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    How many are there?

    I am just curious as to the exact count of how many hidden Mickey's there are?:mickey:
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    it changes all the time

    some disappear

    some are on rides and some get painted over

    and some magically appear

    thats some of the fun of it

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    They made it into a never ending game that is more fun than the Where's Waldo books.

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    Great answer, CB!
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    thanks Pat

    I really got into reading all about them because it was another way to relive past vacations

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    Thanks for the info. This will be my first time looking for hidden Mickey's. When did they start this?
    <Script language='Javascript'>var rndNum = Math.floor(Math.random() * 10000);eval("var CDTDate" + rndNum + " = 'June 11 2005 12:00:00 AM EST';");document.writeln("<form name='CDTform" + rndNum + "' action='Javascript:void(0);'>");document.writeln(' <font size=2 color=darkblue>Walt Disney World</font><br>');document.writeln("<input type=text value='' size=40 name='WrittenByJamesMVenglarikII'>");document.writ eln("</form>");if (theFunction) theFunction += "var d = new Date();";else var theFunction = "var d = new Date();";theFunction += "var c = new Date('" + eval("CDTDate" + rndNum) + "');";theFunction += "var diff = (c - d)/1000;";theFunction += "var days = Math.floor(diff / 86400);";theFunction += "var rem = diff - (days * 86400);";theFunction += "var hours = Math.floor(rem / 3600);";theFunction += "rem = rem - (hours * 3600);";theFunction += "var minutes = Math.floor(rem / 60);";theFunction += "rem = rem - (minutes * 60);";theFunction += "var seconds = Math.floor(rem);";theFunction += "if ((days < 0) | (hours < 0) | (minutes < 0) | (seconds < 0)) ";theFunction += "var out = 'Going to Disney!!';";theFunction += "else ";theFunction += "var out = ' ' + days + ' days ' + hours + ' hrs. ' + minutes + ' mins. ' + seconds + ' secs.';";theFunction += "document.forms.CDTform" + rndNum + ".elements.WrittenByJamesMVenglarikII.value = out;";setInterval(theFunction, 1000);</Script>Jennifer4321

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    I think that it was started by the Imagineers when they were building EPCOT Center. The management told them that putting the characters in EPCOT Center would not go with the idea that they wanted, and the Imagineers were (thankfully) outraged with this. They started plading HMs into the park as a joke, and then put them in the MK, too. Eventually, the "secret" leaked and we now have a great time when we look for Hidden Mickeys!


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    Olmec26,

    You're right on. The official Disney line is that Imagineers began hiding Mickey in the parks in the late 1980's as an inside joke. But Jim Hill (jimhillmedia.com) believes that when the Disney company was designing Epcot in the late 1970's and early 1980's, management decided that characters would be allowed only in the Magic Kingdom. The Imagineers hid Mickey in Epcot as a "silent protest" to bring the Disney characters to Epcot.

    Steve Barrett, author of the Hidden Mickeys book

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    Hey Steve, Did you ever think about writing a history of HM's in the next edition of your book?
    See YOU at Disney World,

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