How To Find Hidden Mickeys In Disney World: Traveler’s Guide

How To Find Hidden Mickeys In Disney World: Traveler’s Guide

How To Find Hidden Mickeys In Disney World: Traveler’s Guide

When it comes to family vacations, Disney World stands out as the ultimate destination. With a plethora of attractions and experiences, planning your visit can be super exciting. However, if you’ve already been there several times or if you’re looking for new things to do at Disney World, we suggest introducing something new into the mix: looking for hidden Mickeys.

Rumor has it that there are tons upon tons of hidden Mickeys at Disney World. These cute little characters can be found just about everywhere…but you have to know where to look. Whether you’re a Disney adult looking to introduce a gaming element into your trip or you want to keep your kids occupied as you trek from one ride or attraction to the next, searching for hidden Mickeys is the way to do it.

Make your next trip to Disney World truly unforgettable when you hunt for hidden Mickeys. We’ll show you the way.

Part 1: Know the Types of “Hidden Mickeys”

Every well-planned adventure comes with a bit of strategy. At Royal Family Tours, we’re all about giving you the most amazing experience. So whether you’re looking to ramp things up and get competitive or want to make your list of things to do at Disney World a little more relaxed and casual, we’ve got you covered.

Before you embark on your Mickey-finding expedition, you need to figure out how you want to play this game. Do you want to go the hard or the easy route? Families with young children may choose something a little simpler to avoid meltdowns and frustration. This means opting for the “less hidden” but still fun Mickeys. Older kids like teens and tweens, however, may be up for more of a  challenge. In that case, you can put on your detective monocle and get to work.

Part 2: Start Exploring!

The magical thing about Mickey and Disney in general is that you’ll never be hard pressed to find things to do at Disney World. This is a haven for exploration, excitement, and wonder. Now is the time to tap into your inner child, get silly, get goofy, and get into it all! So whether you’re looking for Mickeys out in the open or want to discover the ones that are a little more off the beaten path, you’ve come to the right place.  

How to Find the Hidden Mickeys at Disney World

The best way to scour the park for hidden Mickeys while also getting in all the other things to do at Disney World is to break it down by section. Keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list, but spotting any of these hidden Mickeys will surely bring an excited smile and perhaps an “Aha!” moment to anyone’s face.

The Super Hidden Mickeys


  • On the Astro Orbiter, look on the far side for an indentation in the cement.
  • At the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, look for three rusty gears lying on the grass as you re-enter the station.
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin has several hidden Mickeys. The first is along the continents on the planet to the right when you enter. The second is on the same planet but on the left as you keep going. When you’re on the ride, look left inside the room with the batteries. In the space video room, look for the planet again.
  • When you hit the Carousel of Progress, wait until the last scene. You’ll see the Mickey nutcracker, the Mickey doll on the kitchen counter, and the object with Mickey ears. It’s a 3-in-1!
  • The Columbia Harbor House’s main dining room has a Mickey on the framed map on a wall with three circular sections.
  • The Haunted Mansion has Mickeys in a border around a portrait in the entrance room. It also has Mickeys in the ballroom scene on plates and saucers on the banquet table. Don’t miss the Mickey outline in the Graveyard scene as well; they can be found on the left hand of the grim reaper.
  • “It’s a small world” has Mickeys in purple flowers on a vine on the elephant’s left side in the Africa scene.
  • The Jungle Cruise has two: on the side of the plane and in the temple, arranged on three plates.
  • The Liberty Tree Tavern has a Mickey on the back wall of the waiting area.
  • Liberty Square Riverboat has Mickey stocks near the entrance.
  • In Peter Pan’s Flight, there’s a Mickey sighting on the bark of the trees just before the entrance line.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean has two: inside the Treasure Room and on the lock of the jail cell.
  • The Tomorrowland Transit Authority has a super sneaky hidden Mickey on the Take Flight! Display with the woman getting her hair done. She has mouse ears on her belt buckle.


  • The American Adventure’s lobby area has a painting of a wagon train heading west… can you spot the hidden Mickey?
  • Venture off to France and the “Impressions de France” offers a special thing to do in Disney: finding the hidden Mickey in the background of the wedding party scene.
  • The Junkanoo Bus has a Mickey on the back side of the bus above the stairs
  • The Land has 5 hidden Mickeys scattered between Living with the Land and The Circle of Life.
  • Spaceship Earth brings three hidden MIckeys: one in the Renaissance Italy scene, one in the hat in the teenage boy’s bedroom, and one on the alarm clock in the same room.


The following areas also have tons of hidden Mickeys, many of which are pretty tricky to find. We won’t give you too many hints, though, as this is a special thing to do at Disney if you really consider yourself a true detective.

  • Cover Story
  • The Disney Studio Store
  • Hollywood & Vine
  • Hollywood Plaza
  • Jim Henson’s Muppet Vision 3D
  • Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Rosie’s All-American Cafe
  • Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
  • Stage 1 Company Store
  • Star Tours
  • “The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror”


Want more things to do at Disney while searching for hidden Mickeys? Head over to Animal Kingdom and you’re bound to find more than just one mouse. The following areas are covered in them:

  • The Boneyard
  • Chester and Hester’s Dinosaur Treasures
  • Conservation Stations (the main building has more than 25 alone!)
  • Dinosaur
  • Cretaceous Trail
  • Harambe Trail
  • Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail
  • Pizzafari
  • Restaurantosaurus
  • Wildlife Express Train to Africa

In addition to the hidden Mickeys in the park itself, there are also many to be found within Walt Disney World Resorts. The following have hidden Mickeys… all you have to do its keep your eyes peeled for them:

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
  • Disney’s BoardWalk
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Magnolia Course
  • Disney’s Polynesian Resort
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort- Riverside Region
  • Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Wedding Pavilion
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Curious about the not-so-hidden Mickeys in Disney World? If you’re looking for other fun things to do with or without kids, we encourage you to book a customized VIP tour with Royal Family Tours. Experience the enchantment of Disney like never before, with personalized experiences, expert guides, and exclusive access. Let us transform your Disney World visit into an unforgettable journey.