Two Disney buses crash at EPCOT toll booth sending guests to hospital

WDW Transportation Bus

Two Walt Disney World transportation bus coaches were involved in a collision this morning at the entrance to the Epcot parking lot. 15 guests were reported as having minor injuries and were being transported to a nearby hospital for evaluation.

The crash happened just before 10 am. Florida Highway Patrol reports that one Disney bus collided with the rear of another. 51 passengers in total were on both buses at the time.

Social media reports from the scene show bus that collided into the other with a severely cracked windshield. The crash blocked the far right lane and shut down the adjacent lane as emergency vehicles responded.

“Nothing is more important than the safety of guests and cast members,” a Walt Disney World spokesperson said in a statement about the crash. “[We] are focused on the well-being of those involved in the situation.”

Walt Disney World transportation buses do not provide seat belts to guests and often guests are required to stand up inside. This is not abnormal for a public bus transportation system. With over 390 buses in the fleet, Disney buses travel millions of miles a year, so all things considered, their accident rate is very low.

2 thoughts on “Two Disney buses crash at EPCOT toll booth sending guests to hospital”

  1. “Nothing is more important than the safety of guests and cast members,” a Walt Disney World spokesperson said in a statement about the crash.

    If that were true, then Disney would not allow buses to operate with passengers standing in the aisle. The only safe way to operate buses would be to have a seat and seat belt for each and every passenger on a bus. Disney does not wish to have adequate transportation for the number of guests who need to be transported at any given time, so injuries are the inevitable result.

    1. Obviously you haven’t been on any public transportation. Public buses, subways and such don’t have seatbelts and usually have some number of people standing in the aisle. Considering the number of people WDW transports daily their record, though with some incidents, seems pretty good. And how do you propose that Disney provide an “adequate” number of buses/transportation? Isn’t that part of the gondolas are for, adding more transportation? Should they allot a certain number of buses per wing/bldg at each resort? Or just provide a Minnie Van to drive each guest around?

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