Hidden Mickeys

In 1992 it was announced by Disney that they were to begin reforesting parts of Florida in an effort to give something back to the area. The furthest they got was to plant Mickey’s Forest (above), a collection of 50,000 pine trees shaped in a way that should be familiar to the majority of people reading this. Surprisingly it’s relatively unknown to tourists and locals alike.

That familiar shape known as a Hidden Mickey can be found throughout the Disney parks and properties.  In designing, constructing or adding the final touches to an attraction, Imagineers (Disney Engineers) subtly “hide” Mickey Mouse silhouettes in plain sight. It has now become a tradition and Disney fans everywhere search for Hidden Mickeys in Disney movies and theme parks.

An example is this plate configuration found at the Haunted Mansion.

More information about Hidden Mickeys and their locations can be found here.

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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