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How to Make Your Own Hidden Mickey Cupcakes!

Published May 20, 2013 by Disneyways.com
Photo credit: TheCullinaryCellar.com

Photo credit: TheCullinaryCellar.com

Today we are partnering with TemporaryTourist.com for a hidden Mickey Monday blog hop!

Please enjoy this awesome video on how to make your very own Hidden Mickey Cupcakes – from home. You’ll find the ingredient list and full instructions at HowtoCookThat.net

If you decide to make this recipe I would love to hear all about it! Contact me on facebook or leave a message in the comments section below!

Have a magical day!

We would like to thank Chrisy C. from the Disney Dreamers facebook group for sending us her photo of the cupcakes! We are so thrilled that you were inspired!


Don’t they look wonderful?! Way to go Chrisy!!

hidden mickey cupcakeA big thank you to Becca Farrar Robins for sending this photo of her confectionery masterpieces as well! Becca is a Disneyland Mom and the owner of LoveOurDisney.com Thank you Becca for sharing!

Official “Hidden Mickeys” to look for in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Published April 9, 2012 by Disneyways.com

Looking for a something different and fun to look forward to?

How about making a dining reservation now for either The Whispering Canyon Cafe or Artist Point over at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge?



You do not have to have park tickets or be a guest at any Disney resort if you want to get your Disney fix. Make a reservation for Whispering Canyon Cafe or Artist Point by calling 407-WDW-Dine.. When you arrive at the resort, you can park for free. Just let the guard know you have a dining reservation and he will wave you through. Before or after your delicious meal – you can pick up a park map at the front desk, enjoy the Lodge’s version of “Old Faithful”, gaze at the sparkling pool, sit on a comfy couch in the lobby – even catch some classic Disney cartoons playing on the hidden TV in the lobby.  If you are like my sisters…you will want to take a nice walk after your meal. Here’s a fun activity for your walk…you can look for some of these OFFICIAL Hidden Mickeys! This is EXTRA fun if you have kids in tow. Tip: Print this and take your list along!

There are 14 individual hidden Mikeys located in the common areas alone, including one in a fireplace screen:

  • Artist Point, right-hand mural—coloration of lower right-hand tree varies creating shape
  • Artist Point—cloud in the distance of the left-hand mural
  • Lobby—in a key on display between the front desk and Mercantile merchandise shop
  • Lobby—right-hand side of fireplace just below the red rocks
  • Mercantile—outside, the bus driver on the sign showing the resort transportation location
  • Outside entrance—right, inside support post below iron band at top
  • Outside entrance—right, outside support post below iron band at top
  • Territory Lounge—colored area on rear end of a pony in mural on ceiling
  • Territory Lounge—map at the entrance, one of the pots about two feet from the bottom
  • Whispering Canyon Cafe—in bottom ironwork of fireplace in back room

My Love for a 5 Legged Goat

Published April 5, 2012 by Disneyways.com


I don’t know where I heard about him first. I do, however, remember the first time I shared him with someone. How do I remember? Because we got it all on film.

I had the video camera and I was panning the beautiful and historic mural in the main lobby of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. I was feeling so smart, and decided to impress my sister-in-law with one of my Disney “pearls of wisdom”…so I say,

“Somewhere on here there is a 4 legged goat.”

Her response…so sweetly and non-condemning…

”Don’t ALL goats have 4 legs?”

I laugh out loud because I realize I am so smitten with this goat and how he makes me feel — that I have forgotten the very trivia I was so proud of “bestowing” upon my sister-in-law!

“YES!” I respond through my laughter, “I meant FIVE legged goat…and now we’ve got that on FILM!”

Most people really appreciate him for the history and “legend” mural surrounds him. After all, it’s a totally awesome thing. The large mosaic where he lives was created in 1971 with 1,800 one-square-foot tiles and took 18 months to construct. It was designed by Disney Imagineer Mary Blair, who is also known for her contributions to the “look” of the “It’s a Small World” attraction. The legend states that Mary believed that no piece of artwork should be perfect – because only God is perfect – so she purposely created the “mistake”. I don’t know if it’s legend or truth, but what a wonderful story! To think this “mistake” has since become one of the greatest loves of my life just cracks me up.

In the encompassment of the fabulous mural itself, it’s easy to miss the five legged goat. He stands amongst the stylized denizens of the mosaic – one of many goats and other figures – just a face in the crowd.

Still, he draws MY eyes to him like a magnet. You see, he makes me so proud that I know about him, and I love the conversation and interaction with others that he creates. I always get a rush when I tell someone who has never seen him that he is there.

The reaction is pretty similar across the board. First a raised brow and a high pitched “Really?” is voiced. Then they want me to show them where he is. Finally when he’s revealed – whether they are just humoring me or not – most people get wide-eyed and whisper,

“That is SO cool!”

I am once again (in my own mind) crowned the Queen of Disney knowledge and I beam with excitement and pride.

It just goes to show you, when looking for love, not all girls are into outward perfections.

*To read more about the 5 legged goat: Dave’s Disney World Blog

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