Looking for Hidden Mickeys on your Walt Disney World vacation has grown in popularity over the years – and Hollywood Studios is the perfect place to find them! While Disney has never officially released a list of all the Hidden Mickeys scattered around Disney property, there are quite a few famous ones at Hollywood Studios you should keep an eye out for on your next visit.
What is a Hidden Mickey?
But first…what constitutes a Hidden Mickey? A Hidden Mickey can be a circular shape that mimics Mickey’s head and ears, a silhouette of his face (such as the famous side profile you see right before the drop on Splash Mountain), or as an actual Hidden Mickey like you’ll see in the Twilightzone Zone Tower of Terror.
Here are the best Hidden Mickeys at Hollywood Studios:
1. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is home to quite a few famous Hidden Mickeys throughout the ride, including the queue line and pre-show. Next time you’re there, look out for:
- A Hidden Mickey formed from the dark stains on the left-hand side of the wall in the boiler room as soon as the line splits.
- The pre-show video. Take notice of the doll the little girl is holding as she boards the elevator.
- The lamp on the desk to your right as soon as you enter the lobby. It has some familiar Mickey-shaped patterns on it.
- A beam of light forms in the stars as soon as you make your way into the drop shaft. This burst of light quickly turns into a Hidden Mickey!
2. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
The next Hidden Mickey location can be found a hop and a skip from the Tower of Terror: Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster! Here are the most recognizable Hidden Mickeys as you make your way through G-Force Records:
- The cords near the guitars in the interactive display with the band make the shape of a Hidden Mickey.
- In the instructional video before you board, be on the lookout for one of the “guests” wearing a pair of Mickey ears.
- On the board with a bunch of stickers once you enter the alley.
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3. Toy Story Land
The amount of detail the Imagineers put into Toy Story Land is astronomical, so it wouldn’t be too surprised if you missed these Hidden Mickeys while hanging out in Andy’s backyard:
- A Hidden Mickey in the clouds on Andy’s drawing in the queue for Slinky Dog Dash
- Scattered in the walls of the queue line of Toy Story Mania
Read more: Slinky Dog Dash at Toy Story Land
4. Star Tours – The Adventure Continues
Next time you’re visiting a galaxy far, far away on Star Tours – The Adventure Continues, keep an eye out for R2D2 on the screen; you might just see him sporting a pair of famous ears!
5. Galaxy’s Edge
While we’re on the topic of Star Wars, let’s pull out our rebel hats and find the top Hidden Mickeys in Galaxy’s Edge. One of the most famous ones can be found on the Rise of the Resistance in the scene with Kylo Ren right before he uses the force to move your vehicle out of the way. Look at the second control panel to spot this Hidden Mickey!
There are a few other Hidden Mickeys scattered around Batuu including:
- On one of the walls in the Black Spire Outpost
- On the left side of the monitor Hondo uses in the queue area of Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run right before you board the ship
- Blaster holes on the walls
6. Muppet Vision 3D
This is one of the easiest Hidden Mickeys to find in all of Hollywood Studios. In the last few moments of the show as Kermit rides on the back of a firetruck, look out for a balloon behind him. This balloon will be in the shape of a very famous mouse!
As an extension of the Muppet Vision 3D, guests who visit the Stage I Company Store will notice that the splat of yellow paint on the ground forms the shape of a Hidden Mickey.
7. Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular
While not a ride, the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular isn’t excluded from having a Hidden Mickey. You’ll find this Hidden Mickey as part of the stone wall, however, it’s so intricately hidden that it may take a few watches to catch it. However, a good trick to help you catch it is by looking at the ramp where the boulder rolls through.
8. Voyage of the Little Mermaid
Even though this stage show is currently closed due to the pandemic, knowing about where to find this Hidden Mickey beforehand will give you something to look for when it finally re-opens. Next time you’re in the queue area waiting for the next show to start, look for a map on the wall. You’ll see that the counties are in the shape of a Hidden Mickey!
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9. Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano
Here, you’ll not only snag a delicious bowl of spaghetti and meatballs but find the next Hidden Mickey on our list! This restaurant is full of cheesy (no pun intended) props, but look closely for the dalmatian near the check-in desk. You’ll notice that one of the spots is in the shape of Mickey!
10. Hollywood Studios
Alright, maybe this one doesn’t *technically* count anymore since the park has gone under massive construction in recent years, however, for the longest time, one of the biggest Hidden Mickeys was Hollywood Studios itself! The park’s main courtyard area was in the shape of a Hidden Mickey, but it was only able to be seen via aerial view. While this one isn’t as noticeable as it once was back in the day, it’s a bit of fun trivia you can share with your friends and family next time you visit Hollywood Studios.
Have You Found Any of These Hidden Mickeys at Hollywood Studios?
Did you spot any of these Hidden Mickeys on your last trip to Hollywood Studios? If so, let us know which one in the comments below and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for all the latest Disney tips and tricks.
As a self-proclaimed Mouseketeer, Courtney Dercqu is a fan of all things Disney. Between decorating her desk with souvenirs from the park, to making unique mouse ears and having a dedicated Disney Instagram, Courtney is a true believer in the magic of a Walt Disney World vacation. Having had more than 200 articles published on various content, Courtney’s excited to share her knowledge and experience with everyone! Be sure to follow her on Instagram for all the Disney magic.