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INSIDE: Roam the Gnome’s Guide to Hidden Mickeys in Magic Kingdom & Disney Theme Parks! 

Did you know there are hundreds of what are called ‘Hidden Mickeys’ all around the Disney Parks?

People ask us:

  • What are Hidden Mickeys at Magic Kingdom? 
  • Where is the smallest hidden Mickey in Magic Kingdom?
  • How many Hidden Mickeys are in Magic Kingdom?
  • What are the most ingenious hidden Mickeys? 

Take a look at our guide below for details on what they are, and hints of how and where to find them.  

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Image credit: Loren Javier via Flickr CC BY ND-2.0

What are HIDDEN MICKEYS Magic Kingdom?

A Hidden Mickey is a “loose interpretation of the classic three-ring Mickey Mouse logo, made from whatever material is on hand, and then hidden somewhere in plain sight”.

These camouflaged images of Mickey Mouse are a fun addition to the parks for both regular visitors in the know, AND as a surprise for unsuspecting park guests. 

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Hidden Mickeys in Magic Kingdom on the Thunder Mountain Ride – Image credit: Tim Dietrich via Wikipedia  CC BY SA-3.0 

Where can you find Hidden Mickeys in Magic Kingdom?

You might a Hidden Mickey in Magic Kingdom:

  • in amongst the natural landscape of a streetscape
  • in the shape of a garden, or in the garden bed 
  • somewhere in the styling of a ride – while you queue, or throughout the ride itself, or on the exit walk on rides such as Space Mountain, it’s a small world, and Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover. 
  • up close and personal in a shopfront window
  • somewhere in the seating arrangement, or creation of a seat
  • in a steel gate design, door frame, or window
  • in ride or shop signage 
  • in a seemingly random layout of “tools” in a window or ride theming
  • in a food sample display 
  • or anywhere that a Disney Parks designer thinks would be a top spot to hide a Mickey insignia. 

Most people have no idea about this little insider’s joke. 

Some lucky people stumble upon a Hidden Mickey, and wonder if it’s supposed to be there, or if they are imagining it. 

But it’s a real thing.

There’s even a series of books by “Hidden Mickey Guy” Steven Barrett to help you find them.

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Pixie Hollow Hidden Mickey – Image credit: Myrna Litt via Flickr CC BY-2.0

Where to find Hidden Mickeys at Magic Kingdom Disney World & California Disneyland? 

Keep an eye out next time you visit Disneyland or Magic Kingdom at Disney World, as there are hundreds of Hidden Mickeys about the place. 

Our hot tip is that the best places to search for Hidden Mickeys in Magic Kingdom are in the ride queue lines. 

We’ve spotted HEAPS of Hidden Mickey’s in the ride theming, as it’s one of the only places where you have the time to truly scan your surrounds. 

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Join the Hunt for Magic Kingdom Hidden Mickeys at Disney World Resort Orlando

If you want insider info, buy the book “Walt Disney World’s Hidden Mickeys – A Field Guide to Walt Disney World’s Best Kept Secrets” 

Find Mickey’s hiding places in the:

  • Magic Kingdom Park
  • Epcot
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • all the Disney World Resort Hotels
  • on Disney World property surrounds such as by the entrance gates, or in car parks 
  • on Disney transportation  

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Hidden Mickeys in Magic Kingdom Liberty Tavern signboard – Image credit: Jeff Christiansen via Flickr CC BY-2.0

Hidden Mickey Scavenger Hunt!

This book has SIX scavenger hunts complete with challenging clues. Race your family and friends to find them all. 

He’ll help you locate all the hidden Mickeys Magic Kingdom main street has to find.  

(Want to cheat? Just look on the Hidden Mickeys in Disney World list.)

He might even tell you how many hidden Mickeys are in Disney World! 

Hot tip: Yes, there is a Hidden Mickey on Small World. 

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Image credit: Loren Javier via Flickr CC BY ND-2.0

Join the hunt for Hidden Mickeys at Disneyland California 

Buy this book to find all the Hidden Mickey’s in:

  • Disneyland Anaheim
  • Disney California Adventure
  • Disneyland Resort Hotels and,
  • everywhere else on Disneyland Resort property.

There’s three scavenger hunts with cryptic clues to guide you to find the lot! 

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Image credit: Jose A Perez via Flickr CC BY-2.0

Join the hunt for Hidden Mickeys on Disney Cruise Lines

You guessed it.

There’s a Hidden Mickey guide book to help. 

Never miss a Hidden Mickey again! 

Find it here

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Classic Hidden Mickey on Main Street – Image credit: Loren Javier via Flickr CC BY ND-2.0

Found a Hidden Mickey in Magic Kingdom you want to tell us about?

Let us know in the comments! 

Hot tip: You can also check out the website.

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Image credit: Loren Javier via Flickr CC BY-ND 2.0 

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