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Fun Facts of Innoventions

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  1. Some computers have AOL with
    active modems. You can login in via guest mode into your own account. However, a Cast Member will come up behind you and say "no telneting, chat rooms, or instant messages."
    REPORTED: Peter Shifrin 20 JAN 97
  2. On the computers equipped with web browsers, we were able to check our e-mail via telnet:// from the browsers. We had to use the IP address rather than the hostname, though. Plus we had to be careful because it is also displayed above the computers on the oversized screen - for all guests to see!
    REPORTED: Chris 19 DEC 99
  3. In one of the Innovention buildings there is a show with Bill Nye and the "clouds of doubt". Around the room there are all sorts of gizmos and half completed science projects. If you closely, you will notice on the left hand side of the large screen, there is a jar with butterflies (fake of course). The wings are actually moving!
    REPORTED: Michelle Habas 22 AUG 98
  4. The Apple computers in Innoventions that are running AOL are being watched by a Cast Member in some room. I went to my home page and after about a 1 min a instant message from sysadmin poped up and said "cool site" at that second I grabbed a Cast Member on the floor and asked him about. He said they they needed to have someone monitoring the people so they don't acess inappropriate sites, they can even move the mouse pointer if you're on too long.
    REPORTED: scott cimakosky 03 JUL 97
  5. Although you can't check you personal mail unless you're on AOL, you can get a HotMail account and email while you are at Innoventions.
    REPORTED: TR Shaw 20 JAN 97
    They blocked some sites like hotmail and parts of geocities at the AT&T pavilion claiming that hotmail and geocities were having server problems - I DON'T THINK SO!! The Oracle exhibit in the other side of Innoventions lets you get into everything!!
    UPDATE: B 29 JUN 97
  6. Some computer techs working on the Alladin Virtual ride told me that the computer that runs the ride costs about 850,000 dollars
    REPORTED: Shadow 11 JAN 97
  7. On the top of the building behind Spaceship Earth there is a camera. It is operated by anyone visiting the VIP/AT&T lounge on the 2nd floor via touch screen terminal. It has a high enough zoom that you can see if a person is wearing earrings while standing under the monorail track at the gateway to World Showcase.
    REPORTED: anon 27 MAY 98
    About the Video camera at Spaceship Earth at the end of the ride. I have been to the VIP area my Dad worked for ATT for a number of years. He now works at Disney as a security guard and boy Do I have some stories!! Each pavilion is sponsered by a company and has a VIP Center for there employes. Each has a video mechinism located in the rides and on the buildings
    CONFIRMED: anon 04 JUL 98
  8. The central computer complex for Epcot are located under Innoventions East
    REPORTED: Steve 19 JUL 98

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