Submitted By: Tony “Bonz” Sciortino
I’m Tony Bonz Sciortino. I was a Senior artisan at Imagineering for 13 years. Myself, and many others, built and installed this and many other Disney attractions. While installing this show, a few of my co-workers had returned from lunch inside the park with a Gift for me: an embroidered Mickey ears hat with my nickname – Bones – on it. I spelled it Bonz. But nevertheless, a nice thought and gift. I placed it on the Mummy skeleton head for safekeeping and simply decided that it fit well for a bit of crew fun and morale. Subsequently, we never removed it. It stayed and became this Hidden Mickey, but it was not originally intended as such. I asked some old friends, and apparently even with several rehabs of the ride, this HM remained and was actually glued on (it was not originally) by the maintenance teams. It’s a fun story I thought you folks might enjoy.