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    does anyone know of these mailboxes? http://www.laughingplace.com/Latest.asp?I1=ID&I2=1792
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    Re: mailboxes

    Quote Originally Posted by disney24/7 View Post
    does anyone know of these mailboxes? http://www.laughingplace.com/Latest.asp?I1=ID&I2=1792
    This has been rumored for a while because so many guests don't use them as mailboxes as they tend to put other things in there..

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    Re: mailboxes

    A lot of tourists probably don't think they are real mailboxes and just part of general themeing since they are made to blend in...
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    Re: mailboxes

    Yes, it just doesn't make much sense. The WDW property is so vast, who would pay admission price to mail something? It made more sense at Disneyland way back when because there is no real place on Disney property BUT Disneyland (and now the hotels, and DCA, etc) Plus, the mailbox I saw at DAK in Africa was so well themed (dilapidated/rusted/etc) that I honestly didn't think it was a real working mailbox but just part of the show.

    They'd be better off making an actual postal branch at DTD or something.

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    Re: mailboxes

    I've mailed postcards off from a mailbox at MK... they all made it to their destinations safely

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    Re: mailboxes

    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyMania View Post
    Yes, it just doesn't make much sense. The WDW property is so vast, who would pay admission price to mail something?
    I don't think anybody's paying admission just to mail something... the boxes are there so that people already in the park can send off a quick note/letter/postcard. It's fun to tell a friend, "I just sent you a postcard from Disney!"
    Does anyone even bother with signatures anymore?

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    Re: mailboxes

    I've dropped off mail at the Mailboxes on Main Street as I make my way into the park. It worked great.

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    Re: mailboxes

    I knew about the ones on Main Street. I've actually mailed postcards from them.

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    Re: mailboxes

    Many of the maiboxes are being dismantled or sealed because guests are throwing things in them that really belong in the garbage.

    They are actual mailboxes, however the post office no longer picks up the mail at each box, that is done by Disney employees and the mail is brought to a central location and picked up by the Postal Service.

    The mailboxes are more popular than one would think. I get asked at least once or twice a day where there is one or if it's OK to put real mail in them. Many guests do enjoy writing a post card and mailing it from the park.

    The problem comes from guests that throw other items in the boxes, thus ruining any mail that may be in there, which is a federal crime and punishable by law. So rather than punish the few that break the rules, just close up the boxes so that no one is allowed to use them.

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    Re: mailboxes

    The need for mailboxes becomes higher when staying 10 days + and you have to mail those dreaded bills off etc. - but I use the mailboxes in the resorts ( like OKW)
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    Re: mailboxes

    Next thing you know, Disney will be opening up internet cafes throughout the parks to replace the mailboxes.


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    Re: mailboxes

    I couldn't pull up the article...can you not mail anything while in the park anymore? I thought it would be cute for our daughter to mail a postcard to herself...make a cool souvenir for her scrapbook.




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    Re: mailboxes

    I think this is just more WalMarting of the product.

    People have become so stupid, I doubt many have a clue they're real ... even though they all say they are.

    Funny how this wasn't a problem 15-20 years ago.

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    Re: mailboxes

    Quote Originally Posted by WDW1974 View Post
    I think this is just more WalMarting of the product.

    People have become so stupid, I doubt many have a clue they're real ... even though they all say they are.

    Funny how this wasn't a problem 15-20 years ago.
    15-20 years ago they were selling a lot more postcards than they are now, probably.

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