As our family has grown up with Disney vacations, we have found different types of magic with every trip. When my children were babes, it was the lights, sparkle and music of the parks. When they were preschool age, the Princesses meant everything. Now that my girls are a bit older and more “at home in the parks”, they really wanted to learn more about the history and secrets of their favorite attractions. This is when I began researching Hidden Mickeys and have since come to love the adventure of this treasure hunt!
An official Hidden Mickey is defined as “a partial or complete impression of Mickey Mouse placed by the Imagineers and artists to blend into the designs of Disney attractions, hotels, restaurants, and other areas.” (http://www.hiddenmickeyguy.com/) Disney historians will tell you that Hidden Mickeys came about in the late 1970’s as Epcot was being built. The “higher-ups” in Disney wanted Mickey and Minnie to stay in Magic Kingdom. However, the Imagineers felt differently and began leaving Hidden Mickeys for guests to find.
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