Guests who visit Walt Disney World love spending lots of time in the Magic Kingdom enjoying its various lands. Each area of the park is themed exquisitely with décor, props, attractions, stores, dining experiences, and architecture to make it feel as though guests are transported to another place or time. One activity which guests love that can be experienced in any area of the park is searching for Hidden Mickeys. These hidden images can be found virtually everywhere in Walt Disney World and the Magic Kingdom is no exception. Hidden Mickeys can be found everywhere from artwork and signs to décor and props and can feature characters other than Mickey. Some of these Hidden Mickeys are easy to spot and some are extremely hard to find, but no matter how difficult finding a Hidden Mickey is guests love to spot them! Here are the ten best Hidden Mickeys in the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.
10. Splash Mountain
Guests who enjoy Splash Mountain pass through lots of different scenes while following Br’er Rabbit on his search for more adventure. Along the way there are several Hidden Mickeys, but a guest favorite can be spotted in the finale scene. After dropping into the Briar Patch, guests arrive in the middle of a celebration welcoming Br’er Rabbit back home complete with a massive riverboat. To the right of the huge riverboat guests can spot a Hidden Mickey up in the clouds. Mickey can be seen in full profile lying on his back and gazing up at the other clouds. Guests who are enjoying the Walt Disney World Railroad can also spot this Hidden Mickey as they are offered a glimpse into Splash Mountain’s finale scene before reaching the Frontierland station.
9. Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
Guests who are spending time in Tomorrowland should definitely not miss a ride on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover. Once onboard, guests can enjoy a ride on the highway in the sky and take in the sights of Tomorrowland while getting glimpses into nearby attractions like Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin and Space Mountain. While enjoying the TTA guests also pass by various scenes depicting what life will be like in the future. One scene shows a woman having her hair done by a robot while waiting for her train to arrive. Guests who look on the woman’s belt can spot a classic Hidden Mickey on the buckle!
8. Walt Disney’s Carousel Of Progress
Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress brings guests into a theater in the round which rotates around a central stage. The story follows one family as they move throughout the century and enjoy all of the conveniences and new items create by progress. The final scene of the attraction has the family gathered around the tree celebrating Christmas and also features several Hidden Mickeys. An easy Hidden Mickey to spot can be found on the left hand side of the scene up on a mantle. The mantle is lined with several intricate nutcrackers, one of which looks just like Mickey Mouse.
7. Haunted Mansion
One of the most popular attractions in the Magic Kingdom is the Haunted Mansion which brings guests into Gracey Manor for a tour with nine hundred and ninety nine happy haunts. While moving from room to room in the mansion, guests encounter plenty of spirits, eerie special effects, and Hidden Mickeys! A great one to spot can be found in the graveyard scene near the end of the attraction. As guests approach the archway leading to the scene featuring the three hitchhiking ghosts, they should look back and to the right of their Doom Buggies to spot a crypt with a ghostly grim reaper floating in it. In the grim reaper’s outstretched hand is a classic Hidden Mickey.
6. Be Our Guest Restaurant
The newest full service dining location in the Magic Kingdom can be found in New Fantasyland and brings guests into the Beast’s castle. Be Our Guest Restaurant allows guests to feel as though they have stepped into the classic Disney animated film Beauty and the Beast and offers them the chance to dine in the West Wing and beautiful ballroom. The ceiling of the ballroom is decorated with a beautiful painting featuring pink and white fluffy clouds. Along one side of the ceiling guests can spot a Hidden Minnie silhouetted amongst the clouds. She can be hard to spot, but guests should begin with looking for her large bow.
5. Under The Sea –Journey Of The Little Mermaid
Right near Be Our Guest Restaurant is an attraction which brings guests into the world of the Little Mermaid and retells the tale of how Ariel fell in love with Prince Eric. Under The Sea – Journey Of The Little Mermaid recreates some of the most classic moments from the film and also features one of the most difficult Hidden Mickeys in all of Walt Disney World. After exiting the attraction, guests should walk down the path and stop at the end. Looking back behind them, guests should spot a small body of water on the right hand side of the path with a cluster of large rocks next to it. These rocks for a three dimensional Hidden Steamboat Willie including his legs and hat. This Hidden Mickey can be extremely hard to spot, so guests who are stuck can Google it to get a little help!
4. Jungle Cruise
The world famous Jungle Cruise takes guests on an exotic tour of the rivers of the world complete with corny jokes and puns from the skippers. Guests who enjoy the attraction are treated to eerie caves, lots of wildlife, the backside of water, and several Hidden Mickeys. While moving through the temple filled with exotic animals and treasure, guests can spot a Hidden Minnie on one of the walls. Just before exiting the temple, guests should look to the side of their boat and spot a section of wall which juts out as a pillar. There is a section of the pillar which is carved out and features a Hidden Minnie in relief.
3. It’s A Small World
One of the most beloved attractions in the Magic Kingdom is It’s A Small World which takes guests on the friendliest cruise that ever sailed for a tour of the world. Guests who board the attraction move through massive rooms depicting characters from all areas of the world including Europe, Asia, and Africa. In the jungle themed room, guests pass underneath a swinging band flanked by a massive elephant and giraffes. To either side of the doorway guests can spot purple vines hanging down from the ceiling which feature leaves shaped like massive classic Hidden Mickeys.
2. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
The wildest ride in the wilderness is Big Thunder Mountain Railroad which takes guests careening through a mine town filled with abandoned areas and desert wildlife. After whipping around the mountain, guests can spot a classic Hidden Mickey when approaching the unloading area. As the train begins to brake and head towards the entry back into the loading area, guests who look to the right hand side of the train can spot a classic Hidden Mickey on the ground comprised of one large gear and two small gears for ears.
1. Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
A favorite attraction of many guests in Tomorrowland is Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin which takes them on a mission through the galaxy to help defeat the Evil Emperor Zurg. Guests are outfitted with blasters and tasked with shooting targets throughout the attraction to score points and help defeat the villain. While moving through the queue area and approaching the loading area, guests pass by a Hidden Mickey several times. The planet Pollust Prime can be spotted on several posters throughout the queue and it looks similar to Earth but with a profile Hidden Mickey as its land mass!