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- The number 13 (see Kingdom Hearts (series)
- KHII: Roxas's shorts have the roman numeral XIII (13) on the skull.
- Sora's outfit and color scheme is a reference to Mickey Mouse's classic design.
- An owl emblem can be found on the broken archway outside Merlin's House in Traverse Town, a reference to Merlin's pet owl Archimedes from The Sword in The Stone
- A tea set in The Camp in Deep Jungle resembles Mrs. Potts and the other china from Beauty and the Beast, a reference originally found in Tarzan.
- Sora's victory poses in Olympus Coliseum are references to the victory poses by Cloud and Squall (Leon) from Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII respectively.
Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
Kingdom Hearts II
- There are Hidden Mickey symbols in several of the Command Menu designs:
- A Hidden Mickey appears as a window in one of the buildings in the Twilight Town Command menu
- A Hidden Mickey appears in the Reaction Command in the Twilight Town Command Menu when visiting Yen Sid's Tower.
- A Hidden Mickey appears in the center of one of the gears behind the commands in the Hollow Bastion Command Menu. It's only visible when holding down , which removes the commands from obstructing it.
- A Hidden Mickey appears behind the commands in the Agrabah Command Menu. It's only visible when holding down , which removes the commands from obstructing it, and is next to the third magic command.
- A Hidden Mickey appears as a silhouette rotating around the Pride Lands Command Menu, along with the silhouettes for Pride Rock and several trees and rock formations.
- A Hidden Mickey appears burned into the tattered map pieces that make up the Command Menu in Port Royal. It's only visible in the Items menu, on each individual item.
- A Hidden Mickey appears in the highlighted Magic spell in the Land of Dragons Command Menu.
- A Hidden Mickey appears in front of the gladiator statues that adorn the Olympus Coliseum Command Menu when pressing to show the shortcut menu.
- A Hidden Mickey silhouette fades out near the final "s" in the word "Summons" when accessing the Summons menu in the Space Paranoids Command Menu.
- A Hidden Mickey appears in the blue balloon when accessing the Limits menu in the Hundred Acre Wood Command Menu.
- A Hidden Mickey silhouette fades out of the word "Forms" when accessing the Drive Form menu in Naminé's room in Twilight Town.
- A Hidden Mickey appears in the highlighted Summon command when accessing the Summons Menu in the Computer Room in Twilight Town.
- A Hidden Mickey appears in the Reaction Command in the Timeless River Command Menu.
- A Hidden Mickey appears as a bubble rising on the left hand side of the Atlantica Command Menu.
- A Hidden Mickey appears as a gingerbread cookie on the Party Menu in the Christmas Town Command Menu in Halloween Town.
- A Hidden Mickey appears as a yellow light that lights up periodically on the Halloween Town Command Menu during battles with enemies.
- A Hidden Mickey appears at the top center of the party select menu when using items from the Item Menu in the Garden of Assemblage Command Menu.
- A Hidden Mickey appears in the Items Menu of the Data Organization Battle Command Menu
- A Hidden Mickey appears in each item in the party select menu when using items from the Item Menu in the Old Mansion in Twilight Town.
- Hidden Mickeys replace the rose petals that appear and fade out when highlighting party members in the party select menu when using items from the Item Menu from the Beast's Castle Command Menu.
- Hidden Mickeys rise as the fog rising behind the Olympus Coliseum Command Menu in the Underworld.
- A Hidden Mickey appears on the highlighted Drive Form in the Drive Form Menu in The World That Never Was Command Menu.
- Pence's shirt in Twilight Town is a reference to Dog Street from Square Enix's The Bouncer.
- Rai's sweatpants have the number 8 on them, a reference to Final Fantasy VIII, where Rai originates from.
- The shop owners in Twilight Town and Radiant Garden are references to characters in Final Fantasy X (Wantz) and Final Fantasy VII (Wallace, Jessie, Biggs, and Wedge).
- In The White Room in Twilight Town, Naminé's drawings of locations are all references to locations where Kairi is seen physically in Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II.
- The Nobody species names are based on recurring jobs from the Final Fantasy series.
- An owl emblem can be found wall above the door to Merlin's House in Radiant Garden, a reference to Merlin's pet owl Archimedes from The Sword in The Stone
- The topiary sculptures in the Courtyard in Disney Castle resemble the band players from Walt Disney's 1935 Mickey Mouse cartoon The Band Concert.
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
- Luxord's weapon "Finest Fantasy XIII" is a reference to the Final Fantasy series.
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
- Master Eraqus's name is an anagram of "Square", a reference to Square Enix.
- The English voice actors for Master Eraqus and Master Xehanort, Mark Hamill and Leonard Nimoy, were chosen as references to their roles in Star Wars and Star Trek respectively, and the pop culture competition between the two franchises.
- HD2.5: A book in Ventus's room is labeled "Ultimania", a reference to the Kingdom Hearts series' various Japanese guide books.
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
- The graffiti in the fourth district is a reference to CAT, a company in The World Ends With You.
Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep: A fragmentary passage
Kingdom Hearts χ
Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ/Union χ[Cross]
Kingdom Hearts III/Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind
- The gummiphone's ringtone is a chiptune mix of Sora's theme song, "Song"
- The attraction attacks are references to real rides at the Disneyland and Disney World resorts:
- Mad Tea Cups is a reference to the Mad Tea Party ride
- Pirate Ship is a reference to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.
- Splash Run is a reference to the Grizzly River Run and Kali River Rapids rides
- Blaster Blaze is a reference to Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin.
- Magic Carousel is a reference to the King Arthur Carrousel at the Disneyland Resort.
- Big Magic Mountain is a reference to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ride.
- In Olympus, striking the heel of a statue in The Gardens causes the statue to fall, a reference to the Trojan War hero Achilles of Greek mythology.
- In Toy Box, a bouncing ball with a red star can be found on the floor in Andy's Room. The ball is a reference to "Luxo, Jr.", Pixar's first animated short, with the ball appearing in every Pixar animated film to date.
- In Toy Box, there are several board games in Andy's Room, "Tin Toy", "Knick Knack" "Red's Dream", references to the Pixar animated shorts of the same names.
- In Toy Box, a sticky note in Andy's Room has a doodle of Mike and Sulley from Monsters, Inc.. Mike is largely cut off from the doodle, a reference to a running gag in Monsters, Inc. where Mike is regularly blocked or cut off from images featuring them both.
- A Pizza Planet truck can be seen in the parking lot outside Galaxy Toys, in a photo on a bulletin board on the Scare Floor in Monstropolis, and on a sticker on a cupboard in the kitchen of Le Grand Bistrot in Twilight Town.
- The yard sale sign from Toy Story 2 can be found behind Andy's House.
- The number A113 can be found on the license plate of a car parked across the street from Andy's House and a street sign in Kid Korral in Toy Box, a garage door in Monstropolis, and a tin can in Le Grand Bistrot in Twilight Town. A-113 is the classroom for Animation 101 at the California Institute of the Arts, and is an Easter egg in various animated films, including all the films by Pixar Animation Studios.
- In Toy Box, a display in Action Figures features figurines based on characters from Dissidia NT Final Fantasy, a reference to the video game of the same name.
- In Toy Box, in order to get to a corridor of darkness in a high-up vent, Sora uses the Gigas robots to assemble various toy blocks into a tall, green structure resembling a Cactuar from the Final Fantasy series. The "Victory Fanfare" from the Final Fantasy series plays when the blocks are completely assembled.
- In Monstropolis, a flyer outside Roz's office lists ten ways to get fired, with numbers 1 and 10 stating "Forgetting to file paperwork", a reference to the scenes in Monster's, Inc. when Mike would forget to file his paperwork.
- A Schwartzgeist gummi battle can be found in the Misty Stream. The Schwartzgeist is a reference to the SS-01 SchwarzGheist from the 1997 Square title Einhänder, and a reference to the development team of the same game, which developed the gummi ship system in Kingdom Hearts III. A remix of "Thermosphere" from Einhänder can be heard during the battle.
- Each of the Classic Kingdom minigames are based on 1920s and 1930s Mickey Mouse cartoons.
- The Ultima Weapon features a blade similar in shape to the roman numeral III on the Kingdom Hearts III logo.
- The shotlock for Classic Tone features the windows of time from Kingdom Hearts II's Timeless River.
- The names of the scenes "I've Been Having These Weird Thoughts Lately" and "Like, Is Any of This for Real or Not?" are references to the opening lines in "Opening" in Kingdom Hearts. The use of the same lines in both scenes is also a reference to the opening lines in the same game.
- The transition to the final scene in "Like, Is Any of This for Real or Not?" is a near-identical recreation of the opening to the announcement trailer of the cancelled title Final Fantasy Versus XIII.