Epcot Italy Pavillion

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  1. Dano13

    Dano13 Long Island, NY

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    hi,

    My wife loves to read up on little known Disney facts and the one she always goes back to seems to be the “secret buttons” behind the fountains in Italy. They are supposed to be little red buttons that can be clicked to spray water. She looks for them every time and never finds them. We will be back in a few weeks and wanted to see if anyone knows if they are still there or is this a myth? I have never even seen a picture of them so I am not sure if they are still around. Thanks in advance to anyone who may know!
     
  2. NickC

    NickC Mouseketeer

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    I heard that too. Last year, I looked for a few seconds while the kids were getting gelato. I'll be back next week, and I'll be sure to look longer.
     
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  4. Dan Murphy

    Dan Murphy We are family.

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    In all my years, I've never heard of this. I looked online at several sites; they mention them, but not exact location other than as you state. I sure will look next time also.
     
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  5. JungleCruiseFan

    JungleCruiseFan Mouseketeer

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    We are going to Epcot in a few hours, we will look for them. Never heard of them before. We are dining in Japan for dinner so will probably look sometime after that.
     
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  6. Mome Rath

    Mome Rath 3 Decade Disney Traveller

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    I've heard reports they are gone. We looked extensively for them a couple of years ago and they weren't there.
     
  7. NickC

    NickC Mouseketeer

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    Is there also a button under a spider cage in the que for Jungle Cruise? I heard that too.
     
  8. Dano13

    Dano13 Long Island, NY

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    If you come across them let me know please! We are going in 2 weeks but I am sensing these are gone. We have looked hard for the last few years and never found them.
     
  9. JungleCruiseFan

    JungleCruiseFan Mouseketeer

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    Just got back. We didn't see any buttons.
     
  10. Dano13

    Dano13 Long Island, NY

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    Thanks! I guess these were removed. Have fun!
     
  11. WEDWDW

    WEDWDW DIS Veteran

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    The Italy CMs can tell you for sure,but I suspect they joined the Epcot Talking Water Fountains and "left the building" long ago.:)
     
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  12. gharter

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    I had never heard of these, but also googled them and they sounded fun.
    Will look this fall, but sounds like they must be gone.
     
  13. supersnoop

    supersnoop What time is the three o'clock parade?

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    Sounds like an old myth to me, like the paintbrush on Tom Sawyer Island. I doubt these ever existed. The stories on the web say that they would spray guests, but I can't imagine that's a good idea in the World Showcase.
     
  14. pitpat

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    the paintbrushes did exist, but ended around 2012 or 13
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  15. a1tinkfans

    a1tinkfans Spreading Some Pixie Dust Today!

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    I remember the paint brushes. Never found one. Cool idea tho.
     
  16. ILoveMyDVC

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    ohh they existed. I have pictures. I found 1 one year. My children found two another year. We were given FPs all 3 times.
     
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  17. Dan Murphy

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