One of the funny (and infinitely interesting) things about the human mind is the fact that it tries to make sense out of random patterns, that it tries to make sense of chaos. A lot of the 'Hidden Mickeys' people see around Disney were not put there intentionally by the art department/imagineers, but are rather a random placement of objects which, given the circumstances - guests being at Disney and expecting to see Hidden Mickeys, appear to be Mickey heads. Some are quite a stretch of the imagination, others are more obvious. Sometimes people see what they want to see...

These are confirmed, 'stretch of the imagination' sightings.

Also included are erroneous secrets. Erroneous secrets can be urban legends that appear mysteriously and spread spontaneously in varying forms Urban legends make for very good storytelling. Erroneous secrets can also be stories that seem to be true and have been passed on so many times that they have the air of truth. Cast Members (and other employees) are not necessarily a good source of information about Disney. It's not that they deliberately lie, but many people at Disney have heard the same stories for so long, they've come to believe them as the truth. And as the old-timers leave the company through death or retirement, there's nobody around to correct them. So many of the myths about Club 33 are spread by well-meaning employees who think that what they've been told is true and don't know any better.


Walt Disney World


General

  1. The really cool floral arrangement of Mickey at the front gates before entering Main Street is replanted every night.
    REPORTED: Michael Littell 04 OCT 95
    The Floral arrangement of Mickey at the Magic Kingdom entrance is not replanted every night. That's ridiculous. I suppose they replant it when they want to change the color or when it it "time" in the sense of new plants are needed for appearance sake, but certainly not every day. Disney Horticulture is certainly busy though. There are a lot of trees, flowers, etc. to keep up!
    UPDATE: Brannon Boren 06 DEC 95
  2. Children are not allowed to wear costumes in the park on Halloween. Every other day is fine.
    REPORTED: W. Todd Stephenson 11 JAN 96

Main Street


  1. As you first enter under the train station, look up to the second level platform. The lights there form an upside down Hidden Mickey only when viewed from street level.
    REPORTED: Craig S. Whitaker 22 SEP 96
    You have to use your imagination, but the lights at the train station could form an upside-down Mickey
    CONFIRMED: Donna & Joe Marquart 15 DEC 96
    This wasn't intended, there are four parts to these lights.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Alanna Pasquale 20 DEC 96
    CONFIRMED: Erica Malanchuk 08 FEB 97
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 24 APR 97
  2. The Magic Kingdom had a hometown celebration thing going on during the Indy 200, I don't know if it's still going on, but their were two hidden Mickey's my girlfriend spotted. The signs going down Main Street were circular with two pom poms sticking out the two upper corners of the circle sports sign. Clearly a Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Scott Baker 06 FEB 96

Adventureland

General

  1. Above the Frontier Trading Post, there is a building which has a running series of Hidden Mickeys at the top of the building.
    REPORTED: Rich Friedman 16 JUL 93
    This is actually on the "Traders of Timbuktu" building in Adventureland. It's there, but I'm not sure if it qualifies as a Hidden Mickey.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Graham Allan 06 JAN 94
    I'm not sure if this is the same building they're talking about, but the only thing I saw was a band of "M's" (as in the letter "M"). Not a Hidden Mickey.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 05 SEP 96

Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse

  1. From one of the upper levels, you can see a Hidden Mickey on the table, formed by dishes, similar to the one in the Haunted Mansion.
    REPORTED: Kelly Verge 02 DEC 95
    I looked at the table from various positions, for a long time, and the only thing I saw was three plates, but the "ears" were bigger than the "head," and they don't actually touch.
    WISHFUL THINKING: David Whitin 02 JAN 96
    The Hidden Mickey is formed by a plate (head) and two mugs (ears).
    CONFIRMED: Joy Kovacs 08 AUG 96
    This is whishful thinking, they aren't touching at all. It's just a typical formal place setting. I doubt it was intended.
    REPORTED: Alanna Pasquale 20 DEC 96

Pirates of the Caribbean

  1. In the left line, the Hidden Mickey was on top of a "lamp". It was the long, slinder, yellow ones with black streaks down the side. On the top, was the outline of Mickey's head, upside down.
    REPORTED: Mary Melton 14 APR 96
    At Pirates of the Caribbean, the top of the black and yellow lamp post is a standard architectural style; it is not a Hidden Mickey. Also, the circles are all the same size.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Kathy Martin 25 MAY 96
    Hope this isn't wishful thinking. On "Pirates", in the left line as you wait,in the section where the rifles are stored.One of the lamps,insted of a cross with a circle at each end ,there is one set of three circles upside down together in famouse pattern.
    REPORTED: Michael A Keyhill 26 JUN 96
  2. In the scene where the pirates are in jail, the lock on the first cell is shaped like Mickey's head.)
    REPORTED: Mark Caramanna 04 JAN 96
    CONFIRMED: Ashley Vogl 04 JUN 96
    CONFIRMED: Jason Gaudreau 28 APR 96
    We think that it is pretty much wishful thinking. The "ears" are hardly rounded and the "face" is far too wide. But we can see where they were coming from...
    WISHFUL THINKING: Julie Crutchley & Mary Glenn Crutchley 11 JUN 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 09 SEP 96
    In the jail scene where the pirates are trying to coax the dog to give them the keys, the metal lock on the cell door is in the shape of Mickey. It is very obvious.
    CONFIRMED: Lisa Degrenia 22 FEB 97
    While riding through "Pirates," when your almost at the end of the ride, there are some pirates stuck in jail, and a little dog sitting there holding the keys. Well, the lock which locks the pirates' jail cell is in the shape of a Mickey head. This IS A REAL HIDDEN MICKEY, I learned about it on a tour!!!
    CONFIRMED: DisFan 27 FEB 97
  3. My sister and I have seen a Hidden Mickey located in the scene where the pirate is either with the cats or with the pigs. Anyway, on the stone wall is some vines that form shapes. Some of the vines go around the corner of the wall and the open space forms what seems like the profile of Mickey's head. My parents just can't see it, but I just think they aren't looking hard enough. Check it out and please let me know if it exists or I've just got Hidden Mickey fever.
    REPORTED: Jennifer Guliano 22 AUG 96
    The shapes don't resemble a Mickey
    WISHFUL THINKING: Alanna Pasquale 20 DEC 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: George Nichols 13 MAY 97
  4. A Hidden Mickey is found at the last section in the treasure room. Look to your right at the jail cells with the pirates holding the keys. The lock is a Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Derine 20 NOV 96
    The lock is not a perfectly shaped Mickey, but it is one.
    CONFIRMED: Henry Sampson 01 DEC 96
    The lock of the jail cell at the end of the ride I have to say that I think that this is wishful thinking. The lines are a bit too rounded to constitute a clear Mickey head.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Maria Mungai 02 DEC 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: Owen Sliter 02 JAN 97
  5. As you are entering unload, there is a row boat attached to the wall facing you. It is on your right hand side. The rope from the boat points to a Hidden Mickeys. There is a paint "splotch" in the shape of a Mickey profile. I believe the paint is white while the wall is dark.
    REPORTED: Becky Murphy 14 NOV 94
    CONFIRMED: Shawn J. Hutchings 18 OCT 95
    The white splotch on the left wall in the final scene as the boats leave the scene exists, but I can't really tell if it's supposed to be a Mickey in profile (looking to the left). I guess it's a Mickey if you want it to be... but I was not convinced.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Dan Amrich 24 SEP 95
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 09 SEP 96


Frontierland

General

  1. There is a Hidden Mickey in the stone wall of the Pocahontas photo exhibit in Frontierland. The stone wall is to the right of the stage where John Smith and Pocahontas stand. There is one large round stone for Mickey's head and two smaller stones on top for his ears embedded in the wall.
    REPORTED: Rich Zaleski 11 OCT 95

Country Bear Jamboree

  1. The bear band plays on a platform made from logs. While the right side looks normal, the left side looks different. Instead of the logs meeting so that you see only the ends of the front-to-back logs, you can also see the ends of the side-to-side logs. If you tip your head sideways, you can see a three-circle Mickey on the left side of the platform.
    REPORTED: Lisa Evans' sister 29 AUG 95
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 09 SEP 96
    CONFIRMED: wendy & patty 16 NOV 96
    I don't think the logs on the stage of the Country Bear Jamboree were done intentionally.
    WISHFUL THINKING: George Nichols 05 APR 97

Splash Mountain

  1. While waiting in line there are paintings on the wall. In the painting labelled "The Fishing Place" you'll see three flowers in the head of Mickey Mouse.
    REPORTED: Scott Baker 03 MAR 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: Tony 06 MAY 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 09 SEP 96
  2. In the downstairs barn queue area, there is a shelf on the left, right before the line goes outside. On the shelf are three glass jars. One of these jars is wider than the other two. They are arranged in a perfect Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Matt DeGrandis 21 AUG 96
    I agree that the sizes/shapes/placements are right to form a Mickey, but there's no practical way to view it as such. The shelf itself is not glass and you can't view it from above.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 09 SEP 96
    The jars are of different sizes and the arrangement is close, but the one "ear" jar is not touching the face jar.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Henry Sampson 01 DEC 96
  3. Before the laughing place, there are two critters (possum?) hanging upside down. The one on the left casts a shadow (to the right) that looks like Mickey to me.
    REPORTED: Brian Szaks 21 MAR 96
    CONFIRMED: Matthew E. McMurtry 23 APR 96
    Neither shadow looks anything like Mickey Mouse.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Alanna Pasqual 17 DEC 96
    Agree with wishful thinking.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 25 APR 97
  4. We noticed that as you begin the climb up the first conveyor belt to the left are a stack of barrels of various sizes. We noticed the barrels were strategically arranged in a fashion that presents the classic profile of head and ears!
    REPORTED: Dave Frye 03 NOV 95
    CONFIRMED: David Whitin 02 JAN 96
    CONFIRMED: Suzanne M. 22 JAN 96
    If we are talking about the same thing, there are many barrels stacked on the wall, some large, some small. While you can find correctly-proportioned Mickeys among them (two small, one large), none of the barrels stand out or are separated from the others to make it a true Hidden Mickey.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 25 APR 97
    While in the lift in splash mountain that takes you through the barn, the rectangular frame on the right side of the boat holds many barrels. However, in the lower right hand corner, there is a larger barrel, and the two ear-barrels are slightly left of centered above it and slightly down of its left. It looks roughly like the classic Mickey profile has been rotated 60 or so degrees to the left.
    CONFIRMED: Christian Weigert 06 JUN 97
    WISHFUL THINKING: Peter Stepniewicz 07 MAR 98
  5. There is a scene that Br'er Fox is on Br'er Bear, and beside them there is a book that is titled "How To Catch a Rabbit". Above the title, there is a Mickey profile, complete with his nose. It's small but it's quite visible.
    REPORTED: Pedro 04 DEC 96
    It's a silhouette of Br'er Wolf. The book is by Br'er Wolf and you can see this book twice during the ride. (Quick, funny story: we first thought it said Br'er Walt!)
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 14 MAY 97
    WISHFUL THINKING: Peter Stepniewicz 07 MAR 98

Liberty Square

Hall of Presidents

  1. A Hidden Mickey is in the Space Shuttle painting. A man is holding up the blueprints to the shuttle, and there are Mickey ears on the shuttle.
    REPORTED: Brett Knapp 04 APR 97
    WISHFUL THINKING: lucy 08 AUG 97
    In the Hall of Presidents movie, a man does indeed hold up blueprints of a space shuttle/airplane with Mickey ears on it. This is NOT a "nice try."
    CONFIRMED: Brenda Grachek 06 JAN 98
    The "ears" are square-ish, and look more like the back control fins of the spaceship.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Gwendel 04 NOV 98

Haunted Mansion

  1. When you first walk toward the mansion, rather than going to the left, go to the right and stand in front of the front yard and look up at the mansion. During the daytime you should be able to see a few Hidden Mickeys at the top of the "spires/turrets" on the mansion. A Disney Landscaping Architect pointed them out to a group of us and all 15 people in our group saw them!
    REPORTED: Darlene Holland 31 MAR 96
    CONFIRMED: Lisa 20 APR 96
    The only thing on the roof that I saw are the "chess pieces.". Perhaps the landscaper mistook one of the pieces (I don't know which) that does have round lobes on it for a Mickey. Just because a Cast Member says it is, doesn't necessarily make it so!
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 25 APR 97
    Gotta agree with Melanie here. The one with the "round lobes" is really the queen peice, and she in no way or form resembles anything close to a Mickey - more crown shaped than anything else, really.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Foxx 22 OCT 99
  2. We saw a Mickey in the beginning of the ride in the Haunted Mansion, when you see the piano, look at the stool... The seat casts 2 shadows which form ears, with the seat forming the head.
    REPORTED: Maggie & Polly B. 22 MAY 96
    CONFIRMED: Jan Mangum 16 JUL 96
    The stool does cast 2 shadows and with the stool itself, it makes a Hidden Mickey.
    CONFIRMED: B 20 AUG 96
    There is a double shadow, but I think it's part of the lighting setup so you see the shadow of the ghost playing the piano. I don't think it's intentional or proportional, but I'm open-minded if everyone else disagrees.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 09 SEP 96
    CONFIRMED: The Randolph Family 06 JAN 97
    CONFIRMED: George Nichols 13 MAY 97
    In the mansion there is a shadow in the room with the ghost playing piano but it doesn't make a hidden Mickey.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Katie 21 JUN 97
    Haunted Mansion: On the floor there's a hidden Mickey shadow cast from the stool and two other object in the room where the unseen ghost plays the piano
    CONFIRMED: Graeme Fieldhouse 18 NOV 97
    IN THE HAUNTED MANSION RIDE YOU WILL SEE A PIANO WITH A GHOST SHADOW PLAYING THE PIANO.ON THE FLOOR BENEATH THE STOOL YOU WILL SEE A SHADOW COMING TOGETHER WITH THREE CIRCLES INCLUDING THE STOOL. THE SHADOWS AND THE STOOL MAKE A MICKEY ON THE FLOOR.
    CONFIRMED: TRICIA HAMPTON 12 MAR 99
    In the Haunted Mansion the shadow of the spirit that plays the piano his stool makes the head of Mickey and shadows make the ears.
    REPORTED: Monty Farnsworth 04 APR 99
    As you begin and pass the piano, look at the stool in front. As you pass the lights hit the chair causing two shadows forming the ears and the round chair being the face.
    REPORTED: glen and julie 06 MAY 99
    WISHFUL THINKING: Foxx 15 MAY 99
  3. As you enter the gate of the Haunted Mansion in the area just behind the new hearse you will notice 2 wreaths. These are the ears formed of a hidden Mickey on the gate itself.
    REPORTED: Jim Gostigian 02 NOV 97
    I was walking to the entrance of the Haunted Mansion when I noticed something on the gate. There was a wreath with two circles on the top . This is surely a Hidden Mickey.
    CONFIRMED: Jason Step 19 APR 98
    Just when you get to the big gate entrance, you will see a round lock in the middle of the gate and on top are two wreaths. This is a hidden Mickey.
    CONFIRMED: Jason Step 24 MAY 98
    This one is a big streach. The wreaths are bigger than the lock, which is more of an oval shape, and they are more than 1.5 yards apart from each other. nice try, though.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Foxx 22 OCT 99
  4. Look at the bride's bouquet in the Haunted Mansion. If you look closely a the flowers you will see the familar shape.
    REPORTED: anon 19 MAR 98
    All the flowers are the same size, color, and there is nothing defining it as a Mickey, or rather, even if there was a Mickey, it would be invisable.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Foxx 22 OCT 99
  5. In the scene where the coffin is next to the window, if you look close you will notice the handles of the coffin are made to look like Mickey.
    REPORTED: Roey 28 DEC 98
    The handles are bats.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Foxx 22 OCT 99
  6. As you ride, you will see the funeral scene where the coffin lid is being raised by the person inside. Up above the windows, cut in the woodwork are a series of Mickey heads.
    REPORTED: April 27 MAR 99
    There is nothing above the windows. They curve back up and meet the ceiling.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Foxx 22 OCT 99
  7. As the ride stopped for a while in front of the organ for a long period of time, I though I noticed that after every few skulls that came out of the pipes at the top, there was a Mickey... i dont know if that was just me or what... it was pretty cool.
    REPORTED: Darren 15 APR 99
    This one is too much of a streach to really count. The faces are almost impossible to make out, and I watched them from the very start of the room.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Foxx 22 OCT 99
  8. When you are toward the end of the ride and the lady has her hand sticking out of her coffin on the right, after you pass it you have to turn completely around and her hand makes a shadow of Mickey's profile on the wall.
    REPORTED: anon 30 MAY 99
    If he refers to the crypt in front of the tea party out of which a skeleton hand holding a teapcup hangs out of, and a head pops out of, then I have to say that there was no light shining on it from the side in which you would be able to make out anything. If he refers to the self-bricking crypt just as you exit the scene, then the arm is swinging too close to the wall to see anything.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Foxx 22 OCT 99
  9. In the dining room, on the corner of the table, there is a shadow of Mickey.
    REPORTED: Susa person 01 JUL 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: Foxx 22 OCT 99
  10. We saw a Hidden Mickey in the lights (stars) on the ceiling. You have to glance back to the top on the ceiling as your doombuggy goes down backwards and rights itself forwards. You may also see this going backwards but not as clearly.
    REPORTED: Peggy 09 OCT 96
    I saw Steamboat Willie in the stars as you descend backwards in the cemetery.
    CONFIRMED: Candace 22 JAN 97
    You really have to look hard to see anything in the stars. I have heard of that formation but no one I know has ever seen it, just heard of it. After working at WDW for three months, I still didn't see it.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Christy 13 JUN 97
    The stars are too many in size, too random, and too easy to pick mickeys out of to count. For a good example of why people keep seeing Mickey in the stars, ride the new "Journey Into Your Imagination" ride at Epcot.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Foxx 22 OCT 99
  11. On the left in the graveyard are trumpeters. Look straight up to the ceiling at the moving shadows their trumpets are making. They lead to a perfectly formed Mickey head.
    REPORTED: Gary Swerski 21 MAR 97
    WISHFUL THINKING: George Nichols 13 MAY 97
    The three figures in question stand in a straight row, and cast no shadows on the ceiling.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Foxx 22 OCT 99
  12. There is a band in the graveyard and one of the ghosts is playing a bagpipe. When he blows into the bag, three bubbles pop up forming a Mickey.
    REPORTED: anon 08 SEP 97
    WISHFUL THINKING: Foxx 22 OCT 99


Fantasyland

Cinderella Castle

  1. There is a row of upside down Hidden Mickeys on the second and third floors of the Castle.
    REPORTED: Brian Messier 07 JUL 95
    CONFIRMED: Shawn Hutchings 04 NOV 95
    CONFIRMED: Andrew Stein 11 JUL 96
    The circles and cut-outs are all the same size. They are trefoils (a common architectural embellishment) not Mickeys. See the discussion about The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
    CONFIRMED: jeff yellin 10 NOV 96

Peter Pan's Flight

Phsst: Fun Facts
  1. In the scene where you're flying over London, look at the moon and you'll see an abstract looking shape of Mickey's head. This was confirmed by one of the Cast Members.
    REPORTED: Danny Cox 21 JUL 96
    The moon over London now appears to have a very distinct silhouette of Mickey and Pluto running. The moon rotates as you approach it, and the figures showed up just as we passed it. I didn't get a chance to go back to confirm, though.
    CONFIRMED: David Gilbert 19 OCT 96
    The moon over London has Peter Pan and Wendy and them on it. Not Mickey and Pluto running.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Owen Sliter 01 JAN 97
    WISHFUL THINKING: George Nichols 13 MAY 97
    CONFIRMED: Jamie Alonzo 25 JUL 97
  2. When you fly past a scene of the Lost Boys around a fire, one of them casts a shadow of Mickey on to the wall behind him.
    REPORTED: Teesa & Scoot 21 JUL 95
    CONFIRMED: Mary Glenn Crutchley 03 JAN 96
    The Lost Boy has ears on his hood, so the shadow does look Mickey-esque, but I don't think it's intentional.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: George Nichols 13 MAY 97

It's A Small World

  1. When viewed from the top the control booth is shaped like three circles - two small ones (the steps) and one large one (the booth).
    REPORTED:
    Andrew King 13 DEC 95
    The control booth at Small World is not a Hidden Mickey (I worked there).
    WISHFUL THINKING: Suzanne Merrill 22 JAN 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: B 04 JAN 97
  2. In the loading area, there is a building near the Eiffel Tower that has a big circle and four circles surrounding it.
    REPORTED: Derrik Dennis 13 NOV 95
    The building that has a circle surrounded by four others is not a Hidden Mickey at all!
    WISHFUL THINKING: Dan 20 NOV 95
    I agree with Dan. In reality, it does look like a Hidden Mickey, except there's only one big (head) circle, but four small (ear) circles. You could stretch the point and say that it's two Hidden Mickeys with one common head. Still, it's Wishful Thinking. I'm sure it's just coincidence/design. The load area's mural is very simplistic -- lots of circles, squares, etc. that form the buildings.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
  3. There is a coo coo clock in the Switzerland area, I think it is the fifth clock on the right side.....(I have it in tape) on the front of the clock is a balcony, along the balcony is a row of upside down Mickey heads, (one big circle over 2 smaller ones).
    REPORTED: Brian Szaks 21 MAR 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: Andrew Stein 11 JUL 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
  4. As you get to Switzerland, look at the Yodeler on the right, there are pom poms on his belt that form a Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: John-Peter Smit 19 NOV 95
    CONFIRMED: Michael Bucci 20 MAR 96
    CONFIRMED: B 12 AUG 96
    CONFIRMED: The Randolph Family 03 JAN 97
    CONFIRMED: Alex and Lester Gardieff 04 FEB 97
    CONFIRMED: Peter Stepniewicz 07 MAR 98
    I looked again, very carefully. There are actually four pom-poms and they are all the same size.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 25 SEP 98
    WISHFUL THINKING: Gwendel 04 NOV 98
  5. If you are going to count pom poms on belts: In the last room (the blue and white room) on the merry-go-round the boy dressed in pink has 3 pom poms on his belt that look like a Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Sue Palmbach 13 FEB 96
    All the same size
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
    CONFIRMED: The Randolph Family 03 JAN 97
    WISHFUL THINKING: Gwendel 04 NOV 98
  6. In the South Pacific section, there is a kangaroo with a little baby that rocks back an forth. On the left side of the boat on the turn, there is a kangaroo rocking back and forth. It casts a profile of Mickey on the wall.
    REPORTED: Jeff Francois 10 FEB 96
    CONFIRMED: Jason Schwab 18 JUN 96
    In Australia the kangaroo baby, his shadow is a Mickey Mouse.
    CONFIRMED: Joy Kovacs 31 AUG 96
    To me it looked like the kangaroo's shadow. Anyone else disagree?
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
    CONFIRMED: Alanna Pasquale 17 DEC 96
    CONFIRMED: The Randolph Family 03 JAN 97
    The hidden Mickey created it by the shadow of the kangaroo is not a shadow of Mickey but rather just the shadow of the kangaroo.
    WISHFUL THINKING: George Nichols 05 APR 97
    CONFIRMED: Christine Smith & George Nichols 25 MAY 97
    CONFIRMED: anon 17 MAY 98
    CONFIRMED: ARTHUR DE LA PARRA 18 MAY 98
    WISHFUL THINKING: Gwendel 04 NOV 98
    CONFIRMED: Paco & Aneli Calleja 13 NOV 99

Legend of the Lion King

  1. The character that plays Rafiki carries a staff and the coconuts or gourds that hang at the top of it are of different sizes. They are positioned with a large one below two smaller ones and it must be a Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Sue Palmbach 13 FEB 96
    As a puppeteer at "The Legend of the Lion King" show, I would like to guarantee to you that the gourds on Rafiki's staff are not a Hidden Mickey. They are free-swinging, and in no way comprise a Hidden Mickey.
    WISHFUL THINKING: anon 09 JUL 96
    The gourds on Rafiki's staff in the Legend of the Lion King, were in the shape of Mickey's head and ears.
    CONFIRMED: Gene & Kerri Cameron 14 SEP 96
    When Rafiki comes out with his staff you can clearly see a Mickey head formed by the balls on top of his staff.
    CONFIRMED: Owen Sliter 01 JAN 97
    CONFIRMED: Shin Family 19 MAY 97
    CONFIRMED: Geoff Baker's daughter 20 AUG 97
    I am almost certain that the shaft of Rafiki is a Hidden Mickey, I mean the balls at the top of it. I was looking at it very closely and I have come to the conclusion that it is in fact a Hidden Mickey. Someone said the balls move and aren't placed together, but they are. There is no way they aren't.
    CONFIRMED: Chris Sullivan 01 JAN 98
    When I was watching, the balls did move around apart from each other, and they really didn't fall into Mickey shape very often. I'm not convinced.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Gwendel 04 NOV 98
    The "rattling nuts" on top of the stick that Rifiki carries forms several Mickeys.
    CONFIRMED: Laura Witte 07 MAR 99
    I went to see 'Legend of The Lion King'. In the pre-show Rafiki comes out and tells you the story of Simba. If you look closely at his stick he holds you will see the rattles on the top. Depending on which way it faces you, it shows a hidden Mickey. I don't know if it is a actual hidden Mickey or if it just happens to be there by chance.
    CONFIRMED: Wayne Le Brocq 09 JUN 00
    The Legend of the Lion King When you see Rafiki with his staff look carefully, the "balls" at the top of his staff form a hidden mickey when looked at from the right angle.
    CONFIRMED: Deb Fansler 16 OCT 00
    During the main showing, not the preshow, of the Lion King in the Fantasy Land Theater one group of the fruits on Rafiki's staff create a perfect Hidden Mickey.
    CONFIRMED: Stephanie Asbury 18 MAR 01

Skyway

  1. At the Skyway entrance gate (when heading to Tomorrowland) there are pink Hidden Mickeys among the flowery decorations overhead. These are close but, I suspect, not close enough to be real Hidden Mickeys. The "circles" are all the same size anyway.
    REPORTED: Graham Allan 06 JAN 94
    WISHFUL THINKING: Tom Shaw 09 OCT 95
  2. There are apple-like designs cut into the railing as you stand in line inside the building right before boarding the skyway that are shaped like Mickey's head.
    REPORTED: Sue Palmbach 13 FEB 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: Christopher Nothnagle 16 SEP 96
    In the wooden walls, are carved apples, with Mickey's ears.
    CONFIRMED: allen h 16 NOV 96
    CONFIRMED: katie 21 JUN 97
    CONFIRMED: ABE HOVEY 11 AUG 97
    Kinda stretched, and a pointy chin.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Gwendel 04 NOV 98


Tomorrowland

Space Mountain

  1. On the ride going up the conveyor belt -- the thrusters on the back of the ship.
    REPORTED: Alanna Pasquale 14 DEC 96
    There are 4 thrusters, all equal size
    WISHFUL THINKING: Jeff Carter & Kristy Miskoff 24 JAN 98
    And they are also too far apart.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Gwendel 09 DEC 98
  2. In the pre-show you will see 2 robots standing together, the one on the right. His eyes pulsate. Then about 2 secs later, they turn solid black and a black circle forms below them. This in turn forms a hidden Mickey head.
    REPORTED: SPACEMTN101(TOM) 26 JAN 98
    The robot in the preshow is definitely wishful thinking. We watched it four times think we found a new hidden Mickey but their is no body circle. It is just an optical illusion caused by someone looking too hard for a Mickey. (We thought it was a HM at first glance too.)
    WISHFUL THINKING: Jeff Carter & Kristy Miskoff 06 JUL 98
  3. Some say there are 3 large glass spheres as you exit Ryca 1 that make a Mickey, but it is pretty weak.
    REPORTED: Unknown
    It is quite weak. There are, however, several rock formations that look stronger, in the same location.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Shawn M. Witzki 27 JUN 93
    WISHFUL THINKING: Shawn Connelly 03 AUG 93

  4. The ride consists of two independently operating tracks. As the ride begins one track curves right and the other curves left. If you were able to look down on the two tracks you would notice the first two curves of each track form a Mickey Mouse head.
    REPORTED: Johnny Divine 21 JUL 96
    I work at space mountain and the track is not in the shape of a Hidden Mickey.
    WISHFUL THINGING: Sam SIrls 29 JUL 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: TR Shaw 15 SEP 96

Alien Encounter

  1. Inside the room with the monitors, there is a monitor that has a large circle painted behind it and when directly in front of it, you could see that the windows above that form the ears...
    REPORTED: Dan 03 SEP 95
    While waiting inside to enter the ride on the wall, there are huge windows that are Hidden Mickeys.
    CONFIRMED: Patricia Dupuis 18 SEP 95
    CONFIRMED: Mark Fisher & Ryland Madison 21 SEP 95
    To make this a Hidden Mickey, you have to stand so that the windows "touch" the other circle. Stand anywhere else and they are just circles.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Tom & Renée Shaw 25 SEP 95
    WISHFUL THINKING: divetone 10 OCT 95
    In the first room in Alien Encounter when you watch the video if you look there are 3 or 4 big circles (the TV's are in the middle of them) and on top of them are about 4 or 5 purple ones. Well now if you look at one of the two big circles in the middle and look up you will see to smaller purple circles that form the ears of that lovable face that we know and love!!!
    CONFIRMED: Bobby V. 24 NOV 96
    CONFIRMED: elizabeth c. 04 JAN 97
    In the waiting area the round windows on the left form 2 perfect, very large, Mickey's.
    CONFIRMED: anon 23 MAR 97
    In the first waiting room you enter there are two large Hidden Mickeys formed by the middle two TV monitors and the windows above them.
    CONFIRMED: The Blanchette Family 22 JUN 97

Take Flight

  1. In the first room depicting the flying circus, there is a Mickey shaped cloud painted on the sky/wall to the left of the barn. It can be seen just before you enter the barn,
    REPORTED: Scott Stevens 23 MAR 97
    CONFIRMED: fred vosecky 01 APR 97
    There are three of them! Two clouds and balloons.
    CONFIRMED: Fred Vosecky 08 MAY 97
    Both clouds are very weak and are not Hidden Mickeys. There are four balloons, and even discounting the one that's slightly separate, the "ears" are bigger than the "head."
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 2 JUL 97
    the two mickeys in the clouds and the one in the baloon in the ride Take Flight are not hidden mickeys they may look from afar but are not the correct shape.
    WISHFUL THINKING: larry kolbicka II 05 SEP 97
  2. There is a movie scene where there is a ray-traced scene of a bunch of shiny spheres flying around. The light reflection in these form a Hidden Mickeys.
    REPORTED: Gary Eckhardt 09 OCT 93
    There is no way that could've been intended to be a Hidden Mickey. The movements are completely ramdom.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Alanna M. Pasquale 15 NOV 96


Epcot

Future World

  1. On the left as you go through the "Sistine Chapel" scene are three stained glass windows. The pattern of panes in each is made up of circles, and the pattern in the curvy triangular sections to the right and left at the top of the windows is one big and two smaller circles.
    REPORTED: Graham Allan 06 SEP 93
    CONFIRMED: a Cast Member at Epcot 14 MAR 95
    All the circles looked the same size to me. Anyone else agree with me?
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: George Nichols 13 MAY 97

Spaceship Earth

Wonders of Life

  1. There is the big mobile hanging from the ceiling. Three circles that line up every so often forming the traditional 3 circle Mickey.
    REPORTED:
    Mr Vaughn M Hannon 12 APR 95
    The mobile is made of many hollow circles and discs. I looked at it from various points in the pavilion and could never see anything line up to form a three-circle Mickey.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: Tom & Renée Shaw 27 DEC 96
    In the Wonders of Life Pavilion, there is a spinning mobile at the top. From the restaurant seating area, the shadows of the spinning mobile occasionally form hidden mickeys
    REPORTED: Jeremy Hughes 15 FEB 97
  2. In the Greek theater scene, there is a Mickey on the brooch which holds the cape on the actor's neck.
    REPORTED: Mark Fisher & Ryland Madison 21 SEP 95
    The brooch is round with several smaller round "stones" on it. I did not see any circles that made a Mickey. It is possible they switched pins, but this one is...
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
    In the Greek theater scene, it was reported that the brooch holding the cape on the actor's neck had circles looking like a Hidden Mickey. When we first saw it, we thought so, too, but this time, the ride stopped for several minutes at this spot and we had the chance to really look at it. We agree with Melanie -- the circles are all the same size and really don't form the ideal Mickey.
    WISHFUL THINKING: The Crutchley Family 28 JUN 97
    The brooch does have a Mickey pattern on it. I don't know if it qualifies though because the pattern itself doesn't make a Hidden Mickey. The brooch has a large central bump with 4 smaller bumps touching the edge of the large bump, spaced equally around the edge. When the light is right, you only see the top two small bumps and the center bump which make a perfect Hidden Mickey.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Jeff Carter & Kristy Miskoff 24 JAN 98

Cranium Command

  1. I think that the girl's ear rings are Mickeys and you can see them at the end when he asks her out.
    REPORTED: Mercy Carr 23 NOV 95
    The girl's earrings are long, dangling ones. I couldn't see a Mickey on them.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
    In Cranium Command, it has been reported that the girl's earrings are Mickeys. Her earrings are in a triangular pattern and do not form at Hidden Mickey.
    WISHFUL THINKING: The Spencer Family 24 JUL 97
  2. During the Preshow Film and when the commander smashes a brain on the floor, there are 3 circles in the center of the brain splatter that looks like a hidden Mickey. This one goes fast.
    REPORTED: Vinnie, Sue, & Chris Simone 26 MAY 95
    WISHFUL THINKING: Joy Kovacs 31 AUG 96
    At Cranium Command, it has been reported that there is a Hidden Mickey in the Preshow film when the commander smashes a brain on the floor. We looked closely for this twice and didn't see a Mickey shape. Wishful thinking.
    WISHFUL THINKING: The Spencer Family 24 JUL 97

Body Wars

  1. There is also a second Mickey on the Body Wars mural. It is on an orangish colored vein on the lower right corner of the mural. The vein rises and drops, and at the apex, there is a classic straight-on Mickey head, just three circles in standard pattern with no detail. It is tilted about 85 degrees, so it appears sideways.
    REPORTED: a Cast Member at Epcot 14 MAR 95
    This Mickey is serious wishful thinking. I saw the area in question and I do not believe that this is a Hidden Mickey.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Dan Amrich 24 SEP 95
    There is a Hidden Mickey in the sign over the entrance to Body Wars. He is intermingled with the various blood vessels and the like.
    CONFIRMED: Gordon 03 OCT 95
    CONFIRMED: Dave Proudfoot 22 JUL 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: John & Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: Tom & Renée Shaw 27 DEC 96
  2. There is another Mickey on the Body Wars mural. If you look closely you can see Mickey's head in a blue shade. The angle is between a profile and a face picture. Good luck finding it. My brother pointed it out to me and I still had a hard time seeing it for the first time but once you find it, it really looks cool.
    REPORTED: Stephen 16 JUL 96
    CONFIRMED: Tena Ridenour 23 AUG 96
    We had trouble spotting a blue Mickey. What we did see we thought was Wishful Thinking, although it is possible we didn't see what Stephen and Tena saw. Can anyone supply better instructions?
    WISHFUL THINKING: John & Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: Tom & Renée Shaw 27 DEC 96

Horizons

  1. In the part of the "future" that is all done in Neon with all the aliens in their cars, you can see a Hidden Mickey shape at the very top of the scene. It is supposed to be a little spacecraft moving across the scene, but it is in the shape of the three famous circles.
    REPORTED: anon 31 AUG 96
    It is reported that you can see a Hidden Mickey at the very top of the scene. This is reported twice in the Horizons section of the list. This is not a hidden Mickey.
    WISHFUL THINKING: The Spencer Family 24 JUL 97
    Agree it's wishful thinking.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 08 NOV 97
  2. The moon face with a rocket in it includes an Hidden Mickeys, including two craters as the ears.
    REPORTED: The Blanchette Family 22 JUN 97
    This is a scene from a very old silent movie. I haven't seen any HMs on it; anything resembling one is purely coincidental.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 08 NOV 97
    We happened to get stopped right by the rocket/moon and there are definitely not any craters that form a perfect Mickey.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 25 SEP 98
  3. In the first future section, the robot doing the dishes has a clock and two buttons strategically positioned as a Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Doreen Blanchette 23 APR 97
    The three circles don't touch and are three different sizes. Sorry, wishful thinking.
    WISHFUL THINKING: The Spencer Family 24 JUL 97
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 25 SEP 98

The Land

  1. Looking down from the balcony, many Hidden Mickeys are formed by the round tables and seats.
    REPORTED: The Blanchette Family 22 JUN 97
  2. Inside the refrigerator our daughters spotted a jar of olives. Not that these picky eaters would eat olives, but they kept insisting some olives formed a Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: The Randolph Family 08 JAN 97

Journey into Imagination

  1. In the lobby area, a Cast Member pointed out that the dots on the carpet form a Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Jeff Tong 30 OCT 95
    The dots on the carpet are tiny Mickeys. In fact, I recall pointing them out to my sister years back when the movie "Magic Journeys" was still playing.
    CONFIRMED: Mary Glenn Crutchley 03 JAN 96
    CONFIRMED: B 20 AUG 96
    I looked very carefully at the carpet, making sure to look near the edges where it was less worn. The dots that make up the circles are just dots. The circles they form are all the same size.
    WISHFUL THINKING: John & Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
    In Journey into Imagination, it has been reported that the dots on the carpeted floor in the preshow area are Hidden Mickeys. The dots are just dots forming circles all the same size.
    WISHFUL THINKING: The Spencer Family 28 JUL 97
  2. If you look at Dreamfinder's ship, right behind him, you'll see something that looks like a upside down gyroscope. Right there is the Hidden Mickey upside down.
    REPORTED: Winkie George 10 JAN 97
    The circles are not connected
    WISHFUL THINKING: George Nichols 13 MAY 97
    In Journey into Imagination, it has been reported that the upside-down gyroscope on the Dreamfinder's ship is a Hidden Mickey. This is wishful thinking as the circles are not connected.
    WISHFUL THINKING: The Spencer Family 28 JUL 97

World Showcase

  1. The Epcot lagoon is shaped like a Mickey.
    REPORTED: Nocturus 05 MAR 95
    CONFIRMED: Ben & Alyssa Williams 29 JUL 95
    There is an Aerial photo of Epcot in Guest Services. While the lagoon is not a perfect Mickey, it is close enough that I'm sure it was intended to be one.)
    CONFIRMED: Melanie Emmons 20 APR 96
    If you look at the World Showcase lagoon from the air or just look at a map of Epcot, you'll notice that the World Showcase lagoon is shaped like a head and two mouse ears.
    CONFIRMED: Phillip Chernyak 16 NOV 97
    I see that a number of people say they have seen a hidden Mickey in world showcase lagon or the lagon is shaped like one. Looking at a Epcot park map from March 16-22, 1998 it looks nothing like Mickey. It would be helpful if someone had a picture with the outline of Mickey drawn over it so it would become obvious.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Thomas McCarthy 09 DEC 99

Norway

  1. In the mural at the entrance, there is a silhouette of Mickey in the bottom left hand corner. It is located in a hollow tree trunk. The trunk has three holes that form Mickey. It is next to the Loch Ness monster.
    REPORTED:
    Steven J. Kabak 15 NOV 95
    CONFIRMED: Joy Kovacs 31 AUG 96
    Elongated and not touching
    WISHFUL THINKING: Tom & Renée Shaw 27 DEC 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: George Nichols 13 MAY 97
  2. In the initial queue area, in the fishing boat, there are 3 red floats that make up a Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Rich Friedman 16 JUL 93
    CONFIRMED: Graham Allan 03 SEP 93
    CONFIRMED: Kathy Nicklas-Varraso 23 MAY 94

    CONFIRMED: Susa person 01 JUL 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: Tom & Renée Shaw 27 DEC 96
    See my picture
    CONFIRMED: OESTJ 17 JUN 97
    Agree with wishful thinking. They're too close in size, plus his "ear" has a "tail."
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 25 SEP 98

United Kingdom

  1. A friend of mine claims to have seen a Hidden Mickey burned into the wooden counter top of the Rose And Crown Pub in the United Kingdom Pavilion.
    REPORTED: John Naiot 08 DEC 95
    CONFIRMED: Christine Berdin 16 DEC 96
    I was a Cast Member working in the Rose and Crown bar from 1996 until March 1997. I was a bartender in the bar their, and I saw no hidden Mickeys in or around the bar area. I shoulld know I cleaned it enough times!!!
    WISHFUL THINKING: Garri Cserfalvi 12 JUN 97
    WISHFUL THINKING: Lorna 12 NOV 97


Disney/MGM Studios

General

Disney/MGM Studios Hollywood/Echo Lake Area

Min and Bill's Dockside Diner

  1. A real tricky one, while sitting in the Hollywood and Vine restaurant, near the mural, I looked at Min and Bill's Dockside Diner. The 2 black disks on the "anchor" line look like a side view Mick.
    REPORTED: Rich Friedman 16 JUL 93
    Wow, this is stretching it. On the left of the boat are two black disks; to the right, there's one. They're all the same size, but still, if you lined them up they'd make a Mickey, right? Wrong - the boat itself blocks the space between the discs. So, if they did make a Mickey by looking at them all sideways, we'd never know, since they can't all be seen sideways...and there's no other circular object in the area to sync up with the two left discs. So, again, I think this is just, you know, some black discs for atmosphere.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Dan Amrich 24 SEP 95
    WISHFUL THINKING: Tom & Renée Shaw 27 DEC 96

Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!

  1. Outside of the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular there is a small shop. On the side of the shop closest to the stage there are three barrels bolted together to form a Mickey.
    REPORTED: Kelly Verge 02 DEC 95
    I have seen the three barrels together at the shop by the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular Show and I would have to say that this is just wishful thinking. The barrels are all the same size. The "ear barrels" would have to be smaller for this to be a true Hidden Mickey.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Kelly Sands 27 JAN 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: Chuck 05 MAY 98
  2. I spotted a couple of tri-circle designs in the bricks on the right side of the opening stage. Both bricks looked like they were cast from the same mold or pattern. It looked pretty distinct from where I was sitting, even viewing it later on tape, but it could definitely have been a trick of light and shadow.
    REPORTED: Gargoyle 19 OCT 95
    WISHFUL THINKING: Chuck 05 MAY 98
  3. On Indy's jacket three of the buttons form a Mickey.
    REPORTED: Mark Mitchell 01 SEP 96
    The ball weighs from 400-500lbs. 3, i cant find it now, but i saw somewhere in your pages about hidden mickeys in the show, on indy's jacket buttons.. nope not one there, and the idol that indy pics up is not a Mickey either.. the set has no mickeys.. sorry about that
    WISHFUL THINKING: Chuck 05 MAY 98
  4. The "golden statue" that Indy gets has the face of that memorable mouse!
    REPORTED: Mark Mitchell 01 SEP 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: Chuck 05 MAY 98

The Great Movie Ride

  1. As you are leaving the westerns, you can up and over your shoulder to the left and see a cloud in the shape of Mickey's profile. It is located specifically between the two building on your left about half way up to the top of the room.
    REPORTED: Cara McDonald 22 OCT 96
    The clouds have no such shape. When they did the backdrop, they were in a hurry and didn't have time to worry about it. The wrinkles may make it seem that way.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Stef 15 JAN 97
    In the Great Movie Ride, as you exit the western scene it has been reported that there is a cloud in the shape of a Mickey profile between the two buildings on your left about half way up the room. We looked at this cloud several times and could not make out any Mickey form.
    WISHFUL THINKING: The Spencer Family 24 JUL 97
  2. In Tarzan, if you look up into the trees on the right side to Tarzan's tree house, you will see three grapes in a basket with a spotlight on them. Yet another Hidden Mickey.
    CONFIRMED: Stan Sroka
    CONFIRMED: Gary Eckhardt 17 FEB 94

    Unless Mickey has grown a third ear, those grapes are just grapes.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Dan Amrich 24 SEP 95
    The grapes during Tarzan are indeed a Hidden Mickey. I thought it was wishful thinking but a Cast Member confirmed it.
    CONFIRMED: Heather Clark 30 NOV 95
    There are none in Oz or Tarzan.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Alea Kosciel 07 MAR 96
    A Mickey is made out of three green grapes in a basket on the edge of Tarzan's hut. It appears on your right.
    CONFIRMED: Michelle Kramer 07 JAN 97
    CONFIRMED: Jeff Oestreich 28 MAR 97
  3. While I worked there I was told there is a Mickey in the Hollywood set on the load dock, but damn if I couldn't find it for 3 months. (unconfirmed. I even asked but a ride operator who worked there from day one and he said that there isn't one.)
    REPORTED: Unknown
    I found what may be a Mickey on the loading dock. His face is in profile (side view) in the shadows on the mural of "Hollywoodland." It is all the way over at the left side (when facing the mural), at the edge where the "mountain" sticks out from the wall. It is only visible when a particular set of lights is on: just before the actual ride starts and just after it ends. It is not visible during loading since the lighting changes then. The Mickey is a real shadow - not a shadow which has been painted on. It was clear enough for my daughter to agree with - but I wouldn't be really upset if someone else said it was too weak to count.
    CONFIRMED: Pete Lemaster 10 MAY 93
    CONFIRMED: Stan Sroka with the help of Pete Lemaster) 16 MAY 93

    There are no Hidden Mickeys in the loading dock area.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Gary Huber 25 OCT 95
    WISHFUL THINKING: Alea Kosciel 07 MAR 96
  4. In Tarzan, if you look up into the trees on the right side to Tarzan's tree house, you will see three grapes in a basket with a spotlight on them. Yet another Hidden Mickey.
    CONFIRMED: Stan Sroka
    CONFIRMED: Gary Eckhardt 17 FEB 94

    Unless Mickey has grown a third ear, those grapes are just grapes.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Dan Amrich 24 SEP 95
    The grapes during Tarzan are indeed a Hidden Mickey. I thought it was wishful thinking but a Cast Member confirmed it.
    CONFIRMED: Heather Clark 30 NOV 95
    There are none in Oz or Tarzan.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Alea Kosciel 07 MAR 96

Star Tours

  1. One of the women on the video has two "buns" on her head. Her hair was dark. Together it looked like a Hidden Mickey to me.
    REPORTED: Bruce Barnett 16 AUG 94
    The woman with the odd dark hair - nope, that's just supposed to be a futuristic hairstyle. There's no Mickey hidden there.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Dan Amrich 24 SEP 95
    Long stretch.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Renée Shaw 25 SEP 95
    The lady that speaks to you on the monitor before you board the ride is a Hidden Mickey. Her princess Leia-like rolls in her hair look awfully familiar to the old mouse.
    CONFIRMED: lhudson 19 JAN 96
    In the video preceding the ride, the woman who tells you about the turbulence, seatbelts, and so on has a very round face and her hair is pulled into two round buns which are side by side to one side of her head. If you look at her slightly askew, she's definitely a Hidden Mickey. Note: We also noticed this same Hidden Mickey on Star Tours at Disneyland Anaheim on our visit their last summer, and reported it to this site, but never saw acknowledgement, so we're trying again. If you do decide to list this one on your page, can you please credit it to my boys, Nick and Joe? They'd be thrilled to see their names in your page. Thanks!
    CONFIRMED: Nick Kochmanski and Joe Kochmanski 05 APR 97
    The person with a hairdo that looks like a Hidden Mickey is not what you think it is. In the movie, Star Wars, Princess Leia has a hairdo that looks the same as the person. They are just imitatiing this hairdo.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Jonathan Berry and Travis 13 MAY 97
    CONFIRMED: Stacy 23 MAR 99


Disney/MGM Studios New York Street

Jim Henson's MuppetVision 3D

  1. On a wooden crate at the front center of the the area is a black gas cylinder marked "HYDRAULIC". Attached to the end of this cylinder are three Hidden Mickeys. Each is a set of gauges (the ears) attached to a round fitting (the head). The heads even have noses.
    REPORTED: Steven Ireland 06 OCT 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: MuppetVisn 31 OCT 96
    It looks like the "ears" are either the same size as the "head" or bigger
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 08 NOV 96
  2. On the side of the theater, the wreaths form a Hidden Mickey
    REPORTED: Katie 06 SEP 97
    In the Muppet 3D main auditorium, the wreaths on the side are in the shape of Mickey ears.
    CONFIRMED: Michael Taffaro 26 JAN 98
    The "ears" on the wreathes are way, way too small.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Joy Hogley 26 MAY 98
    Id like to confirm the hidden Mickeys that form the wreathes on the walls of the Muppet 3-D show. It's #17 on the list.
    CONFIRMED: Kate T. 05 AUG 98
    Agree with wishful thinking they are too small. They look more like Fozzie bear.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 25 SEP 98
  3. The wreath projections on the walls of the theatre are suspiciously Mickey-shaped.
    REPORTED: Shawn M. Witzki 27 JUN 93
    These are too far out of proportion (ears to head) to be Mickeys.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Graham Allan 06 JAN 94
    They're not Mickeys at all - they're supposed to resemble Fozzie Bear! Wakka wakka!
    WISHFUL THINKING: Dan Amrich 24 SEP 95
  4. In the pre-show area, checkout the TV segment with Beaker and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew. Beaker forms a Hidden Mickey with his larger nose and two eyes!
    REPORTED: Bob Madden and Son 17 JUL 98
    Beaker's eyes and nose are not in the right proportion or position to make a Mickey.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 25 SEP 98
  5. In the pre-show area, on the wall you face as you watch the TV's, there is a plane towing a banner. In the cockpit of the plane there is a nest with three perfectly round eggs which are arranged to form Mickey's head.
    REPORTED: Steven Edward Buck 18 APR 95
    I couldn't find the three eggs in the cockpit in the pre show area... I even tried with a 105mm lens of my camera...Must have changed?
    UPDATE: Dan 20 NOV 95
    There are four eggs in the nest, they are not perfectly round, and they do not form a Mickey.
    WISHFUL THINKING: John & Melanie Emmons 24 AUG 96
  6. In the pre-show area room hanging up high on a railing and over the doors going into the theater, there is a cowboy vest. Looking at the vest over the right horseshoe on the vest and on the right shoulder of the brown and white cowskin, there is a brown Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Sue, Vinnie, & Chris Simone 13 MAR 95
    CONFIRMED: Xris Albers 26 MAY 95
    We didn't see a Mickey on the vest. However, it is pretty dark in there. Can anyone else confirm this either way?
    WISHFUL THINKING: John & Melanie Emmons 24 AUG 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: MuppetVisn 31 OCT 96
  7. When the theater explodes, a Hidden Mickey appears on the wall near the two old men.
    REPORTED: Heather Clark 30 NOV 95
    I would have to say that this Mickey does not exist. Wishful Thinking on this one!
    WISHFUL THINKING: Matt DeGrandis 19 FEB 96
    There is no Hidden Mickey on the wall near the two old men after the theater explodes. Just the backs of their two chairs, which do look like Mickey ears but there is no head.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Spencer Family 01 JUL 97

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

  • Upon entering the hotel, there are arched windows on the left. Above the window, there are lights that form Mickey's ears. The window itself forms Mickey's head
    REPORTED:
    Hilary Strahota 29 JUL 96
    CONFIRMED: Susan Fitzgerald 30 JUN 96
    The ceiling fixtures cast round shadows on the walls. We don't think this is intentional as the "ears" don't touch the "head". Besides, the windows may be arched, but they're not circular.
    WISHFUL THINKING: John & Melanie Emmons 24 AUG 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: Tom & Renée Shaw 27 DEC 96
  • As you walk up to the main entrance gate, stand just to the right of the sign that changes to show "Twilight Zone -- Tower of Terror." Look up at the balcony, find the third large planter, count from the corner to the left (towards the elevator shafts). There is a lighter spot on that planter that is clearly a Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Vinnie & Sue Simone 26 MAY 95
    CONFIRMED: Xris Albers 26 MAY 95
    CONFIRMED: Jamie Alonzo 25 JUL 97
    WISHFUL THINKING: anon 09 SEP 97
    WISHFUL THINKING: Tom and Renée Shaw 29 MAR 98
    WISHFUL THINKING: Joy Hogley 26 MAY 98
  • When you first enter the lobby, look on the lamp to your right. In the clouds near the top center there is a definite Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Reed Bickley 23 AUG 95
    CONFIRMED: Joostbern 20 SEP 95
    There are no clouds on the lampshade and I couldn't find a Mickey there.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Tom & Renée Shaw 25 SEP 95
    CONFIRMED: Jamie Alonzo 25 JUL 97
    WISHFUL THINKING: anon 09 SEP 97
  • On the floor between the queue and the table with some board game (possibly Mah-jongg) there are water stains with one that looks like the three-circle mouse.
    REPORTED: anon 13 APR 97
    WISHFUL THINKING: anon 09 SEP 97
    WISHFUL THINKING: Tom and Renée Shaw 29 MAR 98
  • On the grate on the fireplace in the lobby, in the lower-right and -left hand corners (the one on the right is more visible), the iron forms a familiar face. You must get in the left line to view it.
    REPORTED: Kurt Kieser 07 MAY 96
    CONFIRMED: Matt DeGrandis 29 JUL 96
    The fireplace grating is an antique like everything else in the hotel lobby. There is no Mickey face in it; judge for yourself.
    WISHFUL THINKING: John & Melanie Emmons 24 AUG 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: anon 09 SEP 97
    WISHFUL THINKING: Tom and Renée Shaw 29 MAR 98
  • Inside the library/preshow area, look on the table. There are three metal cups that vaguely form two ears and a head. They are all the same size, but the fact that both libraries have it says something.
    REPORTED: eric moy 19 AUG 97
    WISHFUL THINKING: anon 09 SEP 97
    WISHFUL THINKING: Tom and Renée Shaw 29 MAR 98
  • After leaving the library on the right, you will pass a box of coal in the boiler room on your right. Look at the lower right hand corner of the box. Turned 90 degrees clockwise is a perfectly formed Hidden Mickey made of 3 round pieces of coal.
    REPORTED: Doug & Alisa Dillard 17 JAN 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: anon 09 SEP 97
    In the boiler room area while in queue, on the ground near the first boiler, right side there is the collection of stones/coal. The stones/caol are positioned in the traditional head and ears configuration. Happy hunting.
    CONFIRMED: Katie Doyle 17 JAN 98
    WISHFUL THINKING: Tom & Renée Shaw 25 JAN 98
  • After leaving the library, you walk down a hallway which makes a left turn towards the corner of the boiler room. About knee level on the wall you walk towards after making the left, there are three chipped out holes with rocks that form Mickey's head.
    REPORTED: Steven Edward Buck 18 APR 95
    WISHFUL THINKING: anon 09 DEC 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: Tom & Renée Shaw 25 SEP 95
  • When you leave the library and enter the boiler room, it's dark so look close. One of the boilers has three gauges positioned in a way to look like Mickey. It is one of the big Silver Boilers and it is near the bottom.
    REPORTED: Clifton Warren Watson 31 MAR 95
    CONFIRMED: Brian Klaus 05 JUL 95
    Confirmed on "Walt Disney World Inside Out."
    CONFIRMED: Dan Wallace 09 MAR 96
    In Tower's Boiler room, as the line divides to the right, the large furnace has three plates directly beneath the doors, the three plates make a matching size hidden Mickey.
    CONFIRMED: D. Samuel Karge 27 JAN 97
    CONFIRMED: Beverly Van Fleet 21 FEB 97
    CONFIRMED: Shawn Connelly 28 MAY 97
    Also it's visible on the WDW Explorer CD.
    CONFIRMED: Steven Vore 15 JUL 97
    CONFIRMED: connie 15 JUL 97
    CONFIRMED: Jamie Alonzo 25 JUL 97
    CONFIRMED: Michael Schumann 28 AUG 97
    WISHFUL THINKING: Joy Hogley 26 MAY 98
    It may have been on WDW Inside Out, but I have to agree that it's wishful thinking. The "ear" plates are much too big.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 25 SEP 98
  • When you leave the library and enter the boiler room, you make a sharp left turn. On the wall at the end of this turn, before you turn right to get into the "lines" there is a "Warning" sign on the wall (warnings for people with various medical problems). Directly below this sign, probably six inches up from the floor there are three stones set into the cement of the wall that form a Mickey.
    CONFIRMED: Patt Edwards 15 JUN 95
    WISHFUL THINKING: Tom & Renée Shaw 25 SEP 95
    CONFIRMED: Amy Ledbetter 30 MAR 96
    CONFIRMED: Sandy Sannes 12 OCT 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: anon 09 DEC 96
  • When you enter the boiler room, right in front of you is a large furnace. On this furnace is a large, rectangular shaped, iron looking area with two rectangular doors on it, in the upper right-hand quarter of this metallic plate is a Hidden Mickey in the form of chips in the metal.
    REPORTED: Xris Albers 26 MAY 95
    WISHFUL THINKING: Tom & Renée Shaw 25 SEP 95
    WISHFUL THINKING: anon 09 DEC 96

    Voyage of the Little Mermaid

    1. As you enter the line for the Voyage of the Little Mermaid outside, there's a big blue fish that is on the pole. If you look above its eye on both sides, you'll see a Hidden Mickey. It's kind of distorted, but I definitely think it's a Hidden Mickey. It looks more like one, on the side when you're actually standing in line, more than on the outside coming towards the line outside.
      REPORTED: Lori Lorenz c/o Scott Baker 19 FEB 96
      It is very distorted. I think the "ears" were bigger than the "head."
      WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 24 AUG 96
      At the Voyage of the Little Mermaid, there's reportedly a HM in the big blue fish on the pole. You'd have to really stretch your imagination to make this a Hidden Mickey. The ears do appear to be bigger than the head.
      WISHFUL THINKING: The Spencer Family 28 JUL 97

    Downtown Disney

    Marketplace

    World of Disney

  • In the crocodile room (where the jewelry is), check out the alarm clocks in each crocodile's mouth -- the clock makes the Mickey head and the bells on the clock make up the ears.
    REPORTED: Julie Crutchley & Mary Glenn Crutchley 06 DEC 96
    The face is too big and the bells (ears) are too small.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Joseph Weeks 04 MAR 97
    WISHFUL THINKING: Joy Hogley 22 MAY 98

    Incorrect Secrets

    General

    Pirates of the Caribbean

    1. At the end of the ride in last scene with the pirates and treasure, there is a shadow on the wall that resembles Goofy. If you listen carefully you can hear Goofy laughing.
      REPORTED: Rebecca 13 APR 97
      WISHFUL THINKING: Katie 08 AUG 97
      In the Pirates of the Caribbean Goofy is not laughing in the final scene. The drunk pirate, sitting on another pirate's back, is laughing and does sound similar to Goofy, but it's not. As for the shadow I that's wishful thinking. The last pirate on the left does cast an interesting shadow on the wall behind him, but again, it's not Goofy.
      WISHFUL THINKING: Michelle Habas 01 NOV 97

    Cinderella Castle

    1. Cinderella Castle is made entirely out of fiberglass.
      REPORTED: Mike Kaply 10 AUG 95
      Cinderella Castle is not made entirely of fiberglass. The castle has a concrete superstructure with a fiberglass shell. The castle must be able to withstand hurricane-force winds that can be common in the Florida area. If the castle were made of fiberglass, it would never have lasted through some of the hurricanes that have struck the state in recent years.
      CONFIRMED: James Flynn 27 APR 96

    Haunted Mansion

    1. This is not actually a "Mickey", but it seems like a good one. It's in the Haunted Mansion. When you go by the five singing busts in the library, I could swear that one of those (I think it's the one with the head broken off) is Walt Disney himself. Can anybody confirm this?
      REPORTED: Kevin Barrett 10 JUL 95
      I am confirming the use of Walt Disney's head on one of the busts in the Haunted Mansion.
      REPORTED: scix1 17 JUL 95
      The bust of one of the singers in the graveyard is not Walt!!! I think it is a man named Paul Frees, voice of Boris Badanov. He did a lot of voice work for Disney. There is an episode of Walt Disney Presents that gives the secrets of the Haunted Mansion with the Osmond brothers. They say that that is not Walt.
      WISHFUL THINKING: Chris Caines 25 SEP 95
      Whoever thought that one of the singing busts is Walt is wrong. I worked for Disney specifically the Haunted Mansion from Jan to May this past year. I was what they call a "CP" or college program Cast Member. The singing bust that is broken is another gentlemen who, for the life of me, I can't recall his name. He was the voice of "Tony the Tiger" as well.
      WISHFUL THINKING: Carrie-Ann Dunn 09 OCT 95
      That's cool, I never noticed that. I can tell you, however, that the busts in the library, the ones that seem to follow your eyes when you get right up next to them, they aren't busts at all. Rather, they are more like the inside of a plaster cast used for making latex masks. The inward curvature along with lighting, creates the optical illusion you experience.
      REPORTED: Michael Littell 04 OCT 95
      Sorry this took so long but here are the names of the five singing busts in the Haunted Mansion: Thurl Ravenscroft (voice of Tony the Tiger), Jay Meyer, Verne Rowe, Bob Ebright, and Chuck Schroeder. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find out their relationship with Walt or the company. One of these guys does resemble Walt so it is easy to understand why people think he is one of these busts.
      WISHFUL THINKING: Terry Coopers 25 OCT 95

    Jungle Cruise

    1. When you pass by the explorer who's up a tree getting poked by the rhino's horn, look at the explorer's trousers. They are red trousers with white Mickeys all over.
      REPORTED: Hugo Terrosa 20 JAN 97
      The boxer shorts worn by the man being chased up the pole by the rhino are not a hidden Mickey. They are red shorts with white polka dots.
      WISHFUL THINKING: Nathan Naversen 28 MAR 98
      WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 25 SEP 98
    2. I worked on the Jungle Cruise after the '94 rehab when the back half of the original plane from Casablanca was added. The other half is in the Great Movie Ride in Disney/MGM.
      REPORTED: Brian Messier 06 JUL 95
      I worked at the Jungle Cruise at the Macic Kingdom in the fall of 1995 as part of the college program. While I was working there I learned that the airplane that you see on the right immediately before that hippo pool is the actual airplane that was used in the movie Casablanca! Disney somehow aquired it and the rest of the plane is over in The Great Movie Ride at the Disney/MGM Studios.
      CONFIRMED: j stone 14 MAR 96
      I hate to disappoint anyone, but the airplane used in Casablanca was not real, but rather a small-scale plywood mock-up of one. Budget constraints prevented them from using a real one, and the smaller plane provided a forced perspective.... in fact, the crew seen preparing the plane for takeoff are actually midgets! I've heard this story from more than one source and believe it to be true myself...
      WISHFUL THINKING: Shaun 10 JUN 96
      I'm confirming that the plane in Jungle Cruise is not the one from Casablanca. The one in Casablanca was in fact a plywood prop, and was in fact "worked on" by midgets. Shawn was right.
      WISHFUL THINKING: Meghan Riemer 30 SEP 96
      For more information check Urban Legends.
      WISHFUL THINKING: TR Shaw 30 SEP 96
    3. I rode the Jungle Cruise 50 times during my last vacation. I talked to many of the skippers, and learned a lot of neat information. Everything on this page is correct to their knowledge, except the part about the islands nick names. None of the skippers I talked too had any idea what they were called. I also learned, the tail section of the plane you see before entering the "hippo pool", is the actual plane used in the movie "Casablanca".(It also contains a hidden Mickey) The front half of the plane is at The Great Movie Ride. I encountered several spiel variations, the best being Skipper Carley's (a guy), Skipper Lisa's, Skipper Dave's, Skipper Luciano's, Skipper Nathen's. The Jungle Cruise is also supposed to get new boats sometime this year. I'm a big Jungle Cruise Fan!
      REPORTED: anon 09 FEB 98
    4. Jungle Cruise: On the side of the plane that has crashed (right side of boat) some rivets make up a Mickey face!
      REPORTED: Spencer Bruce 15 MAR 99

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