Grand Floridian Beach Resort
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  1. Pizza Mickeys throughout the resorts
  2. Pancake Mickeys throughout the resorts
  3. Waffle Mickeys throughout the resorts
  4. Toilet paper wrappers throughout the resorts
  5. Soap in the guest laundry rooms
  6. Manhole covers
  7. The kind gentleman that happily greets visitors at the entrance of the Grand Floridian is hiding a hidden Mickey!! If he should tip his hat when he says "hello" you might just see the outline of Mickey on the underside of his hat. He claims to have many hats and that only one has a hidden Mickey ... so you never know when you might see it. By the way I know of at least 2 gentleman who hold this position, the one I am speaking of is tall and does not wear eyeglasses.
    REPORTED: Sara Hoop 28 MAR 00
  8. On the weather vane of the convention center
    The weather vanes on the roofs have Mickey cut-outs. There are three on the Convention Center, four on the main building and one atop the monorail station.
    CONFIRMED: Stan Sroka 21 JUL 93
    CONFIRMED: Graham Allan 03 SEP 93
    CONFIRMED: Kathy Nicklas-Varraso 22 MAY 94
    CONFIRMED: Tom & Renée Shaw 27 DEC 97
    CONFIRMED: Jason 29 DEC 97
  9. In the left corner beside the planet above the table.
    REPORTED: Richard Calhoun 08 JUL 98
  10. In the lobby of the Grand Floridian, if you look at the carpet on the stairs across from the elevators there is a floral arrangment consisting of three flowers, one of which is a different color than the others. The different colored one could be taken as the head of a Mickey with the other two flowers forming the ears.
    REPORTED: Jennifer Swalm 08 JAN 98
    The carpet on the floor across from the elevator is wishful thinking, the flowers are all the same size not proportioned like Mickey's head & ears.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Stephen Piering 26 APR 98 pict from
  11. In the main lobby there is a grand piano in the middle of the room. On the back of the piano there is a shape of a Mickey head.
    REPORTED: David Loomis 06 OCT 96
    On the grand piano in the main lobby, there are carved Mickeys on the piano legs. I only noticed them on the two legs closest to the keys.
    CONFIRMED: Krystle Snow 06 NOV 97
    Grand Floridian lobby piano has a Mickey on the back of the piano and on the two front legs. Rear leg does not have a Mickey
    CONFIRMED: Stephen Piering 26 APR 98
    All three piano legs have Mickey on them.
    CONFIRMED: Melanie Emmons 25 SEP 98
    CONFIRMED: Tom & Renée Shaw 28 DEC 98
  12. In one of the elevators near the restrooms on the 2nd floor, there are vines painted on the wall. The vines have berry clusters that could easily pass for Mickeys.
    REPORTED: Julie Crutchley & Mary Glenn Crutchley 11 JUN 96
  13. There is a "mouse hole" in the baseboard located in the main lobby at the Grand Floridian resort where the large Victorian birdcage rests.
    REPORTED: BrittBlue7 13 AUG 00 pict from
  14. I work as a bellman and I know of a Hidden Mickey that you may have missed. We take all of our guest to their rooms in huge golfcarts that we call trolleys. Take a close look at the woodwork that surrounds the luggage storage area on each trolley and you will find many Hidden Mickeys.
    REPORTED: Charles B. Broschart 21 NOV 95
    CONFIRMED: B 12 AUG 96
    CONFIRMED: Julie Crutchley & Mary Glenn Crutchley 06 DEC 96
    Grand Floridian trolleys has Hidden Mickeys on the luggage area.
    CONFIRMED: Nicole Piering 26 APR 98
    CONFIRMED: Tom & Renée Shaw 28 DEC 98
  15. We stayed at the Grand Floridian with a pool view. The supports for the railings on the balcony had cutouts in the shape of Mickey.
    REPORTED: Doug Kelley 30 NOV 96
    CONFIRMED: Cathy DeBauche 03 NOV 98
  16. At the new pool, in the rocks to the left of the slide, there are 3 circles forming a perfect Mickey head. It's about in the middle of the rock.
    REPORTED: Frakers 06 AUG 01
  17. While watching my "Day at the Magic Kingdom" video again, I spotted another Hidden Mickey at Walt Disney World. There is a overhead shot of the Grand Floridian pool area in the video, and as the camera approaches the pool you can see that a Hidden Mickey is in the design of the grass and walkways below the pool. Mickey's ear on the left of the screen has a path crossing the middle of it, though.
    REPORTED: Rich Koster 05 AUG 93
    CONFIRMED: Cathy DeBauche 03 NOV 98
  18. While dining at the Cafe, my wife and I ordered strawberry/mango daquri's. They were brought to our table on a tray, in hurricane glasses next to each other. Each glass had a round slice of lime on the rim opposite each other. Forming a perfect Mickey. When we commented to the waitress she laughed and said "I know, I did it on purpose".
    REPORTED: Mark Williams 21 NOV 00
  19. While dining at the Cafe, my wife and I noticed that on the table was a Mickey being formed by the large round sugar bowl and the smaller salt/pepper shakers. The funny thing was that there wasn't anything fancy or Mickey like on these items. They were plain white china. All the tables had this arrangement.
    REPORTED: Mark Williams 21 NOV 00
  20. Look at the Grand Floridian map. I believe that Narcoossee's building is designed as a Mickey.
    CONFIRMED: Patricia Dupuis 18 SEP 95
  21. While eating dinner at 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian, we had a table facing the door with a straight on view of the pipe organ on the wall over the door. During dinner my children said "Look a Hidden Mickey!" Sure enough there were 2 Hidden Mickeys. The horns to each side of the characters on the pipe organ formed Hidden Mickeys.
  22. In 1900 Park Fare...Look up, opposite the pipe organ, to the center of the bow, in the center of the room, near the ceiling. There you will find a hidden Mickey!
    REPORTED: RJ Puma 15 JAN 01
  23. In the lobby/waiting area for the restaurants Victoria and Albert's and Narcoosee's. Look out the window on the far left, down towards the pool and courtyard. There will be a cluster of 2 trees and a bush. Only from this vantage point can you see Mickey's head formed by the shrubbery.
    REPORTED: Eric Brumble 14 JUL 96
  24. In Victoria and Alberts, There is a lute with a Mickey carved into it. The harp has a Tinkerbell on top.
    REPORTED: Nocturus 05 MAR 95
    CONFIRMED: TR Shaw 01 APR 95
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  25. When dining at the Chef's Table in Victoria's and Albert's, we saw a hidden Mickey on the wall looking into the kitchen. It was wrought iron and held a plate that was an award for the restaurant and a plaque! This is truly a 'hidden' Mickey because you will only see it if you sit at the Chef's Table!!!
    REPORTED: nutz4dzny 15 JUL 01
  26. While eating in the Gasparilla Grill one night, my husband noticed a lamp post on the boat dock that has a hidden Mickey. There are several lamp posts with two lights at the top, but one also has a clock. The clock forms the head and the lights are the ears. This is very clear at night when the lights are on but easily missed in the daytime.
    REPORTED: Jeanne Ann Moeller 17 DEC 96
    It consists of a clock and 2 lights.
    CONFIRMED: Gene DeMarco 20 OCT 97
  27. At the Gasparillo Grill the table on which the microwave is standing (behind the cash register) has some carved hidden Mickeys.
    REPORTED: Andreas Beer 01 MAR 98
  28. In Citricos on the the doors leading to the "chef's room " there are swirls engraved on the glass doors which form a Mickey
    REPORTED: Justin 03 JAN 99
  29. While staying at the Grand Floridian Resort, we were walking down the hall and looked up.....sure enough, there was a hidden Mickey. The shadow of the lights on the sprinklers in the ceiling created a perferct Mickey Mouse.
    REPORTED: Kristi 28 SEP 98 pict from
  30. Look at the new wall paper in the Grand Floridian room hallways
    REPORTED: Tom & Renée Shaw 22 JAN 00
    I admired the new wallpaper only to notice the hidden Mickeys in the print on the wallpaper. They go up and down the wall.
    CONFIRMED: ruth ann 23 APR 00
    CONFIRMED: Barry & Traci Walker 27 JUL 00
    There are little Mickeys in and around all the swirls in the new wall paper in Conch Key. (Building 7)
    CONFIRMED: Michelle Lauzon 01 FEB 01
    CONFIRMED: Jill Wargo 21 FEB 01
    CONFIRMED: Lisa 16 APR 02
  31. In building 6 (Sugar Loaf) there is a child size table and chairs in the lobby. The back of the chairs are Mickey Heads in bent wood.
    REPORTED: anon 19 MAR 02
  32. In the guest rooms (observed in buildings 6 & 7, so I suppose in all of them) there is a painting of a bookshelf containing a small globe. The "land mass" on the left side of the globe is Mickey in profile and the "land mass" on the right appears to be Pluto.
    REPORTED: anon 19 MAR 02
  33. Our bedspread had Hidden Mickeys on it.
    REPORTED: Christine Cannon 17 JUL 01
  34. The wallpaper in the bathroom had topiaries on it and some were various Disney characters.
    REPORTED: Christine Cannon 17 JUL 01
  35. We have just returned from a two week vacation in the Grand Flordian and we noticed that on the card that is left in your room each evening to order breakfast the hole is cut out in the shape of Mickey head and ears. decor
    REPORTED: keith furminger 16 DEC 98
    CONFIRMED: Tom & Renée Shaw 28 DEC 98
    CONFIRMED: Candice 22 JAN 00
  36. While staying at the Grand Floridian, we noticed that the crew (that takes care of the grounds) uses a spray cleaner to wash down the many outdoor benches, tables, and chairs. When the white foamy stuff is sprayed out it comes out in the shape of Mickey! I kid you not. I can prove this because I sat on a bench (the one outside Narcoossees)that was still wet and when I got up ... Mickey was bleached onto my jeans!! So not only had a worker not rubbed in the substance one it had been sprayed - they forgot to wash it off either. No big deal. We got a laugh out of it and the hotel credited our bill $35. But be careful where you sit, you could be wearing a hidden Mickey!!
    REPORTED: Shelley Nobleman 10 MAR 00
    Yes indeed, you must be cautious about where you sit or you can wind up wearing a "hidden Mickey"! I too was on the grounds of the Grand Floridian Resort when I accidentally sat on a bleached outdoor bench. I was a guest at a wedding that was taking place that afternoon when I decided to take a seat to load some film in my camera. When I got up, I was informed that there were white spots all over my new dark blue suit. They didn't actually look like Mickeys and they were not hiding!! Zippity doo dah! A $300 suit down the drain. Next time I go to Disney World ... I'm leaving my good clothes at home.
    CONFIRMED: Dave Ginsberg 14 MAR 00
    I have to agree about the bleach foam used for cleaning the outdoor furniture on the GF grounds. I sat in some too and ruined more than a pair of shorts. The back of my legs got irritated from the cleaning solution. I first thought I had a bad sun burn ... my legs felt like they were on fire! I later learned from a doctor that I am most likely allergic to the chemical. I was amazed to read at this site about the two other Disney guests who also had bad luck with this cleaning solution. I'm not alone! The Grand Floridian should take action before someone else ruins their clothing or breaks out in a rash. Don't mean to put down GF ... it really is a beautiful resort.
    CONFIRMED: Bruce Avenues 27 JUN 00
  37. I was staying at the Grand Floridian with a few friends of mine and as we were looking down from our second floor room, we couldn't help but notice three workers marching in a hidden Mickey formation, chanting "Walk!" They continued saying this, and maintained thier hidden Mickey form for as long as we could see. This is quite obviously a true hidden Mickey!
    REPORTED: anon 02 NOV 00

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