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  • [Question] Huge Phone at Epcot around 1998

    Does anybody remember where it was in Epot?...I was trying to remember and it's been bugging me...Thought I would get on here and ask...I think AT&T sponsored it....It was a real working phone because we called my grandparents on it...It was like in a glass room with the huge phone in there.

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    Re: Huge Phone at Epcot around 1998

    AT&T had one of these at Innoventions in Disneyland, called the "Colossal Communicator". It was part of the "Webopolis" exhibit, which included hopscotch and a theater show about the Internet. I'm fairly certain AT&T had a duplicate exhibit at the exit to Spaceship Earth in Epcot. Both exhibits were taken over by Siemens in 2005.

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      Re: Huge Phone at Epcot around 1998

      Yeah. Spaceship Earth.

      And basically where the Buzz Lightyear gift shop is now at Disneyland but I think the old shop stretched a little more to the left.

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        Re: Huge Phone at Epcot around 1998

        That's cool. I never knew about that.

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        • #5
          Re: Huge Phone at Epcot around 1998

          Sounds like it was part of the AT&T Global Village post show after you finished riding Spaceship Earth.

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            Re: Huge Phone at Epcot around 1998

            I never heard of it before. Does anyone have a picture of it?

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              Re: Huge Phone at Epcot around 1998

              I amazingly fond a photo!

              http://www.falconstreehouse.com/wp-c...TT-EPCOT-5.png

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                Re: Huge Phone at Epcot around 1998

                That's a later one I think.. The one that I remember growing up looked like a giant payphone keypad, not a cell phone.

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                • #9
                  Re: Huge Phone at Epcot around 1998

                  I'm trying to remember it, but I just can't place it.

                  Like Aimster said, was it in the AT&T Global Village?
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                    Re: Huge Phone at Epcot around 1998

                    I actually have video of this on my personal YouTube page, but have not made this public for obvious reasons. It was basically a speaker phone inside a glass enclosed room.

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                      Re: Huge Phone at Epcot around 1998

                      I've just stumbled across this video on YouTube and what do you know.. there's that oversized phone. It was in Innoventions '94.

                      Its at 23:06

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                        Re: Huge Phone at Epcot around 1998

                        Ha! I wonder how many times kids called 911 on this phone!

                        "Once STAR WARS land is built they're replacing STAR TOURS with a Frozen sledding ride. Imagineers agree that I just made that up." - Justin Scarred

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