Mission accomplished! This post will focus on Hidden Mickeys spotted at Disney’s Value and Moderate Resorts. You can find my post on Hidden Mickeys at the Deluxe Resorts here.
Let’s start with the latest and greatest… I was beyond excited to spot my first Hidden Mickey in Disney’s new Art of Animation Resort. I was intrigued by the ceiling light fixture in the center of the “Little Mermaid” portion of Landscape of Flavors, the resort’s food court.
I loved how it gave Ariel’s perspective as she gazes toward the sky from her home under the sea, so I spent some time staring at it. Among all the “whozits and whats-its galore,” I spotted this framed portrait of Mickey Mouse!
Some things are considered Hidden Mickeys that aren’t really even images of Mickey Mouse at all… according to THE SOURCE on Hidden Mickeys, Steven Barrett (“Hidden Mickey Guy” extraordinaire!):
“A Hidden Mickey can take different forms. The most common image is the tri-circle Mickey frontal silhouette: three circles that form Mickey’s round head and adjoining round ears. Other images include a side or oblique (usually three-quarter) profile of Mickey’s face and head, a side profile of his entire body, a full-body frontal silhouette, a detailed picture of his face or body, or a three-dimensional Mickey. Sometimes, just his gloves, handprints, shoes or ears appear. Even his name or initials in unusual places may qualify as Hidden Mickeys. And don’t forget other characters: Hidden Minnies, Donald Ducks, Goofys, etc.”
(Quote taken from Hidden Mickeys: A Field Guide to Walt Disney World’s Best Kept Secrets)
For instance, check out these song titles at the GIGANTIC Juke Box at Pop Century’s Bowling Pool:
Value Resorts are known for their larger-than-life icons reflecting the theme of each resort. I spotted these Mickeys in the Country-Western wing at All Star Music:
Okay, I don’t know if you can call anything “hidden” on a three-story high cowboy boot, but there you have it!
A very intentional Mickey welcomes you to All Star Sports :
There is a window in the front of All Star Movies with a whole slew of characters reminiscing over Disney films:
We have one more category to explore: Disney’s Moderate Resorts. A teeny Hidden Mickey welcomes guests to Coronado Springs:
It’s Mardi Gras all year long at Port Orleans French Quarter! And nowhere is that more evident than at Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory. Guests can find upside-down Hidden Mickeys in the blue and white gems on an enormous Mardi Gras crown.
French Quarter’s sister resort, Port Orleans Riverside, waves slow-moving fans over guests checking in at the beautiful reception area, where you can find golden Mickeys:
Caribbean Beach Resort has one of the most epic pools on Disney World property. One of the things that makes it so is the awesome Pirate Ship splash area:
And with that, the quest is complete! So I leave with you the same reminder and challenge as last time: that’s just ONE Hidden Mickey from each Resort. Can you find more ?