMED: crnothna 12 FEB 96
    CONFIRMED: Jon Meeks 23 JUN 96
    The circles on the box are all the same size.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
  8. After Rome burns, there is a man reading in a book. On his hand he has a ring with Mickey's head. It is very difficult to see.
    REPORTED: Robert Lardenoye 06 JUN 96
  9. On left side of car you pass the scene with the monks transcribing documents. The second monk is sleeping. If you look back as you pass him you can see an ink blot in the shape of Mickey in the upper right hand part of the document.
    REPORTED: Dave Newirth 29 OCT 95
    Confirmed by a Cast Member.
    CONFIRMED: John & Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
    CONFIRMED: Tyler Silhan 09 FEB 97
    You have to be passing the monk and looking back to see it.
    CONFIRMED: The Crutchley Family 28 JUN 97
    CONFIRMED: Lynn 01 NOV 99
  10. In the Renaissance scene, Mickey is on the page of a book behind the sleeping monk.
    REPORTED: WDW List
    The book is on a pedestal; Sorcerer Mickey can be found on the right-hand page near the seam.
    CONFIRMED: PlutoMGM 08 APR 96
    When I took a tour of Spaceship Earth after hours, the tour guide pointed out the Mickey head on the book. It is small but very detailed. Not visible from the ride cars.
    CONFIRMED: Lisa O'Neill 28 OCT 96
    CONFIRMED: Dan Lolli 14 DEC 98
    In Cathedral Abbey behind sleeping monk an illuminated manuscript (book) has a wizard Mickey balloon and a second balloon in the shape of the old Magic Kingdom balloons. It is written in Latin but within are hidden words as...Los Angelos Ca...Many happy returns...Engineer names and dates written out...and Walt's initials. The is the only one done intentioanlly by the imagineers.
    CONFIRMED: anon 07 AUG 99
  11. When the car is moving through the Renaissance period, there is an artist to your left painting a still-life of some grapes. All the grapes are outlined in black, except a cluster of three, which are outlined in white, making a clear Mickey head.
    REPORTED: Holly K. Krenik 18 OCT 96
    We looked at least 6 times trying to find the grapes but couldn't find anything outlined in white on the painting. It may have been changed in the rehab.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Jeff Carter & Kristy Miskoff 24 JAN 98
  12. On Spaceship Earth there is a painter not the one on his back but the one before him, if you look at his paints my mom pointed out they make a hidden Mickey I glanced and it looked like it to me.
    REPORTED: Jeff Rogers 17 JUN 99 <
  13. I found a hidden Mickey in the Renaissance era, in the painting on the ceiling. If you look on the bended knee of the guy in the painting, on his knee is a Mickey. but you have to look really fast.
    REPORTED: Kimberly Warner 17 DEC 01
  14. On the right side of the Renaissance area there are Mickeys hidden in the transom above the doorway where the two figures are playing the lute and violin.
    REPORTED: Rob & Liz Lindsey 04 DEC 95
    CONFIRMED: Peter Basilo 04 DEC 95
    There is one large round window and two smaller windows below it, which could form an upside down tri-circle Mickey. However, the smaller windows are long, upside down "U"s, so the three windows don't form a full Mickey. More like a very long-eared rabbit. Plus, the windows don't touch.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
  15. Unfortunately, I can't remember the exact location (which scene), but in the Renaissance portion of Spaceship Earth, there is a wooden bench on the left as you enter a scene. On the bench are three white paint circles that form a Mickey head. (They might be the same size, so a second opinion would be great.) The bench is very close to the train, so it is possible that only a person riding on the left will see it and you have to look quickly because there are taller objects on the bench.
    REPORTED: Matt 06 JAN 02
    On the table to the left of the first painter in the renaissance period is a hidden Mickey. It is formed by three white paint circles formed to look like drippings from a paint containter.
    CONFIRMED: Jennifer L 12 JAN 02
    Going up Spaceship Earth, the scene on the left, before the telegraph scene on the right. On the table of the far left side of the scene there are three white paint can circles on the table which form a hidden Mickey.
    CONFIRMED: Roger Kropp 15 JAN 02
    In the area where the first artist is painting, not the one on his back, but the one before that. If you look at the table by him, you will see white paint that looks like the paint made a ring around the cans. There are two smaller circles and a larger circle. They come together to form a Hidden Mickey.
    CONFIRMED: MEarnhardtFan 03 FEB 02
    After Rome burns there is a scene in the Renaissance period and on the table just as you enter the scene there is a "Hidden Mickey" formed by what looks like either water stains or paint stains on the table. It is as the very left side of the table and the table is on the very left side of the scene.
    CONFIRMED: Matthew Kochosky 03 FEB 02
    Right when we came into the scene where the guy is sculpting a statue, I looked left for no reason, and there it was! There were three paint rings left by paint cans that form the three circled figure we all know. It was on a shelf about the same height as the car.
    REPORTED: Robert Stepek 04 JUL 02
  16. Spaceship Earth is full of Mickeys. We want to point out the window behind Mona Lisa in the Renaissance section has a lot of big and small circles in it. Every now and then they form perfect Mickeys.
    REPORTED: Julie Crutchley & Mary Glenn Crutchley 11 JUN 96
    All the circles looked the same size to me. Anyone else agree with me?
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
  17. In the Gutenberg Press scene, there is an iron light fixture hanging just above and to the left of the press. Its center is round and has 4 candle on it, however only 2 are lit and the other 2 are kind of hidden in the shadows. It forms an upside-down Mickey head.
    REPORTED: Larry Fellure 31 MAR 98 pict from hiddenmickeys.org
  18. There is a baseball cap with a big "M" (and Mickey) on it hanging on the right-hand hook in the teenage boy's bedroom.
    REPORTED: WDW List
    REPORTED: Peter Basilo 26 NOV 95
    CONFIRMED: Carolyn Sorrells 18 APR 96
    CONFIRMED: B 20 AUG 96
    CONFIRMED: Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
    CONFIRMED: Lynn 01 NOV 99
    CONFIRMED: Abelinhe Ramos 02 APR 02 pict from hiddenmickeys.org
  19. Alarm clock (on the dresser) in the teenage boy's bedroom
    REPORTED: WDW List
    CONFIRMED: Steven Edward Buck 18 APR 95
    CONFIRMED: Gargoyle 19 OCT 95
    CONFIRMED: Neal Firth and Family 06 APR 96
    CONFIRMED: Carolyn Sorrells 18 APR 96
    CONFIRMED: B 20 AUG 96
    CONFIRMED: John & Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
    CONFIRMED: Deb Silhan 09 FEB 97
    CONFIRMED: The Crutchley Family 28 JUN 97
    CONFIRMED: The Spencer Family 24 JUL 97
    CONFIRMED: Timothy Pappas 28 SEP 97
    CONFIRMED: Renée Shaw 27 DEC 97
    CONFIRMED: Jeff Carter & Kristy Miskoff 24 JAN 98
    CONFIRMED: Mike DiMaio 29 AUG 99
    CONFIRMED: Lynn 01 NOV 99
    CONFIRMED: Mandy & Lynnette Stretton 21 NOV 99
    CONFIRMED: Robert Irby 26 AUG 01 White Cookie Background 120x60
    Watch when you go by the teenage boy's room. Look on his desk, and guess who is in the alarm clock?
    CONFIRMED: Anthony 22 APR 06
  20. In the scene, the boy is lying down; look at the plate next to his plastic cup, the cookies form a perfect Hidden Mickey
    REPORTED: RON LANG 22 AUG 97
    CONFIRMED: LCRPLR 27 JAN 98
    The alleged HM is in the cookies in the boy's room. WISHFUL THINKING: There are 3 cookies on the plate, but they are all the same size. Mickey's head is bigger than his ears.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Steve in Omaha 27 JUN 00
  21. In the room where the family is watching the television, actually the room on the left side of the car with many TVs, the vase near the lamp has Mickey standing on it. I went on the rided three times and it is definite.
    REPORTED: Mike DiMaio 29 AUG 99
  22. We got stopped at the top, probably the best place to stop, anyway in the constellations, the dark part not the stars, there is what four of us in our party, believed to be a hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: William Gregg 18 MAR 99
    After the ride seats turn sideways, in the star filled sky, there is a Mickey head silhouette in the sky. There are three dark circles, one larger one, and two smaller ones on top of it.
    REPORTED: Sal Lombardo 02 OCT 99
    CONFIRMED: Lynn 01 NOV 99
    There is a profile of Mickey in the stars at the top. It's quite detailed. We spotted it just after the cars turned around, and it was directly above us, facing in the direction of the earth. However two things make it tricky to spot: First, there are other stars mixed into the picture, and second, it "sets" as the star field moves; when we rode it a second time a few hours later, it was gone.
    CONFIRMED: Todd Jacob 26 FEB 00
    CONFIRMED: Corey and Amanda Enos 17 JUN 01
    CONFIRMED: Andrea Jacobsen 26 AUG 01
    CONFIRMED: Janet Stuart 18 FEB 02
  23. On your way back, when you are desending backwards in Spaceship Earth, there is a hidden Mickey behind the News commentator, as a sillouette, in the background of the newscast.
    REPORTED: Chuck and Debbie Grenci 04 JUL 02
  24. On your return to earth there is a rock above your head highlighted with black lights. On rock is a full Mickey lying on his back.
    REPORTED: Jeff 23 JUL 00
    CONFIRMED: Amy Hudson 06 AUG 00
    On your return to earth there is a hidden Mickey on a rock above your head. You have to tilt your head to the left a little, but it is of Mickey lying on his back in Silouette.
    CONFIRMED: Rhonda Cole 01 NOV 00
  25. Standing (at night) at the gate in front of the Japan pavilion we looked across the lagoon at Spaceship Earth. The spotlights on the sphere looked to us like a Mickey. Of course, it was late and we'd been looking for Mickeys all day, so we may have imagined it, but the longer we looked the more it looked like a Mickey head.
    REPORTED: Lisa Evans 29 AUG 95
    When standing in front of American Adventure at night you can look across the lagoon at Spaceship Earth and see that the colored lights shining on the side of the "Ball" forms a Hidden Mickey.
    CONFIRMED: Daniel Kierstead 16 JUN 97
  26. After the ride; the small simulator ride that takes you through the phone lines, etc. When you are sent down to Tokyo via a satellite link, you pass a building on your left. The lights of the building form a Mickey. You have to look quick, it's the first building you pass.
    REPORTED: Matt DeGrandis 30 JUL 96

Leave a Legacy

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  1. There are at least two images of Mickey in Leave a Legacy. After running the Walt Disney World 2000 Marathon my wife and I posed for pictures with our Medals (each Medal is in shaped like the ever so 'famouse' Mickey) We are over in Section E, second or third row from the bottom and about 1/3 of the way across.
    REPORTED: Dan Roberts 11 JAN 01


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