Other Disney References: Theme Parks, Resorts and Attractions
On the MaliBOOMer the Mickey on the bottom of the row of seats is actually just how they are built. There is a amusement park near my house and the have a ride that is made by the same company, S&S Sports Power, Inc. When I saw the bottom, I thought that should be a hidden Mickey at Disneyland.
REPORTED: Jeff 10 MAR 01
I found a hidden Mickey at LEGOLAND in Carlsbad, California. At the Waterworks attraction where you can squirt various Lego "things" you can push three "buttons" and the buttons you push are in the shape of the two Mickey ears and the face. The ears are a different color from the face making the Mickey even more pronounced.
REPORTED: anon 24 JUN 99
As a former Legoland "Model Citizen" (kinda like Cast Member :) familiar with far too many details in the park, I'd have to shoot this one down. Three round buttons do not a Mickey make. P.S. If you're considering Legoland, don't. Go to Disney instead.
WISHFUL THINKING: anon 25 APR 00
It's a Mickey where you'd never think to find one, none-the-less... In the Squaresoft Game Final Fantasy 7, there's a theme park, go in and play the shooting coaster ride. after a bit, there will be a section with ballons to pop, after all of the ballons pass, a big, red Mickey ballon will float in front of you (the ballons with the large ballon in the middle with two lil' extensions on the top) now how's that for a well hidden Mickey!
REPORTED: Rehan 17 APR 99
At Universal Studio's, in the International Food Bazaar in their World Expo section, which is kinda like World Showcase and Tomorrowland combined, there's some type of ice cream counter. Above on the menu there is a picture of ice cream, and the three bowls tend to form Mickey's head.
REPORTED: big t 20 JUN 01
This is real. On the Jurrasic Park Ride at Universal Studios, Hollywood, there is a boat that the dinos have already attacked, and floating next to it is a pair of Mickey Mouse ears!
REPORTED: Jerm Good 13 JUN 96
CONFIRMED: Tom Kinzer 19 JUL 96
CONFIRMED: Kevin Murphy 12 NOV 96
CONFIRMED: Andrew Schweiger 18 NOV 96
CONFIRMED: Sam J Lin 23 FEB 97
It did not originate there, however. It was originally, and is still used at Universal Studios Florida on the JAWS ride. When you come across "Gordon in Amity Six's" half-eaten boat, you can see a Mickey Mouse hat constantly floating by the sinking vessel. Apparently, Universal Studios Hollywood decided to use the same thing because it worked so well here in Florida.
UPDATE: Christian Cetnarowski 15 APR 97
There are indeed Mickey ears floating in a half-eaten boat in the Jurassic Park ride in Universal Studios.
CONFIRMED: Lisa Fenwick 20 MAY 97
At Universal Studios Hollywood, on Jurassic Park: The Ride, the boat you ride on goes past a dinosaur eaten raft with the Mickey Mouse ear hat displayed on the front of the raft. It is right before you go up the "hill."
CONFIRMED: Troy Rutter 18 SEP 97
There is a Hidden Mickey on the Jurassic Park ride at Universal Studios! Right before entering the building. before you reach the falling jeep and spitting dinos, on your left hand side, right behind the yellow raft with the dino in it.....in the water...you will see black Mickey Mouse ears floating in the water, as if the dino's had eaten a Disney Fan!! We couldn't believe it, it was actually quite funny...
CONFIRMED: Marianne Briggs & Leo Alvarez 12 NOV 97
This Hidden Mickey is at, of all places, Universal Studios in Hollywood on the Jurrasic Park Ride! As you go through the part of the ride where the jeep is overturned (just before you enter the inside portion of the ride), floating in the water along with other debris from the jeep are Mickey Mouse ears! This is a very funny addition to an already outstanding ride! In fact, it is the best ride -- outside Disney empire -- in the world!
CONFIRMED: Leo Alvarez 09 DEC 97
In regards to the Mickey ears sighting at the Jurassic Park ride in Universal Studios Hollywood, I am surprised to see that no one caught the NAME on said hat. It reads "Michael". My girlfriend and I believe that the raptors first meal happened to be none other that good ol' Michael Eisner himself.
UPDATE: Randy Nelson 26 JUN 98
CONFIRMED: future imagineer99 30 MAR 99
There is no longer a Mickey hat floating at the JAWS ride at Universal Studios Florida. I have worked at Universal Studios on the JAWS ride for over a year, and have done the show and passed by Gordon's sinking tour boat thousands of times. As long as I've been there, there has been no Mickey hat.
UPDATE: Nate Clark 26 JUL 99
The floating (half eaten) MICKEY ears at Universal Studios Jaws ride were put there because of a rivalry between WDW & US concerning their studio tours attraction. I guess Disney's looked almost identical to the Universal one and they opened it before Universal. This fact was found in the book Keys to the Kingdom.
UPDATE: anon 24 AUG 00
CONFIRMED: anon 16 DEC 00
This is a new, weird hidden Mickey. The shape of it is not weird, what is weird is that it is at Universal Florida!!! When you go there, take a boat to the Hard Rock Hotel. Then take the elevator to the highest floor you can, without needing a key. Then look out a hallway window overlooking the pool. Although many Universal cast members claim that the shape is a Guitar, you have to use your imagination to see it. The first thing you think of is Mickey Mouse.
CONFIRMED: Mike 07 FEB 01
I recently took a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood, I went on the Jurassic Park The ride and I noticed something on the ride before you see the jeep fall off the the building look to the left at the recked boat with the dinosaur eating a pancho, you will notice that there is a micky mouse ear hat floating in the water, next time im there ill try to take a picture of it to post here.
CONFIRMED: Matthew Martinez 11 MAR 06
I don't know about the Jaws and Jurrasic Park Mickey ears, but I do know this for a fact....... In Universal Studios, when you go on line for Kongfrontation (King Kong), as you walk through the line, look for a hot dog cart (near the fake street). On the floor is a fake spilled bottle of ketsup, to the right, is a trash can. On the trash can, it says (very clearly) "Property of Walt Disney World Construction". This is not a mistake, it actually says that on the can!
REPORTED: dan 06 JUN 99
This is a odd one. When they opened the new
water front at Sea World, some one got this one
in. It is a real hidden Mickey.
landon 07 MAY 06
There is a hidden Mickey inside Aunt Meg's house at the Twister attraction at Universal Studios Florida. Once inside Aunt Meg's house, go toward the rear of the building, look up for the car that has been thrown into the roof. Look at the car's front tire, there you'll see a pair of mouse ears that have been run over, and now are stuck to the tire. If the tire is spinning, wait for it to stop, then you'll be able to tell it's the mouse ears. They also used a pair of mouse ears at Jaws, just as you see another boat sinking, but for some reason decided to remove them from that attraction.
REPORTED: KEN FENNELL 06 JUL 98
At Universal Studios Florida, on the Twister ride, when you walk through the second building, after the preshow movie, look up for a truck crashed through the ceiling. The truck is splattered with mud, broken glass, and one wheel is continually spinning. You will see a crushed Mickey hat stuck on the spinning wheel, covered with mud. A subtle way for Universal to display its rivalry with Disney.
CONFIRMED: Nate Clark 26 JUL 99
While waiting in line, we noticed a pair of Mickey Mouse ears stuck to the tire of a vehicle plunged through the roof. Look for the rotating tire...
CONFIRMED: anon 05 AUG 99
At Universal Studios if you go onto the Twister attraction (the building that used to house Ghostbusters) you'll go into a room where a full sized car is hanging in the ceiling. The left wheel of the car is constantly rotating and stuck to this wheel is *gasp* a pair of Mickey Mouse ears! This is a pretty easy one to find I spotted it on my first time through so I'm surprised no one has spotted it yet...
CONFIRMED: Matt 27 JUN 00
Can a hidden Mickey be found anywhere other than Disney property? I found one in the "Batman" ride at Six Flags - Great America in Gurney, Illinois. As you enter the construction/slum area of the ride, off to the left, in the grafitti is a classic hidden Mickey. I'm sure it's there just to take a shot at Disney, but I was suprised to see one there, especially with the Warner Brothers connection.
REPORTED: Scott Viner 29 JUL 97
Yes, there is a hidden Mickey in the graffiti in the queue for the Batman ride. Also on the way out you see something in graffiti that says "WDW RULES".
CONFIRMED: Kurt Shimala 20 JUL 99
Walking through Islands of Adventure we were at the Spiderman attraction and to the right of the entrance is a snowcone shop. There in living color a picture of 3 snowcones in the shape of Mickey. Hey its a small world afterall.
REPORTED: anon 25 APR 99
At Islands of Adventure, on Jurassic Park, somewhere, there is a floating Mickey head with the name Michael on it (Micheal Eisner).
REPORTED: Mike 07 FEB 01
We stayed at the Anaheim Hilton just a couple of blocks from Disneyland. I hadn't taken three steps into the hotel when I saw them. There, in the carpet of the lobby were scores of hidden Mickeys. The carpet had a floral motif with dark berries in it. There were clusters of three berries that made that a near-perfect Mickey head.
REPORTED: Lew 07 JUN 01
Found at Half Moon Bay
REPORTED: Martin 08 JUL 99
I found a Hidden Mickey, but I don't know if it "counts." While visiting recently, we went to NASA for the day, and noticed a manhole cover just like the ones at Disney World. There is a Mickey silhouette in the middle of the cover. It's on the sidewalk area, as you are leaving the buildings and headed out towards the parking lot. It's near the buildings, but close to the Motorcycle parking area.
REPORTED: Lyn Diamond 10 FEB 96
CONFIRMED: LARRY DORMAN 27 MAR 97
Can anyone explain why there would be a Disney manhole cover (with the mouse ears in the center) at the Kennedy Space Center? It is right by the turnstiles as you walk in. As far as I know, Disney has never run the tours there.
CONFIRMED: Joe Stevano 18 JAN 98
CONFIRMED: piratepat 10 OCT 00
I stopped on my way home from work after reading the report below (several years ago) and can confirm that it was actually there. Here is the update - NASA no longer operates the Visitor's Complex at Kennedy Space Center FL. Delaware North has taken over as a contractor. Among many other changes they built a new entrance and ripped out the old one. I have talked to a few folks that work there, but they all claim ignorance of how the manhole cover got there or what has happened to it since. The last one said that an outside contruction contractor was probably the original culprit, sounds plausible.
UPDATE: anon 28 DEC 01
I stayed at The Ritz-Carlton in Maui, Hawaii last summer (July 2000) with my husband and family. I found this "Hidden Mickey" on the bricks while walking up to the front door.
CONFIRMED: Marcy Cambridge 11 MAR 01
While I was visiting the Circus Circus resort in Las Vegas, I spotted this suspisious carving on a pillar near the hotel lobby. I later found that this Mickey-like shape could be found all over the casino, in both gold and white, and sometimes with a harlequin head molded into the Mickey 'face'.
REPORTED: Ian West 18 SEP 99
My wife and I went to see Tom Jones at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on August 15,1999. At the end of the show, after the curtain came down, the spotlights formed a Hidden Mickey on the curtain that remained there for for about 15 seconds. I don't know if Disney is partnered with MGM in Vegas. Also, I got a pleasant surprise when I took the monorail between Bally's and the MGM Grand. It uses Disneyworld's old Mark IV Monorail Train's!!!
REPORTED: Gary W. Wilson 20 AUG 99
In Orlando, FL, at Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf Course (next to Ripley's Believe It or Not), on one of the 2 courses, there is a certain hole (I forgot the #, but I think it was around 6), the hole is a narrow area about 4 feet long and then it comes into a Mickey Mouse shaped area. The hole is located on his head. Although, it is crooked, you can still make it out. And whenever we play there, we always call it "The Mickey Mouse Hole" along with everyone else.
REPORTED: Rob Warden 14 JUL 96
I spotted a Hidden Mickey that is not on Disney property. It is at the Best Western Buena Vista Suites Hotel at S.R. 535 and International Dr. In the lobby is a special display holder for Disney related brochures. It is about a 4 foot high square pedestal with card rack in the side. On top of the pedestal is a three-dimensional sculpture of Mickey approximately 2-3 feet tall made out of artificial grass (astro-turf or the stuff fake Christmas trees are made out of). Anyway, topping the pedestal edge like a very small fence is a gold colored trim like filigree. This filigree is in the shape of Mickey's head chained together.
REPORTED: Dan Freeberg 27 FEB 96
The Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles has artwork is so small that it cannot be seen with the naked eye. Inside one of the needle's heads is the Disney character Donald Duck. There is also Snow White and all Seven Dwarfs.
At the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the center fountain in the garden area has three circles in the shape of a hidden Mickey.
REPORTED: Brian Hoffman 23 MAR 99
I found a great hidden Mickey! This one is only a coincidence, but I found a hidden Mickey in a museum. If you were to go to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in NYC, you'd come across the Vincent van Gogh painting "Starry Night." Believe it or not, this famous painting has a huge Mickey, that no one ever notices. It's located right dead center, and it's made up of the huge cloud swirl formation. You don't realize it, because Mickey isn't standing like he usually does.
REPORTED: Jaycub 07 APR 99
CONFIRMED: Christy 08 APR 02