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Do You Know These Hidden Mickeys in Walt Disney World’s EPCOT?

Guests can sometimes find Hidden Mickeys lurking in plain sight, but often they’re elusive, requiring a bit of a search.  

These images of Mickey – or, sometimes, other Disney characters – were intentionally placed throughout Disney attractions, queues, theme parks, Resort Hotels, shops and restaurants, and hunting for them can be quite addictive!

While it’s not an exhaustive list, here are some of our favorite Hidden Mickeys in Walt Disney World’s EPCOT theme park.  How many can you find?

Space 220

World Discovery’s newest restaurant, Space 220, takes Guests on a space elevator to their dining location high above our planet, where they can enjoy spectacular “views” of the Earth as they eat.  

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If you’re lucky enough to snag a table at either the table service restaurant or lounge, you’ll be treated to some fun space cameos.  

Think: astronaut pets, astronaut families out for a stroll, even a lightsaber duel in space. And it seems Mickey’s reach extends even 220 miles above the Earth, because if you watch carefully, you’ll see a Hidden Mickey float by!

Living with the Land

World Nature’s Living with the Land is a relaxing ride that provides a fascinating backstage glimpse into Disney’s horticultural magic.  

If you eat at EPCOT’s Garden Grill Restaurant or Sunshine Seasons, you’ll dine on seafood, veggies and fruits that are grown in the greenhouses you see on this attraction.

When you get to the fish farm section of the ride, look to your right at the shrimp tanks. Hiding in the water in one tank is a Hidden Minnie, made out of wire mesh, clearly visible with her trademark bow.

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Keep your eyes peeled throughout Living with the Land, because you might also find Hidden Mickeys being grown right in front of you. Does that lettuce look a bit strange?  

Maybe there’s something different about that gourd or flowering shrub.  It could be because it’s growing in the shape of a Hidden Mickey!

Karamell Kuche

Guests who visit heavenly Karamell Kuche in the Germany Pavilion at EPCOT’s World Showcase probably have a few other things on their mind besides Hidden Mickeys. 

The intoxicating smell of caramel wafting out the door, for example. Or the impossible decisions awaiting them inside. Should you choose a caramel apple, caramel popcorn, caramel fudge, caramel brownie… (Pro tip: don’t limit yourself to just one option – if you do, you’ll just find yourself in line again for a second helping!)

But if you can tear yourself away from some of the best sweets on Disney property, look around for a wooden bookcase against the wall, featuring take-home goodies. It’s decked out in paintings of flowers and vines, and if you look closely at the right panel, you’ll find a tiny Hidden Mickey masquerading as a flower.

Japan Pavilion

It’s one of the most serenely beautiful areas in Disney’s EPCOT theme park, and it’s a great place to take a break during a hectic day at WDW.  

From the bright red gate visible all around EPCOT’s World Showcase to the breathtaking pagoda based on a 1400-year-old shrine to the picturesque gardens complete with bridges, lanterns and ponds, there’s a lot to love about the Japan Pavilion.

Spend some time meandering along the garden paths, and turn your gaze to the koi pond.  Can you find the metal drain cover in the pond?  If you can, you’ll notice that there’s a small Hidden Mickey right in the center of it.

The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion

After you enjoy your under-the-sea adventure with Nemo and his pals on The Seas with Nemo and Friends attraction, don’t forget that there’s an entire pavilion of sea life to explore!  

It’s always fun watching the dolphins frolic in their massive tank, and a visit to the gentle giant manatees is mesmerizing. We could watch the sharks, rays, turtles, clownfish and other sea creatures in the gigantic 5.7-million-gallon aquarium for hours!

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On your next trip to EPCOT’s World Nature, take a peek at The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion to see if you can spot a decent-sized Hidden Mickey in the bottom of the aquarium, formed out of rocks.  

Soarin’ Around the World

Sometimes Guests can spot Hidden Mickeys during a Walt Disney World ride, and Soarin’ Around the World at EPCOT’s World Nature is one of those rides.  

We never miss a chance to hang glide above the clouds, letting Soarin’s uplifting soundtrack and 4D effects transport us to amazing locations around the world.

There’s more than one Hidden Mickey to be spotted during this attraction, for Guests with eagle eyes.  During the hot air balloon scene in Utah, watch for three balloons that come together to form a perfect Hidden Mickey. And at the end of the attraction, there’s an easier Hidden Mickey to spot: the fireworks above Spaceship Earth form an unmistakeable Mickey shape. 

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Sportsman’s Shoppe

The UK Pavilion in the World Showcase at Disney’s EPCOT Park is one of our favorite places to shop in Walt Disney World.  

Guests can peruse merchandise featuring a favorite British band or T.V. show (The Beatles, Dr. Who, and Downton Abbey, among others), research their family history, buy a sword, or shop for teatime sweets and accessories that hail from across the pond.

Another reason to head to the UK Pavilion? There’s a not-so-Hidden Mickey to enjoy, in plain sight! If you’re a Guest who hasn’t had much luck spotting Hidden Mickeys in WDW – they can be tough to see, admittedly – this one is especially for you!  

Head to the Sportsman’s Shoppe, and look at the sign hanging outside.  A Hidden Mickey is clearly formed with the racquet, soccer ball and football.

Bottom Line

Whether you’re waiting in line for a ride at Disney’s EPCOT, or sitting down to a meal, or even walking through a World Showcase pavilion to do some shopping, there are Hidden Mickeys all around you.

How many can you find on your next trip to WDW?

About Stacy Milford

Stacy has lived in 4 countries on 3 continents, and travels whenever humanly possible. Passionate about music theatre, dessert, and adventure in the great wide somewhere, she visits Walt Disney World every year, usually during Halloween! Stacy currently divides her time between writing and teaching English as a second language to children in China, and is pretty sure growing up is over-rated.