Hidden Mickeys (and a Hidden Steve) at Disney’s All-Star Resorts

Mickey hides all around the Disney Resorts. I visited Disney’s All-Star Resorts recently to check on some of their Hidden Images. Display window images change at times and Hidden Mickeys may be lost, but the one in an outside window at All-Star Movies is still there! A small black classic Mickey is at the lower right of a mural in this window in front of the gift shop next to the lobby. Here I am crouched in front of the window.

The Hidden Mickey is on the front of an orange book with the title “Future Plans.”

Next, I visited the Jazz Inn courtyard at All-Star Music.

Classic Mickey ears usually sit atop most of the cymbal stands. Each is a winged nut that holds a cymbal in place.

Over at All-Star Sports, I walked to Mount Mickey, which is behind Stadium Hall and just past the Surf’s Up section of the resort. A large Mickey statue usually stands directly over a classic Mickey (white head and black ears) in the cement. Alas, the Mickey statue was not there and only his cement pedestal was present! I was told that the statue is being cleaned and repainted.

As you know, carpet Mickeys can disappear when carpets are replaced, but this Hidden Mickey has been maintained for a number of years now. It’s a repeated Mickey image in the main building gift shop carpet at All-Star Sports. It’s composed of a baseball with two circles for ears.

Now for the Hidden Steve. An Imagineer told me that a hidden caricature of me would appear at the All-Star Sports food court! The dining area was refurbished a few weeks ago, and of course I checked it out. I found my image on the last design pane near the rear exit from the food court. I’m sitting in the stands behind hockey player Minnie Mouse, and you can find me on both sides of the pane. Needless to say, I’m incredibly honored by this!

It’s me holding a yellow Hidden Mickeys book with a magnifying glass on the cover, and a tiny classic Mickey is on my shirt!

It does resemble me a little, don’t you think?

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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.

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21 Replies to “Hidden Mickeys (and a Hidden Steve) at Disney’s All-Star Resorts”

  1. We stopped by the All Star Sports today and saw the Hidden Steve. How wonderful that the Imagineers honored you for your efforts documenting part of their work.

  2. Steve, that is just awesome! What an honor to have your own Hidden Steve. Congratulations! We think you and Mrs. Hidden Mickey Vickie are just the best!!

  3. We are soooo tickled and happy that Disney did a hidden Steve! He is the kindest person and has brought so much joy via hidden mickeys and memories to our family …My son when he was around ten sent an email about a hidden Mickey he found in one HS restaurant and Steve replied! We were so touched that I let him know through Facebook and Steve sent kind words!! my son’s now a sophomore in college and it was pure joy for me to watch him show his four adult cousins visiting us from overseas several hidden mickeys during their first WDW visit last December …. it was contagious, we couldn’t go anywhere without them spotting hidden mickeys. It made great memories…..now we must go back to see the Hidden Steve!! Absolutely Perfect!

  4. Congratulations!!!! Thanks for the guide and all the help! Having a hidden Steve has to be one of the coolest things to ever happen!

  5. It really looks like you ……..as a character of course !!!! My kids and I love looking for hidden mickeys……thanks Steve !!

  6. WOW! You are now a bona fide celebrity. Congratulations!

    We were at Beach Club Villas last summer and saw some “test” carpet in the hallways. It was plain brown (ugly!) with no pretty design and NO Mickeys anywhere. I sent a letter upon returning home, reminding them of how IMPORTANT the Mickeys are to fans. Many times looking at those ears helped me make the long trek down those hallways at 2am when I was exhausted. I hope they listened — the new carpet is supposed to be installed any day now. Fingers crossed it has Mickey heads.

  7. Congrats on being immortalized! It’s a well-deserved honor. I see so many people at WDW doing hidden Mickey searches, and there’s no way the searching would be nearly as popular without you having called attention to it!