Phsst: Fun Facts

  1. My mother's uncles owned Playland at the Beach in San Francisco California. As most people know, Walt Disney traveled all over the country and employed other amusement park owners as consultants for what would eventually become Disneyland. They were glad to help because they really thought he would need help. They all thought building an amusement park on the site of an old orange grove was crazy and he was so far away from themselves that even if his park did succeed it would never interfere with their own business. Well this of course was right at the start of television and the jet age. Little did they know that Disney would revolutionize the business and take it over. Anyway, in 1954 Walt stayed with Mom's uncles and visited Playland in San Francisco. The next morning the Whitney Brothers got the idea to take Walt across the San Francisco Bay Bridge to Oakland to a little park called Childerns Fairyland, which is still there. Walt loved the place. They have a walk through attraction based on Alice in Wonderland, which later played a part in influencing the Alice attraction at Disneyland. Walt liked the cartoons that were painted on the wall and he therefore asked permission to contribute one of his own. I am sure that Fairylands owners were thrilled at the idea. So they gave him some paints from the supply room and Walt hand painted this Mickey Mouse directly onto the wall. So, enjoy the photo and if you are ever in Oakland California, go to Childrens Fairyland to see what is probably the oldest Hidden Mickey of them all.
    REPORTED: Warren Crandall 24 FEB 02
    CONFIRMED: anon 23 JUN 02
  2. I found one in a letter from Disney, there is a water mark in the paper. It was Mickey with a circle around his head. I can't find the letter right now, but im sure it was there.
    REPORTED: Ryan Ogron 18 FEB 99
  3. If you take a look at a you can see a Hidden Mickey on the Goofy hats sold at all the Parks and Disney Stores. Just move your head around and you will see a classic tri-circe Mickey made up of Goofy's nose as Mickey's head and Goofy's eyes as Mickey's ears! If you don't own a Goofy hat, write Disney for the the Disney Cruise Line Brochure. You'll see the Hidden Mickey on the Goofy hat just as plain as day.
    REPORTED: Andrea 07 JAN 97
    CONFIRMED: TR Shaw 25 JAN 97
    CONFIRMED: Heidi Rittner 11 APR 97
  4. Mickey's outline appears prominently in the "Disney Recycles" logo found throughout the parks and resorts. You should look look for it on your room keys, merchandise bags, fliers, and some Disney vehicles, too. decor
    REPORTED: Graham Allan 06 SEP 93
    CONFIRMED: Ben 21 MAR 94
    CONFIRMED: Jim Killian 04 MAY 96
    CONFIRMED: Eric B 12 MAY 96
    CONFIRMED: Matt Ford 05 SEP 96
    CONFIRMED: Amie Babineau 24 NOV 96
    CONFIRMED: kimba 14 MAR 97
    While we were eating at the Hungry Bear Restaurant, I looked at the bottom of my son's kids meal bag. On the bottom is the familiar recycle sign (3 arrows in a circle) In the middle instead of a hole was Hidden Mickey in profile!
    CONFIRMED: ShadowMouse 02 APR 97
    CONFIRMED: Heidi Rittner 14 APR 97
    CONFIRMED: Shelly 29 MAY 97
    CONFIRMED: Emily Rosendaul 16 JUN 97
  5. On the brochure put out by the Disney company which lists their vacation packages, near the beginning of the booklet is a two page map. On this map in the upper right corner is a Mickey shaped cloud.
    REPORTED: Christian Calleri 29 JUN 96
    CONFIRMED: Jason Schwab 01 JUL 96
    CONFIRMED: Melanie Emmons 27 NOV 96
  6. There are hidden Mickeys in the Disney TRAVEL BOOKLET received in our trip documents. One is on the cover in the upper right hand corner and there are several water marks on the pages inserted into that booklet.
    REPORTED: Ted & Dorothy 04 SEP 98
  7. Magic Kingdom Club brochures and other Disney brochures contain Hidden Mickeys. The three pumpkins in the foreground make an excellent tri-circle Mickey.
    REPORTED: Melanie Emmons 13 JUL 96
    CONFIRMED: anon 22 MAY 97
  8. Cast Members in all parks move display items around making temporary Mickeys. Its kind of fun to browse the shops looking for them. Look on the walls and you might see a large mirror with two smaller mirrors above in their appropriate place or plates so arranged in a display. Even the round display podiums and tables and chairs have, at times, been moved around to make tri-circle Hidden Mickeys.
    REPORTED: TR Shaw 02 APR 96
    CONFIRMED: Heidi Rittner 14 APR 97
  9. I worked at Disney World last summer (at Epcot) and we were told there is a Mickey hidden on every single ride in all of the parks. It may be a silhouette, it may just be his profile, it may just be his feet, but he's on every ride.
    REPORTED: R Hamner 16 JUN 95
    I go to Disneyland a lot and the workers have told me each time I ask them that there is at least one each ride.
    CONFIRMED: Heidi Rittner 14 APR 97
    It's not true that there is a hidden Mickey on every ride, I was chatting with one of the guys at the matterhorn and he said there wasn't one on that ride. I'm ganna trust him 'cause we got him to tell us about the ones on Big Thunder Mountain.
    UPDATE: Mangolia 03 JUL 01
  10. To find this Hidden Mickey, you have to find Pluto. When he gives you his autograph, he'll sign his name and leave his paw print. His paw print, if you ignore the middle toe, forms a tri-circle Mickey. I found Pluto at Mickey Avenue, but he can probably be found other places in the park as well.
    REPORTED: Nick Mitchell 13 APR 97
    I got Pluto's autograph on two seperate occassions. The first time in Aug.1996, he just signed his name. On my last visit (two days ago) he signed his name with a heart, a bone and Mickey ears. The first time was at Magic Kingdom, the second time at Animal Kingdom.
    CONFIRMED: anon 16 AUG 98
  11. I recently went on a trip to Disneyland, and while there, I did not see any hidden Mickeys. But if they are in the theme parks and studios and corperate buildings of Disney, then why the heck not on their homepages? So I decided to give it a look, and here's what I found. In the New Tomorrowland Logo, the highlighting around the 'T' greatly resembles a Mickey head. Even more so if you invert the image.
    REPORTED: anon 16 JAN 98
    CONFIRMED: Kristina Eckard 02 MAY 00
  12. On the Disney website if you go inside the theme park descriptions, they now have a familiar 3 circle profile of the famous mouse. Clicking on it will give a pop-up window saying where hidden Mickeys are within the attraction.
    REPORTED: Patrick 25 MAR 01
    CONFIRMED: egammage 01 JUN 01
    CONFIRMED: anon 02 MAR 02
  13. Go to the Disney World web site and plan a vacation. While it calculates your totals the fireworks that come up on the page while you wait form a Mickey.
    REPORTED: Dave Pilger 01 MAY 02

Disney Toys | Disney Books | Disney Music | Disney Videos | Disney Software | Disney Magazines | Disneyana | More Shopping

Where to next?

For Web page problems contact

Some of the images and pictures on these pages are copyrighted by the Walt Disney Company.
Web page ©1995-2009 by T.R. Shaw. All rights Reserved, USA and Worldwide