Disney World buses crash in rear-end accident, dozen sent to hospital

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.

Friday, July 17, 2009 12:20 AM

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.

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Friday, July 17, 2009 12:30 AM

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.

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Friday, July 17, 2009 7:52 AM

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.

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Friday, July 17, 2009 8:54 AM

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.

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Friday, July 17, 2009 8:55 AM

^Exactly. Without the monorail accident, this newsfeed probably wouldn't have traveled that far out of Orlando.

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Friday, July 17, 2009 9:20 AM

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.

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Friday, July 17, 2009 9:31 AM

Sounds like they were parked/pulling in and hit eachother.

Thank god no one is seriously hurt.

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Friday, July 17, 2009 10:04 AM

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.

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Friday, July 17, 2009 10:25 AM

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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