Hidden Mickeys in Disneyland
Hidden Mickey’s are the result of an inside joke among Walt Disney Imagineers, the artists and engineers who design Disney parks and attractions. "Hidden Mickeys" are made up of silhouettes and abstract images of Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters which are hidden throughout each Disney Park. Hunting down Hidden Mickeys has become a pastime with many Disney guests.
The Imagineers have Hidden Mickeys in every new attraction or hotel, hiding silhouettes, profiles, and other images of Mickey Mouse in murals, queue areas, shows, films and within the rides themselves.
Hunting for Hidden Mickeys adds a fun dimension to your visit to the Disney Parks. It provides a fun diversion to another day at Disneyland and lets you spend your time in lines and as you tour the parks with a purpose. Some people use them as scavenger hunts which may be more fun for teens and parents than going on just another ride.
This book is your guide. There are several hundred Hidden Mickeys in this book. It is organized by by major areas of the park: Main Street, Frontierland, Fantasyland, New Orleans, etc...and then by ride. Within a ride, we attempt to put them in the order you would find them from beginning to end.
There is a published book for Hidden Mickey’s of Disneyworld. This book is independent from that and is focused on Disneyland in Anaheim, CA.
BUT... both parks have very similar Hidden Mickey's so this book will be useful for Walt Disney World as well
Here is a sample from the book for the Peter Pan ride:
Peter Pan’s Flight
When you are in line for Peter Pan, look at the mural on the wall. The skull's eyes and nose form a Hidden Mickey.
If you look closely you'll notice there's a picture of Mickey Mouse on the wall of the nursery.
In Wendy, Jon and Michael’s Room right as you enter the Darling family nursery there are some alphabet building blocks stacked up on the floor (one group is by Wendy's bed, the other by the window as you exit the room). The letter blocks in the children's nursery actually spell out PETER PAN. If the letters are facing front, only the P in PETER is fully visible, as the PAN blocks hide the rest of the name.
When you fly into London there are clouds on the wall. Look closely and there are 2 Hidden Mickey's side by side.
As you’re flying over London you will see the moon off in the distance, three of the craters are set up in Mickey's shape.
- On the boat in the Peter Pan ride, Captain Hook's ear has a Donald Duck head.
There is no other book dedicated to Hidden Mickeys of Disneyland.
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Also, we have a beta version (242kb) in epub format which can be read by ebook readers, ipad and ipod touch.