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Andy Moss
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Is there a working demo showing this effect anywhere?
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I use the Wonderland Bill as a opportunity to invite the audience into my magical world. But the only way they can come in and join the fun is to believe...
And that is the theme
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Excellent and well suited for the Wonderland Bill tpax.

Andy, this is one of those things that I don't feel a demo video would be a good idea for. If there was a demo video and one was to watch it over and over a few times pausing here and there, it's quite easy to deconstruct (however, not a real issue with live performances).
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I use the bill version and also do my own version where I have any Queen on Red Bicycle back. I draw brick wall lines on the back of this card with a black Sharpie. I then make the 3 correct cuts with an exacto knife on the card to make a door. ( before the performance )

My patter is.......

a beautiful Queen is trapped behind the castle walls of an evil King. A handsome Prince ( ME ) has come to rescue her and bring her to the other side of the castle wall. I then fold out the door flap and have them hold onto it.

Then just make the folds and voila, the Queen is now free and on the other side of the castle wall with the Prince.

Of course I let them keep the card as a momento of their encounter with a handsome Prince....uhhh I mean Magician!
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If you are not mostly getting great reactions to the effect Brads tips and routine will definitely get you back on track. Of course you will eventually get that one person like my roommate who just didn't get it. So What,. I believe was his reaction.
I really like Magicmans patter. I could be wrong but it seems to me whenever You can attach a good story to an effect it not only takes it to a whole different level but it eliminates that whole attitude from a spectator that you are just trying to "trick them" like you are trying to show off that you know something that they don't.

Balloon Twisting for all of Sacramento!
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This thing is like an American Express card - I never leave home without it.

Magic Chris
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It was pretty difficult to still find a performance demo of this

Hope this link will last longer than the last one....

Here you can see WONDERLAND BILL:

Click here

Here you can see


(with a "Trapdoor" Version in the beginning)

Click here

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Wonderland Bill is money well spent. Another nice thing about this trick is that when the bill wears out one can simply make another from a regular bill. In other words, you only need to buy the trick once. I've been carrying mine since I got it years ago. By the way, another thing (that Brad Burt also sells) that's lived in my pocket for several years is the Sudburry Penny. It's held up nicely.
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Recently moved to Las Vegas and several magic items were lost by the movers. First item to be replaced on my list was the Wonderland Dollar by Nick Brown... Simple and yet very powerful.
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I loved this little gem when I owned one. Man, I lost it and I sure do miss it! I carried that bill around EVERYWHERE!

If I hadn't lost the instructions, I'd be making up another one to replace the one that I lost. Truly I would.
The difficult must become easy, the easy beautiful and the beautiful magical.
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Yes I love mine also.
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Pete McCabe
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I learned this from Nick himself 20 years ago and I have been doing it ever since. To answer a couple of questions, you can make up a version with any size and shape of paper. The folds might look weird, but method-wise it's doable.

You can make it as big as you want. Nick had one that was a map, with the back side showing flags of different countries. It was maybe 2 by 3 feet, and he did it right in front of me—the visual effect of the wall of colorful flags coming into view was tremendous. This version really played big—maybe not Madison Square Garden big, but you could do it at the Palace of the Magic Castle (about a hundred seats) no problem.

This was a remarkably practical standup trick as well. He had it laminated and it folded up into a pad-of-paper size.
The Wacky Wizard
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This is one of three different dollar bill tricks I keep in my wallet.

Wonderland dollar
Dollar to miss-made dollar
Dollar to five dollars

I use my own developed patter for the routine and it always plays BIG!

This is an excellent trick!
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I just discovered this and can't wait to add this to my wallet arsenal!
How many magicians does it take to change a lightbulb? Regardless, for magicians darkness is a time for d'lite.
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Of course Meir Yedid began selling this item in the not-too-distant past along with a jig to make creating your own bills easier. I have not seen that version yet but I'm sure it is very nice.

I purchased this item from Nick Brown himself on Ebay. He also sells other items he has created so if you would like to see those items, look him up. If you want his Ebay information, let me know by IM and I'll send it to you.
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I have Meir’s dvd/jig and it’s very nice. Template is steel and will last forever. Teaching is very clear.
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