Have you ever lifted the receiver of the old crank telephone in The Chapeau shop at the Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom? You can say “Hello, is anybody on the party line?” Even if you do not say anything you will hear a variety of conversations taking place on the old-style party line. This telephone is one of the little hidden gems you can find in, and around, the Magic Kingdom.
Enter into the second entrance of The Chapeau pictured above. If you happen to enter through the main entrance of The Chapeau, be sure to stroll up the ramp to the smaller section at the back of the shop. This is the same area where you can find lanyard pins and where they take orders for the ear-hat embroidery.
The old-style crank telephone is mounted on the wall beside the second entrance door. This wooden telephone is not a pay phone , but is rather one of those free, and fun activities, you can experience at the Magic Kingdom. Lift the receiver on the left of the box, turn the crank handle on the right, and go back in time on an adventure via the party line.
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