Worldwide Scavenger Hunt: Hidden Mickeys

Did you know that there is a built-in scavenger hunt at every Disney destination? It's a fun way to pass the time while waiting in line, or to make a familiar attraction new again.

  Can you find the Hidden Mickey?

Can you find the Hidden Mickey?

It's called Hidden Mickeys...and they're everywhere! Read more to find out some secrets.

Whether it's your first time to a Disney destination, or you've visited a hundred times, there are always new things to explore. One way to liven up an attraction or line is to look for Hidden Mickeys.

  Do you know where this one is?

Do you know where this one is?

A Hidden Mickey is a Mickey Mouse shape hidden in many areas on Disney destinations. Sometimes these Mickeys are very obvious, and other times it requires some careful looking, or some special help.

Here are some examples:

  There are 2 Hidden Mickeys in this mural on the Maharajah Jungle Trek in Animal Kingdom.

There are 2 Hidden Mickeys in this mural on the Maharajah Jungle Trek in Animal Kingdom.

  Look at the upside-down Mickey as his earring!

Look at the upside-down Mickey as his earring!

  This one is harder! Look at the bushes.

This one is harder! Look at the bushes.

  Look at the middle of the flower on this bedspread at Wilderness Lodge.

Look at the middle of the flower on this bedspread at Wilderness Lodge.

A Hidden Mickey is usually the traditional outline, as seen above. However, any Mickey will do:

  In the old Test Track cue at Epcot: a Mickey koosh ball on the top shelf.

In the old Test Track cue at Epcot: a Mickey koosh ball on the top shelf.

We love looking for Hidden Mickeys, and we can find them anywhere!

There are some great resources if you'd like some help. There is a book called

Hidden Mickeys: A Field Guide to Walt Disney World's Best Kept Secrets

by Steven Barrett. This book gives you a guided scavenger hunts to find the Hidden Mickeys. He has also written a similar book about Disneyland Hidden Mickeys. There is also an iPhone app (based on the book) available in iTunes, which we love to use!

Are you ready for the answers to the first two Hidden Mickeys?

  Look at his necktie. This was in Mickey's Toontown Fair.

Look at his necktie. This was in Mickey's Toontown Fair.

  This one is at Peter Pan's Flight. See if you can find it!

This one is at Peter Pan's Flight. See if you can find it!

What are your favorite Hidden Mickeys? Post them in the comments.