Monday, February 19, 2007

Hidden Mickeys

What is a Hidden Mickey you ask?

For those of you not in the Disney know, here is a definition from

"Hidden Mickeys started out as inside jokes among the Walt Disney Imagineers. A Hidden Mickey is an image of Mickey Mouse concealed in the design of a Disney attraction (ride, resort, etc...). Originally, it took the shape of a head and ears silhouette, , i.e. one large circle with two smaller circled on top in the appropriate place, but Hidden Mickeys can take on many forms.
In designing, constructing or adding the final touches to an attraction, Imagineers subtly "hide" Mickey Mouse silhouettes in plain sight. Soon, it became a tradition, and as the word spread, Disney fans everywhere went on the search for Hidden Mickeys in Disney movies and theme parks."

I am always in search of Hidden Mickeys, they are one of the small touches that add interest to a park visit. We found several on our trip, below are photographs of a few - can you find them in the photos? Some are more subtle than others. Our hotel had a Hidden Mickey challenge, they were really hard! I only found two out of thirteen during our stay.