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  1. As you are entering the Jungle Cruise stop and look at the truck parked at the entrance. The spare tire has been placed on the front over the radiator and the two headlights line up as the ears. It's pretty easy to spot.
    REPORTED: Keith Fowler 30 MAY 98 pict from
  2. During the Jungle Cruise rehab in early 2000, the concrete was reworked outside the queuing area. A profile hidden Mickey is present as an impression in the concrete work just before entering the queue. It is off to the right before the main entrance. You can see it as a puddle after it rains. JC CM's report that this one is official.
    REPORTED: Chuck 24 AUG 00
    Just before the Fast Pass return. Made by an Imagineer with a tennis ball as the pavement was drying. Best seen as a familiar puddle.
    CONFIRMED: Skipper B 21 JAN 02
  3. The sign hanging over the entrance has barnacles at the bottom. Under the letter "c" in the word "Exotic" the mouse appears from the formation of 3 of the barnacles. The cluster is separate from all others.
    REPORTED: Todd D McCartney and Graham Allan 03 SEP 93
    CONFIRMED: Amy Ledbetter 04 DEC 95
    CONFIRMED: Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
    CONFIRMED: The Randolph Family 03 JAN 97
    CONFIRMED: larry kolbicka 12 NOV 97
    CONFIRMED: Freddy Zanfardino 23 NOV 97
    CONFIRMED: Jeff Carter & Kristy Miskoff 24 JAN 98
    CONFIRMED: Laura Larson 01 JUN 98
    The sign at the entrance to the Jungle Cruise has been changed!!! No more barnacles under the word "Exotic". The sign was taken down recently to make way for a new sign. Sorry but no more barnacle Mickey.. Although there were some barnacles that resembled the Tir-circle wonder, there weren't any definates...Sorry!
    CONFIRMED: Sandra N Justin 23 DEC 99
    I just went to the Magic Kingdom on Sunday (1-30-00) and I DID see the sign. Before you go down the steps to get to the Jungle Cruise, there is a hanging sign. There ARE barnacleson BOTH the signs "Jungle Cruise" and "Exotic". They form a Mickey in BOTH places. The "Exotic" sign has 1 Mickey on it, and the "Jungle Cruise" sign has 2 on it.
    UPDATE: Matthew Hughes 01 FEB 00
    When you are just entering the Jungle Cruise under the c in exotic on the sign there is a hidden Mickey in the vines
    CONFIRMED: Tina 17 FEB 02
    I can confirm this as my 6 y.o. daughter pointed them out to me.
    CONFIRMED: The Boruch Family 01 JUL 02
  4. Here is a twist on Hidden Mickeys, an "audio" Hidden Mickey. While on queue at the Jungle Cruise, one hears assorted scratchy 1930s records played over the PA system with a somewhat witty DJ bantering and making corny announcements and reading "the jungle news." One of the songs he plays is "You're the Top", by Cole Porter, and part of the lyrics, which are very clearly audible and discernible go like this:

    "You're the melody/from a symphony/by Strauss!/You're an O'Neill drama!/You're Whistler's mama!/You're Mickey Mouse!"

    I don't know how long it takes for the music narration set to recycle itself, but all of our bunch heard it and it was very, very clear. We also went to our video of the Jungle Cruise and it confirms it.
    REPORTED: Joe Garcia 20 JUN 96
    CONFIRMED: Joy Kovacs 08 AUG 96
    Common sense helps me on this one. The reported "Audio Hidden Mickey" that occurs in the Jungle Cruise during the song "You're the Top" is not unique to Disneyland. It is in the original song, and appears in the movies "Anything Goes" and "What's up Doc" sung by Barbra Streisand, among others.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Tangaroa Jr. 04 AUG 97
    The "audio Hidden Mickey" during the on-queue narration at The Jungle Cruise is no less a "real" Hidden Mickey because the song has been played before (it's actually a VERY old song). In fact, some versions of the song omit a reference to Mickey Mouse. The song was chose deliberately for its mention of MM, and it is DEFINITELY there. The fact it may have appeared elsewhere previously is irrelevant.
    CONFIRMED: Pepe G. Frutos 03 SEP 97
    The "audio" HM in the waiting/line area of the Jungle Cruise, in the Cole Porter song "You're The Top", is THERE! We heard it just as we were about to board our boat. The CM said it takes about 22 minutes for the narration/music to recycle itself.
    CONFIRMED: Faridita 01 MAR 99

  5. I saw the Hidden Mickey in the propeller on the ceiling while waiting in line for the Jungle Cruise. You have to be standing in the right position, but it's definitely a Hidden Mickey. When you get up close you can see that it's not made like a normal propeller.
    REPORTED: Andrea Harris 31 MAR 98
  6. In the queue, there is a map drawn on one of the walls. In South America, there are three piranhas swimming in very close proximity to each other. This might be a long shot, and if it is a Mickey, it's upside down.
    REPORTED: anon 05 JAN 99
  7. When you enter the ride and take the line to your left. After going around the bend, you're waiting in line and on your left there are these iron bars on the wall. To the right of these bars, are padlocks shaped like Mickey. True, the "ears" are too long to be perfect circles like Mickey's ears, but have you seen a padlock like that anywhere else?? REPORTED: Jaclyn &>Jesse 28 JAN 99 pict from
  8. Prior to boarding, on the right, there is a shelf up high containing several items - one being a "canning" jar full of what appears to be walnuts. Three of the nuts come together to form a Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: The Crutchley Family 28 JUN 97
    It's still there, it doesn't look like walnuts though.
    CONFIRMED: Patrick Collins 30 JUN 99
    Before you actually get on the boat and while you're on line, there is a jar of what looks like some kind of nuts that definitely does contain a hidden Mickey. The jar is halfway between where the entrance is and where the fast passes are. It's up on a shelf with a bunch of other old excavation-type tools like shovels and chests and barrels and knives and stuff. It's very easy to see.
    CONFIRMED: Robert Ontell 28 MAR 01
  9. Coming out of the tunnel before the elephant wading pool, on the left side of the tunnel wall, is what looks like a chipped out part of the bricks on the third pillar. It's actually a carved 3/4 image of Mickey Mouse.
    REPORTED: Rusty Bowers 08 OCT 96
    CONFIRMED: crispin 04 JAN 97
    One of the first Hidden Mickeys created can be found in the tunnel. It was put there when it was built. It looks like a chip in the wall on the left side of the exit of the tunnel. You have to have the driver slow down and almost point it out to you, because you need some light. Go on the Jungle Cruise just before the park closes and ask to see it. They may or may not know about it, but it is there!
    CONFIRMED: Dan The Man 06 AUG 97
    CONFIRMED: larry kolbicka 12 NOV 97
    The temple chip is a great hidden Mickey - its best viewed from an angle as you approach it - you can see eyeballs and everything. Its my favorite one at WDW.
    The chipped Mickey head (ears, eyes and all), is in fact the only official hidden Mickey at the Jungle Cruise. All the others were either placed there by skippers or are just happy coincidences.
    CONFIRMED: Skipper Greg Hurlman 22 AUG 99
    CONFIRMED: Sandra N Justin 23 DEC 99
  10. Where the elephants are taking baths, there is a Mickey in the background, etched in the stone. It's on the other side of these rocks, backstage. It may be only visible to the guests when the vegetation on the rain forest canopy (in the beginning of the ride, on the Amazon river, when you see those huge butterflies with "wingspans all the way from 12 inches to 1 foot long!") is thin. It's made of lava-looking in the ground rocks in a Mickey pattern, and it's quite big. If a guest knows what to look for they can see an upside down, Hidden Mickey!
    REPORTED: Colin R. Heichman 11 DEC 93
    CONFIRMED: Kenny Pate 15 APR 94
    CONFIRMED: Shawn Hutchings 04 NOV 95
    CONFIRMED: Karl 26 FEB 97
    CONFIRMED: Jonathan Reuel 27 MAR 97
    CONFIRMED: larry kolbicka 12 NOV 97
    CONFIRMED: Jeff Carter & Kristy Miskoff 24 JAN 98 pict from
  11. There is a hidden Mickey, not visible to the public just behind Inspiration Falls.
    REPORTED: Nathan Naversen 28 MAR 98
    There truly is a hidden Mickey behind inspiration falls. I was a Skipper from 1990 to 1994 and it is amazing how many behind the scenes pranks are played.
    CONFIRMED: Tarzan Tim 29 APR 01
    It is now virtually impossible to see from the boat; on the right side of Inspiration Falls in the beginning.
    CONFIRMED: anon 12 SEP 01
    The coolest hidden mickey by far is deep in the jungle just after Inspiration falls. It is a big, smiling Mickey head poping out of the rock work just before the entrance to the pump room underneath the Falls.
    CONFIRMED: Skipper B 21 JAN 02
  12. I only saw this one at night. On the rocks of Inspiration Falls, there is a large white area with a small dark area inside it which makes a Mickey head.
    REPORTED: Selena Parisher 15 MAR 99 pict from
  13. At the camp that was raided by gorillas, there is a hidden Mickey formed by some of the pots and pans tossed about on the beach.
    REPORTED: Bob 30 AUG 99
    This hidden Mickey changes. See the fun facts section for more information.
    UPDATE: anon 05 OCT 99
    CONFIRMED: Skipper B 21 JAN 02 pict from
  14. There is a Hidden Mickey on the plane. The Mickey looks as if it were etched into the part of the plane where they cut it in half.
    REPORTED: Molly Murdock 08 APR 96
    CONFIRMED: Jonathan Reuel 27 MAR 97
    Riveted onto the side of the "crashed" plane is a Mickey.
    UPDATE: Jeanmarie 06 MAY 99
    The three circles on the crashed plane are all the same size; they are also arranged incorrectly.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Safari Steve: Jungle Skipper 05 OCT 99
    There is one on the plane (the crashed one before the hippos).
    CONFIRMED: Wendy Darling 09 DEC 00
    UPDATE: Andy Kelemen 21 JUL 01 pict from
  15. Three small black stones just before the water line in the Trapped Safari scene.
    REPORTED: Skipper B 21 JAN 02
  16. Within the Cambodian Temple Ruins, there is a giant spider on the left side of the "treasure." On its back are three yellow circles in a familiar pattern. I used to work at Journey into Imagination, and I now work at Jungle Cruise, so I can assure you these Mickeys do exist!!
    REPORTED: C. Grant Simmons 01 APR 94
    CONFIRMED: Jean Beane 06 APR 96
    CONFIRMED: Laura Larson 01 JUN 98
    CONFIRMED: Safari Steve: Jungle Skipper 01 JUN 99
    They use the exact same spider in the Haunted Mansion.
    CONFIRMED: Foxx 22 OCT 99
  17. In the Khemer Temple as you are leaving, you see statues on the left with hands, feet, etc. broken off. Directly above the very last statue on the wall is an official Hidden Mickey. It's sort of like a frame around the statue, very ornamental. The other statues all have them, but the last one is the only official one.
    REPORTED: Heather 12 JUN 01
  18. In the temple ruins just after the second spider I have seen what appears to be a profile Mickey head about four to five feet up the wall. It is very hard to see (It took me five months to see it.) It is best seen with the spot lights on, but it can be viewed without the lights.
    REPORTED: Barry Alan Hall 22 FEB 99 pict from
  19. In the Khmer Temple and when entering the tunnel, there is a Hidden Mickey comprised of 3 gold platters located on the right side of the tunnel that are under the snakes to the right side of the boat. The plates rotate the Mickey to about the 10:00 position. A former Jungle Skipper snuck in at night and put it there.
    REPORTED: Levi Feeney 22 NOV 96
    CONFIRMED: The Randolph Family 03 JAN 97
    CONFIRMED: The Fox Family 02 MAR 97
    CONFIRMED: Freddy Zanfardino 05 APR 97
    CONFIRMED: larry kolbicka 13 MAY 97
    CONFIRMED: Christian Weigert 06 JUN 97
    CONFIRMED: glen 15 JUN 97
    CONFIRMED: Tom and Renée Shaw 27 FEB 99
    CONFIRMED: Dan The Man 06 AUG 97
    CONFIRMED: Kim 05 APR 98
    CONFIRMED: Laura Larson 22 JUN 98
    When I was on the Jungle Cruise last week someone had moved around the three gold plates that made a Mickey in the ruins. I had seen it before so I know that it was there, but now it is gone- unless someone moved them back again.
    LOST: Denise Iverson 27 AUG 98
    3 plates in front of monkey idol
    CONFIRMED: Safari Steve: Jungle Skipper 01 JUN 99
    We were just on the Jungle Cruise on June 12, 99. We noticed the gold plates in the ruins sometime ago. We did again see it on June 12 and it was not upside down. It is very clear and easy to see it. Sit on the left side of the boat and look across to the statue while you are in the temple.
    UPDATE: darlene and tom 05 JUL 99
    There is now a second hidden Mickey in the temple. Three plates are arranged in a hidden Mickey pattern just to the left of the gold idol statue. Note that this is an upside down hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Nathan Naversen 28 MAR 98
    I'm not sure if this is the same one, but I saw three plates on different level steps that were the right size and formation. That is, one of the ears was a step higher than the head and other ear. It was on the right side of the boat.
    CONFIRMED: Melanie Emmons 25 SEP 98
    This hidden Mickey changes. See the fun facts section for more information.
    UPDATE: anon 05 OCT 99
    When you go in the temple there is one on the stairs made by 3 golden plates.
    CONFIRMED: Wendy Darling 09 DEC 00
    CONFIRMED: James 25 FEB 01
    Gold plate in front of the Monkey God in the temple. Very unofficial, but the most obvious and popular.
    CONFIRMED: Skipper B 21 JAN 02
  20. This one is very hard to find, so good luck. As you are coming out of the temple look to the statues on the left side of the boat. The second or third one has a Hidden Mickey raised up on the side of its face, next to it's right eyebrow. This one is so hard to find because the lighting has to be just right in order to see it. Even veteran Jungle Skippers have never noticed it.
    REPORTED: Richard Lebo 02 MAR 96
    I couldn't find this one.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 09 SEP 96 pict from
  21. Exiting the Cambodian Ruins, on the left-hand side of the boat, on the first non decorated column at the exit-way, there is a "dent" in the wall. If you look at it carefully (and only during daylight unless the light hits it right at night), this dent is actually a 2-foot across Mickey head in profile, complete with nose, mouth, and eye, along with those famous ears. At first it looks like a trick of light, but you can see it if you look hard.
    REPORTED: C. Grant Simmons 01 APR 94
    CONFIRMED: Joy Kovacs 08 AUG 96
    CONFIRMED: Jennifer 24 SEP 96
    The first non decorated column on the left as you are exiting the temple. This one is difficult to spot. It is a 3/4 view of Mickey's head. His nose/snout sticks out a bit and his head/ear is carved out.
    CONFIRMED: Safari Steve: Jungle Skipper 01 JUN 99
    After you pass all the broken statues on the 2nd block from the top etched in the concrete there is a profile of the mouse, very sublte.
    CONFIRMED: Wendy Darling 09 DEC 00
    Obvious chink in the wall on first undecorated pillar after temple statues. A 3/4 profile of Mickey smiling. My personal favorite.
    CONFIRMED: Skipper B 21 JAN 02 pict from
  22. On the Pygmy beach, the carving on the front of one of the canoe's is a Hidden Mickey. The face is on the front of the canoe and the horns come out and loop back to form the ear shapes.
    REPORTED: Donna 27 SEP 97
    It's vaguely Mickey-like, but not really a Mickey.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 25 SEP 98
    The Pygmy Beach does have a hidden Mickey carved on the canoe.
    CONFIRMED: chief namee 04 APR 99
    CONFIRMED: Skipper Clay 06 MAR 01
    CONFIRMED: Skipper B 21 JAN 02
  23. When riding the Jungle cruise, I noticed that in the trash-the-camp scene, there was a hidden Mickey made from three pots. It was located near the jeep.
    REPORTED: Leslie 11 MAY 02
  24. When my girlfriend and I got off the ride there were a bunch of round tables and round chairs. No one was sitting in any of them and with the way the sun was shining (about 10:30 am on a sunny day.) the shadow was a Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Shawn Herrick 14 MAY 97
    This is almost the same as arranging tables and stools to make Mickeys. Serendipitous? Yes. Fun observation? Yes. Hidden Mickey? No.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 28 SEP 97
  25. There is a tiny little shack back stage that is used to store paint in. There is a small paint bench outside where you are supposed to test the paints. Among the shapes made by the cast members were a peace sign, a skull and crossbones, and a tri-circle Mickey Mouse!
    REPORTED: Fish 18 APR 99
    The "paint shed" is not at the Jungle. I will admit it is next to the Amazon river section of Jungle, but it is technically a part of Pirates backstage area. I can not confirm if there are hidden Mickeys there, I never took the time to notice.
    UPDATE: Skipper Clay 06 MAR 01

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