One thing I must share with you is that I’m extremely impatient person. I hate waiting. (You can imagine how hard it is having such a personality when you have a defiant 2 year old.)
During one of my very first and serious relationships in Japan, a boyfriend took me to Disneyland for my birthday.
Now, Tokyo Disney Resort is the place for couples in Japan to make it official. Forget expensive dinner dates – holding hands in front of Cinderella’s castle is seriously the most magical date destination in Tokyo.
Back to my birthday, which is in March and always coincides with Japanese schools’ spring vacation.
You see, not only is Tokyo Disney a wonderful date spot, it’s also where school kids go on field trips and to let off end-of-the year steam. This all means that nearly every single ride have massive wait times of 2+ hours during the final week of March.
The perfect date was turning into a intense test of my patience…
Searching For Kakure Mickey at Tokyo Disney
However, the only thing that kept me from losing my mind was the search for “kakure Mickey,” Mickey Mouse hiding in plain sight!
Kakure Mickey (隠れミッキー) are essentially the Mickey Mouse logo. They’re on wallpapers, in tiles and mosaics, or even in the details of a character’s clothing.
Some are created just at the right moment:
Others, require a bit of luck and detective work:
And, others are created by custodial cast members and are waiting to be discovered!
I found this one right outside of Tokyo Disneysea on the way to the bus stop, near the restrooms. You’d think a Mickey this huge would gather attention, but literally no one noticed until I started taking photos! If I weren’t keeping an eye on little Kaiju, I would have likely missed it, too!
Of course, kakure Mickey aren’t unique to Tokyo Disney Resort, but searching (and discovering) a few can certainly make your visit even more magical. I’ll definitely be looking forward to searching for Kakure Mickey at Tokyo Disney whenever we make future visits!