A Disney Wedding

On the first day of spring, my wife Vickie and I were honored to be invited to a wedding at Disney World. We arrived at the Wedding Pavilion near the Grand Floridian Resort before 5 p.m. At one point before the ceremony, some of the guests stood and looked left through the windows of the pavilion and spotted the Cinderella Carriage approaching! You can see Cinderella Castle through the rear window of the pavilion.

View of Cinderella Castle via Grand Floridian Wedding Chapel

After the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom were spirited away in the Cinderella Carriage.

Cinderella Carriage

Mickey Mouse came to the wedding reception, too! He danced and posed for photos with the celebrants. In this photo, Susie the bride smiles with her mother Rita, Mickey, and her sister Sheri.

Mickey and Friends

I checked out the classic Hidden Mickey inside the rear of the Wedding Pavilion, on the grate or vent (actually, it’s repeated on three grates) near the ceiling. It’s still there!

Hidden Mickey Wedding Pavilion

My friends and neighbors look for Hidden Mickeys, too! Several folks (Marc, Bob and Rita, Cheryl, Richard, and Jim) spotted a classic Mickey on the right rear hip of the horse at the right front of the Cinderella Carriage horse train.


Now that’s a cool Hidden Mickey!

Steve Barrett is a doctor and Disney nut whose favorite Walt Disney World memory is strolling through the Magic Kingdom with his young son on his shoulders. Not surprisingly, his favorite spot in the World is anywhere there's a Hidden Mickey. He suggests that all visitors take some time to chat with cast members, especially when looking for Hidden Mickeys, as they can enrich your Disney experience and make it even more magical.

6 Replies to “A Disney Wedding”

  1. Hello Steve,
    My Husband and I got married at the Wedding Pavilion 2years ago. I always love seeing other pictures from there. The Fairy Tale wedding staff is awesome!!!
    Thanks for Sharing!!

    Oh, almost forgot my 9yearold son had a blast finding the hidden Mickey’s there and all over Disney!

  2. Hi Steve,

    I was on the Disney wedding site a few days ago… just fooling around…dreaming of someday. I was confused about the 10-12 thousand dollar fee. Is that fee was separate or an addition to the other costs i e… flowers, DJ…



  3. Hey Steve,

    We’re getting married at WDW in July, and the Disney Florist is going to put hidden mickeys in our button holes and bouquets! Thought you’d like that.

    Keep up the good work!

  4. Looks like you had a great time. I got married at WDW last September, something I never thought I would do, and it was the most amazing time ever… very magical. Disney really go all out to make you feel special and our planner was amazing!

  5. Jajaja I love that hidden mickey…very cool!!!

    You have more pictures of the wedding pavillion??? I’ll love to see it…My dream is have my wedding on the Wedding Pavillion…

    But first I must find Prince charming :/ jajaja 😛

    Greetings….your friend from Chile 😉

  6. Hi Steve
    We stay at Fort Wilderness Cabins when we visit WDW and we always visit in january so most of the horses have their winter coats. We always visit the horses in the stables and always go on a trail ride. We have seen these cool Hidden Mickeys on the horses rumps many times at that time of year. It is obviously easier to cut them into the horses coats in Winter as their hair is woolier. Thanks for the photos and blog, I think that a wedding at the Grand Floridian would be the most magical way to start the rest of your life as a married couple. SOOOOO ROMANTIC.

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