Thursday, October 27, 2011

Disneyland’s Hidden Mickeys by Steven M. Barrett

Earlier this year, I shared my thoughts on Steven Barrett’s Hidden Mickeys – A Field Guide to Walt Disney World’s Best Kept Secrets. Recently, I was offered the opportunity to see the 3rd edition of Steven’s Hidden Mickey book on Disneyland.

We have never had the opportunity to visit Disneyland, but it’s definitely on my “bucket list”.  And, when we do make it out to CA for our Disneyland visit, we need to be familiar with where to look for those elusive Hidden Mickeys, right?

Here’s a bit about this book, as provided to me by the publisher:

New Hidden Mickeys Found at Disneyland!

The Hidden Mickey Guy reveals almost 400 in latest edition.

dhm Steve Barrett is on the hunt again and his latest search for hidden Mickeys has taken him to Disneyland.

Hidden Mickeys are 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.

Known to his fans as the Hidden Mickey Guy, Barrett has spent the last 10 years searching out Hidden Mickeys throughout the Disney parks and cruise ships, documenting the results in a series of three books.

This third edition of Disneyland’s Hidden Mickeys: A Field Guide to Disneyland Resort’s Best Kept Secrets, published by The Intrepid Traveler, features more than 100 new hidden Mickeys for a total of nearly 400.

Searching for hidden Mickeys is always a work in progress. Old hidden Mickeys will disappear when attractions are closed or remodeled, but Disney Imagineers, the people who design and build the attractions, resorts and entertainment venues, are adding new ones all the time to keep devotees on their toes. And Barrett is hot on their trail.

He personally searches out and documents all hidden Mickeys as he finds them or as they are reported to him by fans, who are gratefully acknowledged at the beginning of Disneyland’s Hidden Mickeys.

Barrett has designed the Hidden Mickeys series as scavenger hunts with an optional scoring system. You’re given clues about Mickey’s hiding places, then offered additional hints if you get stuck. Remember that searching for hidden Mickeys is always a work in progress: Old hidden Mickeys will disappear when attractions are closed or remodeled, but the Imagineers are adding new ones all the time, to the delight of fans. Be sure to check out the hidden Mickeys found in new rides such as Star Travel – The Adventures Continue, Disney Jr. Live on Stage!, and The Little Mermaid.

This Hidden Mickey book has the exact same format as the Walt Disney World version that I shared about previously.  Please see that review for more information. 

You can purchase this  book directly from the publisher at the reduced price of only $7.77.  Steven Barrett keeps his website updated with the latest Hidden Mickey info, so you’ll want to check that out as well!

NOTE: I received the book mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. I only recommend products or services that I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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