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    Wink Is Club 33 Phone Booth From Happiest Millionaire?

    I recently returned from Club 33. I wrote about the Club on my blog and posted a video.

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    A couple of people commented on Twitter and said that the phone booth in the club wasn't actually from the movie the Happiest Millionaire and that it was just similar.

    Everyone who I talked to at the club had said that it was just refurbished before it was added. Anyone know for sure?
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    Re: Is Club 33 Phone Booth From Happiest Millionaire?

    According to more than one tour guide - it is.







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    Re: Is Club 33 Phone Booth From Happiest Millionaire?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sambo View Post
    According to more than one tour guide - it is.
    That is what I had heard as well. Any members on MiceChat that want to set the story strait?
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    Re: Is Club 33 Phone Booth From Happiest Millionaire?

    I dunno, looks like the phone booth in THM has it's handle on the right side as well as a different panel below the glass.
    The trim on the tops of the booths are also different:

    Publicity shot from the movie:
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    Re: Is Club 33 Phone Booth From Happiest Millionaire?

    I love the publicity shot. They do look similar enough to have just been redone and still be the same phone booth. Do you mind if I add those images to the article?
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    Re: Is Club 33 Phone Booth From Happiest Millionaire?

    I just wrote an article on the topic after figuring out the answer on the Disney Parks Blog. I also have a comparison photo seen in the article here.
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    Re: Is Club 33 Phone Booth From Happiest Millionaire?

    The Leaded Glass pattern is a match, but the rest of the booth is just different enough in several details of the woodwork and hardware (door handle placement, panel over door, panel inset in door, etc.) that I'm calling Shenanigans.

    If they had the publicity photo to work from, there's no excuse in duplicating the glass and not getting the rest a lot closer. I'm betting that even if they started with the original Movie Prop it wasn't very well built, expected to be a set piece only. They do that a lot, no sense spending thousands on fancy joinery when the whole thing is trashed when the filming wraps.

    So they made a phone booth cabinet that would last a while under actual use - salvaged the leaded glass and started over fresh with everything else.

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