Shockingly-Hilarious Ancient Piece of History Found at Disney World

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Strap in for a blast from the past!

Walt Disney World and the Disney Parks, in general, are amazing places to have fun and explore, but they also act as a sort of “time capsule”, a look back into the past.

Whether it be iconic and legendary attractions like Disneyland’s original; Pirates of the Caribbean, the first Space Mountain at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, or the classic Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, Guests are surrounded by history wherever they may be. One historic artifact at Walt Disney World may surprise you, however, as one TikTok explains.

If you find yourself at Disney”s EPCOT Park, head over to this spot for a trip down memory lane. TikTok user Kirk (@walruscarp) while visiting The Seas pavilion noticed an ancient relic of our past: an actual working payphone!

This is cray cray. Hello? 411?

@walruscarp

This is cray cray. Hello? 411? #disneyhistory #ididntknowthis #disneyfunfact

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The comments on the post were hilarious with users expressing their surprise as well as poking fun at this amazing find. TikTok user @dhopper42 asked:

“What’s it charging for a local nowadawys lol?”

User @crispy_bacon04 asked:

“What is this ancient relic?”

Spaceship Earth
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While funny, it is nice that Disney offers Guests the option to make a call in case they do not have their own cell phone. We just couldn’t believe a working payphone still existed in the real world let alone in Walt Disney World! The official description for The Seas at EPCOT is stated by Disney as:

Board a “clamobile” and descend slowly below the waves, where Nemo’s friends flit through brightly colored coral reefs and gently swaying anemones. Dodge stinging jellyfish, underwater mines, a toothy anglerfish and an even toothier Bruce the shark. 

Catch a ride on the righteous East Australian Current with Crush the sea turtle and his little dude, Squirt. But where’s Nemo? 

Just keep swimming til you find him!

Spaceship Earth EPCOT
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Explore the Aquarium

Once your underwater adventure ends, encounter an ocean of fun in The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion. Get close up with clown fish, sharks and more in the massive 5.7-million-gallon saltwater aquarium they call home.

Fun “fins-on” activities teach your guppies about marine biology, sharks and more

When was the last time you used a payphone? Have you used one at Walt Disney World?

Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Disney World’s water parks, four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district!

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