Hidden Mickeys in and near the Magic Kingdom

The quest for Hidden Mickeys is ongoing – I hope it never ends! Folks continue to spot new images, like this one from the M. Mouse Mercantile shop in the Grand Floridian Resort. Behind the check-out counter, a classic Hidden Mickey is on the right lower edge of a picture frame. I wonder if this image will last. (Thanks to Annie P.)

I receive messages about this clock and gears above the entrance/exit of the Space Mountain gift shop. Do you see a Hidden Mickey in the clock, or anywhere in the various circles? (Thanks to Julie Millan and Matthew Lounds and Emily Lounds)

You know that Hidden Mickeys disappear from time to time. It saddens me when this happens, but that’s (Disney) life! For the first time in many years, I didn’t find the baggage ticket with the Hidden Mickey inside the faux ticket office window on the second level of the Main Street Train Station! Bummer! There were no tickets at all on the front counter, and the ones hanging on a rung on the rear wall of the office had no Hidden Mickeys. Sad.

Don’t fret. The Hidden Mickey lock is still hanging on the wall to the right inside the faux ticket office. Sorry, in the photo, you have to look behind the glare and reflection on the ticket office window to spot the gold lock.

I’m truly in mourning today. As you know, Disney has generously displayed my Hidden Mickey books on property for over 10 years. As of this summer, that will no longer happen. (Remember, I don’t work for Disney). So, before they disappear from the Disney parks and shops, I’m gathering photos of my books currently on property so I can remember these magical years forever! This photo is from M. Mouse Mercantile shop in the Grand Floridian Resort.

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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5 Replies to “Hidden Mickeys in and near the Magic Kingdom”

  1. I can’t believe they are taking your books out of the parks. No doubt making room for a Frozen item.
    Disney is losing out on a great book used by many. Thank You, Steve, for all your hard work. It will continue to be used and enjoyed by many for years to come.

  2. Oh no! Every time I take a trip to Disney World I forget my Hidden Mickey book and have to buy one at the parks. Now if I don’t remember to pack it I’ll have nothing! Love finding the Mickeys and love your books 🙂

  3. Sorry to hear your books won’t be sold at Disney in a few months, I’m sure a lot of people had fun reading the books and finding the hidden Mickeys.

  4. So sad to see the books go. You can still get them on Amazon. Love to read my All Ears and check out the Hidden Mickey section. We are going in September and will try and find some.
    To Disney: please keep these books on the shelves. It’s a great way for kids to use up some spare time.

  5. How /why is merchandising discontinuing your books ? I have shared with many guests while standing in line about “Hidden Mickeys”…I also show them my pin and tell them to look in the gift shop to pick up their own book. I’m quite sure I have sold 10-20 books , just talking with guests , showing them my book, or my pin. Sometimes if we get off a ride that empties into a gift shop, I can point out the book, and they will pick it up and purchase it. It is a fantastic way to keep the kids busy while in those long lines.