What Are Hidden Mickeys?

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Hidden Mickeys are images of Mickey Mouse that are subtly included in building facades or decor, such as carpet or paintings; these design features are found in most Disney theme parks and resorts. Some park guests make a game of trying to spot as many Hidden Mickeys as possible.

The image of a Hidden Mickey can appear as a basic form of one larger circle, representing Mickey's head, topped by two smaller circles that represent the cartoon mouse's ears. It's also possible that more detailed images of Mickey Mouse will be incorporated into images where his presence isn't expected, which also counts as a Hidden Mickey.