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There are literally hundreds of Hidden Mickeys (three circles shaped to form a resemblance to Mickey Mouse – like this: °o° ) scattered around the Disney Parks, but did you know that some can be seen from space?!? Luckily, Google Maps offers a satellite view that gives us a way to find them from home!
For each Hidden Mickey on our list, we’ll give you three clues with hints on how to find it, plus a map of the general area that the Mickey is hiding in. Scroll past the map to reveal where it is plus some background on why it’s there. Good luck and have fun!
- Clue 1: You can no longer race around looking for it.
- Clue 2: Take some time to ponder its location.
- Clue 3: It can be found near a lot of heroes and villains.
- Sitting just south of the Magic Kingdom’s “Heroes and Villians” parking lot, this mouse-shaped lake (aptly named: Lake Mickey) was encircled by the former Walt Disney World Speedway (who hosted the Richard Petty Driving Experience). The three ponds on the track’s infield were added due to drainage issues after the speedway opened. When the facility was demolished in 2015, Lake Mickey remained and still exists today.
- Clue 1: It’s not a walk in the park.
- Clue 2: If you must drive, take Disneyland Drive.
- Clue 3: If you’re near West Katella, then you’re on the right path.
- This winding, Mickey-shaped walking path links the hotels on West Katella Avenue with the Disneyland Resort. It was presumably added during the construction of Disney California Adventure in mid-2000.
- Clue 1: If you look in the park, you’re missing out.
- Clue 2: In spring, this Mickey really blooms.
- Clue 3: C’est au sud-est de l’hôtel Disneyland.
The Mickey we see here, just outside of Disneyland Paris near the Disneyland Hotel, is made entirely out of flowers. In fact, every Disney castle park around the world features a similar floral Mickey, welcoming visitors to the park.
- Clue 1: Did you know that this Mickey enjoys a round of golf?
- Clue 2: Hole 6 is where it’s at.
- Clue 3: This mouse is stuck in a trap!
- Walt Disney World’s Magnolia Golf Course features a sand trap near the putting green of hole 6 in the infamous three-circle design. There’s actually another one in this view near the green of hole 14 as well – if you found both consider yourself a pro! You can find a third Mickey on a different course, the Lake Buena Vista Course, on hole 9 too! Both courses are run by Arnold Palmer, which is coincidentally my favorite beverage.
- Clue 1: You have the power to find this one.
- Clue 2: Maybe this is WestCOT?
- Clue 3: World Drive will steer you right.
- Walt Disney World’s newly constructed solar farm features over half a million solar panels forming the classic Mickey shape over 20 acres of land. This clean power plant on World Drive, just west of Epcot, is capable of reaching 50 megawatts of power – that’s enough renewable energy to power two Disney Parks annually. Looking for more ways to keep sustainability in mind during your next Disney trip? Check out our complete Zero Waste Guide to Walt Disney World.
- Clue 1: There are more than one of these Mickeys lined up next to each other.
- Clue 2: Take a look near Congress Park.
- Clue 3: You can bank on finding them soon.
- These ten floral Mickeys line the banks of Lake Buena Vista near the Congress Park section of Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort. These Hidden Mickeys can be seen from Disney Springs, across the lake.
- Clue 1: Let’s go on Safari!
- Clue 2: It’s surrounded by flamingos.
- Clue 3: This Mickey is an island unto itself.
- This Hidden Mickey is an island along the path that the Kilimanjaro Safaris’ ride vehicles follow in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Affectionately known as flamingo island (due to all the flamingos that crowd it), you can see the Mickey outline from your ride vehicle during the last half of the ride, just before exiting the savannah.
- Clue 1: This is considered the world’s largest Hidden Mickey.
- Clue 2: Mickey and Louisa aren’t too far away from each other.
- Clue 3: It’s not that hard to see the Mickey forest through the Mickey trees.
- Made up of over 50,000 pine trees on 60 acres of land northwest of Walt Disney World, the Mickey Mouse Forest was created in 1992 when Disney cast members volunteered to help reforest an area that was hit hard with a frost in the 1980s.
- Clue 1: Park your car to find this Mickey.
- Clue 2: It’s quite contemporary.
- Clue 3: Watch for this Mickey, the next time you visit California Grill.
- Another floral Mickey, this one just outside the main entrance to Disney’s Contemporary Resort is said to resemble a wristwatch, with outstretched straps and a “crown” (used to wind the watch) to the left (south) of its “face”. This one can be seen best while dining at the California Grill on the roof of the hotel.
BONUS: On the other side of the Contemporary, find a Mickey-shaped splash pad at Bay Lake Tower’s Cove Pool.
Did you find all of them all? Let us know which ones were the hardest to find or if you know of any more by leaving us a comment below. Want more Hidden Mickey fun from home? Check out these books from our favorite Disney authors – most of which are available right now for digital download!