What are Hidden Mickeys

When you google “What are Hidden Mickeys”, a basic description comes up…and it’s pretty explanatory.

“A Hidden Mickey is a representation of Mickey Mouse that has been inserted subtly into the design of a ride, attraction or other location in a Disney Theme Park, film/tv property or other Disney products.”

When we’re thinking about the Disney Parks, things get a little more interesting as WDI (Walt Disney Imagineering) has never come out and confirmed or denied that a Hidden Mickey exists. In fact, the only acknowledgement that they even exist is that the Hidden Mickey books are available for sale in Disney retail locations.


The most common Hidden Mickey are the three circles that come together to produce the image of Mickey’s ears and head, although some are a side profile.

Hidden Mickey’s are said to be an underground phenomenon, although if you ask a Cast Member about a specific location of a well-known HM, then there’s a chance that they’ll provide you with a few clues.

There is no definite number of Hickey Mickey’s as the parks are continuously evolving with the closing of attractions or refurbishment of locations.

Article Continues Below



At the Frontierland Pin Trading store, behind the register is a piece of rope that is hung just right to provide a little magic.

Haunted Mansion: Look on the table in the banquet scene and you’ll see the placement of the plates and saucers are in a recognizable form.

Look closely at the sign for the Jungle Cruise. Directly under the “J” are a few well-placed notches in the wood.

Article Continues Below


Outside of the Northwest Mercantile store in the Canadian pavilion is a couple of totem poles. Look up.

There are three Hidden Mickey’s on the outside wall surrounding Mission:Space

Article Continues Below


In the Tower of Terror attraction, when the ride vehicle is moving forward to the elevator shaft and the doors are opening, the stars start to move. As they flicker and gravitate towards the center of the opening…look for the stars to produce the image during a split-second of imagineering gold.

Article Continues Below


In the Boneyard @ Dinoland USA, there’s a fan and two hard hats that form a Hidden Mickey.

When you’re on the Kilimanjaro Safari’s attraction, the wading pool that the Flamingos call home is actually in the shape of Mickey.

Now that you’ve got the “insider tip” to enjoy the parks even more, pick up one of the Hidden Mickey guide books on Amazon and explore away:)

So what are your favorite Hidden Mickeys in the parks? Let me know and I’ll go on an adventure to find them!!

Dustin Fuhshttp://www.stepstomagic.com
I’m Dustin Fuhs, a theme park fanatic that has created this platform to showcase my passion, tools and opinions to create a fun and interactive experience for everyone who visits. My goal is to help you and your family have the most magical experience at Walt Disney World. In reading my articles and ideas, I hope that you can find some fantastic ways to bring your dreams into reality!

Related articles

Problems in Walt Disney World that Nobody Expects

Discover the Top 10 unexpected challenges you might face at Walt Disney World, from ride shutdowns to out-of-stock merchandise.

20 Unbeatable Ways to Experience an Adult-Only Disney World Trip

Having an adult-only vacation in Disney World is more than hanging out at the pool.

The Ultimate Guide to Guilty Pleasures at Walt Disney World: From Character Selfies to Dessert-First Buffets

Discover the ultimate guide to guilty pleasures at Walt Disney World. From snapping selfies with characters to starting buffets with dessert, our list adds a sprinkle of unconventional fun to your magical trip!

The Ultimate Guide to Walt Disney World Crowd Patterns and Best Times to Visit

Plan your perfect Walt Disney World vacation with our ultimate guide. Discover the best times to visit, how to beat the crowds, and maximize your magical experience with our weekday and seasonal insights.

Disney World Annual Pass Perks

As a Disney World Annual Passholder, one of the questions that we get a lot circles around the...

Top 10 Attractions for Photographers

When you look at Walt Disney World, there are only a few attractions that stand out for folks who love to be behind the lens. This list will bring to light the experiences that you should just put the camera away and enjoy the magic that the Imagineers have created!

10 Unique Disney Springs Experiences

Experiences at Disney Springs that escape the traditional theme park checklist.

My 25 Best Travel Tips After 10 years of Travelling to Orlando

It's been 10+ years since I had the initial opportunity to spend time in Orlando, specifically Walt Disney...

Top Ten Disney Advance Dining Reservations to get ASAP

Discover the essential Disney advance dining reservations for an awesome Walt Disney World experience.

Top 10 Hilarious Jungle Cruise Puns

Embark on a pun-filled adventure! Discover the top 10 Jungle Cruise puns that will make you laugh, groan, and fall in love with Disney humor.

10 Things We Will Never Do Again at Disney World

Learn from our mistakes! Uncover the 10 things we vow never to do again at Disney World for a smoother, happier vacation experience.

Things That We Wish We Bought at Disney World

Shop smarter, not harder! Read about the items we regret not purchasing at Disney World to make your next trip's shopping spree guilt-free.