Posted Thursday, July 16, 2009 11:58 PM | Contributed by Jeff
Two Walt Disney World buses crashed Thursday afternoon in front of the Contemporary Resort on Disney property, injuring 12 people, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Neither bus driver was hurt.
Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.
Given the number of buses Disney has going around the resort, it's inevitable that these things will happen from time to time. Thankfully, there were no major injuries this time, but it's still quite an unfortunate coincidence that two major Disney Transportation accents occurred within weeks of each other, especially given their stellar track record.
Did someone with extra powers have a bad experience at a Disney park and put a jinx on them?
Just kidding, but that was the first thing that went through my mind.
I wonder if these sorts of things happen more than what we know. WDW transportation is under a magnifying glass now after the monorail incident and everything out of the norm makes the news.
There was a fatal car/bus accident when we were at WDW in March. So this has not been a good year for mouse transportation.
^Exactly. Without the monorail accident, this newsfeed probably wouldn't have traveled that far out of Orlando.
In my WDW trips, the interactions ive seen between the buses and the tourist rentals and the high speed cast members, it always seems to give me the hee-bee-gee-bees.
I typically see a minimum of a 1/2 dozen near misses every time im down there.
I've rarely seen bus to bus interactions, but with all those things going on around them, im surprised (yet very happy) the cast member drivers dont get distracted more often.
Sounds like they were parked/pulling in and hit eachother.
Thank god no one is seriously hurt.
That one driver would rear-end another doesn't surprise me at all. Some of these people were clearly cab drivers in Vegas before working there. Some stop at the absolute last possible moment, and honestly I'd rather wait for the next bus than have to stand.
On the flip side, I couldn't help but notice how more frequent the buses were in November than on my last visit in 2006. Clearly they're under pressure to keep a schedule.
Jeff.. You need to take a cab in DC then around the Capital.
They have the ability to age you 1 year each minute in their cab.
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