I’m not going to blog all about Disneyworld. There are blogs solely devoted to visiting the Disney Parks. If you want to learn all the in’s and out’s of planning a Disney trip, you can read those. I only have two posts I’ll write about Disney; two things that really stuck out for me and made going to Disneyworld different than going to other theme parks.
One was the hunt for hidden Mickeys.
Apparently, there are more than a hundred hidden Mickeys throughout the Disney parks in Orlando. Most are the iconic round face and ears shape, though some can be a little more substantial. They’re hidden all over the parks in the most unlikely of places and began as an inside joke among the Walt Disney Imagineers. The thing is, they’re hidden in plain sight. You just have to be on the lookout and ready to spot them. And boy, was I! I refused to look up any information or clues about them before I went and felt confident that I would find lots of them to blog about since my mission was to find as many as I could.
I found three. 😦
And of the three, I only had my camera ready for one. No, that’s not true. After we saw one from the Monorail, we rode it around in another circle just so I could get a picture of the Hidden Mickey on top of a building near the Contemporary Resort.
We spotted one as we rode the boat through Epcot’s ‘Living with the Land’ ride. It was made of metal inside an aquarium, but I couldn’t get my camera out quickly enough to snap a shot. I saw another one painted as clouds while standing in line for the Dinosaur ride in Animal Kingdom, but the line was moving and I didn’t want to risk backing up traffic. But that’s it. That’s all we saw.
If you spotted some hidden Mickey’s, I’d love to know where they are. But if you want to hunt them on your own and don’t want any more clues, don’t read any of the comments. I have a feeling other people found a lot more than I did.
Where are they????