One of the things Miss A really enjoyed doing when we were at Disney World this year was spotting Hidden Mickeys. She actually got quite good at it, finding them when I couldn’t see them and I really had to look to spot them.
I didn’t realise until I researched it a little more that Walt Disney World hidden Mickeys were started as a joke by the imagineers as they hid pictures of Mickey Mouse when they were designing attractions. Now Hidden Mickeys are a great talking point among Disney World guests and they can be spotted everywhere if you look hard enough.
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The official definition of a Hidden Mickey is a partial or complete impression of Mickey Mouse blended into designs of attractions, hotels, restaurants etc in Disney. I learnt very quickly that if it was a hot day and Miss A was flagging, I would mention Hidden Mickeys and she would be distracted from the heat and start to look.
It was also very useful as we ventured around the World Showcase in Epcot as Miss A gets bored when I look at everything around me for too long. I send her off looking for Hidden Mickeys now and she is more than happy.
It’s impossible to know exactly how many Hidden Mickeys there are, but there are books, apps and websites all helping you to spot that next Hidden Mickey. It became a bit of a game with us as we were wandering around, who can spot the next Hidden Mickey. You can find yourself looking in the funniest of places and seeing things in a different light from different angles etc.
I love the idea of using the app to spot Hidden Mickeys but I don’t want to spend my time at Disney World that is so precious looking at my phone all the time so I am loathe to buy the app for our next trip. I have invested in the book however and it’s good fun reading where they may be spotted, and I have been learning new things every time I read it, as it triggers great memories and new information for me.
I have never spotted any Hidden Mickeys at Caribbean Beach resort on both times we have stayed now so if anyone knows where any are, I’d be grateful of the knowledge.
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