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Fun Facts
WDW Holidays
  1. There's a water tower with ears, Earful Tower, on the way to Disney World once you're on the road leading to Disney World's Disney Studios. This is actually on the Studios' property but you can see it directly from the road its so big. You can't miss it, and during the holiday season, they put a cap on it! decor
    REPORTED: Daniel and Mrs. R Cormier
    The Tower Sported Spots during X-mas of 96 instead of the usual Santa hat.
    UPDATE: TR Shaw 28 DEC 96
    CONFIRMED: Chris Harper 31 JAN 97
    During the Christmas period the ears also have a santa cap on them.
    CONFIRMED: Craig Prall 06 JAN 98
    CONFIRMED: Shelly Elkins 10 JAN 98
    The hat size of the Earful Tower is 342 3/8.
    UPDATE: Mike Janosco 16 DEC 00

Hollywood/Echo Lake Area

  1. There are several Hidden Mickeys in the Christmas lights display on Hollywood Blvd. The first house on the right as you are choralled down the street has a Mickey in the garage window outlined in green lights. Also, there is one in the large light tree near the end of the street on the left -- up about 50 feet in the air. The path back to the plaza is also lit with Mickey shaped light displays.
    robert casey 23 DEC 96

New York Street and Residential Street

Fun Facts
New York Street Holidays
Fun Facts
Residential Street Holidays
  1. A bulletin board at the entrance to the Osbourne Family Spectacle of Lights at MGM-Studios claims to have 43 hidden Mickeys and one hidden Minnie. I was there this past week and the Hidden Minnie was found in the "garden" of Mickey ears that is right after the toy soldiers. One set of the Mickey ears lights up with a red bow on top of it. That was the only hidden Minnie I found but watch quickly or you'll miss the bow.
    REPORTED: Jessica 27 DEC 01
  2. There are over 100 Mickeys hidden in the Osborne Family Christmas Light Display. One of the best ones is the third puff of smoke coming from the christmas train's engine about 3/4 of the way through.
    Tom and Renée Shaw 27 DEC 98
    CONFIRMED: Brigid 16 FEB 01
  3. This Mickey can only be seen during the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights. The clock tower just at the entrance to the show is, of course, covered in lights. However, on one and only one side (the back side), instead of having a clock, is has Mickey ears. It is easiest to see it by simply going to the spectacle and looking over your shoulder and seeing it. Note that simply passing by on Residential street may not be enoguh to see it. The lights must be on.
    REPORTED: Alex 01 DEC 97
    The clock tower on the back side, instead of a clock face, is a hidden Mickey. This is being sent from Inoventions at Epcot.
    CONFIRMED: Samantha Hollander 30 DEC 97
    CONFIRMED: Shelly Elkins 10 JAN 98
    CONFIRMED: Brigid 16 FEB 01
  4. A holiday Hidden Mickey is in the Osborne Family Christmas Light Display. As you walk down Residential Street, the back lot street behind New York Street, the last display on the right is all red lights. At the bottom of the display closest to the road there is a clear Mickey at the bottom of the lights.
    REPORTED: Tom Williams 03 DEC 95
    CONFIRMED: Julie Crutchley 13 DEC 95
    There are multiple hidden Mickeys in the Osborne light display at Disney Studios. Among those I saw were a Mickey in the middle of the large red light tree on top of a house and one of the soldiers at the end of the light show has as his face a Mickey.
    CONFIRMED: Tom & Renée Shaw 27 DEC 96
    There is a brand new Hidden Mickey in this year's Spectical of Lights display. I saw them building it. As you walk down Residential Street the last large tree of lights on your left has a light string blinking in a different order and seperately rigged than the rest that is at the bottom and red. It is a definately on purpose Hidden Mickey.
    CONFIRMED: anon 07 NOV 97
    CONFIRMED: Shelly Elkins 10 JAN 98
    I wanted you all to know that a Cast Member told me that there were 49 Hidden Mickeys in the display. I was only able to find 45 of them.
    CONFIRMED: Morna Brown 11 JAN 97
    We confirm the use of the Osborne lights at Christmas time. We had the wonderful opportunity to experience the lights first hand. The first time we saw it (1995), there was only one set of lights shaped like Mickey - near the end of the display. In 1996, there were Mickey shapes everywhere! Totally incredible!!
    CONFIRMED: The Crutchley Family 28 JUN 97
  5. There is a hidden Minnie seen in a flying saucer at the end of the street during the Osborne lights. You can't miss the bow between those ears!
    REPORTED: Bob Thomas 12 DEC 99
  6. Being a cast member that worked the Spectacle of Lights there are some hidden Mickey's that I haven't seen on your list. One of them would be the hidden Mickey in the snowman's face. The snowman is located on residental street right after the Golden Girls house. There is a seven or eight foot snowman and he had mickey ears.( Just look at the outline of his face, you'll see it)
    REPORTED: Brigid 16 FEB 01
  7. In the Osborn Spectacle of Lights there is a hour glass at the end of Residental Street as you turn the corner. The hour glass is counting down the time till the New Year. In this hour glass instead of having sand grains there are Mickey's!
    REPORTED: Brigid 16 FEB 01
  8. This one few people have seen! In the Osborn Spectacle of Lights there is a Minnie! There is only one hidden Minnie in the whole display. (Cast Members know this one! For all you fellow cast members) As you turn the corner where all the red soldiers are there was a space ship hidden behind a palm tree. In the top dome of this space ship there is a Mickey head with a red bow on top....thus making it Minnie!
    REPORTED: Brigid 16 FEB 01
  9. When leaving the Osborne Family exibit, one of the last displays is a train. The train is puffing smoke. There are three puffs of smoke that alternate on and off, if you look at the second puff of smoke it is in the shape of Mickey's head.
    CONFIRMED: Shelly Elkins 10 JAN 98
    There is a train that blows smoke from its smokestack. One of the smokepuffs in the middle forms a perfect Mickey (close to a profile, but almost dead on).
    CONFIRMED: Tricia Tice 11 JAN 98
    My wife and I were at the MGM Studios on Thursday and while we were walking through the Osborne family Christmas lights, we noticed a very obvious hidden Mickey. When you make the turn and head back around the area of the tram pick up for Catastrophe Canyon there is a lighted train on your right hand side. The lights are in motion. Even the smoke coming out of the engine. It is either the second or third puff of smoke that is our favorite pal.
    CONFIRMED: Barry & Traci Walker 28 NOV 98
    CONFIRMED: Heidi Jo Hepler 26 DEC 98
    CONFIRMED: Tom and Renée Shaw 28 DEC 97
    It blows out a series of smoke puffs - number three of four is clearly a hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: anon 22 FEB 99
    At the end of the Spectical of Lights in MGM there was a train image on the right hand side. Coming from the smoke stack of the train there were little clouds of smoke, the second cloud was a hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Lisa Valenti 20 JAN 02
  10. Look in the windows of the houses and in the bushes in front of the windows and you will see hidden Mickeys. The 3rd from last soldier has a Mickey face.
    REPORTED: Jim Gostigian 27 DEC 97
    CONFIRMED: Shelly Elkins 10 JAN 98
    CONFIRMED: Tom and Renée Shaw 28 DEC 97
  11. In the Osbourn Spectacle of Lights as you exit, this year there was a huge wall that had a champaign bottle that was popping open and it said happy new year from the Osborn family. There is a Mickey on the champaign bottle. There is also Mickey's in the "foam" or "bubbles" that are coming out of the top of the bottle.
    REPORTED: Brigid 16 FEB 01
    In the champane bottle at the end of the Osbourne family lights technically only 1 or 2 are true mickeys the others are all out of shape and messed up,also in the glasses when you look at some lights the is a little mickey head by the angels heads(i didnt see the angel one for my self but my friend saw it).
    CONFIRMED: kc 02 JAN 02
  12. When you come to the end of the walk through the Osborne Lights, you see a line a soldiers to your left. if you look closely the one before last has ears under his hat. It's cute and shouldn't be missed.
    REPORTED: Sarah 27 NOV 99

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