More than any other, the one Disney guidebook I see being carried around Walt Disney World is Steven Barrett’s Hidden Mickeys: A Field Guide To Walt Disney World’s Best Kept Secrets (fifth edition). But that is about to end? Why because you can now buy the best selling guidebook in a variety of ebook formats.
Guests at Walt Disney World can now search for hidden Mickeys using their Kindles, iPads, or smart phones. The book recently made its debut on Amazon’s list of Top Ten Florida ebooks.
For the uninitiated, hidden Mickeys are partial or complete images of Mickey Mouse concealed throughout the parks’ attractions, restaurants, shops, and resorts. What began as an inside joke by Disney’s Imagineers and designers has become a major activity of visitors to “the Happiest Place on Earth” and a passion for more than a few of them.
Barrett’s book is unique among hidden Mickey guides as it provides clues to Mickey’s hiding places and families and friends team up to search them out, competing for points in the process. There is also a section of hints for those who need extra help in their search. The newest edition of Hidden Mickeys documents more than 1,000 hidden Mickeys.
The ebook version takes full advantage of the electronic format, providing hyperlinks from the clues to the hints and back again. And because ereaders allow users to search for any ride or attraction, there’s no need for an index.