Ringing up Guests at Epcot

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.

  • Canada: 407-827-9884
  • United Kingdom (left side): 407-827-9862
  • United Kingdom (middle): 407-827-9863
  • United Kingdom (right side): 407-827-9861

~ Barrie Brewer, Social Media Director

Note: I heard that these numbers have changed so I checked on August 8, 2013 and, indeed, they have. Unfortunately, I do not know the new numbers. If you discover them, please let me know so I can update this post. ~ Barrie

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  1. hubsterdisney
    Posted June 23, 2012 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    In January 2012, my wife and I made our first trip to Walt Disney World without our daughters since our honeymoon. I was walking/running the Half Marathon, but the girls school schedule had them back to school and so they stayed with their grandmothers.

    The UK pavilion is a favorite of ours, and our visit to Epcot got us to the UK just after the girls were getting home from school. While my wife was shopping, I texted my oldest daughter and gave her the phone number of the right UK phone booth and told her to be ready. Once my wife came out of the shops, I told her to go to the right booth and texted my daughter to call. My wife and daughters were able to chat together for about five minutes while I took photos of the event. It was a neat way to share the trip together.

    While all of this was happening, I was aware of a man that was walking around the area on his phone and realized he was calling whichever phone booth had a new person in it. As we were leaving the pavilion we walked by him and I said “Good Job!”

    It’s fun to be in on the magic!

    Brian

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