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

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Today’s “Caption This” photo comes to us from inside Spaceship Earth at Epcot.

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.

See below for more chances to “Caption This”:


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

  • Can you hear me now???

  • Dr. Who???

  • 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!

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

  • Hello, Can you here me now?

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

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

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

    “Welcome Home!!!!”

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

  • “Hello…Expedition Everest Yeti Watch.”

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

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

  • “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!

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

    • Good one!

  • 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.

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

    • Funny!

  • “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”

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

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

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

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

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

    • 🙂

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • Press 1 for English.

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

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

  • “Your call is important to us”

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

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

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

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