A really fun activity that Guests enjoy taking part in while at the Walt Disney World Resort is searching for Hidden Mickeys. These fun-to-spot details are found in literally every corner of the property and can be very subtle and difficult to find or overt and easy to spot. Hidden Mickeys are also not only Mickeys, they can take the shape of any character including Donald, Tinkerbell, Minnie, and more.
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The most prominent type of Hidden Mickey is a classic one formed by three circles that come together to form the outline of his head, but some are full bodies, profiles, or other features. Epcot is home to plenty of great Hidden Mickeys for Guests to spot that range from easy to very, very difficult. Let’s check out the best Hidden Mickeys to find while spending time in Epcot.
IMPORTANT NOTE: I didn’t include any actual photos of the Hidden Mickeys in this post as that ruins the fun of trying to find them!
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The first attraction that Guests encounter when entering Epcot is the iconic Spaceship Earth, which is housed inside of the massive structure of the same name. While traveling through time to learn all about the history of communication, Guests can spot several Hidden Mickeys, some of which are very difficult to catch on the first try! Just after passing through the beloved Rome burning scene, Guests emerge in a library in the Middle East complete with a wall of various scrolls on the left-hand side of the vehicle. Three scrolls come together to form a classic Hidden Mickey that is easy to spot.
Soon after, the Renaissance scene begins with a pair of monks working on the left-hand side. Guests who look slightly backward and see the monk who is hunched oversleeping can look above him and to the right to find an ink stain on his paper that also forms a classic Hidden Mickey.
The final Hidden Mickey is also formed by three circles and can be found on the left-hand side of the Renaissance scene just before the painter and sculptor. On the table with supplies, Guests can spot a classic Hidden Mickey formed by three colorful paint rings.
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The Seas with Nemo and Friends
Inside of the massive aquarium in The Seas with Nemo and Friends, Guests can check out thousands of fish, turtles, dolphins, rays, sharks, and more as well as a Hidden Mickey right there on the aquarium floor. A series of rocks are strategically placed inside the aquarium for three circles and a classic Hidden Mickey!
Another classic Hidden Mickey can be found in the room where the large statue of Bruce the shark can be found and is hard to find due to its small size. One of the informational windows features an oyster on the bottom right and inside are three tiny round pearls that come together to form a classic Hidden Mickey!
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Living with the Land
Living with the Land is another attraction in Epcot that is home to several different Hidden Mickeys that Guests can spot while enjoying their serene ride through different environments and greenhouses. While moving through the greenhouses, Guests should be on the lookout for special plastic molds that are placed around certain fruits and vegetables that shape them into classic Hidden Mickeys as they grow!
When moving through the room with the red lighting and various fish tanks, Guests can spot two more classic Hidden Mickeys. One is halfway through the room on the floor on the right-hand side of the boat and is made out of a carefully coiled hose, and the other is in one of the tubes near the end of the room and is crafted out of special wire and sometimes features a shrimp hanging out on it!
Further into the greenhouses, lettuce can be found growing on both sides of the boat on specialized boards that deliver a delicate balance of nutrients. As the lettuce is harvested, the designs shift, but the different color lettuce heads are often grown to form a large classic Hidden Mickey!
The final Hidden Mickey on Living with the Land is in the scene where the laboratory can be spotted on the right-hand side of the vehicle. A hanging display holds several test tubes including three whose caps come together to form yet another classic Hidden Mickey.
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Soarin’ Around the World
Found just steps away from Living with the Land is Soarin’ Around the World where Guests can hang glide over some of the most breathtaking locations on Earth. When passing over Monument Valley, Guests should look to the right-hand side of the screen and spot three hot air balloons that briefly come together to form a classic Hidden Mickey.
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Garden Grill Restaurant
The Garden Grill Restaurant in The Land Pavilion invites Guests to dine on a fresh harvest, some of which is grown right there in the pavilion, and meet characters while slowly rotating in an innovative setting. One scene that Guests rotate past has a very difficult Hidden Mickey to spot. A painted scene with greenery and vegetation features a Hidden Mickey hose face can be found peering out from behind a series of horizontal leaves all coming off of one tall stem.
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Journey into Imagination with Figment
Each scene of Journey into Imagination with Figment helps Guests utilize their senses to tap into their imaginations, and the Sight Lab scene is also home to two Hidden Mickeys for Guests to spot. A whiteboard near the beginning of the scene features a small classic Hidden Mickey near the bottom corner and one of the desks features an instrument that has two black semicircles on the top, giving it the appearance of Mickey’s head.
Towards the end of the attraction, Guests are treated to a tour of Figment’s house but with everything flipped upside down courtesy of imagination. In the kitchen area of Figment’s house, Guests can spot a plate of onion rings, three of which come together to form a classic Hidden Mickey high up above.
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After buckling in and getting ready to blast off on Mission: SPACE, there are several moments of anticipation where Guests are waiting at the gangplank for the all-clear before the thrilling launch. While waiting, Guests should look carefully at their individual screens where they can spot a classic Hidden Mickey on each side of the gangplank made of three simple outlined circles so that they blend in fairly well.
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Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros
The grand finale scene of the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros in the Mexico Pavilion features Donald, Panchito, and Jose performing on stage for all of their adoring fans. Before passing by the stage Guests can spot a small boat on the left-hand side of theirs which features three small drums whose tops come together to form a classic Hidden Mickey.
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A very difficult-to-spot Hidden Mickey can be found inside of the Mexico Pavilion in the very rear where a beautiful jungle landscape is painted complete with an ancient pyramid and a volcano in the distance. Every few minutes, the volcano emits a puff of smoke that briefly forms a Hidden Mickey which is difficult to spot as it is fleeting and also is usually viewed from a distance unless Guests are seated at the San Angel Inn Restaurante.
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Frozen Ever After
A very popular attraction in Epcot is Frozen Ever After in the Norway Pavilion where Guests can enjoy an adventure to Arendelle with favorite characters from the popular Disney animated film. Just after entering the indoor portion of the queue, Guests pass through the Ice Master’s Room and if they look up at the top of an archway they can spot a Hidden Mickey made by three carefully arranged plates.
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The China Pavilion in Epcot is filled with beautifully intricate details including the massive gate that welcomes Guests right at the front of the area. Guests who take time to admire the detailing of the gate can look at the support pillars close to the ground that feature carvings of various flowers. Each support features two sets of three beautiful flowers that come together to form a classic Hidden Mickey that many Guests walk right by.
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The Germany Pavilion is always bustling with Guests who love to take in the atmosphere and also enjoy the delicious food and beverage offerings. The popular Bier quick service stand in the front of the pavilion is located underneath a building adorned with three statues depicting past rulers of Germany. Guests who look closely at the statue on the left-hand side can spot a very small classic Hidden Mickey formed by three small circles in the center of his crown.
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The Italy Pavilion in Epcot features some of the most beautiful architecture that brings to life the history and rich culture of Italy, complete with a wonderfully detailed statue. The Fontana Di Nettuno portrays Neptune with two large dolphins at his side and a running water feature behind them. Guests who look behind the gently flowing water can find a classic Hidden Mickey formed by three indentations in the rock work.
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The main experience in the America Pavilion is The American Adventure which tells the fascinating story of the American people over the last few centuries. Before moving into the large theater for the main show, Guests can explore a large rotunda with wonderful artwork, historical quotes, and memorabilia. One painting in the rotunda depicts a man giving a speech to a crowd, and Guests who look closely at a woman’s hat near the bottom can spot a Hidden Mickey formed by three pink flowers.
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The Japan Pavilion is home to beautiful landscaping and sprawling gardens that Guests can explore throughout the entire area. Near the front of the Japan Pavilion is a quiet walkway that leads to the table service Takumi-Tei, and Guests should take a moment to pause near a sign displaying the menu currently offered. Just behind the sign on the ground is a trio of rocks that have been purposefully placed to form a Hidden Mickey in the grass.
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Near the front of the Morocco Pavilion is a small open air shop that sells various goods that Guests can browse through while feeling as though they are in a marketplace across the globe. One of the doors into the shop features three large ornamental gold plates that form a Hidden Mickey facing out into the Morocco Pavilion. This is a great example of a Hidden Mickey that is very out in the open but often overlooked by Guests!
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The UK Pavilion invites Guests to wander charming streets that make them feel as though they have traveled to the heart of London, complete with stores selling a variety of goods. The Sportsman’s Shoppe near the front of the UK Pavilion features various merchandise including certain jerseys of popular UK teams. One doorway that leads into the store features a hanging sign above with a classic Hidden Mickey formed by a soccer ball, rugby ball, and tennis racquet.
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The front of the France Pavilion features a beautiful view of tree-lined streets with flowing fountains leading up to the Eiffel Tower rising above the buildings in the distance. It is a lovely spot to take in the atmosphere, and Guests who look down can also spot some classic Hidden Mickeys. The grates around the base of the trees lining the walkways feature subtle designs including three circles that form a classic Hidden Mickey several times around the base of each tree.
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Guests who wander through the Canada Pavilion can enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the country that is emulated through colorful gardens, beautiful architecture, and a large waterfall in the rear. The Northwest Mercantile Store in the pavilion is a rustic shop that features a variety of unique merchandise as well as lots of subtle theming. Guests who look up while wandering through the store can spot many props and items including a fish with small spots on its back, one of which is a classic Hidden Mickey.
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