aid your search for the
Hidden Mickeys on recent Ray Day sculptures,
refer to the following guide.
Hidden Mickey number one is the easiest to fine
- in the middle of the plaza,
just above the banner reading The Happiest Celebration
Rotate clockwise and peer into the moat, enjoy
the gold fish and
discover a Hidden Mickey etched below the water.
Continue clockwise rotation of the sculpture
and discover a Hidden Mickey
in the swirling brickwork on the second level
of the Castle.
On the back of the Castle, look into the gothic
Finally, continue the clockwise rotation and
look high up
on a wall surface (just below the second tallest
tower) and discover
Hidden Mickey number five.
is the eighth
annual limited edition sculpture created by
Ray Day and produced by Lilliput Lane for the
Disneyana Collectibles Conventions.
in this 2002 subject, Ray placed eight Mickeys.
However, because the Hollywood
is located in the MGM Studio Theme Park,
the Mickeys are in the shape of sorcerer
hats with ears.
Looking at the facade, you will find the first
Hidden Mickey just
below the word HOTEL in the open elevator door.
The second nestled in the greenery just left
of the black entrance gate.
Turn the sculpt clockwise and discover a Hidden
in the greenery just above the left stairway
Number four is located just left of the two
clusters of yellow flowers
at the base of the right stairway.
Turn the sculpt clockwise one-quarter turn again.
As your eye wanders the brick pathway under
the tree at left, discover
a Hidden Mickey in the greenery on your left.
Mickey number six is located high up on the right
back wall of the tower - well above the four windows.
Locate the tree at the far right corner on this
Turn the sculpture slightly clockwise and search
between the lavender bush and the leafy palm
shrub. Ta Da!
One last clockwise turn to the final side will
Hidden Mickey on the wall surface just above
the foliage located
left of the stairway to the patio balcony.
this was the seventh annual Disneyana sculpture,
Ray nestled seven Hidden Mickeys throughout the piece.
Using the following clues, see if you can locate all seven.
Hold the sculpture with the facade of the General
away from you. Now imagine yourself on the
top level of Tom's Tree House From that location,
look down to the rooftop of the General Store
and see the Hidden Mickey
atop the chimney. This Hidden Mickey is an 'official'
Walt Disney Imagineers location.
While looking at the back of the sculpture,
let your search take you
up the tree ladder - then find Hidden Mickey
the greenery to the left where the ladder meets
Of course you will find a Hidden Mickey deep inside
Injun Joe's Cave.
Turn the sculpture one-quarter clockwise and
find a Hidden Mickey
under the plank pathway just below the chimney.
Now, tilt the sculpture so you are looking past
chimney top to the lowest level of the tree
A Hidden Mickey is located on the inside tree
Pretend you have just disembarked from the raft.
Proceed right and begin climbing the stairs
eventually take you up into the tree house.
In the greenery just above the first landing,
a Hidden Mickey just below the Mill's flume.
Hidden Mickey number seven?
It is in the water near the mill wheel.
by Ray in honor of Walt Disney World's 30th Anniversary.
30th Anniversary celebration continued through December
Hidden Mickeys were placed on the sculpture to represent
the three decades of The Magic Kingdom.
Hidden Mickey number one is easily found in
the middle of the plaza,
just above the 30th Anniversary banner.
Turn the sculpture slightly clockwise to find a
Hidden Mickey in the grass just right of
the swan and boulder near the moat.
Turn back to the front - then continue counter-clockwise
to the left facade of the Castle. Look high to find
the golden spire (the smaller of the two).
On the Castle wall behind that smaller golden spire is
Hidden Mickey number three.
final note. Ray began this Hidden Mickey adventure
discovering the Hidden
Mickey web site while sculpting
the TOM SAWYER ISLAND piece.
Therefore, only HOLLYWOOD TOWER HOTEL and
TOM SAWYER ISLAND sculptures have Hidden Mickeys.
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