It wouldn’t be the last week of 2010 without another incident involving the Walt Disney World transportation system. This time it was another serious tragedy with a guest losing their life. A guest in the Port Orleans parking lot was struck by a Disney bus and died later at the hospital. Initial reports indicate that the bus driver was not at fault as the guest entered the path of the bus without a crosswalk and where the bus had the right of way.
Walt Disney Resort President Meg Crofton has issued the following brief statement following the accident.
“We offer our deepest condolences to the guests’ family and loved ones. We are doing all we can for them during this difficult time.”
The accident occurred in the parking lot of the Port Orleans resort on one of the busiest days of the year for Walt Disney World. No passengers on the bus were injured.
No one goes to Walt Disney World with the expectation of tragedy and yet it’s a big resort with a lot of guests and not every thing can be made pre-school safe. Our condolences go out to the family of the guest who was killed.