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Mickey Watches Over Aulani

posted on November 16th, 2010 by John McClintock, Disney Public Relations


“Mickey in the Clouds”

Some “hidden Mickeys” are more magical than others. Recently, Chris Strong, a Disneyland Resort entertainment manager working on the Aulani project, shot this photo of “Mickey in the clouds” overlooking the lagoon at Aulani in Ko Olina. This picture wasn’t photoshopped or manipulated in any way. In fact, Chris says he didn’t notice it until he was reviewing his photos. It’s fun to think this is a good omen for the Resort!

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Douglas from MD on November 16th, 2010 at 1:04 pm

Incredible shot!

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Cyndi on November 16th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

I have a shot like that from Aug 2009 at Magic Kingdom – no one noticed until they saw me taking the picture. People wanted to know how Disney did that. LOL

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Taryn from TX on November 16th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

That’s awesome! Maybe he will be ‘in the sky’ when we visit :)

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Tamara on November 16th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

LOVE IT!

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Dawn on November 16th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

beautiful shot

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Charlene on November 16th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

That is AWESOME! I love when magic just happens “naturally.” :)

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MELANIE from LANCASHIRE on November 16th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

SUPER PHOTO

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Beckie from TX on November 16th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

I once saw a hidden Mickey in the clouds near my home. I thought it was a good omen for our upcoming trip to WDW and I was RIGHT! Wish now I’d gotten a picture of it…this picture is amazing!

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Theodore on November 16th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

Like most photographers would say, most shots are all about the timing. Great photo.

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Tina on November 16th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

That’s so cool!

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David on November 16th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

What a great shot! One in a million…

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Diana from NY on November 16th, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Simply stunning! I just watched the Disney Vacation Club webinar, and saw some great footage of the Aulani crew…I can’t wait to see the finished resort (and become a DVC member!).

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Gaylin on November 16th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

That looks like a good postcard shot to me!

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Alexander on November 16th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

That’s great. When we flew to Florida a few weeks ago to go to WDW, as soon as we got to cruising altitude, we looked down and saw a field that looked like mickey. It was great!

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Krista on November 16th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

That’s neat!

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PHYLLIS from HI on November 16th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

yes everyone! ONLY IN HAWAII…..come on over for a visit to our islands … you’ll love the sunsets at the Aulani!! :D

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Glen from HI on November 17th, 2010 at 3:51 am

Aloha from beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii.
As a former Disneyland resort, & Walt Disney’s Disney World Parks college and career-start program alumni and graduate of a culinary arts college; I am very excited for the new Disney Vacation club coming to Hawaii!

The clouds shown in this shot are definitely a sign of good hope. Mickey and friends are surely going to be with us all the way on this one!!!

Maybe this is Walt’s way of showing us his art in heaven.

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Leslie from NY on November 17th, 2010 at 8:20 am

It is like Walt is watching over and giving his approval :)

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Harrison on November 17th, 2010 at 11:52 am

That is amazing! This is a very special Hidden Mickey.

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Jennifer from CA on November 17th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

I think Walt was saying that he approves!! That’s so cool…. Can’t wait to go!

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