At Disneyworld there are endless opportunities for fun. One things Disney does very well are scavenger hunts. In the middle of a busy day, be sure to take in all the details that fill the Disney parks. They are everywhere. Remy's Hide and Squeak at Epcot's Food and Wine Festival, Wilderness Explorers at Magic Kingdom, and Penny Press machines galore.
The biggest scavenger at Walt Disney World are hidden Mickey's. Disney carefully hides Mickey's in attractions, rides, shows, resorts, atmosphere, and even Disney films. Hidden Mickeys can take on many different sizes and forms. The most common hidden Mickey is a formation of three circles that may be perceived as the silhouette of the head and ears of Mickey Mouse, often referred to by Disney aficionados as a "Classic Mickey". Hidden Mickey's can be found in rocks, plates, decorations, paintings, anywhere. When not in the "Classic Mickey" shape, you can find them as a full body Mickey's as well.
Many people think of hidden Mickey's as small and hard to find. Here is a list of 7 VERY LARGE Hidden Mickey's. Many of them can only be seen from the sky or on google maps.
7. Expedition Everest
Disney Imagineers are always looking for ways to incorporate hidden Mickeys into new attractions or venues. It's safe to say this massive hidden Mickey was incorporated into the ride track by Disney imagineers. If you have ever been on Expedition Everest, you actually were riding a hidden Mickey!
BONUS: Some say that when yo expand the aerial view of Expedition Everest you can see a hidden Oswald! What do you think?
6. Solar Panels
Close by Epcot is a massive solar panel farm called the "Walt Disney World Solar Facility"
Epcot area is a very fitting location for their solar farm. The Experimental Prototype of Tomorrow.
6. Flamingo Island in Animal Kingdom
On the Kilimangaro Safari ride, you will see one of the coolest hidden Mickey's. The flamingo island is a perfect Classic Mickey!
4. Plants inside Living with the Land
There are actually quite a few Hidden Mickey's in Epcot's Living with the Land ride. For instance, the agriculturists have fun creating interesting displays in the lettuce section. In the past, they had spelled out EPCOT in the lettuce. Can you spot Mickey?
3. The Seas with Nemo and Friend Pavilion.
There are quite a few Hidden Mickey's at the Seas with Nemo and friends ride and pavilion. In an oyster, in the sand, on the walls... Since this Blog is about LARGE Hidden Mickey's, I am pointing out the rock formations inside the aquarium. Cast Members really have fun with this one. Sometimes it is Mickey and sometimes it is Goofy. Take a look when you are there. What will you find?
2. Mickey Forest
The Mickey Forest, 10 miles south of Clermont, is the start of a reforestation program in Lake and Orange counties by the Walt Disney Co. The land started as Orange groves but was killed due to the firsts in the 1980's. It was rebuilt in pine in 1992 in the shape of Classic Mickey. Many volunteers planted trees and they even had special guests show up like Chip and Dale! You can see this Mickey from some westbound flights out of Orlando that captains called the "Epcot Two" route. If you are able to get this flight, experience is that you’ll see Mickey’s Forest from the right-most window seat (typically, seat “F”). This is the worlds LARGEST HIDDEN MICKEY.
1. Hollywood Studios
This may not be the largest Hidden Mickey but in my opinion it is the coolest. Hollywood Studios park. YES you ready that right. The entire park is one big Hidden Mickey. Next time you visit Hollywood Studios you may view the park a bit differently.
Hollywood Studios Aerial view, Nate Ramessun, Disney Historian
Disney forest, Banks Lee
Nemo Pavilion, Disney Divas and Devos
Mickey Solar Panels, Orlando Sentinel
Flamingo Island, Disney Dining
Expedition Everest, DisUnplugged
Amara Lucci McShain
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