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Hidden Mickeys: A Field Guide to Walt Disney World’s Best Kept Secrets, 6th edition by Steven Barrett is now available! You can pick up your copy of the latest edition of the Hidden Mickeys book and be part of the Hidden Mickey craze! This Hidden Mickey guide is set up as a scavenger hunt throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.
According to Barrett, here is the definition of an official Hidden Mickey: “a partial or complete image of Mickey Mouse that has been hidden by Disney’s Imagineers and artists in the designs of Disney attractions, hotels, restaurants, and other areas.” Barrett explains in his book that Hidden Mickeys likely began in the late 1970′s or early 1980′s during the construction of Epcot when Disney management wanted to keep Mickey and Minnie only in Magic Kingdom.
“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.” Walt Disney
Walt Disney was certainly a man after my own heart. At my house, there isn’t much that gets us as excited as a new book to read. Recently I had the opportunity to review a new series from Disney Publishing featuring Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck. While I love all of the new characters like Merida, Rapunzel, and I especially enjoy a Phineas & Ferb marathon; it thrilled me to see of the classic Disney characters featured in this series. Minnie Mouse holds a special place in my heart and I am always excited to pass that love on to my daughter. Disney said about the series, “Girls can read about the amazing power of friendship, take quizzes, make fun crafts, learn about caring for pets, read about fashion and their favorite music, and play games with their best pals, Minnie and Daisy.” These books and magazine delivered on that and more!
Eoin Colfer, author of the internationally best-selling Artemis Fowl books, launches bran new WARP series.
The reluctant assassin- the highly anticipated first book in the WARP series- is available today in print and digital.
WARP stands for “Witness Anonymous Relocation Program” and boy is it as cool as it seems! The book centers on Riley a teen orphan. I really like that aspect of the book and the Victorian London setting. The craziness of this book just adds to the awesome factor. It is slightly dark so I wouldn’t recommend for anyone under the age of 11 or so simply because it might be a little too much for them. Eoin is known for his Artemis Fowl series which I have yet to read but after this book I might just have to check it out!
Most people who have been to the Walt Disney World Resort have heard of the Hidden Mickeys you can find throughout the resort. However, do you know exactly how many Hidden Mickeys there really are? Steven M. Barrett has just published the sixth edition of his Hidden Mickeys books, “Hidden Mickeys: A Field Guide to Walt Disney’s World Best Kept Secrets.”
Barrett defines Hidden Mickeys as “partial or complete images of Mickey Mouse that Disney “Imagineers” have designed to blend into their surroundings in such a way that their presence is not immediately obvious.” He has documented more than 1,200 Hidden Mickeys at the Walt Disney World Resort. This latest edition also includes twenty-seven new Hidden Mickeys found in New Fantasyland, the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history.
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