The unveiling of the New Fantasyland several years ago brought many new and well-crafted Hidden Mickeys! Disney’s Imagineers are becoming ever more creative with Hidden Images. Take a look at a few of their cool designs.
SLIDESHOW: Hidden Mickeys in Fantasyland
These first two images are from the entrance queue of "Under the Sea - Journey of The Little Mermaid.” This classic (three-circle) Hidden Mickey is made of impressions in the rock. It’s in the middle of the photo, tilted to the right. Find it directly below the right side of a bridge with a rope-covered side rail. You’re facing a rock arch with a waterfall, and the Hidden Mickey is at the right side of the rock base of the stream below you. Water streaming over the Mickey blurs the image.
Just before you enter the inside portion of the queue, look up high above and behind you for this classic Mickey formed of three circle depressions on a rock that is jutting out. The Hidden Mickey (in the middle of the photo) is tilted to the left.
Embedded in the cement walkway in front of the Disney Vacation Club kiosk and across from "Ariel’s Grotto" is a classic Hidden Mickey formed of a survey marker and two adjacent pebbles. It’s near a cart track indented in the cement.
Between the exit of the Fantasyland Train Station and "Dumbo the Flying Elephant" is a trail of large and small (mother and baby) elephant tracks. These prints in the pavement come together at times to form classic Mickeys.
On the “Giraffes” boxcar in "Casey Jr. Splash ’N’ Soak Station," a classic Mickey is hidden in the clouds behind a giraffe in a painting on the side of the boxcar that faces the restrooms. This cloud Hidden Mickey is behind the lower part of the neck of the tall giraffe, and it’s tilted to the right.
Many interesting Hidden Mickeys and other Hidden Images are at “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh."
At the entrance to the attraction, outside on the far side of Mr. Sanders’ big tree (in the photo above) and behind the fence, a classic Mickey is etched into the wood in the middle of a vertical brown post on the left side of a window.
At the beginning of the ride, in Rabbit’s Garden, the small marker with radishes (in the middle pot to the left of the “Letus” sign) has one radish shaped like a classic Hidden Mickey.
Near the end of the room in Owl’s house, on the right side of the floor, is a picture of a character - Mole - standing with Winnie the Pooh (a reference to the previous attraction in this building, "Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride").
If you ride on the General Joe Potter ferryboat to or from the Magic Kingdom, look for this classic Hidden Mickey on the middle of an inside wall and below a “Life Vest Instructions” poster. It’s on the port side between two doors and about 20 to 30 feet back from the front staircase (as your ferry approaches the Magic Kingdom). It’s at the bottom left of the photo.
Steve Barrett is the author of the Hidden Mickeys Guide Book Series (Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and the Disney Cruise Ships) available in book stores, on Amazon, and on Kindle and other downloadable formats. The WDW and Disneyland Hidden Mickeys Guide books are also offered as iPhone and Android apps. Steve and his wife Vickie (hiddenmickeygal) are the webmasters of http://www.HiddenMickeyGuy.
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