Top 8 Hidden Mickeys At Walt Disney World For Kids

Guests who visit Walt Disney World love experiencing amazing attractions, dining opportunities, live entertainment, Disney Resorts, and shopping locations. With so many experiences to be had, sometimes guests can become caught up in rushing around and trying to see it all. This results in overlooking plenty of great details hidden throughout Walt Disney World. Some of the most beloved hidden details in Disney are Hidden Mickeys which can be found almost everywhere on property and can look like Mickey or any other Disney characters like Tinkerbell, Minnie, or Donald. Hidden Mickeys are fun for the entire family to find as there are some that are very hard to spot and some that are hidden in plain sight and easy for kids to find. Kids will love spending their time in Walt Disney World searching for Hidden Mickeys and seeing who can spot the most! Here are eight Hidden Mickeys at Walt Disney World for kids.


8. It’s A Small World

Guests who sail on the happiest cruise around the world can pass through scenes depicting different countries and areas of the world complete with the famous singing dolls. In the room that represents Africa guests float by pyramids, laughing hyenas, and a swinging band sitting high atop an elephant. On either side of the band there are large purple vines hanging down from the ceiling and each leaf forms a large Hidden Mickey that is easy for kids to spot.

7. Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

One of the most relaxing ways to enjoy Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom is by going for a ride on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover (TTA). This highway in the sky takes guests on a tour of the land offering great glimpses of the crowds below and peeks into nearby attractions like Space Mountain and Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin. At one point during the attraction, guests pass by a futuristic woman having her hair done while waiting for her train. Kids will love spotting the classic Hidden Mickey on her belt buckle.

6. Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress

Located right near the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover is an attraction which originated at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress follows one family through the century to see how progress has made their lives easier. In the final scene the family can be found celebrating Christmas and kids can look for several Hidden Mickeys throughout the scene. The easiest one to spot is a large plush Mickey amongst the presents under the tree.

5. Spaceship Earth

The most recognized attraction in Epcot is Spaceship Earth which is housed in the massive geodesic sphere just inside the park’s entrance. The attraction brings guests from the beginning of time to modern day to celebrate the history of communication. As guests move through Spaceship Earth, they pass by scenes depicting significant moments in history like the burning of Rome and man landing on the moon. While moving through the Renaissance scene, kids should look to the left hand side of the attraction vehicles to find a table filled with paint supplies. On that table they can spot a classic Hidden Mickey made out of paint rings.


4. The Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros

The Mexico Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase is a favorite of many guests as they can explore the Plaza de los Amigos and feel as though they are enjoying a quaint Mexican courtyard at dusk. In the rear of the plaza is The Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros which brings guests on a whirlwind tour of Mexico as Jose and Panchito try and find Donald before their concert. In the final scene of the attraction, guests float past a small boat on their left which features a banner reading “viva Donald!” On the lower right hand side of that boat is a classic Hidden Mickey formed by three drums which kids will love finding.

3. Swiss Family Treehouse

One of the best views in the Magic Kingdom can be found from the top of the Swiss Family Treehouse. The attraction invites guests into the Robinson’s home to see how they cleverly created their rooms and lives from items found after being shipwrecked. Kids will love climbing all of the Swiss Family Treehouse’s stairs and spotting a large Hidden Mickey found on the tree’s trunk.

2. Living With The Land

Epcot’s The Land Pavilion celebrates the beauty and diversity of the land and helps guests understand how they can help preserve and take care of it. Living with the Land brings guests on a gentle boat ride and shows them how the land can thrive in all kinds of weather conditions. Guests can then pass through large greenhouses where all kinds of amazing produce is being grown. At one point, the boats glide past a series of tubes on either side of the boat which feature aquatic creatures like eels and shrimp. Kids who look closely can spot a classic Hidden Mickey in one of the tubes made out of mesh wiring.

1. Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin

An attraction in Tomorrowland that kids love visiting is Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin which allows them to be galactic heroes and help defeat the evil emperor Zurg! While moving through the queue in Star Command, guests pass by several depictions of a planet called Pollust Prime. Kids who check out the planet will notice that its land forms a Hidden Mickey!

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first started visiting Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of that trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning all about the history and small details of the parks and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival each fall. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York and spends her time counting down the days to her next trip.