Hidden Mickey Guy.com is the definitive, "unofficial" source for Hidden Mickeys. Some of you are probably saying, "What's a Hidden Mickey?" A Hidden Mickey is a representation or likeness of Mickey Mouse that has been inserted into an attraction or other location on Disney property. They are usually created by Imagineers or designers during initial construction and are sometimes very difficult to spot. The most common "classic" hidden Mickeys consist of three circles representing his head and adjoining round ears. They come in all shapes and sizes, and more than 800 can be found all around the Walt Disney World resort.
The Walt Disney Company has never published a complete list of all of the "known" Hidden Mickeys, but an author and Disney World enthusiast named Steve Barrett is certainly an expert on the subject. He has written several Disney related books including "Hidden Mickeys, A Field Guide to Walt Disney World's Best Kept Secrets." Along with this book, he has created and hosts HiddenMickeyGuy.com. Steve does a wonderful job at maintaining a catalog of Hidden Mickeys on the site. They are from Walt Disney World as well as from other Disney Parks around the world. He even features Hidden Mickeys from the Disney Cruise Line as well as from Disney movies. In addition to detailed descriptions, Steve also provides pictures of most of the Hidden Mickeys on the website.
Steve explains the history of the Hidden Mickey on his site. He says that they started appearing in the late 1980's in Epcot as an inside joke among the Imagineers. When Epcot was being built, Disney management felt that the characters only belonged in the Magic Kingdom. The Imagineers didn't agree and began placing Hidden Mickeys into Epcot. Because of the their popularity, Imagineers are now encouraged to place Hidden Mickeys in new construction.
|Hidden Mickeys in the rug at the Beach Club Resort|
|Hidden Mickey on the door of the cuckoo clock|
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