While browsing the shops around the World Showcase in Epcot at Walt Disney World (man, I hate typing descriptive set-up sentences like that!) you will invariably come across some interesting merchandise.
The saying that launched a 1,000 copies
According to Wikipedia, this slogan got its start thusly: “Keep Calm and Carry On was a motivational poster produced by the British government in 1939 in preparation for the Second World War. The poster was intended to raise the morale of the British public, threatened with widely predicted mass air attacks on major cities. Although 2.45 million copies were printed, and although the Blitz did in fact take place, the poster was hardly ever publicly displayed and was little known until a copy was rediscovered in 2000 at Barter Books, a bookshop in Alnwick. It has since been re-issued by a number of private companies, and has been used as the decorative theme for a range of products.“
And now you can have it plastered across your chest via the wearing of the above t-shirt. And be sure to keep a stiff upper lip when you do so!
“We are not amused.”
Minnie takes a royal turn as the Queen of Boredom, I think, as she sits on her throne and looks down on us all. Oh well, at least she isn’t yelling “Off with their heads!”
“Hello? Mickey Mouse calling!”
Did you know that there are three authentic British call boxes near the England Pavilion? Did you know that you can make calls from them? Did you know that the numbers for them have been published, so you can call Epcot and talk to whomever answers?
The numbers are, as far as I know:
So give it a try! And if it works and you have fun, I will accept your thanks. If you get arrested for pranking, you never heard of Disney Nouns!