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  1. On the outside of the Haunted Mansion there are several small, decorative corner stones placed around the top of the mansion. They appear to be Mickey silhouettes (NOT the familiar three circle Mickey). We tried to view them through the zoom lens o our camera, but could never bring them close enough to confirm that they were indeed Mickeys.
    REPORTED: jane 06 NOV 00
  2. While looking at the gates going towards the Haunted Mansion, there is a wreath that is shaped like the familiar two small circles and one large circle. It's a bit oblong.
    REPORTED: Amanda 21 JAN 01 pict from
  3. As you enter the Haunted Mansion, right after the gate to the left is a bush with red and purple flowers. If you look closely at the flowers, you will notice that most have a familiar shape. Did the Disney horticulturists do this on purpose?
    REPORTED: Fudgie 10 DEC 97
    When you go into the Haunted Mansion, right after you pass through the main gate on your left side you will see a bush thats has 3 flowers 2 red flowers make up the ears and a purple flower resembles the face.
    CONFIRMED: Matthew Tubb 08 MAY 99
    I saw no purple bush, but I have before.
    LOST: Foxx 22 OCT 99
    The flowers can also be seen on you left as you are leaving the Mansion
    CONFIRMED: Shayna Paul 14 DEC 99
    We also noticed that the blooms on the live flowers to the left just before you go through the large exit gates from the Haunted Mansion look like Mickeys.
    CONFIRMED: Donnie & Vickie Shoemaker 14 FEB 00
    The Bat-eared zinnias that once were planted near the entrance and exit at Mansion have been removed.
    LOST: Spooky Stephen: loyal butler 25 JAN 01 pict from
  4. On the New Leota Tombstone at the Haunted Mansion, there are 2 hidden Mickeys. One in each corner under the face in the flowers. The middle of one of the flowers makes up the head and the petals above it make up the ears. Its the same on the other side but mirrored.
    REPORTED: Ghost Relations Dept. 23 MAR 02
  5. When getting ready to enter the actual building that houses the Haunted Mansion, you will see the tombstones to your left. One of the tombstones (I believe it was the one closest to the building), has two sprigs of leaves carved on it at the bottom. Right underneath where these two sprigs cross, there are three small bumps together also in the stone that make a Hidden Mickey. It is tilted about 45 degrees, but it is pretty obvious once you see it.
    REPORTED: Tom Peterson 07 DEC 00
  6. As you enter the first staging area (before the stretching room), carefully look at the picture frame hanging over the fireplace. The border around the upper half of the frame is composed of small Mickey heads. The lower half is also Mickey heads, but these are upside down. This was pointed out during the "Keys to the Kingdom" tour.
    REPORTED: anon 26 JAN 02
  7. The entrance area is a Hidden Mickey. It is a structural Mickey - the architectural plan of the stretching rooms is in the shape of Mickey. In the Haunted Mansion, there are two elevator rooms or "stretch" rooms. Walt Disney World doesn't usually tell guests that there are 2 stretch rooms. These stretch rooms are located in such away around the circular central foyer, where the fireplace and the changing portrait are, that they create a large Hidden Mickey. When you walk in, you are taken into a round foyer. This room is the head. Then, you enter one of two stretching rooms that open on either side of the fireplace. Each one is an ear. If viewed from above as a whole or on a set of plans, the layout forms the typical tri-circle Mickey. The worst part about this Hidden Mickey is that you can't really see it since it is only visible by looking at the blueprints.
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    Note: I am no longer taking reports on this one unless there is a refurb and the Imagineers change this effect.
  8. In the Haunted Mansion, near the very beginning of the ride, there is a series of portraits hanging on the wall to the left. On one of the portraits, one of the pupils is actually a hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Jeremy 02 NOV 00
    I got an "up close and personal" look this past weekend at all the pictures in the portrait room of the Haunted Mansion... None of the pupils are hidden Mickeys.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Neal LoCurto 05 FEB 01 pict from
  9. There is a hidden Mickey in one of the webs in the Haunted Mansion.
    REPORTED: Patty Soto 08 APR 98
    It is just under the railing of the stairs on the left in the first scene ( the first stair case once you are riding the ride )
    CONFIRMED: Tre Devincentis 09 AUG 99
    I looked hard for it, but didn't see it. The CMs may have temorarily removed (or moved) it.
    UPDATE: Foxx 22 OCT 99
    Note: Cobwebs Mickeys seem to come and go depending upon the Cast Members putting them up. pict from
  10. The gargoyle statue has a weird smiling hidden Mickey on its tail.
    REPORTED: Champlin 20 JUN 97
  11. Like the grim reaper Mickey, there is a similar ghost in the second window on the left as you enter Madame Leotas seance room. It has a Mickey "hole" in the center.
    REPORTED: Selena Parisher 15 MAR 99
    CONFIRMED: Shayna Paul 14 DEC 99
    Backyard Imagineering
  12. Just past the doors that the door knockers are knocking and bodies pushing on, there is a sign that reads Tomb Sweet Tomb, there are several bunches of flowers around the border of the sign, the bottom, center bunch clearly creates a Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Jill Kovalic 25 SEP 96
    CONFIRMED: Henry Sampson 01 DEC 96
    CONFIRMED: Alanna Pasquale 14 DEC 96
    CONFIRMED: Freddy Zanfardino 23 NOV 97
    CONFIRMED: Shayna Paul 14 DEC 99
    Although I can see what they mean, it would be broken in half, and only the upper half of the head would be visable.
    UPDATE: Foxx 22 OCT 99
  13. When you see the piano playing look at the stool where the ghost is sitting (even though you can't see the ghost). There are two other lights that point down from the ceiling that give a shadow off of the stool to make the Mickey ears.
    REPORTED: Aaron Thomas 26 JUL 00
    There is an obvious hidden Mickey in the Mansion at the piano scene. The piano seat and 2 lights from above form a hidden Mickey.
    CONFIRMED: Melissa Kranyik 12 FEB 02
    While it is true (I saw it MANY times myself over the last 1 1/2 years), the hidden Mickey made up of shadows by the first piano stool in the Haunted Mansion was gone when we visited on 2/23/02. It appears that the lighting may have been moved causing the shadows to no longer appear where they did when the hidden mickey was visible. Will check again in the next few weeks.
    UPDATE: Jim Stewart 24 FEB 02
  14. We visit the Magic Kingdom almost yearly and this past weekend I thought I heard a "hidden Mickey" in the Haunted Mansion. In the area of the knocking and "breathing" doors I am sure I heard Mickey say "Help get me out of here". My family thinks I'm crazy but I'm sure I heard it.
    REPORTED: Ruth Santello 01 APR 00
    This is not Mickey crying "let me out", but the corpse in the coffin just before the creaking doors section. If you have RealPlayer you can hear the audio loop RealAudio
    WISHFUL THINKING: Christopher Paris 06 APR 00
    Although it certain that the voice is high-pitched like Mickey's, this voice belongs to Xavier Atencio, the Mansion's script writer and the man who the tombstone outside marking the remains of "Francis Xavier" is dedicated to.
    UPDATE: Foxx 18 APR 00
  15. As the ride stopped suddenly, I decided to look around the place. I turned around slowly and saw something peculiar. I was looking at the coffin and at the bottom right corner behind the flower arrangement, there is a bible. On the bible there is an obvious hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Mack Daddy 31 DEC 97 pict from
  16. While Looking at my Haunted Mansion Pictures I spotted in this picture a hidden Mickey in the bannister of the large staircase. Mickey has a weird grin.
    REPORTED: bchampli 11 JUN 01 pict from
  17. About half way through, there is a big spider on a web on the left side. He is wearing a red Mickey tie on his back. There are two spiders in the Mansion. The spider that has the Mickey tie on its back is the 2nd spider.
    REPORTED: E Wert 28 JUN 95
    CONFIRMED: Shawn Hutchings 15 FEB 96
    CONFIRMED: Mary Glenn Crutchley 02 JUL 96
    CONFIRMED: Alicea MacKellar 03 OCT 96
    CONFIRMED: Alanna Pasquale 14 DEC 96
    CONFIRMED: Owen Sliter 02 JAN 97
    CONFIRMED: The Randolph Family 06 JAN 97
    CONFIRMED: George Nichols 13 MAY 97
    CONFIRMED: Peter Stepniewicz 07 MAR 98
    CONFIRMED: Laura Larson 22 JUN 98
    It looks like Imagineers have touched up some of the ghostly figures in the Haunted Mansion. The first giant spider you see, on your right, now has three circles on its back. I believe they are a glowing orange. The second spider, on your left, no longer has the "red Mickey bow tie" that it once did. It had more colors and shapes on it this time. I don't believe it made any particular shape.
    LOST: Michelle Habas 01 NOV 98
    The spider in the Maunted Mansion does not have a "Mickey tie" on its back. This is the natural marking of the black widow spider.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Paul Mestemaker 03 DEC 98
    The first spider on the wall to your right has 3 spots on its back which forms a Mickey head.
    UPDATE: anon 30 MAY 99
    The second spider has been replaced with a funky looking one. The first spider, however, has three spots on it's abdomen which form a Mickey. They use the exact same spider in the Jungle Cruise inside the temple.
    UPDATE: Foxx 22 OCT 99
    CONFIRMED: Shayna Paul 14 DEC 99
    CONFIRMED: Alex 06 FEB 00
    There are 2 different spider webs with 1 spider each in them. The 2nd spider web has a hidden Mickey on its last largest body segment
    CONFIRMED: Rick Hoefinghoff 09 AUG 00
    The spider web which is you go under at the beginning of the ride has a large spider with three circles on it's back...if you look sideways it's a Mickey.
    CONFIRMED: kim 10 JAN 01
    CONFIRMED: Kara G. 06 JUN 01
    CONFIRMED: Kara Gillen 17 JUN 01
    Right after the ride for the Haunted Mansion starts in the buggies, on the right hand side there will be a large spider, kind of a neon orange color, on the middle part of his body there is a hidden Mickey.
    CONFIRMED: Amey Sasser 06 JUL 01
    There is one on one of the glowing spiders on their webs near the beginning. Our tour guide, Clay, said that it isn't a true hidden Mickey because it was done by the painter and not the Imagineers.
    CONFIRMED: Staci Robinson 31 OCT 01
    The first spider
    CONFIRMED: Abelinhe Ramos 02 APR 02
    CONFIRMED: Corey Housman 24 FEB 06
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  19. Arrangement of plate and adjoining saucers on the banquet table. Look on the bottom left corner of the table there are three plates in the shape of a Mickey. The place setting is one big plate and two smaller bread plates or bowls clearly forming a classic tri circle Hidden Mickey. This is a very popular hidden Mickey. However, it occasionally disappears and then reappears a day later when the cleaning and dust replacement crews forget to replace it after cleaning overnight.
    Real Hidden Mickey See the WDW List and the list of contributors
    Note: I am no longer taking reports on this one unless there is a refurb and the Imagineers change this effect.
    We spoke to a cast member just 3 days ago who told us that the Mickey formed by the plates on the table in the Haunted Mansion is not an "official" Hidden Mickey. There is a drawing on the table by the Imagineers for exact placement of each place, glass, etc. There is no Mickey in this plan. The cast members have made this Mickey on their own, thus it will disappear when the table is reset by the "official" drawing.
    UPDATE: Deedra Garrison 03 JAN 00
    In the Dining Room scene of the ride at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World there is 1 place setting which is a mickey. At Disneyland it is the 2nd over in the front from the Walt Disney World it is on the front right corner.
    UPDATE: kim 10 JAN 01
  20. On the bride
    REPORTED: kara 26 NOV 01
  21. As you are going backwards past the coffin on the right. There is a stand with flowers and a crow to the left of it. Just below the raven are three red flowers that make a Mickey!
    REPORTED: Charles Cape 03 SEP 96
    CONFIRMED: Freddy Zanfardino 23 NOV 97
    CONFIRMED: Foxx 22 OCT 99
  22. When you are going through the graveyard, look very closely at some of the tombstones, there are carved out Mickeys in 3 of them!
    REPORTED: ellie 25 OCT 96
    On a tombstone just in front of the headless knight, there is a Hidden Mickey. It's hard to spot because of the darkness. It blends with the etching on the tombstone, but is clearly there. It's one of the tombstones that a head pops out from behind.
    CONFIRMED: Kyle Madorin 05 NOV 96
    CONFIRMED: Crispin Bottomley 30 NOV 96
    CONFIRMED: The Randolph Family 06 JAN 97
    CONFIRMED: Jen and George Sandberg 09 JUN 97
    CONFIRMED: Adam Nickelson 10 JAN 98
    CONFIRMED: Shwn felts 17 JAN 98
    I looked REAL hard for this one, but didn't see it.
    UPDATE: Foxx 22 OCT 99 pict from Grim Reaper Grim Reaper
  23. As your leaving the graveyard on your right is the fat lady singing. Right next to that is a tomb with a ghost in it. The ghost it holding up his left arm. In that hand he is holding a Mickey head.
    REPORTED: ilene zink 31 JUL 97
    CONFIRMED: lucy 08 AUG 97
    CONFIRMED: Everis Kline 04 OCT 97
    CONFIRMED: Freddy Zanfardino 23 NOV 97
    There is a ghost who looks like the grim reaper with red eyes. He stands inside a crypt next to the fat lady in the graveyerd. Look closley at his LEFT arm (the one up in the air) and you will notice three holes in his cloak that form the classic triple-hole Mickey. The same Mickey has been reported and confirmed at Disneyland Califonia.
    The grim reaper at the end of the cemetary near the fat lady does have a Hidden Mickey in his upper hand.
    The Grim Reaper definitely holds Mickey's head in his hand towards the end of the ride, this was confirmed for us by a cast member.
    CONFIRMED: HeyMamie 01 SEP 98
    When I took traditions, the class that all cast members take when they are hired, our teacher pointed out the grim reaper hidden Mickey to us as a hidden Mickey.
    CONFIRMED: Chad Davis 18 SEP 98
    CONFIRMED: Selena Parisher 15 MAR 99
    CONFIRMED: Joan Jankowski 25 MAR 99
    The Grim reaper hidden Mickey in the graveyard is the only official hidden Mickey in the Haunted Mansion.
    CONFIRMED: Erin 09 AUG 99
    Our tour guide informed us that there was only 1 "offical" hidden Mickey on the ride. It was the one with the Mickey head over the left shoulder of the grim reaper towards the end of the ride. This is the only hidden Mickey intentionally designed by the imagineers.
    CONFIRMED: Mitchel 08 SEP 99
    CONFIRMED: Christine Smith & George Nichols 07 MAR 99
    CONFIRMED: Sam Earley 19 DEC 99
    CONFIRMED: anthony d 20 DEC 99
    CONFIRMED: Jacquelyn A. Wetzel 03 JAN 00
    CONFIRMED: Christopher S. Wetzel 10 MAR 00
    On the ghost figure in the graveyard scene towards the end of the ride. The ghost in the tombstone, alone, to the right of the fat lady & her friend. The hidden Mickey is in his left hand.
    CONFIRMED: Amber "Audrey" West 01 JUN 00
    CONFIRMED: tinkerdust 25 AUG 00
    CONFIRMED: anon 10 SEP 00
    I saw a hidden Mickey pointed out to me a cast member in the Haunted Mansion. You go past the talking heads and count 2-4 seconds and on your right you will see a project picture of the grim reaper. In his raised right hand is a Mickey. You may have to go by and look back to get the correct angle but is there.
    CONFIRMED: anon 05 DEC 00
    CONFIRMED: Josh Alfassa 12 MAR 01
    There is one in the graveyard. If you look and find the grim reaper, which is hard to find, you can see a hidden Mickey in his hand that is raised above his head.
    CONFIRMED: Staci Robinson 31 OCT 01
    CONFIRMED: Matt 16 JAN 02
    CONFIRMED: Jack 04 JUN 02
  24. On the ground by the Haunted Mansion, just by the Yankee shop - there are several horseshoe prints. There are also several of the the round gold plate cover (I don't know if these are drainage or eletrical). But if you look carefully when you turn to make the entrance to Fantasyland one set of horseshoe prints combine with a plate cover to form a Mickey head.
    REPORTED: Lisa Tobin 12 FEB 01 - When You Want to Look Wicked!

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