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A Hidden Mickey at Laity Lodge

By Mark D. Roberts | Saturday, May 2, 2009

Recently I found an unexpected surprise . . . a Hidden Mickey at Laity Lodge.

“What is a Hidden Mickey?” you ask. If you’re a fan of Walt Disney lore, you probably know the answer. But if not, let me explain (or you can read more here). A Hidden Mickey is a group of three circular objects that looks like the head of Mickey Mouse, more or less. Hidden Mickeys are placed in Disney media, usually in their theme parks, by Disney employees (often Imagineers, the creative geniuses who design the theme parks). Some of the Hidden Mickeys are quite obvious, such as the configuration of plates in the banquet scene of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. I have seen this one. It is easy to spot and most certainly a true Hidden Mickey. (Photo: Hidden Mickey from plates in the Haunted Mansion.)

Some folks are quite “into” Hidden Mickeys. They look for them endlessly, sometimes seeing them when they’re not really there. But several websites (for example, try to collect and verify sightings. When I’m at a Disney theme park, I like looking for Hidden Mickeys, and have seen a few, but haven’t discovered any.

Last week I did discover a Hidden Mickey,however. It wasn’t at a Disney theme park, or in some other Disney product. Rather, it was growing naturally on the H.E. Butt Foundation property of which Laity Lodge is a part. I was hiking about a half-mile from Laity Lodge when, lo and behold, I saw this!

I did not doctor this photo in any way. It is, truly, a miracle, proof that God also a fan of Hidden Mickeys. Or, well, maybe not . . . .

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4 Responses to “A Hidden Mickey at Laity Lodge”

  1. Megan Willome Says:
    May 2nd, 2009 at 3:38 am

    You made me laugh, Mark. Thanks ever so much!

  2. Thomas Buck Says:
    May 2nd, 2009 at 5:58 am

    It looked like an image of the Virgin Mary to me!

  3. Kelly Monaghan Says:
    May 3rd, 2009 at 6:38 am

    Great fun!

    A more authoritative source on Hidden Mickeys is Steve Barrett’s Hidden Mickeys Guide.

  4. Mark Roberts Says:
    May 3rd, 2009 at 7:59 am

    Kelly: Thanks. That’s a great link!


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