When many guests think about a Disney World vacation, they might immediately think of the four wonderful theme parks which are filled with attractions and entertainment to enjoy. Part of what makes these places so amazing are the incredible details that allow guests to feel as though they have been transported to different worlds and times to be fully immersed in the experiences. Throughout Disney World, there are plenty of these hidden details, many of which take the shape of a familiar character. Hidden Mickeys can be found virtually everywhere throughout the four theme parks, Disney Resorts, Disney Springs, and the two water parks. They are created by small details forming the likeness of Mickey or another familiar Disney character like Minnie, Donald, or Tinkerbell. Guests love to search for Hidden Mickeys while enjoying a Disney vacation, and there are even books written about the topic. Here are the top ten Hidden Mickeys to find in the Magic Kingdom while on a Disney World vacation.
1 – Splash Mountain
Frontierland in the Magic Kingdom is home to one of the most thrilling attractions, which leaves guests soaking wet. Splash Mountain invites guests on an adventure with Br’er Rabbit as he constantly evades capture by Br’er Fox and Br’er Bear. The thrilling culmination of the attraction comes with guests plummeting down into the Briar Patch below, where a massive splash is waiting to soak them. Splash Mountain is home to several Hidden Mickeys, but the largest can be seen both from the exterior and interior of the attraction. At the opening of the final drop, guests standing on the bridge outside of Splash Mountain to look to the rockwork on the right-hand side to spot a Hidden Mickey protruding. Guests who are on board the attraction should look for the Hidden Mickey on their left. Mickey’s face can be found formed out of rocks, and the easiest way to spot him is to look for his nose initially.
2 – Haunted Mansion
Over in Liberty Square, the Haunted Mansion is home to nine hundred and ninety-nine happy haunts who are always willing to spook guests. Those brave enough to enter inside can meet classic characters like the Ghost Host, Constance the bride, and Madame Leota in classic scenes. One of the most iconic moments of the Haunted Mansion comes when guests enter into the ballroom and finally see the happy haunts having a party below. A Hidden Mickey can be found on the massive banquet table comprised of two small plates and one large dinner plate.
3 – It’s A Small World
One of the most classic attractions in all of Walt Disney World can be found in the Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland. It’s A Small World brings guests on the happiest cruise that ever sailed through many different rooms depicting countries from around the world. The dolls on the attraction belt out the classic song of the same title in their native tongues, while props and scenes showcase iconic architecture and landmarks from around the world. As guests glide through the Africa room, they approach a doorway where an elephant and jovial band can be found above. Just before the doorway, guests can spot a vine hanging from the ceiling with massive purple Hidden Mickeys as its leaves.
4 – Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
Over in New Fantasyland, guests who are fans of Ariel can embark on a wonderful adventure with her on Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid. The attraction retells the classic story of The Little Mermaid through memorable scenes and music. After enjoying the attraction, guests emerge out of the building and back into New Fantasyland. Just as they exit, guests should turn back and look at a series of rocks that can be found on the left-hand side of a small pool of water. The rocks form a three dimensional Hidden Steamboat Mickey, including his hat and captain’s wheel. This Hidden Mickey is extremely difficult to spot!
5 – Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
Guests who are looking to relax and enjoy the sights of Tomorrowland should definitely stop to enjoy a ride on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover. The highway in the sky whisks guests through Tomorrowland, offering them beautiful views and glimpses into nearby attractions. At one point during the ride, guests pass by a woman who is having her hair done while waiting for her train. On the woman’s belt buckle is a classic Hidden Mickey.
6 – Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Found nearby in Tomorrowland is an attraction that invites guests into Star Command for their chance to be galactic heroes. Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin has guests take aim at targets and help defeat the evil Emperor Zurg. While moving through the queue of the attraction, guests can spot several references to the planet Pollust Prime, which features a landmass that forms a Hidden Mickey in silhouette.
7 – Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
Also found in Tomorrowland is a classic attraction that brings guests on a journey through the century. Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress is a unique attraction that follows the same family throughout the years to showcase how technology and progress have made life much more convenient. The final scene of the attraction occurs in modern times and features several Hidden Mickeys. Guests who are enjoying Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress should look to the mantel on the left-hand side of the scene to spot a nutcracker that looks just like Mickey Mouse.
8 – Swiss Family Treehouse
Guests who are looking to enjoy a unique attraction that offers sweeping views of the Magic Kingdom should head over to Adventureland to experience the Swiss Family Treehouse. The attraction has guests climb into the home that the Robinson family constructed after being shipwrecked on a tropical island. Guests can enjoy the innovations that the family created to survive and also spot a Hidden Mickey that can be found in silhouette on the tree’s trunk.
9 – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
The wildest ride in the wilderness can actually be found in the Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad invites guests to hold onto their hats and glasses as they whip through the mining town of Tumbleweed. With adventure around every turn, guests love to enjoy a ride on the thrilling attraction. Just before pulling back into the loading station on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, guests should look on the ground on the right-hand side of the train to spot a Hidden Mickey made by two small gears atop one large one.
10 – Pirates of the Caribbean
A classic attraction that is a must-do in the Magic Kingdom can be found in Adventureland housed inside a grand fort. Pirates of the Caribbean invites guests to set sail with swashbuckling pirates who can be found ransacking a burning seaside village. Near the end of the attraction, guests move through a scene that depicts three pirates trapped in a jail cell trying to entice a nearby dog to bring them the keys. Guests who enjoy Pirates of the Caribbean can look closely at this scene to spot a lock that takes the shape of a classic Hidden Mickey.
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