Who Creates Hidden Mickeys?

Cast Member-added Hidden Mickeys may or may not be allowed to remain. The side profile Hidden Mickey in a window of Gangster Alley of The Great Movie Ride was added by a CM, removed by Imagineers (since it wasn’t preapproved), then replaced by a CM. This time it was allowed to remain by the Imagineers! I’m happy about that, as it’s a cool Hidden Mickey.

 

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Hidden Mickey in The Great Movie Ride


Guest-added Hidden Mickeys usually disappear rather quickly. One guest sent me a photo of a classic Mickey she made with two rocks (as the ears) over a spotlight (for Mickey’s head) on the ground under the outside sign at the entrance to the Land Pavilion at Epcot. Sure, it was a decent Mickey image, but when I arrived to check it out a week or so later, it wasn’t there!

However, one guest-added classic Mickey has not been removed! It’s the group of rocks that form Mickey’s head and ear circles at the bottom of the aquarium at the Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion. Cast Members (and presumably Imagineers) have allowed it to remain. Joshua Lehrer claims that his brother, while diving in the aquarium, recently repaired the “chin” of the image!

 

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Guest Created Hidden Mickey in the Aquarium


Steve Barrett is the author of the Hidden Mickeys books and webmaster of HiddenMickeysGuide website.

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