Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Hidden Mickeys

Many of you probably already know what a Hidden Mickey is, but many of you may not. In case you don't, a Hidden Mickey is a "representation of Mickey Mouse that has been inserted subtly into the design of rides, attractions, and other locations in Disney theme parks and elsewhere on Disney properties." In other words, you're looking for something that looks sorta like this:

Basically, a big circle for the head and two smaller circles for the ears. There are also some Hidden Mickeys that look like Mickey's profile, more like this (I have yet to find any personally that look like this one):

I won't begin to go into where you can find them within the Parks. There are thousands of them, all over everywhere. There are entire websites and books dedicated to this subject, and I highly recommend checking them out if you are at all interested in finding them. The Parks sell one of the books or you can order one easily from If you have the MouseWait app on your phone that I mentioned in a previous post, they have a special section called Hidden Mickey Checklist where you can check off and keep track of the ones you have found.

One of the reasons I'm mentioning the Hidden Mickeys is because the Parks are heading into a busy time of the year. Spring breakers are heading by the thousands to spend their vacation at the Happiest Place on Earth, and sometimes it can get so busy that you can only ride a few attractions in one day. Finding Hidden Mickeys can be a really fun way to spend your time while there, and kids seem to have a lot of fun with the thrill of hunting them down.

Below you will find a few of the Mickeys that I have found myself...can you tell where in the Parks they are?? Some are a lot easier to spot than others. Good luck and happy hunting!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Attraction Photos

I have a challenge for all of you: next time you ride an attraction that takes your photo at Disneyland or California Adventure, try to make it a memorable one! I never used to care much about these photos, but now it's become a challenge to myself to come up with funny new ones each time I have an opportunity. I'd now like to share my favorites...please forgive my dorkiness :)

Enjoy and have fun with it!! See what others you can come up with.

P.S. There is technically only one "ride" at the Parks...Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. Everything else is an "attraction." And believe me, this is a hot debate among a lot of people...ride vs. attraction. It's a hard habit to break calling everything a ride!

P.S.S. You don't have to purchase attraction photos! Just whip out your cell phone as you get to the preview screens and snap a photo of your photo! That's what I did with all of these. Some come out better than others depending on where the sun is at the time.

Sometimes the picture is funny even when you don't mean for it to be :)

Enthusiasm counts!



Call me!

I call this one "Just Jack!"

One of my favorites...I was in a "Vogue" mood.

Even my husband is starting to get into it! :P