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What are Hidden Mickeys & How to Find Them

Those who have been to any of the Disney parks have probably noticed images of Mickey Mouse placed discreetly on rides, signs, or walls. These images of Mickey Mouse are known as Hidden Mickeys.

Often, you have to look closely to see them or just happen upon them. They aren’t meant to be obvious.

Why would Disney places these hidden images of Mickey Mouse throughout the park?

Well, there is a reason and that reason dates back to the construction of EPCOT in Disney World.

What are Hidden Mickeys

History of Hidden Mickeys

Hidden Mickeys date back to Epcot being built.

When Epcot was being envisioned, the Disney characters where not part of the concept.

Since Mickey Mouse was so prominent in Magic Kingdom and not part of the Epcot plan, Disney Imagineers took it upon themselves to hide Mickey images throughout the park.

As future construction began in other areas of Disney World and later in refurbishment of Disneyland, more of these hidden images of everyone’s favorite mouse were incorporated into designs.

Finding Hidden Mickey's

Types of Hidden Mickeys

  1. Traditional three circle Mickey Mouse head
  2. Mickey Mouse head silhouette
  3. Mickey Mouse shadow

Hidden Mickeys appear on walls, in pictures and even on the ground.

You’ll find Hidden Mickeys in Disneyland, all four of the Disney World theme parks and in Disney resorts and restaurants!

There are even hidden images of Mickey Mouse on all of the Disney Cruise ships!

Hidden Mickey on Three Caballeros Ride

How to Find Hidden Mickeys

Some are hidden in very obscure places like bathrooms or on on moving rides, while others are on the attractions themselves!

The key to finding these camouflaged images of Mickey Mouse is to look carefully.

Take your time as you go through the park and pay attention to details.

If you do, you might surprise yourself at the things you will see!

Disney doesn’t always acknowledge that Hidden Mickeys exist, but Disney cast members are really great about pointing you in the right direction of where they can be found if they indeed know about them. All you have to do is ask!


If you still have trouble finding Hidden Mickeys, there are Hidden Mickey books you can buy that will tell you where they can be found!

Have you noticed any of these hidden images of Mickey Mouse at the parks?

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