Guests who visit Walt Disney World love spending time exploring the four theme parks, resorts, two water parks, and Disney Springs. Each area of Disney is so impressive due to the insane level of detail that goes into creating various themes which transport guests to different places and times. Amongst all of the details are images of Mickey Mouse that are worked into everything from artwork to décor. Hidden Mickeys can be found virtually everywhere throughout Walt Disney World and guests love finding them. The hidden images can be of Mickey or any Disney character and can range from easy to spot to extremely difficult to find. Guests who are looking to start searching for Hidden Mickeys should begin with ones that are fairly easy to spot. Here are the top nine Hidden Mickeys at Walt Disney World for beginners.
9. Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
In the Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland is a classic attraction that was originally developed for the 1963 New York World’s Fair. Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress brings guests through the century alongside a family as they enjoy the various forms of progress that are constantly being created. The final scene of the attraction showcases the family celebrating Christmas and is home to several Hidden Mickeys. A great Hidden Mickey for beginners to spot in the scene can be found underneath the tree. Guests should look for a large plush Mickey Mouse sitting amongst the presents.
8. Haunted Mansion
One of the most iconic attractions in Walt Disney World is the Haunted Mansion in the Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square. Guests who are brave enough to experience the spooky attraction are invited into Gracey Manor to rub elbows with nine hundred and ninety nine happy haunts. While passing through the graveyard scene, guests should look back to the right hand side of their Doom Buggies just before passing into the area with the hitchhiking ghosts. There they will spot a grim reaper in a crypt with one arm extended high above his head. Where his hand would be is a classic Hidden Mickey.
7. Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
Also found in the Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland is the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover which brings guests on a journey on the highway in the sky. Along the way guests are treated to wonderful views of the land as well as glimpses into nearby attractions like Space Mountain and Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin. While enjoying the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover guests move past one scene depicting a woman having her hair done while waiting for her train. On the woman’s belt is a red buckle with a classic Hidden Mickey.
6. Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Guests who are fans of the Pixar film Toy Story will love going for a ride on Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin. Once on board guests are outfitted with laser blasters and can aim at hundreds of targets to collect points to help defeat the Evil Emperor Zurg. While moving through the queue of the attraction, guests pass by a picture of the planet Pollust Prime several times. The planet looks similar to Earth and one of its land masses forms a Hidden Mickey featuring Mickey’s profile.
5. Living with the Land
Epcot’s Future World is home to The Land Pavilion which celebrates the beauty, wonder, and sustainability of the planet. Guests who experience Living with the Land can enjoy a serene boat ride which tours the massive greenhouses of the pavilion where fresh fruits and vegetables are grown using new technologies. While moving through one area of the attraction, guests pass by tanks featuring fish and alligators and approach a series of tubes housing eels and lobsters. One of the tubes features three circles of mesh wire which form a Hidden Mickey.
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4. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
One of the most thrilling attractions in Disney’s Hollywood Studios can be found looming on the end of Sunset Boulevard. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror brings guests into the abandoned Hollywood Tower Hotel which was abandoned one night many years ago. Guests soon watch a film in the library where they discover that five guests were struck by lightning and trapped inside The Twilight Zone. Guests who look closely can spot that the little girl who fell victim to the hotel was holding a plush Mickey Mouse doll from the 1930s.
3. Stage 1 Co. Store
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is also home to an attraction which brings guests directly into the world of the Muppets. Muppet Vision 3D invites guests into the Muppets laboratories where they have discovered how to showcase the spirit of 3D. Nearby is the Stage 1 Co. Store which sells general Disney merchandise alongside specific Muppets items. The outside of the store was clearly decorated by the Muppets and feature interesting colors and lots of paint spills. Outside one set of double doors are splashes of yellow paint on the ground including a classic Hidden Mickey.
2. It’s A Small World
One of the most classic and beloved attractions in all of Walt Disney World is It’s A Small World in the Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland. Guests who experience the attraction can experience the happiest cruise that ever sailed as they move through rooms depicting all areas of the world. In the Africa room there are large purple vines hanging from the ceiling which feature leaves that are Hidden Mickeys.
1. The Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros
Epcot’s World Showcase is home to the Mexico Pavilion which features an atmosphere where it is always nighttime. In the rear of the pavilion is The Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros where guests can help Panchito and Jose travel across Mexico and try and find Donald before their nighttime concert. In the final scene, guests can look to the right hand side of their boats to spot a small boat featuring a sign reading Viva Donald! On the front right hand side of the boat are a trio of drums which form a classic Hidden Mickey.