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Top 10 Hidden Mickeys At Walt Disney World For Kids

Walt Disney World is a magical vacation destination thanks in part to the beautiful details which make it come to life. The Resort is home to four theme parks, two water parks, over two dozen Disney Resorts, and Disney Springs which are all filled with wonderful attractions, entertainment, dining, and shopping. The details of Walt Disney World are what bring the parks and more to life and hidden among those details are plenty of secrets and Hidden Mickeys. Hidden Mickeys are any representation that comes together to form an image of Mickey Mouse often found hidden in the details. Hidden Mickeys can be found virtually everywhere throughout Walt Disney World including in artwork, props, background murals, shadows, and even special lighting. While Hidden Mickeys are most often representations of Mickey himself, they also can include other recognizable Disney characters like Minnie, Donald, or Tinkerbell. With so many Hidden Mickeys to find on a Walt Disney World vacation, there are some which are extremely difficult to spot and others which are more obvious and great options for kids to look for. Here are the top ten Hidden Mickeys in Walt Disney World for kids to spot on their next vacations.

10. It’s A Small World

One of the most classic attractions in Walt Disney World is It’s A Small World in the Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland. The attraction invites guests on the happiest cruise that ever sailed and showcases countries from around the world through lovable animatronic dolls. When moving through the room which showcases Africa, kids should be on the lookout for a large hanging purple vine whose leaves are massive classic Hidden Mickeys.

9. Swiss Family Treehouse

Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom is home to an attraction which features beautiful views of the park as well as whimsical details. The Swiss Family Treehouse invites guests to climb high up above to enjoy seeing how the Robinson family created their home on an island out of the resources that were available. Kids who reach the top can be on the lookout for a Hidden Mickey found in profile on the trunk of the massive tree.

8. Living with the Land

The Land Pavilion in Epcot’s Future World features an attraction which aims to teach guests about the versatility and resilience of the land. Living with the Land is a gentle boat ride which shows guests how the land can thrive in all sorts of conditions before bringing them through beautiful greenhouses filled with lush vegetation. Kids will love looking for a classic Hidden Mickey formed out of curled mesh wires in a series of tubes featuring creatures like eels and shrimp.

7. Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

One of the most relaxing and underrated attractions in Walt Disney World can be found in the Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland. The Tomorrowland Transit Authority is the highway in the sky and whisks guests on a scenic tour of the land while offering glimpses into nearby attractions like Space Mountain and Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin. One portion of the attraction features a scene where a futuristic woman is getting her hair done by a robot while waiting for her train. Kids can look for a classic Hidden Mickey on her red belt buckle.

6. Tree of Life

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a massive celebration of nature which aims to teach guests about the importance of conservation and preservation. Guests who visit the park love to enjoy the Tree of Life which acts as the park’s icon. The tree soars into the sky with plenty of vibrant green leaves and branches attached to a huge trunk which is intricately carved with hundreds of beautiful animals. Guests who are in the rear of the park and look at the back of the tree can spot a Hidden Mickey there. Kids should try and spot the hippo carved on the trunk and look for an upside down classic Hidden Mickey above his eye.

5. Conservation Station

Also found in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the Conservation Station which takes guests behind the scenes to show them how the animals of the park are cared for, fed, and housed. Guests can also enjoy unique experiences there which help to teach them about the environment and its beauty. When entering into the Conservation Station, there is a massive mural which features hundreds of animals and plenty of Hidden Mickeys. Kids should be on the lookout for an owl whose pupils are classic Hidden Mickeys.

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4. Haunted Mansion

Kids who are brave enough to enjoy a ride on the Haunted Mansion can spot a classic Hidden Mickey. The attraction in the Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square brings guests face to face with nine hundred and ninety nine happy haunts who cause all sorts of eerie happenings and occurrences. The ballroom scene of the Haunted Mansion shows the ghosts dancing, celebrating a birthday, and even dueling. Kids who look down at the banquet table below can spot a classic Hidden Mickey formed by three diner plates.

3. Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress

Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom is home to a classic attraction which aims to teach guests about the wonders of progress. Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress follows one family throughout the century to demonstrate how progress and new inventions make life more convenient. The final scene of Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress shows the family celebrating Christmas complete with a decorated Kids should look under the tree to spot a plush Hidden Mickey amongst the presents.

2. Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin

Also found in Tomorrowland is an attraction which allows guests the opportunity to join Star Command. Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin has guests take aim at targets to help defeat the Evil Emperor Zurg. Before loading into their ride vehicles, kids should be on the lookout on the queue for a planet called Pollust Prime whose landform looks just like a Hidden Mickey in profile.

1. Muppet Vision 3D

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to an attraction which is sure to make guests laugh. Muppet Vision 3D combines the humor and comedy of the Muppets with 3D technology for laughs and chaos like only the Muppets can create. At the end of the show, Kermit appears on the back of a firetruck thanking guests for stopping by. Kids should look in the background of the scene to spot a balloon that is shaped like Mickey.

About Caitlin Corsello

Caitlin Corsello first visited Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of the trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning about the history and small details of the parks, enjoying a Lapu Lapu, and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York teaching preschool and spending her time counting down the days to her next trip.