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Caption This: What’s the Buzz About at Spaceship Earth at Epcot?

posted on March 18th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Today’s “Caption This” photo comes to us from inside Spaceship Earth at Epcot.
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This shot, taken in 1985, depicts a part of the attraction that showcases the moment when the telephone exploded in popularity. Looks like these switchboard operators are sure earning their paycheck today.

What’s all the buzz about? You tell us in the “Comments” section below.


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43 Comments 4 Replies

1

Judson on March 18th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

“Shall I add the Disney Dining Plan to your reservation?”

2

Eric on March 18th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

“I’m sorry, the sponsor you dialed is no longer at this attraction. Would you like to leave a message for the current one?”

3

Kimberly from MA on March 18th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

“I’m sorry, all reservations for Coral Reef Restaurant have been booked.”

4

Susan on March 18th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

“Your call is important to us”

5

PETER from CA on March 18th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

“Ahhhhh! These Lonesome Ghosts keep calling!!!!”

6

Michelle on March 18th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

“Is my refrigerator running?? I don’t have time for this nonsense!”

7

Steven from NC on March 18th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Press 1 for English.

8

Emily on March 18th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

“I’ve been smiling for 3 years now… Can I stop?”

9

Reggie on March 18th, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Enter plug A into socket B then plug X into socket Y. I should have paid more attention in training class.

10

Kevin on March 18th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

…so confirming your order ma’am, your tracking number is 8 and your delivery should arrive in 4 to 6 months…

11

Marc on March 18th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

You’re Donald who? Donald Duct? I’m sorry Donald I can’t understand a word you’re saying, you want to call who? Phaisy? Thazy? Crazy? I think you need a new Bluetooth! Try calling on a clearer line.

12

Joseph on March 18th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

maybe i can call in a order for five guys and pick it up for dinner tonight

13

Ian on March 18th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Caller: “I’ve been on hold, for like, 20 years!”

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on March 18th, 2013 at 7:29 pm

:)

14

Alison on March 18th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Yes Ma’am, I’m trying to connect you now, but my arms are made of plastic and I can’t quite reach….

15

Kyle on March 18th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

No Jeremy Irons no longer works here sadly but Dame Judy Dench is in. Shall I transfer the call?

16

Elanor on March 18th, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Operator: “You’d like to speak to who? Donald Duct? How are you spelling that?”
Caller: “With letters.”

17

Lacey on March 18th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

“We’re sorry, but all available cast members are busy now. Please hold, your call is important to us.”

18

Michael on March 18th, 2013 at 6:23 pm

“what do you mean you have problems I’ve been stuck inside a huge golf Ball for years and have Giant mice running around like they own the place not to mention all of thier friends who are quite the characters. Have a Disney day”

19

Robby on March 18th, 2013 at 6:33 pm

“I’m sorry, but Mr. Morrow, Mr. Tom Morrow is no longer at this address.”

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on March 19th, 2013 at 9:11 am

Funny!

20

Robert on March 18th, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Hello. This is a call from the future. You are just going to love WDW. Surprises are everywhere. Sorry I have to go millions of people are trying to call.

21

Steve from PA on March 18th, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Whom would you like me to page ?……Oh, Mr. Tom Morrow.

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on March 19th, 2013 at 9:10 am

Good one!

22

John on March 18th, 2013 at 7:29 pm

ok,and you say there is a dragon,flying around the castle right?

23

Kyle on March 18th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Operator: “Connecting you now.”
Goofy: “Well howdy, I hear it’s your birthday…”

24

Mitchell from IL on March 18th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Are you calling about a dining reservation today, or are you already in the Orlando area?

25

david on March 18th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

three ring-dingys….four ring dingys….I’m sorry sir, they’re not answering and you’re all out of ring-dingys.

26

david on March 18th, 2013 at 9:37 pm

corrected text from above(dang spell check!!) three ringy-dingys….four ringy-dingys…I’m sorry sir, they’re not answering and you’re all out of ringy-dingys.

27

Jonathan on March 18th, 2013 at 10:55 pm

“The Disney Parks Blog will be with you shortly.”

28

Luke on March 19th, 2013 at 7:30 am

Thirty years and I still don’t know where to put this wire.

29

Jennifer on March 19th, 2013 at 7:44 am

Yes, Sir… You can enjoy Character Dining with Chip & Dale in THE LAND Pavilion. How many children? Oh, just a party of one?…okay.

30

Erin from RI on March 19th, 2013 at 8:40 am

“Nina, have I got a man for you! He is coming through town tonight. His crew is working their way south and I really think you should come out dancing with the group of us this evening!”

It wasn’t all business on the lines! My grandparents met while she was a switchboard operator and he was working the lines after WWI.

She is on the far right in the purple shirt getting set up on the blind date of a lifetime! Or at least we think that is her every time we ride Spaceship Earth!

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on March 19th, 2013 at 9:13 am

What a cool connection! I’m happy this attraction can bring back family memories for you.

31

Wendy from NY on March 19th, 2013 at 11:27 am

I was happy to help you with your reservation. Have a magical day”

32

Joel on March 19th, 2013 at 12:59 pm

No, sir, I’m sorry, but we are currently all out of royal purple pigment. Please try again later.

33

Joseph on March 19th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

“Hello…Expedition Everest Yeti Watch.”

34

Robert from ON on March 19th, 2013 at 4:36 pm

One ringy dingy…two ringy dingies…three ringy dingies…

35

Gregory on March 19th, 2013 at 6:35 pm

I can’t believe nobody has put this in yet.

“Welcome Home!!!!”

36

Jonathan on March 20th, 2013 at 9:37 am

“Very nice job reciting those ABCs. They’re pretty easy to learn, aren’t they? Thank the Phoenicians, they invented them!”

37

Jonathan on March 20th, 2013 at 9:38 am

“You wouldn’t believe what the future has in store. Come down and see us to find out!”

38

Stuart on March 20th, 2013 at 9:43 am

Hello, Can you here me now?

39

Luke on March 20th, 2013 at 12:15 pm

“Whats that? You want Jeremy Irons hosting again? That will probably happen when Captain EO finishes its ‘limited’ run”

40

Richard on March 26th, 2013 at 9:45 am

Hello, is this is the Electric Company? This is the Telephone Company. You haven’t paid your bill lately, so we’re gonna have to cut you off! Sorrry!

41

Judy on April 2nd, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Dr. Who???

42

Judy on April 2nd, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Can you hear me now???

43

Rochelle on April 11th, 2013 at 10:02 am

Oh, of course Mr. Mouse. Miss Minnie is coming on the line right now.

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