One of the funny (and infinitely interesting) things about the human mind is the fact that it tries to make sense out of random patterns, that it tries to make sense of chaos. A lot of the 'Hidden Mickeys' people see around Disney were not put there intentionally by the art department/imagineers, but are rather a random placement of objects which, given the circumstances - guests being at Disney and expecting to see Hidden Mickeys, appear to be Mickey heads. Some are quite a stretch of the imagination, others are more obvious. Sometimes people see what they want to see...

These are confirmed, 'stretch of the imagination' sightings.

Also included are erroneous secrets. Erroneous secrets can be urban legends that appear mysteriously and spread spontaneously in varying forms Urban legends make for very good storytelling. Erroneous secrets can also be stories that seem to be true and have been passed on so many times that they have the air of truth. Cast Members (and other employees) are not necessarily a good source of information about Disney. It's not that they deliberately lie, but many people at Disney have heard the same stories for so long, they've come to believe them as the truth. And as the old-timers leave the company through death or retirement, there's nobody around to correct them. So many of the myths about Club 33 are spread by well-meaning employees who think that what they've been told is true and don't know any better.


Walt Disney World


Epcot

Future World

  1. On the left as you go through the "Sistine Chapel" scene are three stained glass windows. The pattern of panes in each is made up of circles, and the pattern in the curvy triangular sections to the right and left at the top of the windows is one big and two smaller circles.
    REPORTED: Graham Allan 06 SEP 93
    CONFIRMED: a Cast Member at Epcot 14 MAR 95
    All the circles looked the same size to me. Anyone else agree with me?
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: George Nichols 13 MAY 97

Spaceship Earth

Wonders of Life

  1. There is the big mobile hanging from the ceiling. Three circles that line up every so often forming the traditional 3 circle Mickey.
    REPORTED: Mr Vaughn M Hannon 12 APR 95
    The mobile is made of many hollow circles and discs. I looked at it from various points in the pavilion and could never see anything line up to form a three-circle Mickey.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: Tom & Renée Shaw 27 DEC 96
    In the Wonders of Life Pavilion, there is a spinning mobile at the top. From the restaurant seating area, the shadows of the spinning mobile occasionally form hidden mickeys
    REPORTED: Jeremy Hughes 15 FEB 97
  2. In the Greek theater scene, there is a Mickey on the brooch which holds the cape on the actor's neck.
    REPORTED: Mark Fisher & Ryland Madison 21 SEP 95
    The brooch is round with several smaller round "stones" on it. I did not see any circles that made a Mickey. It is possible they switched pins, but this one is...
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
    In the Greek theater scene, it was reported that the brooch holding the cape on the actor's neck had circles looking like a Hidden Mickey. When we first saw it, we thought so, too, but this time, the ride stopped for several minutes at this spot and we had the chance to really look at it. We agree with Melanie -- the circles are all the same size and really don't form the ideal Mickey.
    WISHFUL THINKING: The Crutchley Family 28 JUN 97
    The brooch does have a Mickey pattern on it. I don't know if it qualifies though because the pattern itself doesn't make a Hidden Mickey. The brooch has a large central bump with 4 smaller bumps touching the edge of the large bump, spaced equally around the edge. When the light is right, you only see the top two small bumps and the center bump which make a perfect Hidden Mickey.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Jeff Carter & Kristy Miskoff 24 JAN 98

Cranium Command

  1. I think that the girl's ear rings are Mickeys and you can see them at the end when he asks her out.
    REPORTED: Mercy Carr 23 NOV 95
    The girl's earrings are long, dangling ones. I couldn't see a Mickey on them.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
    In Cranium Command, it has been reported that the girl's earrings are Mickeys. Her earrings are in a triangular pattern and do not form at Hidden Mickey.
    WISHFUL THINKING: The Spencer Family 24 JUL 97
  2. During the Preshow Film and when the commander smashes a brain on the floor, there are 3 circles in the center of the brain splatter that looks like a hidden Mickey. This one goes fast.
    REPORTED: Vinnie, Sue, & Chris Simone 26 MAY 95
    WISHFUL THINKING: Joy Kovacs 31 AUG 96
    At Cranium Command, it has been reported that there is a Hidden Mickey in the Preshow film when the commander smashes a brain on the floor. We looked closely for this twice and didn't see a Mickey shape. Wishful thinking.
    WISHFUL THINKING: The Spencer Family 24 JUL 97

Body Wars

  1. There is also a second Mickey on the Body Wars mural. It is on an orangish colored vein on the lower right corner of the mural. The vein rises and drops, and at the apex, there is a classic straight-on Mickey head, just three circles in standard pattern with no detail. It is tilted about 85 degrees, so it appears sideways.
    REPORTED: a Cast Member at Epcot 14 MAR 95
    This Mickey is serious wishful thinking. I saw the area in question and I do not believe that this is a Hidden Mickey.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Dan Amrich 24 SEP 95
    There is a Hidden Mickey in the sign over the entrance to Body Wars. He is intermingled with the various blood vessels and the like.
    CONFIRMED: Gordon 03 OCT 95
    CONFIRMED: Dave Proudfoot 22 JUL 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: John & Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: Tom & Renée Shaw 27 DEC 96
  2. There is another Mickey on the Body Wars mural. If you look closely you can see Mickey's head in a blue shade. The angle is between a profile and a face picture. Good luck finding it. My brother pointed it out to me and I still had a hard time seeing it for the first time but once you find it, it really looks cool.
    REPORTED: Stephen 16 JUL 96
    CONFIRMED: Tena Ridenour 23 AUG 96
    We had trouble spotting a blue Mickey. What we did see we thought was Wishful Thinking, although it is possible we didn't see what Stephen and Tena saw. Can anyone supply better instructions?
    WISHFUL THINKING: John & Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: Tom & Renée Shaw 27 DEC 96

Horizons

  1. In the part of the "future" that is all done in Neon with all the aliens in their cars, you can see a Hidden Mickey shape at the very top of the scene. It is supposed to be a little spacecraft moving across the scene, but it is in the shape of the three famous circles.
    REPORTED: anon 31 AUG 96
    It is reported that you can see a Hidden Mickey at the very top of the scene. This is reported twice in the Horizons section of the list. This is not a hidden Mickey.
    WISHFUL THINKING: The Spencer Family 24 JUL 97
    Agree it's wishful thinking.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 08 NOV 97
  2. The moon face with a rocket in it includes an Hidden Mickeys, including two craters as the ears.
    REPORTED: The Blanchette Family 22 JUN 97
    This is a scene from a very old silent movie. I haven't seen any HMs on it; anything resembling one is purely coincidental.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 08 NOV 97
    We happened to get stopped right by the rocket/moon and there are definitely not any craters that form a perfect Mickey.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 25 SEP 98
  3. In the first future section, the robot doing the dishes has a clock and two buttons strategically positioned as a Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Doreen Blanchette 23 APR 97
    The three circles don't touch and are three different sizes. Sorry, wishful thinking.
    WISHFUL THINKING: The Spencer Family 24 JUL 97
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 25 SEP 98

The Land

  1. Looking down from the balcony, many Hidden Mickeys are formed by the round tables and seats.
    REPORTED: The Blanchette Family 22 JUN 97
  2. Inside the refrigerator our daughters spotted a jar of olives. Not that these picky eaters would eat olives, but they kept insisting some olives formed a Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: The Randolph Family 08 JAN 97

Imagination

Journey into Imagination

  1. In the lobby area, a Cast Member pointed out that the dots on the carpet form a Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Jeff Tong 30 OCT 95
    The dots on the carpet are tiny Mickeys. In fact, I recall pointing them out to my sister years back when the movie "Magic Journeys" was still playing.
    CONFIRMED: Mary Glenn Crutchley 03 JAN 96
    CONFIRMED: B 20 AUG 96
    I looked very carefully at the carpet, making sure to look near the edges where it was less worn. The dots that make up the circles are just dots. The circles they form are all the same size.
    WISHFUL THINKING: John & Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
    In Journey into Imagination, it has been reported that the dots on the carpeted floor in the preshow area are Hidden Mickeys. The dots are just dots forming circles all the same size.
    WISHFUL THINKING: The Spencer Family 28 JUL 97
  2. If you look at Dreamfinder's ship, right behind him, you'll see something that looks like a upside down gyroscope. Right there is the Hidden Mickey upside down.
    REPORTED: Winkie George 10 JAN 97
    The circles are not connected
    WISHFUL THINKING: George Nichols 13 MAY 97
    In Journey into Imagination, it has been reported that the upside-down gyroscope on the Dreamfinder's ship is a Hidden Mickey. This is wishful thinking as the circles are not connected.
    WISHFUL THINKING: The Spencer Family 28 JUL 97

"Honey, I Shrunk the Audience"

  1. In the preshow area for Honey I Shrunk the Audience, the carpet has dots in circles. If you connect the dots of some of them, they form perfect "tricircle" Mickeys.
    REPORTED: Alex Dziadosz 23 NOV 99
    CONFIRMED: Traci Walker 28 NOV 99
    WISHFUL THINKING: anon 21 JAN 00
    WISHFUL THINKING: anon 22 JAN 00
  2. When the audience is small, you can see concrete on the bottom of the screen where the theater was picked up. You can see a Hidden Mickey carved into the concrete if you look to the right of center of the concrete. It's visible most of the time the audience has been shrunk.
    REPORTED: Scott Baker 27 NOV 96
    We sat pretty close to the front and I couldn't find this, and I was looking for it.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 25 SEP 98
    In Honey I Shrunk the Audience, there is NO Hidden Mickey in the concrete when the audience is shrunk. Although it looks like one from far away (at least halfway back, esp. from the left side of the theater as you look at the screen), up close it actually does not resemble Mickey at all.
    WISHFUL THINKING: anon 21 JAN 00

World Showcase

  1. The Epcot lagoon is shaped like a Mickey.
    REPORTED: Nocturus 05 MAR 95
    CONFIRMED: Ben & Alyssa Williams 29 JUL 95
    There is an Aerial photo of Epcot in Guest Services. While the lagoon is not a perfect Mickey, it is close enough that I'm sure it was intended to be one.)
    CONFIRMED: Melanie Emmons 20 APR 96
    If you look at the World Showcase lagoon from the air or just look at a map of Epcot, you'll notice that the World Showcase lagoon is shaped like a head and two mouse ears.
    CONFIRMED: Phillip Chernyak 16 NOV 97
    I see that a number of people say they have seen a hidden Mickey in world showcase lagon or the lagon is shaped like one. Looking at a Epcot park map from March 16-22, 1998 it looks nothing like Mickey. It would be helpful if someone had a picture with the outline of Mickey drawn over it so it would become obvious.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Thomas McCarthy 09 DEC 99

Norway

  1. In the mural at the entrance, there is a silhouette of Mickey in the bottom left hand corner. It is located in a hollow tree trunk. The trunk has three holes that form Mickey. It is next to the Loch Ness monster.
    REPORTED: Steven J. Kabak 15 NOV 95
    CONFIRMED: Joy Kovacs 31 AUG 96
    Elongated and not touching
    WISHFUL THINKING: Tom & Renée Shaw 27 DEC 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: George Nichols 13 MAY 97 pict from hiddenmickeys.org
  2. In the initial queue area, in the fishing boat, there are 3 red floats that make up a Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Rich Friedman 16 JUL 93
    CONFIRMED: Graham Allan 03 SEP 93
    CONFIRMED: Kathy Nicklas-Varraso 23 MAY 94

    CONFIRMED: Susa person 01 JUL 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: Tom & Renée Shaw 27 DEC 96
    See my picture
    CONFIRMED: OESTJ 17 JUN 97
    Agree with wishful thinking. They're too close in size, plus his "ear" has a "tail."
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 25 SEP 98
    REPORTED: Patrick "The Eye" Jarrett 23 DEC 99

United Kingdom

  1. A friend of mine claims to have seen a Hidden Mickey burned into the wooden counter top of the Rose And Crown Pub in the United Kingdom Pavilion.
    REPORTED: John Naiot 08 DEC 95
    CONFIRMED: Christine Berdin 16 DEC 96
    I was a Cast Member working in the Rose and Crown bar from 1996 until March 1997. I was a bartender in the bar their, and I saw no hidden Mickeys in or around the bar area. I shoulld know I cleaned it enough times!!!
    WISHFUL THINKING: Garri Cserfalvi 12 JUN 97
    WISHFUL THINKING: Lorna 12 NOV 97

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