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  1. Coming this July, a change will be occuring at both Disneyland Anaheim and Walt Disney World and Mickeys may be lost. Pirates of the Caribbean is closed for a makeover. They will now be featuring essence from the movies. Jack Sparrow, Barbossa, and Davy Jones will be featured throughout the ride. Pretty sure it will be a none-changing thing, unlike Nightmare Before Christmas Haunted Mansion. Just hope it turns out for the best.
    REPORTED: Tara 10 APR 06
  2. In loading area -- upside down lights make Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Alanna Pasquale 20 DEC 96
    CONFIRMED: crispin 04 JAN 97
  3. As you enter the building on the wall on the left about 3 feet up there is a profile of Mickey's face in the plaster
    REPORTED: Cindy Hyde 09 JAN 97
  4. In the right queue when you are almost to the boats there is a metallic Mickey embedded in the floor in the pavement.
    REPORTED: Lori Machuga 25 APR 97
    CONFIRMED: Helena Doherty 17 MAY 99
  5. If you take the line to the right. as your walking down the slope to your boat, if you look to the right you iwll notice a treasure chest on top of 2 barrels. The lock on this treasure chest is a hidden mickey.
    REPORTED: Corey Housman 24 FEB 06
  6. As you take the line to the left. There is a pit on your left that has numerous barrels in it. As you look directly down on the barrels in the lower left corner closest to the line they form a Hidden Mickey
    REPORTED: The Bordens 19 APR 98
    If you look to the left corner there is a hidden Mickey carved into the barrel
    CONFIRMED: Tina 17 FEB 02
  7. In the area just behind boat loading point, the second group of cannonballs includes a large ball and two smaller ones.
    REPORTED: The Blanchette Family 22 JUN 97
    CONFIRMED: Amanda Eldred and Neil Whiteman 09 JUL 00
  8. In the right loading area, just before the Cast Member is about to ask you "how many in your party", there is a lamp about waist level on the ramp wall to the left. It has 4 white glass panels with some darker random patterns in the glass to make it look old. The panel facing the line up the ramp has the 3 circle pattern slightly tilted but all circles are the right size, thus making it a Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Mario Hidalgo 08 SEP 97
  9. Before you board the boats to the ride, in line on your right hand side of the final ramp to the boarding area there is a lamp held to a post with an iron ring---the ring is shaped as Mickey. The other lamps in the area do not have this same Mickey shaped ring holding the lamps to their posts.
    REPORTED: Amy 04 SEP 98
    Backyard Imagineering
  10. Right after you load onto the boats, you go straight ahead. Right before you make the first right turn, look straight ahead at the wall. It seems as if the entire center of the wall is carved with a giant tri-circle Mickey. The shadows make it hard to see, but also the shadows also help to form the Hidden Mickey. It is clearly visible just as your boat begins the ride before the first right hand turn. It is created from shadows as well as the wall itself.
    REPORTED: Scott Baker 06 FEB 96
    CONFIRMED: Mike Khatcheressian 09 APR 96
    CONFIRMED: Alanna Pasquale 20 DEC 96
    CONFIRMED: George Nichols 05 APR 97
    CONFIRMED: Jeff Carter & Kristy Miskoff 24 JAN 98
  11. At the beginning when you are going through the cave with stalgmites. Its the first place on the right that you see a stalagemite and stalagtite together (that is, one poking down from above, and one coming up from below that almost touch) The one on the bottom appears to have a Mickey face, features and all! You have to look right away, when the formation can first be seen. As you go by it, you can't really see it.
    REPORTED: Selena Parisher 15 MAR 99
  12. At the very beginning of the ride just before the skeleton scene, I spotted a hidden Mickey formed by three connecting stalagtites. As your boat is making the right turn to approach the skeleton scene, look up to the left on the ceiling. There are three stalagtites, one large connected to two smaller ones. The bases of these stalagtites are roughly circular and serve as the connecting point, thus forming a hidden Mickey. I spotted this and then confirmed it with someone else in our party during a second time around on the ride.
    REPORTED: James Cameron 14 AUG 00
  13. When you go through the tunnel that takes you to the fight scene, look on the right side wall. About two-thirds of the way through, at eye-level, you'll see a Hidden Mickey made from the shadows. It's only good if you see it from a distance.
    REPORTED: Jaycub 25 FEB 97
  14. When you enter the room with the pirate ship and the fort, if you watch the third hole -- I think -- in the wall of the fort on your right), it eventually takes the shape of Mickey for a second then it gets distorted and becomes a hole again.
    REPORTED: Jason Baker 02 DEC 95
    In the Pirate ship scene, after you have passed the ship, just as you are turning to the right, look at the wall of the fort directly in front of you. The shadows reveal that there is a Mickey built out of the wall about 5 feet above the water, the Mickey is about 2 or 3 feet in diameter.
    REPORTED: Nancy Henning 08 APR 02
  15. One of the producers of "The Simpsons" pointed this one out to me, and said Tim Disney told it to her. As you pass the ship where the captain is brandishing his sword and firing cannonballs over your head, his shadow is thrown up on the mainsail. As the captain turns, his shadow turns into you-know-who. Especially blatant at Disneyland it's also effective at Walt Disney World. Although it's not a really clear Mickey when seen from the front. The "ears" are more like tall skinny humps on top of a roughly round shadow. At one point in the sequence, the humps get a little wider and the whole thing looks reasonably like a Mickey. The Mickey is much clearer when you look at the other side of the sail. As you go past the sail continue watching and the elongated shapes that are somewhat suspect in the original shadow become a well formed Mickey head on the reverse side of the sail. Timing is key. The pirate is a moving figure, so his shadow only makes a hidden Mickey when he turns the right way.
    Real Hidden Mickey See the WDW List and the list of contributors
    Note: I am no longer taking reports on this one unless there is a refurb and the Imagineers change this effect.
    I hate to say it, but I believe this has been lost. The captain doesn't seem to turn as much as he used to, and I haven't been able to see the Mickey shape in my last several trips to the Caribbean.
    LOST: Melanie Emmons 08 FEB 99
    The hidden Mickey on the main sail of the Pirate Ship is partially back! Everyone comments on the "ears".. Well, they are there and so is the side view of Mickey if you will. It's just that you really have to watch the sail. The ears are a bit too long though but otherwise, he is there.
    CONFIRMED: Sandra N Justin 23 DEC 99
    On Pirates of the Carribean in the scene where the pirates are on the ship shooting each other there is a shadow from one of the pirates that projects onto the sail and its shadow makes a very distinct Mickey. Although it does move it appears approx every 10 seconds.
    Update: Timothy Rooney 08 APR 00
  16. In Pirates of the Caribbean, in the scene with the pirate ship, just after you round the corner and see everyone on land, look at the last pirate before you leave the scene. He is holding three silver rings soldered in the shape of Mickey. You have to look quickly after the boat turns because he will disappear behind a tree.
    REPORTED: Nancy Henning 08 APR 02
  17. I noticed a hidden Mickey in the pirate ship scene right after the drop. In the background in back of the ship, there is a set of clouds that clearly resembles Mickey Mouse.
    CONFIRMED: daniel lolli 14 DEC 98
  18. When the boat has just gone down the waterfall and is going between the firing boat and the fort on the shore, wait until you 'round the corner' heading towards the dunking scene. Then look on the wall to the left, the part of the fort that was (until the boat turned) straight ahead of you. Under the last cannon on the right is a perfect hidden Mickey in the stone. You cannot see it when the boat is heading right for that part of the fort, you need to wait until the turn.
    REPORTED: Robert Fredette 07 FEB 01
  19. When you enter the room where the pirates are dunking "Thomas" in the well, there is a small boat docked on the side flying a Jolly Roger. The bottom right hand corner of the flag (what would be the end of the cross bones) appears to be a Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Melissa Heilman 24 JUN 96
    We were on the ride when it broke down and the work lights came on. The flag is clearly a plain flag.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Jeff Carter & Kristy Miskoff 24 JAN 98
  20. This one has been moved back and forth between two spots. It is on a pirate's tin mug. The mug is either with the drunk pirate and two cats or more likely with the pirate who is sitting on the bridge. Don't concentrate so much on his hairy legs but his drinking mug. In the middle of a crest on the mug is a hidden Mickey!
    REPORTED: Tom Dombrowski 04 JAN 00
  21. Where the first pirate is drinking beer and when he tilts his head, a Hidden Mickey appears behind the man's hat.
    REPORTED: Jonathan Hoover 21 APR 96
    CONFIRMED: Bryan Warman 25 APR 96
    As you are going under the 1st bridge with the pirate sitting on top of it turn and look over your right shoulder. On the right back wall of that section there you will see a Mickey silhouette. I think it is the shadow of the pirate's hat.
    CONFIRMED: Yvonne 25 OCT 00
  22. You can also see a lamp in the shape of a Mickey head on Pirates of the Caribbean next to the three singing pirates when you enter their party. Boy I love those guys.
    REPORTED: Gabe C. 23 FEB 02
  23. As you pass through the "Buy a Bride" segment, turn to your right and watch the donkey for the entire time you are in the room. The shadow of his ears make a perfect Mickey head on the wall behind. You must watch the donkey through the entire segment or you will not see it. Most likely, for this reason, no one has seen it to date.
    REPORTED: Gary Swerski 21 MAR 97
    CONFIRMED: George Nichols 13 MAY 97
    CONFIRMED: larry kolbicka 12 NOV 97
    CONFIRMED: Jeff Carter & Kristy Miskoff 24 JAN 98
    CONFIRMED: Cindy Creaney 03 AUG 98
  24. Where the man is on the right with 2 cats: shadow of the higher up cat is Mickey.
    REPORTED: Selena Parisher 24 MAR 99
    CONFIRMED: BJ Edly 03 MAY 02
    I have also seen the hidden Mickey with the cats in the Pirates of the Carribean. It truly happens and even my parents saw it.
    CONFIRMED: Cole Thompson 08 MAY 02
  25. In one of the last scenes where a man is in the corner with a bunch of pigs, and a drunken sailor hanging over the edge, as you are about to enter the next scene look up almost through the drunken pirates feet and at the ceiling, and very faintly you will see a Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Justin Bourgeois 09 MAY 98
  26. Just across from the pirate with the pigs, there is a shield with a Mickey in the center.
    REPORTED: Vic 28 JUN 00
  27. Near the very end of the ride when these drunk sailors are shooting at you there's also a bunch of barrels (three barrels). If you look at there barrels just right they look kind of like the Mickey symbol.
    REPORTED: anon 29 APR 98
    CONFIRMED: Amanda Eldred and Neil Whiteman 09 JUL 00
  28. In the last scene, where the soldier is tied up and the gold room is open, there are two Hidden Mickeys on the floor in front of the men. Two different sized coins are used for the head and ears, and all the coins touch.
    REPORTED: Bryan Warman 25 APR 96
  29. In the Treasure room in the last scene there are three gold plates that form a Hidden Mickey placed on the floor. These plates lie behind the pirate with his legs draped over the shoulder of another pirate and in front of the tied-up soldiers inside the castle.
    REPORTED: Katelyn Hart 07 APR 97
    CONFIRMED: glen and julie 18 JUN 97
    CONFIRMED: Katie 21 JUN 97
    CONFIRMED: Chad Kollas 02 JUL 97
    CONFIRMED: larry kolbicka 12 NOV 97
    CONFIRMED: Laura Larson 22 JUN 98
  30. When you get to the jail cells, the lock on the cell door looks exactly like a hidden Mickey. Every time I ride Pirates of the Caribbean I find myself wondering "Is it or isn't it?". It is near the end of the ride in the jail scene, where the pirates are trying to get the keys from the dog. The padlock on the door has a strange Mickey-like shape.
    REPORTED: Jeff Macedonia 13 MAR 98
    CONFIRMED: Tara Styles 13 MAR 98
    CONFIRMED: Mike and Janita McGregor 03 AUG 98
    The jail locks have been discussed on this list before and, while the shape is Mickey-like, they're really not a Mickey. The ears would be too long and skinny.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 25 SEP 98
    The lock on the jail cell towards the end of the ride is in the shape of Mickey and was pointed out to us by one of the cast members who informed us that all the locks are Hidden Mickeys.
    CONFIRMED: Mark 14 JUL 99 pict from
  31. In the last scene, the Treasure scene, under the lanterns there are upside-down Mickey heads.
    UPDATE: Kalyani 28 FEB 06
  32. In the final scene of the ride, there are several lamps hanging on the walls and columns of the room displaying a flickering candle effect. The iron works at the bottom of all of these lamps are twisted to show the traditional Hidden Mickey. Best place to view is right before you make the left-hand turn to the unload dock, look to the column on your left. The are actually the smallest hidden Mickey in the park. There is one other one of the same size at Epcot. However, there is a smaller one at Animal Kingdom.
    REPORTED: bholst 26 JAN 95
    CONFIRMED: ewart 28 JUN 95
    CONFIRMED: Peggy Reimer 30 JUL 96
    CONFIRMED: Alanna Pasquale 20 DEC 96
    CONFIRMED: Jeff oestreich 01 FEB 97
    CONFIRMED: The Crutchley Family 28 JUN 97
    CONFIRMED: Dave & Phil 25 AUG 97
    CONFIRMED: Michelle Simrell 26 OCT 97
    CONFIRMED: Scott Hennessy 10 NOV 97
    CONFIRMED: larry kolbicka 12 NOV 97
    CONFIRMED: Jeff Carter & Kristy Miskoff 24 JAN 98
    CONFIRMED: Amy Duggan 30 JUN 98
    CONFIRMED: Mary 14 MAR 99
    I saw the lamp bottom Hidden Mickey last year when me and some friends took the Keys to the Kingdom tour.
    CONFIRMED: Mike 09 MAR 00
  33. In the last scene in Pirates of the Caribbean right before you unload, there is a Hidden Mickey on the stone wall just past the gold room. Find the Torch hanging on the wall and follow it straight up. You will come to 3 stones in the shape of a Hidden Mickey. There were 3 other people with me that saw it. Let me just say I spen the entire day trying to find a Hidden Mickey on every ride and that is the only one I saw! Its hard work and its addicting!
    REPORTED: Kevin 25 SEP 00
  34. There are two hidden Mickey's side by side in Pirates of the Caribbean in the Davy Jones Locker scene just before unload. There are two lamps, one mounted on each side of the large entryway into the "treasure room" The two lamps cast Mickey shadows UPSIDE DOWN, check it out...
    REPORTED: Tracy Conway 07 AUG 99
  35. On Pirates of the Caribbean, I think it's neat the end, one of the pirates is wearing a watch. The watch is actually a watch that has Mickey on it. The Mickey is very hard to see, but a cast member told me it was a Mickey when I went on one of the tours.
    REPORTED: Kyle Churillo 28 JAN 01
  36. In the Treasure room right as you are exiting the room there are a lot of pearl necklaces on the ground on the left. If you are riding the ride, it may just seem like a clump of pearls. If you raise your head a little, some of the Pearls are in a Mickey. It is right as you are about to go into the exit area for the ride.
    REPORTED: Megan 05 DEC 98
    Backyard Imagineering
  37. As you are leaving the treasure scene and moving into unload, there is a dinghy tied to the wall. The rope attached to the wall points to a Mickey. It looks a little like a paint splat and is a bit hard to see in the dim light. I have worked at Pirates for 2 years now and many cast have confirmed this one.
    REPORTED: Molly Ann Murdock 21 DEC 96
    The splotch where the dinghy is tied to the wall it makes a Mickey profile rather than the 2 dots and the center circle.
    CONFIRMED: George Nichols 13 MAY 97
    Its a little weak in the ears, but Its hard to think it wasn't intended to be Mickey.
    CONFIRMED: Jeff Carter & Kristy Miskoff 24 JAN 98
    CONFIRMED: Robert & Deborah Peters 14 SEP 98
  38. While at the store, my cousin noticed that at the end of each row of tiles on the roof there is a decorative piece. Each piece has a picture of a bird carrying a string with three small balls attatched at the bottom. The balls are in such a shape that they appear to be Mickey.
    REPORTED: Mark 14 JUL 99
  39. 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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