Someone posted this on one of my Disney e-chat groups:
If you’ve strolled through the World Showcase at Epcot, you’ve no doubt seen the bright red phone booths in the United Kingdom and Canada pavilions. Maybe you even have a souvenir photo from when you tried to see how many people can fit into one booth. But did you know that those phones really work? You can’t use them to make a call but you can call into them.
It can be a lot of fun to surprise an unsuspecting guest with a call, whether you’re dialing from home or from the patio of Rose and Crown. All those old phone pranks are coming to mind now, aren’t they? Wouldn’t it be fun to impersonate a character and get someone to do something funny? “Hello, this is Mary Poppins. Do you know the song Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious? Oh good – you simply must sing it with me right now, as loud as you can. Here we go… ” Or just have a nice chat with whoever answers about what they’ve been up to at Walt Disney World and live vicariously through them.
Here are the numbers in case you need a little Epcot diversion today. When you reach someone, be sure to share your stories in the comments below. I’d love to hear about the conversations that ensued.
United Kingdom (left side): 407-827-9862
United Kingdom (middle): 407-827-9863
United Kingdom (right side): 407-827-9861
You've never been out of college! You don't know what it's like out there! I've worked in the private sector. They expect results.
Check the numbers again - despite missing the country code they are valid format for an Orlando, FL USA number (sorry the prefixes escape me to narrow it down further than that - not that such granularity is necessary here)
I'm assuming these are part of some UK exhibit at Epcot center in Florida.