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's Magic Kingdom


  1. The really cool floral arrangement of Mickey at the front gates before entering Main Street is replanted every night.
    REPORTED: Michael Littell 04 OCT 95
    The Floral arrangement of Mickey at the Magic Kingdom entrance is not replanted every night. That's ridiculous. I suppose they replant it when they want to change the color or when it it "time" in the sense of new plants are needed for appearance sake, but certainly not every day. Disney Horticulture is certainly busy though. There are a lot of trees, flowers, etc. to keep up!
    UPDATE: Brannon Boren 06 DEC 95
  2. Children are not allowed to wear costumes in the park on Halloween. Every other day is fine.
    REPORTED: W. Todd Stephenson 11 JAN 96

Main Street

  1. As you first enter under the train station, look up to the second level platform. The lights there form an upside down Hidden Mickey only when viewed from street level.
    REPORTED: Craig S. Whitaker 22 SEP 96
    You have to use your imagination, but the lights at the train station could form an upside-down Mickey
    CONFIRMED: Donna & Joe Marquart 15 DEC 96
    This wasn't intended, there are four parts to these lights.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Alanna Pasquale 20 DEC 96
    CONFIRMED: Erica Malanchuk 08 FEB 97
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 24 APR 97
  2. The Magic Kingdom had a hometown celebration thing going on during the Indy 200, I don't know if it's still going on, but their were two hidden Mickey's my girlfriend spotted. The signs going down Main Street were circular with two pom poms sticking out the two upper corners of the circle sports sign. Clearly a Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Scott Baker 06 FEB 96



  1. Above the Frontier Trading Post, there is a building which has a running series of Hidden Mickeys at the top of the building.
    REPORTED: Rich Friedman 16 JUL 93
    This is actually on the "Traders of Timbuktu" building in Adventureland. It's there, but I'm not sure if it qualifies as a Hidden Mickey.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Graham Allan 06 JAN 94
    I'm not sure if this is the same building they're talking about, but the only thing I saw was a band of "M's" (as in the letter "M"). Not a Hidden Mickey.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 05 SEP 96

Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse

  1. From one of the upper levels, you can see a Hidden Mickey on the table, formed by dishes, similar to the one in the Haunted Mansion.
    REPORTED: Kelly Verge 02 DEC 95
    I looked at the table from various positions, for a long time, and the only thing I saw was three plates, but the "ears" were bigger than the "head," and they don't actually touch.
    WISHFUL THINKING: David Whitin 02 JAN 96
    The Hidden Mickey is formed by a plate (head) and two mugs (ears).
    CONFIRMED: Joy Kovacs 08 AUG 96
    This is whishful thinking, they aren't touching at all. It's just a typical formal place setting. I doubt it was intended.
    REPORTED: Alanna Pasquale 20 DEC 96

Pirates of the Caribbean

  1. In the left line, the Hidden Mickey was on top of a "lamp". It was the long, slinder, yellow ones with black streaks down the side. On the top, was the outline of Mickey's head, upside down.
    REPORTED: Mary Melton 14 APR 96
    At Pirates of the Caribbean, the top of the black and yellow lamp post is a standard architectural style; it is not a Hidden Mickey. Also, the circles are all the same size.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Kathy Martin 25 MAY 96
    Hope this isn't wishful thinking. On "Pirates", in the left line as you wait,in the section where the rifles are stored.One of the lamps,insted of a cross with a circle at each end ,there is one set of three circles upside down together in famouse pattern.
    REPORTED: Michael A Keyhill 26 JUN 96
  2. In the scene where the pirates are in jail, the lock on the first cell is shaped like Mickey's head.)
    REPORTED: Mark Caramanna 04 JAN 96
    CONFIRMED: Ashley Vogl 04 JUN 96
    CONFIRMED: Jason Gaudreau 28 APR 96
    We think that it is pretty much wishful thinking. The "ears" are hardly rounded and the "face" is far too wide. But we can see where they were coming from...
    WISHFUL THINKING: Julie Crutchley & Mary Glenn Crutchley 11 JUN 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 09 SEP 96
    In the jail scene where the pirates are trying to coax the dog to give them the keys, the metal lock on the cell door is in the shape of Mickey. It is very obvious.
    CONFIRMED: Lisa Degrenia 22 FEB 97
    While riding through "Pirates," when your almost at the end of the ride, there are some pirates stuck in jail, and a little dog sitting there holding the keys. Well, the lock which locks the pirates' jail cell is in the shape of a Mickey head. This IS A REAL HIDDEN MICKEY, I learned about it on a tour!!!
    CONFIRMED: DisFan 27 FEB 97
  3. My sister and I have seen a Hidden Mickey located in the scene where the pirate is either with the cats or with the pigs. Anyway, on the stone wall is some vines that form shapes. Some of the vines go around the corner of the wall and the open space forms what seems like the profile of Mickey's head. My parents just can't see it, but I just think they aren't looking hard enough. Check it out and please let me know if it exists or I've just got Hidden Mickey fever.
    REPORTED: Jennifer Guliano 22 AUG 96
    The shapes don't resemble a Mickey
    WISHFUL THINKING: Alanna Pasquale 20 DEC 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: George Nichols 13 MAY 97
  4. A Hidden Mickey is found at the last section in the treasure room. Look to your right at the jail cells with the pirates holding the keys. The lock is a Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Derine 20 NOV 96
    The lock is not a perfectly shaped Mickey, but it is one.
    CONFIRMED: Henry Sampson 01 DEC 96
    The lock of the jail cell at the end of the ride I have to say that I think that this is wishful thinking. The lines are a bit too rounded to constitute a clear Mickey head.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Maria Mungai 02 DEC 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: Owen Sliter 02 JAN 97
  5. As you are entering unload, there is a row boat attached to the wall facing you. It is on your right hand side. The rope from the boat points to a Hidden Mickeys. There is a paint "splotch" in the shape of a Mickey profile. I believe the paint is white while the wall is dark.
    REPORTED: Becky Murphy 14 NOV 94
    CONFIRMED: Shawn J. Hutchings 18 OCT 95
    The white splotch on the left wall in the final scene as the boats leave the scene exists, but I can't really tell if it's supposed to be a Mickey in profile (looking to the left). I guess it's a Mickey if you want it to be... but I was not convinced.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Dan Amrich 24 SEP 95
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 09 SEP 96



  1. There is a Hidden Mickey in the stone wall of the Pocahontas photo exhibit in Frontierland. The stone wall is to the right of the stage where John Smith and Pocahontas stand. There is one large round stone for Mickey's head and two smaller stones on top for his ears embedded in the wall.
    REPORTED: Rich Zaleski 11 OCT 95

Country Bear Jamboree

  1. The bear band plays on a platform made from logs. While the right side looks normal, the left side looks different. Instead of the logs meeting so that you see only the ends of the front-to-back logs, you can also see the ends of the side-to-side logs. If you tip your head sideways, you can see a three-circle Mickey on the left side of the platform.
    REPORTED: Lisa Evans' sister 29 AUG 95
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 09 SEP 96
    CONFIRMED: wendy & patty 16 NOV 96
    I don't think the logs on the stage of the Country Bear Jamboree were done intentionally.
    WISHFUL THINKING: George Nichols 05 APR 97

Splash Mountain

  1. While waiting in line there are paintings on the wall. In the painting labelled "The Fishing Place" you'll see three flowers in the head of Mickey Mouse.
    REPORTED: Scott Baker 03 MAR 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 09 SEP 96
  2. In the downstairs barn queue area, there is a shelf on the left, right before the line goes outside. On the shelf are three glass jars. One of these jars is wider than the other two. They are arranged in a perfect Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Matt DeGrandis 21 AUG 96
    I agree that the sizes/shapes/placements are right to form a Mickey, but there's no practical way to view it as such. The shelf itself is not glass and you can't view it from above.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 09 SEP 96
    The jars are of different sizes and the arrangement is close, but the one "ear" jar is not touching the face jar.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Henry Sampson 01 DEC 96
  3. Before the laughing place, there are two critters (possum?) hanging upside down. The one on the left casts a shadow (to the right) that looks like Mickey to me.
    REPORTED: Brian Szaks 21 MAR 96
    CONFIRMED: Matthew E. McMurtry 23 APR 96
    Neither shadow looks anything like Mickey Mouse.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Alanna Pasqual 17 DEC 96
    Agree with wishful thinking.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 25 APR 97
  4. We noticed that as you begin the climb up the first conveyor belt to the left are a stack of barrels of various sizes. We noticed the barrels were strategically arranged in a fashion that presents the classic profile of head and ears!
    REPORTED: Dave Frye 03 NOV 95
    CONFIRMED: David Whitin 02 JAN 96
    CONFIRMED: Suzanne M. 22 JAN 96
    If we are talking about the same thing, there are many barrels stacked on the wall, some large, some small. While you can find correctly-proportioned Mickeys among them (two small, one large), none of the barrels stand out or are separated from the others to make it a true Hidden Mickey.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 25 APR 97
    While in the lift in splash mountain that takes you through the barn, the rectangular frame on the right side of the boat holds many barrels. However, in the lower right hand corner, there is a larger barrel, and the two ear-barrels are slightly left of centered above it and slightly down of its left. It looks roughly like the classic Mickey profile has been rotated 60 or so degrees to the left.
    CONFIRMED: Christian Weigert 06 JUN 97
    WISHFUL THINKING: Peter Stepniewicz 07 MAR 98
  5. There is a scene that Br'er Fox is on Br'er Bear, and beside them there is a book that is titled "How To Catch a Rabbit". Above the title, there is a Mickey profile, complete with his nose. It's small but it's quite visible.
    REPORTED: Pedro 04 DEC 96
    It's a silhouette of Br'er Wolf. The book is by Br'er Wolf and you can see this book twice during the ride. (Quick, funny story: we first thought it said Br'er Walt!)
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 14 MAY 97
    WISHFUL THINKING: Peter Stepniewicz 07 MAR 98

Liberty Square

Hall of Presidents

  1. A Hidden Mickey is in the Space Shuttle painting. A man is holding up the blueprints to the shuttle, and there are Mickey ears on the shuttle.
    REPORTED: Brett Knapp 04 APR 97
    WISHFUL THINKING: lucy 08 AUG 97
    In the Hall of Presidents movie, a man does indeed hold up blueprints of a space shuttle/airplane with Mickey ears on it. This is NOT a "nice try."
    CONFIRMED: Brenda Grachek 06 JAN 98
    The "ears" are square-ish, and look more like the back control fins of the spaceship.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Gwendel 04 NOV 98

Haunted Mansion

  1. When you first walk toward the mansion, rather than going to the left, go to the right and stand in front of the front yard and look up at the mansion. During the daytime you should be able to see a few Hidden Mickeys at the top of the "spires/turrets" on the mansion. A Disney Landscaping Architect pointed them out to a group of us and all 15 people in our group saw them!
    REPORTED: Darlene Holland 31 MAR 96
    CONFIRMED: Lisa 20 APR 96
    The only thing on the roof that I saw are the "chess pieces.". Perhaps the landscaper mistook one of the pieces (I don't know which) that does have round lobes on it for a Mickey. Just because a Cast Member says it is, doesn't necessarily make it so!
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 25 APR 97
    Gotta agree with Melanie here. The one with the "round lobes" is really the queen peice, and she in no way or form resembles anything close to a Mickey - more crown shaped than anything else, really.
  2. We saw a Mickey in the beginning of the ride in the Haunted Mansion, when you see the piano, look at the stool... The seat casts 2 shadows which form ears, with the seat forming the head.
    REPORTED: Maggie & Polly B. 22 MAY 96
    CONFIRMED: Jan Mangum 16 JUL 96
    The stool does cast 2 shadows and with the stool itself, it makes a Hidden Mickey.
    CONFIRMED: B 20 AUG 96
    There is a double shadow, but I think it's part of the lighting setup so you see the shadow of the ghost playing the piano. I don't think it's intentional or proportional, but I'm open-minded if everyone else disagrees.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 09 SEP 96
    CONFIRMED: The Randolph Family 06 JAN 97
    CONFIRMED: George Nichols 13 MAY 97
    In the mansion there is a shadow in the room with the ghost playing piano but it doesn't make a hidden Mickey.
    Haunted Mansion: On the floor there's a hidden Mickey shadow cast from the stool and two other object in the room where the unseen ghost plays the piano
    CONFIRMED: Graeme Fieldhouse 18 NOV 97
    In the Haunted Mansion the shadow of the spirit that plays the piano his stool makes the head of Mickey and shadows make the ears.
    REPORTED: Monty Farnsworth 04 APR 99
    As you begin and pass the piano, look at the stool in front. As you pass the lights hit the chair causing two shadows forming the ears and the round chair being the face.
    REPORTED: glen and julie 06 MAY 99
  3. As you enter the gate of the Haunted Mansion in the area just behind the new hearse you will notice 2 wreaths. These are the ears formed of a hidden Mickey on the gate itself.
    REPORTED: Jim Gostigian 02 NOV 97
    I was walking to the entrance of the Haunted Mansion when I noticed something on the gate. There was a wreath with two circles on the top . This is surely a Hidden Mickey.
    CONFIRMED: Jason Step 19 APR 98
    Just when you get to the big gate entrance, you will see a round lock in the middle of the gate and on top are two wreaths. This is a hidden Mickey.
    CONFIRMED: Jason Step 24 MAY 98
    This one is a big streach. The wreaths are bigger than the lock, which is more of an oval shape, and they are more than 1.5 yards apart from each other. nice try, though.
  4. Look at the bride's bouquet in the Haunted Mansion. If you look closely a the flowers you will see the familar shape.
    REPORTED: anon 19 MAR 98
    All the flowers are the same size, color, and there is nothing defining it as a Mickey, or rather, even if there was a Mickey, it would be invisable.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Foxx 22 OCT 99 pict from
  5. In the scene where the coffin is next to the window, if you look close you will notice the handles of the coffin are made to look like Mickey.
    REPORTED: Roey 28 DEC 98
    The handles are bats.
  6. As you ride, you will see the funeral scene where the coffin lid is being raised by the person inside. Up above the windows, cut in the woodwork are a series of Mickey heads.
    REPORTED: April 27 MAR 99
    There is nothing above the windows. They curve back up and meet the ceiling.
  7. As the ride stopped for a while in front of the organ for a long period of time, I though I noticed that after every few skulls that came out of the pipes at the top, there was a Mickey... i dont know if that was just me or what... it was pretty cool.
    REPORTED: Darren 15 APR 99
    This one is too much of a streach to really count. The faces are almost impossible to make out, and I watched them from the very start of the room.
  8. When you are toward the end of the ride and the lady has her hand sticking out of her coffin on the right, after you pass it you have to turn completely around and her hand makes a shadow of Mickey's profile on the wall.
    REPORTED: anon 30 MAY 99
    If he refers to the crypt in front of the tea party out of which a skeleton hand holding a teapcup hangs out of, and a head pops out of, then I have to say that there was no light shining on it from the side in which you would be able to make out anything. If he refers to the self-bricking crypt just as you exit the scene, then the arm is swinging too close to the wall to see anything.
  9. Once every day, in the ballroom scene a "ghost Mickey" appears for 1 minute.
    REPORTED: anon 16 OCT 00
    There is no "ghost Mickey" in the ballroom.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Spooky Stephen: loyal butler 25 JAN 01
    WISHFUL THINKING: babeeblue02 05 MAR 02
  10. In the dining room, on the corner of the table, there is a shadow of Mickey.
    REPORTED: Susa person 01 JUL 96
  11. We saw a Hidden Mickey in the lights (stars) on the ceiling. You have to glance back to the top on the ceiling as your doombuggy goes down backwards and rights itself forwards. You may also see this going backwards but not as clearly.
    REPORTED: Peggy 09 OCT 96
    I saw Steamboat Willie in the stars as you descend backwards in the cemetery.
    CONFIRMED: Candace 22 JAN 97
    You really have to look hard to see anything in the stars. I have heard of that formation but no one I know has ever seen it, just heard of it. After working at WDW for three months, I still didn't see it.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Christy 13 JUN 97
    The stars are too many in size, too random, and too easy to pick mickeys out of to count. For a good example of why people keep seeing Mickey in the stars, ride the new "Journey Into Your Imagination" ride at Epcot.
  12. On the left in the graveyard are trumpeters. Look straight up to the ceiling at the moving shadows their trumpets are making. They lead to a perfectly formed Mickey head.
    REPORTED: Gary Swerski 21 MAR 97
    WISHFUL THINKING: George Nichols 13 MAY 97
    The three figures in question stand in a straight row, and cast no shadows on the ceiling.
  13. There is a band in the graveyard and one of the ghosts is playing a bagpipe. When he blows into the bag, three bubbles pop up forming a Mickey.
    REPORTED: anon 08 SEP 97


Cinderella Castle

  1. There is a row of upside down Hidden Mickeys on the second and third floors of the Castle.
    REPORTED: Brian Messier 07 JUL 95
    CONFIRMED: Shawn Hutchings 04 NOV 95
    CONFIRMED: Andrew Stein 11 JUL 96
    The circles and cut-outs are all the same size. They are trefoils (a common architectural embellishment) not Mickeys. See the discussion about The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
    CONFIRMED: jeff yellin 10 NOV 96

Peter Pan's Flight

Phsst: Fun Facts
  1. In the scene where you're flying over London, look at the moon and you'll see an abstract looking shape of Mickey's head. This was confirmed by one of the Cast Members.
    REPORTED: Danny Cox 21 JUL 96
    The moon over London now appears to have a very distinct silhouette of Mickey and Pluto running. The moon rotates as you approach it, and the figures showed up just as we passed it. I didn't get a chance to go back to confirm, though.
    CONFIRMED: David Gilbert 19 OCT 96
    The moon over London has Peter Pan and Wendy and them on it. Not Mickey and Pluto running.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Owen Sliter 01 JAN 97
    WISHFUL THINKING: George Nichols 13 MAY 97
    CONFIRMED: Jamie Alonzo 25 JUL 97
  2. When you fly past a scene of the Lost Boys around a fire, one of them casts a shadow of Mickey on to the wall behind him.
    REPORTED: Teesa & Scoot 21 JUL 95
    CONFIRMED: Mary Glenn Crutchley 03 JAN 96
    The Lost Boy has ears on his hood, so the shadow does look Mickey-esque, but I don't think it's intentional.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: George Nichols 13 MAY 97

It's A Small World

  1. When viewed from the top the control booth is shaped like three circles - two small ones (the steps) and one large one (the booth).
    Andrew King 13 DEC 95
    The control booth at Small World is not a Hidden Mickey (I worked there).
    WISHFUL THINKING: Suzanne Merrill 22 JAN 96
  2. In the loading area, there is a building near the Eiffel Tower that has a big circle and four circles surrounding it.
    REPORTED: Derrik Dennis 13 NOV 95
    The building that has a circle surrounded by four others is not a Hidden Mickey at all!
    I agree with Dan. In reality, it does look like a Hidden Mickey, except there's only one big (head) circle, but four small (ear) circles. You could stretch the point and say that it's two Hidden Mickeys with one common head. Still, it's Wishful Thinking. I'm sure it's just coincidence/design. The load area's mural is very simplistic -- lots of circles, squares, etc. that form the buildings.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
  3. There is a coo coo clock in the Switzerland area, I think it is the fifth clock on the right side.....(I have it in tape) on the front of the clock is a balcony, along the balcony is a row of upside down Mickey heads, (one big circle over 2 smaller ones).
    REPORTED: Brian Szaks 21 MAR 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: Andrew Stein 11 JUL 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
  4. As you get to Switzerland, look at the Yodeler on the right, there are pom poms on his belt that form a Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: John-Peter Smit 19 NOV 95
    CONFIRMED: Michael Bucci 20 MAR 96
    CONFIRMED: B 12 AUG 96
    CONFIRMED: The Randolph Family 03 JAN 97
    CONFIRMED: Alex and Lester Gardieff 04 FEB 97
    CONFIRMED: Peter Stepniewicz 07 MAR 98
    I looked again, very carefully. There are actually four pom-poms and they are all the same size.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 25 SEP 98
    WISHFUL THINKING: Gwendel 04 NOV 98
    When you ride thru look up to the little boy on the mountain that represents Switzerland, he had three pom-pom's that hang off to form a Hidden Mickey, One large Orange one and two small Green one's.
    REPORTED: Tricia Nitz 23 JUL 01
  5. If you are going to count pom poms on belts: In the last room (the blue and white room) on the merry-go-round the boy dressed in pink has 3 pom poms on his belt that look like a Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Sue Palmbach 13 FEB 96
    All the same size
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
    CONFIRMED: The Randolph Family 03 JAN 97
    WISHFUL THINKING: Gwendel 04 NOV 98
  6. In the South Pacific section, there is a kangaroo with a little baby that rocks back an forth. On the left side of the boat on the turn, there is a kangaroo rocking back and forth. It casts a profile of Mickey on the wall.
    REPORTED: Jeff Francois 10 FEB 96
    CONFIRMED: Jason Schwab 18 JUN 96
    In Australia the kangaroo baby, his shadow is a Mickey Mouse.
    CONFIRMED: Joy Kovacs 31 AUG 96
    To me it looked like the kangaroo's shadow. Anyone else disagree?
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 28 AUG 96
    CONFIRMED: Alanna Pasquale 17 DEC 96
    CONFIRMED: The Randolph Family 03 JAN 97
    The hidden Mickey created it by the shadow of the kangaroo is not a shadow of Mickey but rather just the shadow of the kangaroo.
    WISHFUL THINKING: George Nichols 05 APR 97
    CONFIRMED: Christine Smith & George Nichols 25 MAY 97
    CONFIRMED: anon 17 MAY 98
    WISHFUL THINKING: Gwendel 04 NOV 98
    CONFIRMED: Paco & Aneli Calleja 13 NOV 99

Legend of the Lion King

  1. The character that plays Rafiki carries a staff and the coconuts or gourds that hang at the top of it are of different sizes. They are positioned with a large one below two smaller ones and it must be a Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Sue Palmbach 13 FEB 96
    As a puppeteer at "The Legend of the Lion King" show, I would like to guarantee to you that the gourds on Rafiki's staff are not a Hidden Mickey. They are free-swinging, and in no way comprise a Hidden Mickey.
    WISHFUL THINKING: anon 09 JUL 96
    The gourds on Rafiki's staff in the Legend of the Lion King, were in the shape of Mickey's head and ears.
    CONFIRMED: Gene & Kerri Cameron 14 SEP 96
    When Rafiki comes out with his staff you can clearly see a Mickey head formed by the balls on top of his staff.
    CONFIRMED: Owen Sliter 01 JAN 97
    CONFIRMED: Shin Family 19 MAY 97
    CONFIRMED: Geoff Baker's daughter 20 AUG 97
    I am almost certain that the shaft of Rafiki is a Hidden Mickey, I mean the balls at the top of it. I was looking at it very closely and I have come to the conclusion that it is in fact a Hidden Mickey. Someone said the balls move and aren't placed together, but they are. There is no way they aren't.
    CONFIRMED: Chris Sullivan 01 JAN 98
    When I was watching, the balls did move around apart from each other, and they really didn't fall into Mickey shape very often. I'm not convinced.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Gwendel 04 NOV 98
    The "rattling nuts" on top of the stick that Rifiki carries forms several Mickeys.
    CONFIRMED: Laura Witte 07 MAR 99
    I went to see 'Legend of The Lion King'. In the pre-show Rafiki comes out and tells you the story of Simba. If you look closely at his stick he holds you will see the rattles on the top. Depending on which way it faces you, it shows a hidden Mickey. I don't know if it is a actual hidden Mickey or if it just happens to be there by chance.
    CONFIRMED: Wayne Le Brocq 09 JUN 00
    The Legend of the Lion King When you see Rafiki with his staff look carefully, the "balls" at the top of his staff form a hidden mickey when looked at from the right angle.
    CONFIRMED: Deb Fansler 16 OCT 00
    During the main showing, not the preshow, of the Lion King in the Fantasy Land Theater one group of the fruits on Rafiki's staff create a perfect Hidden Mickey.
    CONFIRMED: Stephanie Asbury 18 MAR 01
    CONFIRMED: Heidi 21 MAR 02


  1. At the Skyway entrance gate (when heading to Tomorrowland) there are pink Hidden Mickeys among the flowery decorations overhead. These are close but, I suspect, not close enough to be real Hidden Mickeys. The "circles" are all the same size anyway.
    REPORTED: Graham Allan 06 JAN 94
    WISHFUL THINKING: Tom Shaw 09 OCT 95
  2. There are apple-like designs cut into the railing as you stand in line inside the building right before boarding the skyway that are shaped like Mickey's head.
    REPORTED: Sue Palmbach 13 FEB 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: Christopher Nothnagle 16 SEP 96
    In the wooden walls, are carved apples, with Mickey's ears.
    CONFIRMED: allen h 16 NOV 96
    CONFIRMED: katie 21 JUN 97
    Kinda stretched, and a pointy chin.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Gwendel 04 NOV 98


Astro Orbiter

  1. If you look up at from about 10 feet in front of Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin towards the Astro Orbiter, you will see those different sized spheres spinning. The three looking up at about a 75 degree angle will form one large circle, with 2 small ones attached at the proper angle.
    REPORTED: Aric Bittker 04 AUG 95
    At Astro Orbiter, the "X-Planet" (the hollow silver one with the gold spheres spinning inside) does indeed form a Hidden Mickey when two of the smaller gold spheres line up with a larger silver one to form the silhouette of Mickey's ears.
  2. This Hidden Mickey can probably be viewed quite well during the day. But take my word. Wait until nighttime. You can't see this hidden Mickey from the ground level. You need to have travelled the Skyway before it was removed: Look out over to the Astro Orbiter in Tomorrowland. You should be able to view this for a good minute. The big hollow globe makes Mickey's head and the two neon green circles makes his ears. The view and the accuracy is outstanding and the view is magnificent that it sent a shiver down my back when I saw it.
    REPORTED: Scott Baker 03 MAR 96

Space Mountain

  1. On the ride going up the conveyor belt -- the thrusters on the back of the ship.
    REPORTED: Alanna Pasquale 14 DEC 96
    There are 4 thrusters, all equal size
    WISHFUL THINKING: Jeff Carter & Kristy Miskoff 24 JAN 98
    And they are also too far apart.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Gwendel 09 DEC 98
  2. In the pre-show you will see 2 robots standing together, the one on the right. His eyes pulsate. Then about 2 secs later, they turn solid black and a black circle forms below them. This in turn forms a hidden Mickey head.
    The robot in the preshow is definitely wishful thinking. We watched it four times think we found a new hidden Mickey but their is no body circle. It is just an optical illusion caused by someone looking too hard for a Mickey. (We thought it was a HM at first glance too.)
    WISHFUL THINKING: Jeff Carter & Kristy Miskoff 06 JUL 98
  3. Some say there are 3 large glass spheres as you exit Ryca 1 that make a Mickey, but it is pretty weak.
    REPORTED: Unknown
    It is quite weak. There are, however, several rock formations that look stronger, in the same location.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Shawn M. Witzki 27 JUN 93
    WISHFUL THINKING: Shawn Connelly 03 AUG 93

  4. The ride consists of two independently operating tracks. As the ride begins one track curves right and the other curves left. If you were able to look down on the two tracks you would notice the first two curves of each track form a Mickey Mouse head.
    REPORTED: Johnny Divine 21 JUL 96
    I work at space mountain and the track is not in the shape of a Hidden Mickey.

Alien Encounter

  1. Inside the room with the monitors, there is a monitor that has a large circle painted behind it and when directly in front of it, you could see that the windows above that form the ears...
    REPORTED: Dan 03 SEP 95
    While waiting inside to enter the ride on the wall, there are huge windows that are Hidden Mickeys.
    CONFIRMED: Patricia Dupuis 18 SEP 95
    CONFIRMED: Mark Fisher & Ryland Madison 21 SEP 95
    To make this a Hidden Mickey, you have to stand so that the windows "touch" the other circle. Stand anywhere else and they are just circles.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Tom & Renée Shaw 25 SEP 95
    WISHFUL THINKING: divetone 10 OCT 95
    In the first room in Alien Encounter when you watch the video if you look there are 3 or 4 big circles (the TV's are in the middle of them) and on top of them are about 4 or 5 purple ones. Well now if you look at one of the two big circles in the middle and look up you will see to smaller purple circles that form the ears of that lovable face that we know and love!!!
    CONFIRMED: Bobby V. 24 NOV 96
    CONFIRMED: elizabeth c. 04 JAN 97
    In the waiting area the round windows on the left form 2 perfect, very large, Mickey's.
    CONFIRMED: anon 23 MAR 97
    In the first waiting room you enter there are two large Hidden Mickeys formed by the middle two TV monitors and the windows above them.
    CONFIRMED: The Blanchette Family 22 JUN 97

Take Flight

  1. In the first room depicting the flying circus, there is a Mickey shaped cloud painted on the sky/wall to the left of the barn. It can be seen just before you enter the barn,
    REPORTED: Scott Stevens 23 MAR 97
    CONFIRMED: fred vosecky 01 APR 97
    There are three of them! Two clouds and balloons.
    CONFIRMED: Fred Vosecky 08 MAY 97
    Both clouds are very weak and are not Hidden Mickeys. There are four balloons, and even discounting the one that's slightly separate, the "ears" are bigger than the "head."
    WISHFUL THINKING: Melanie Emmons 2 JUL 97
    the two mickeys in the clouds and the one in the baloon in the ride Take Flight are not hidden mickeys they may look from afar but are not the correct shape.
    WISHFUL THINKING: larry kolbicka II 05 SEP 97
  2. There is a movie scene where there is a ray-traced scene of a bunch of shiny spheres flying around. The light reflection in these form a Hidden Mickeys.
    REPORTED: Gary Eckhardt 09 OCT 93
    There is no way that could've been intended to be a Hidden Mickey. The movements are completely ramdom.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Alanna M. Pasquale 15 NOV 96

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