Hidden Mickeys are silhouettes of Mickey Mouse hidden around Disney theme parks.
Usually they’re the familiar three circles of Mickey’s face and ears, but they come in other shapes as well.
Disney officially claims there are no Hidden Mickeys, but the Disney Channel has reported on them, and Disney Web sites and cast members have indirectly admitted they exist.
If you would like to search for them, here are a few tips: Hidden Mickeys are supposed to be hidden, and many are in shadows and other camouflaging spots.
If the silhouette is blatantly visible, it’s probably not a Hidden Mickey. If the proportions seem a bit off, count it out. Hidden Mickeys, although hidden, are deliberate.
Finally, Hidden Mickeys are only on things that are Disney owned and created. If you see a shape in the Tower of London that reminds you of Mickey Mouse, it doesn’t count. Not yet, anyway.
The Tower is still, to the best of our knowledge, owned by England.
Here are some of the more notable places that Hidden Mickeys have been discovered: In EPCOT in the Body Wars mural, there is a Broccoli Hidden Mickey.
There’s one in the eyes of the Goofy hats for sale at the Disney parks. The Disney “recycle” logos contain an H.M., and there’s one on the Disney vacation brochures, in the sky.
It’s been suggested by Disney employees that there may be Hidden Mickeys on every Disney ride.
However, there may be another phenomenon at work here instead, the same one that allows some people to see Jesus on the side of a rusty water tank.