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Little Known Best Kept Secret at Walt Disney World

by Tiggerfan on 16/01/11 at 3:21 pm

There is a little known best kept secret at Walt Disney World in Florida, which may or may not interest you. In any case it is something that your children may have some extra fun doing during their fantasy vacation.

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I have been traveling to Florida each year for the last 11 years and always visit the attractions in Orlando. Walt Disney Worlds is probably my most favorite place on earth, but this year I discovered a little known best kept secret which added some extra fun to my vacation visit.

During my last visit, I stumbled across a book by Steven M. Barrett called “Hidden Mickeys” A field guide to Walt Disney World’s best kept secrets.

In Walt Disney World (Orlando, Florida), there are literally hundreds of these “Hidden Mickeys” around all four theme parks, in the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studio’s and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, all you need to do is hunt them down, it’s a great little extra adventure both adults and children can do during their visits to the parks.

The book doesn’t actually tell you where to find them, but instead it gives you clues, and leaves it up to you to actually spot them, the whole family can do this and gain scores along the way, so who would be the most observant? Dad, Mum or Child? My guess is that the children would come out tops.

Some examples of the clues given are: Near Tomorrowland Indy Speedway (Magic Kingdom), a tall lamppost casts a Mickey shadow onto the pavement, best seen on a sunny day. Go to the Primeval Whirl ride in Disney’s Animal Kingdom and checkout the meteors. In The “Mission Space” Waiting Queue (Epcot), three Hidden Mickeys wait to be found.

The above clues are just 3 out of hundreds and hundreds, and they are not just in the parks, they are all around the outside of the parks, on the resorts, on transportation, in the water parks, in the retail shops, restaurants, nightclubs, show spots, theaters, on the actual rides, in Downtown Disney, Pleasure Island, the marketplace, in the hotels and on the golf courses too.

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So.. If you fancy trying your observation skills and clue cracking, and discover this whole new world within a world, then you had best purchasing the book “Hidden Mickeys“, the book costs around $9, and is a lot of fun.

I challenge you to find all the hidden mickeys, I doubt that you will, I personally have only found about half of them, so my adventure is to be continued. You may think you’ll be able to spot them just by looking around, but remember … they are Hidden!

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L.D. Franklin

Jan 16th, 2011

One of my favorite Hidden Mickeys is at the All Star Music resort at the pool! The way the umbrellas are positioned leaves a Hidden Mickey shaped shadow on the ground! It’s little details like that which make Disney World such a great place to visit!


Jan 16th, 2011

good read


Jan 16th, 2011

Okay, Tigger. You got me, I have been to WDW about a hundred times (well not quite) and did not know about the hidden Mickeys. Seems to me you would need more than a day or two extra just to find half of them. Nice article.


Jan 17th, 2011

I have never been to WDW and you just gave me another reason that I want to go. I can’t wait to take my son there.

Anj M

Jan 17th, 2011

Nice1. Did not know about it.


Jan 19th, 2011

Nice post.

Teri Dreshner

Jan 19th, 2011

What an awesome post, Tigger! Really appealed to the child in me! LOL!

Steven West

Jan 25th, 2011

Well gosh I didn’t know about this. I’ll have to consult Donald Duck to give me some other locations. Nice article.


Jan 29th, 2011

wow it’s beautiful,Thanks for sharing


Feb 5th, 2011

I never knew – fabulous write


Aug 19th, 2011

Didn’t know about this, thanks!


Dec 23rd, 2011

This sounds like a fun game, I can’t wait to see Disney World again

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