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New Wave of Hidden Mickey Pins Coming to Disney Parks

Steven Miller

by , Manager, External Affairs

Hidden Mickey Tee-Shirt Pins Coming to Disney Parks

At the beginning of this year, I shared details about the new Hidden Mickey pins coming to cast members’ lanyards at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort in 2011. I mentioned that this year we are releasing two “waves” of pins for each coast. I hope you have enjoyed collecting “Wave A” these past few months; “Wave B” will be arriving in July. Here is a brief look at what you may find during the remainder of the year.

Hidden Mickey United Kingdom Pins Coming to Disney Parks

First, I’m happy to share a collection coming to Walt Disney World that was inspired by Courtney McBride, a retail guest service manager from Disney’s Contemporary Resort. In March 2010, Courtney was recognized for her outstanding leadership by her fellow merchandise cast members. I thought a great celebratory “prize” would be the opportunity to design a series of Hidden Mickey pins. I asked Courtney about the reason she chose to feature the United Kingdom.

“I love the United Kingdom,” exclaimed Courtney. “I’m a fan of British pop culture. When I visited the UK on holiday, I realized that many British icons represented in movies, television shows and artwork are part of the landscape. I think my favorite pin is the Rose and Crown Pub logo as it is one of my favorite places at Walt Disney World.”

Hidden Mickey Mouse Pins Coming to Disney Parks

A set of pins coming to the Disneyland Resort features the one and only Mickey Mouse. The quote that inspired me was something like – “A Mickey Mouse by any other name is still Mickey” (then again, I may have been thinking of roses). Mickey’s pose was taken from a Mickey Mouse Club card from the 1930s. His name is written in Italian, Norwegian, German, Swedish and English. “Micky Maus” is my favorite.

Hidden Mickey Princess Pins Coming to Disney Parks

For years, I’ve included Disney Princesses in the Hidden Mickey collections. This year, it’s Princesses in flowers (see – I did have roses on my mind). The set will be released in Florida.

Finally, you will find additional tee-shirt pins being released in California and Florida (special thanks to Disney artist Monty Maldovan for being the model for the image at top). The artwork for these pins came from Tokyo Disney Resort in December 2008. After seeing the art, I immediately thought they would make great pins (especially with so many unique characters like Angel, Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck’s nephews and Tigger).

Keep watching as we will update the site once the “Wave B” pins have been released for trading coming mid-Summer. Happy Trading!


  • It bothers me that Snow White gets excluded from many Disney Princess products, since she is my fiancee’s absolutely favorite princess. She would’ve loved a Snow White flower pin.

  • I am so excited to see a Tiana pin included in the new wave of Hidden Mickey Pins. Now I just need a trip to WDW to trade for the Princess flower set!

    The t-shirt set is also a really cool design.

  • I love the UK and Mickey language pins. Are there any plans afoot to create a Worldshow Case set of either? As a scrapbooker, I look for different ways to scrap each trip. I have already done the passport on one, the Kidcot hangtags, and the coins for another. The pins would add another unusal embellishment for my pages. OOH! It would be cool to combine the to with Mickey costumed and identified in the language. Just a thought as this is how I want to spend my money.

  • The Hidden pins from Tokyo Disney? No wonder we get an Angel pin, they get to have Angel as an in-park character! 🙁
    (And can they take Duffy back, while they’re at it?)

  • I like the inclusion of the tee pins and the united kingdom assortment , cant wait for these to come out. It seems like your involvement in designs or thought process with the new batch of hidden mickey pins is a grand slam. Great job and I really appreciate reading once again another great pin article from you since you moved to a more suitable role. 🙂 Fantastic article, hope for more in the future.

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