wdw-87 fort wilderness with fam.
00 off property with future wife
00 carribean beach with fam. for x-mas
01 all star ask her to marry me also x-mas
02 off property with inlaws
03 polynesian with wife and fam. 3 days from wed.
06 port orleans french quarters with wife for one day
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.
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!"
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.
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.