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Hidden Mickeys at Walt Disney World

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If you’ve ever visited a Walt Disney World park chances are you have seen a Hidden Mickey. Hidden Mickeys are Mickey Mouse shaped objects hidden through the parks by Disney Imagineers.

It started as a way to incorporate Mickey Mouse into all the parks outside of Magic Kingdom, however now it is a fun “game” for guests at the park. There are supposedly over 1,000 Hidden Mickey’s around the parks! Here are a few Hidden Mickey spots to start your search, sorted by each Disney park:

Hidden Mickey’s at Walt Disney World
Hidden Mickey’s at Walt Disney World

Hidden Mickeys at Magic Kingdom

Hidden Mickeys in Fantasy Land

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Inside the mine when you see Grumpy there is a Hidden Mickey behind his head with three gems. 

  •  Pinocchio Village Haus

There is a painting in Pinocchio Village Haus of Pinocchio and Cinderella with a wand. To the bottom left of this painting, there is a very small Hidden Mickey. This is a hard one to see so look closely!

  • It’s a Small World

This ride has a bunch of Hidden Mickeys! In the Africa area of the ride, there is a vine that has Mickey shaped leaves. You can see them behind the giraffes. 

Hidden Mickeys in Tomorrowland

  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin

The Buzz Lightyear ride has one of the most Hidden Mickeys on it. This is a great ride to go on if you would like to find a few Hidden Mickeys. There is one hidden in a mural on the wall when you walk in. Look at the different planets, it’s a little hard to spot at first. This planet will appear a few more times through the ride in various rooms so keep an eye out for it! Fun fact, this planet is called Pollost Prime.

  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor

There is a poster outside of the ride with a picture of a moon on it. There is a Hidden Mickey on there. Also, there is one below a triangle shaped roof where you enter before you get into the Laugh Floor. 

  • Carousel of Progress

There was a recent update to the Carousel of Progress to make it more modern in the final scene so this may have changed with that. However, in the final scene there are a few Hidden Mickeys around the room.

There is a Mickey shaped nutcracker, a green Mickey on the wrapping paper for the presents under the tree, and a Mickey Mouse plush under the tree. With the recent update, they may have added some new Hidden Mickeys that haven’t been found yet! Let us know the ones you find in the comments below!

Hidden Mickeys in Liberty Square

The trio of plates forming the Hidden Mickey are hidden by the barriers here, but are on the left hand side before the ghost at the head of the table.
The trio of plates forming the Hidden Mickey are hidden by the barriers here, but are on the left hand side before the ghost at the head of the table.
  • Haunted Mansion

In the ballroom scene with the dancing ghosts, you can see a Hidden Mickey on the table. There is a plate setting that is in the shape of a Mickey, just on the left of the table. In the attic scene there is a hat rack holding hats that are a Hidden Mickey as well. 

  • Liberty Tree Tavern

There is a painting on the wall of fruit. If you look at the blueberries, there is a Hidden Mickey painted in.

  • Columbia Harbor House

There is a map on the wall with three circles that make up a Hidden Mickey. 

Hidden Mickeys in Frontier Land

  • Splash Mountain

When you get to the scene with Brer Frog, there is a Hidden Mickey in the fishing gear.

  • Big Thunder Mountain

There are gears on the ground as you re-enter the station that are in the shape of a Hidden Mickey.

  • Tom Sawyer Island

Outside of the Blacksmith’s shop there is a bunch of gear hanging on the wall. Within that gear, you can spot a Hidden Mickey.

Entering Adventureland at Magic Kingdom
Entering Adventureland at Magic Kingdom

Hidden Mickeys in Adventure Land

  • Pirates of the Caribbean

The locks on the jail cells are shaped like Mickey Mouse. There is one on the cell with the two pirates and on the last scene with Jack Sparrow and the treasure. 

 side of the airplane there is a Hidden Mickey on Jungle Cruise
  • Jungle Cruise

On the side of the airplane there is a Hidden Mickey. The photo doesn’t show it due to the plants but this is where it is – the nuts and bolts make the Mickey shape.

  • Sir Mickey’s Store

There is a big Hidden Mickey on the knight’s helmet in the store. 

Hidden Mickeys in EPCOT

  • Living with the Land

There are so many Hidden Mickeys on this informative ride! In the section with the fish in the tanks, there is a hose on the ground shaped like Mickey. Another Hidden Mickey on this ride can be seen where they are growing the lettuce in the greenhouse. There is a Hidden Mickey on the table along with the EPCOT logo.

  • Water world at World Nature
Hidden Mickey at Epcot
Hidden Mickey at Epcot

Look through the huge aquarium and spot a Mickey shape in stones.

  • Frozen Ever After

After walking through the trading post, you will see a Hidden Mickey in a rope on a pole. 

  • Japan Pavilion

In the koi pond, you will spot a very tiny Hidden Mickey. This one is on one of the drains in the pond.

  • Journey to Imagination with Figment

In the final scene of the ride, there is a very small Hidden Mickey in the clouds. This one is very hard to see so look very closely! 

  • American Adventure

Located in the America pavilion of the park, this ride takes you on a journey of the American people. In the lobby, guests will see a bunch of art work on the walls. In one of these paintings you can see a woman holding an umbrella with a hat on her head. In the flowers you can see a Hidden Mickey painted in.

Hidden Mickeys in Animal Kingdom

  • Kilimanjaro Safari

You can spot a Hidden Mickey on the safari ride in Animal Kingdom. Right behind the flamingos there is one on the island. 

Hidden Mickey on the Tree of Life at ANnmal Kingdom Disney World
The Tree of Life has a Hidden Mickey by the Hippo
  • The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life in Animal Kingdom is an amazing sight to see with 300 animals carved into the tree. If you see the hippo, there is a Hidden Mickey above his eye – look carefully and you will see the Hidden Mickey upside down.

upside down Hidden Mickey on the Tree of Life at Animal Kingdom Disney World
Can you spot the upside down Hidden Mickey?
  • The Boneyard

The Boneyard is such a fun place for toddlers and kids at Disney‘s Animal Kingdom. They will get to experience what it would be like working at a dig site and they get to dig through sand to find fossils. They can also spot a Hidden Mickey at the Wooly Mammoth dig site. The Hidden Mickey is made of a fan and two hard hats.

  • Wildlife Express Train 

In the station, there is a Hidden Mickey up on the ceiling where the beams are.

Hidden Mickeys in Pandora

  • Avatar Flight of Passage

This ride has one of the most in-depth queues I have ever seen. There are spots for Hidden Mickeys everywhere! You can spot one in the standby queue in the lab area. There is a desk with some plastic bottles with black tops. Some of these black tops come together to form a Hidden Mickey.

  • Entrance to Pandora

When you are walking into the incredible area of Pandora, there is a very small Hidden Mickey engraved in one of the stones. 

It’s easier to spot on the left than the right in this photo.
  • Na’vi River Journey

This boat ride is one of my favorites in Walt Disney World. It is so detailed and relaxing. There is an animatronic of a Shaman that sings you a song at the end. If you look at her shawl, there is a Hidden Mickey in it on both sides. It’s a tough one to spot, so you need to wait until you’re fairly close and her arms are up. The holes in her shawl make the Hidden Mickey.

Hidden Mickeys in Hollywood Studios

  • Tower of Terror

While guests are on the Tower of Terror, there is a point in the ride where you are about to be dropped in the elevator shaft. Right before you drop, there is a light that is shaped as a Hidden Mickey. 

  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster 

When guests are in the recording studio before they get onto the actual ride there are a bunch of coiled wires on the ground that make up a Hidden Mickey.

  • Star Tours

As you are walking through the detailed queue line, you can spot R2D2 rolling around. He is wearing Mickey ears. If you spot him, that’s a Hidden Mickey!

Hidden Mickeys in Galaxy’s Edge

  • Ride of the Resistance

While on the ride, guests will come face-to-face with Kylo Ren. Look around at the control panels around him, there is a Hidden Mickey on one of them.

  • Black Spire Outpost

There is one on the walls of this shopping area. 

Hidden Mickey on Smugglers Run at Hollywood Studios
Hidden Mickey on Smugglers Run at Hollywood Studios
  • Millennium Falcon Smuggler’s Run

This ride is an interactive experience bringing guests on a ride in the Millennium Falcon. There is a Hidden Mickey as you are about to enter the cockpit on one of the walls by a screen on the left hand side. 

Hidden Mickeys in Toy Story Land

  • Alien Swirling Saucers

There is a mural dedicated to Buzz Lightyear and Space Rangers. In this mural, guests can find a Hidden Mickey in the buttons.

  • Slinky Dog Dash

There is a mural on the wall as you board the ride that looks like it was drawn out of crayons. Look very closely at the top right corner where the Green Army Men are and there is a Hidden Mickey in the clouds. It’s hard to see so look closely.

  • Toy Story Midway Mania

When you are entering the ride there is a picture on the wall featuring Slinky Dog, Mr. Potato Head, and Bullseye. These three photos are in circles and the three circles make up a Hidden Mickey.

Huge Hidden Mickeys

There are some Hidden Mickeys that you can’t see from just being in the parks. Some you need a bigger arial view to see. 

  • Expedition Everest

When you look at the entire ride from an arial view you can see that the whole track is actually a giant Hidden Mickey.

  • Solar Panels

Disney has a field of solar panels to help power the parks. These solar panels create a giant Hidden Mickey when looked at from up above. You can see these solar panels if you drive into EPCOT.

  • Hollywood Studios

The main courtyard area of Hollywood Studios actually makes a Hidden Mickey when looked at from above. It even has Mickey’s face!

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