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First of Two New EPCOT Tram Loading Zones Opens

The transformation of EPCOT’s main entrance continues as part of the park’s larger transformation. In addition to new security checks on both sides of the monorail beam, there will be two separate tram loading zones. The first new tram loading zone is now open and… Read More »First of Two New EPCOT Tram Loading Zones Opens

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

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… Read More »Two Disney buses crash at EPCOT toll booth sending guests to hospital

Parking Lot Security & Safety Troubles at Walt Disney World

No cameras in this parking lot

The first and last moment of many a guest’s day at the vacation kingdom is an encounter with a huge asphalt parking lot. There, they are parked like sheet metal sardines, seemingly always at the farthest point possible from the tram. At the end of the night, there is the long (and sometimes windy, wet, and/or cold) tram ride back to the car, which hopefully is where they remember it being and not in some other whimsically named section.

So imagine the anguish of a family who returns to their vehicle after a long day of Disney fun only to find someone has stolen pretty much everything from your car. It happens all the time including this story on WESH. Later when security & police arrive, the family learns that this is a regular problem at Walt Disney World with thieves driving the parking lots with special devices that attempt to unlock car doors remotely.

The nature of a family vacation makes these parking lots a target rich environment for thieves. Many a family checks out of their hotel on the last day, but still spends time in the parks before heading back home. For most families there is little choice but to leave your luggage in your car during this process.
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SUV strikes Monorail Pillar closes EPCOT loop for an hour

Disney fans are everywhere. No, she wasn’t driving the SUV that struck the Monorail support pillar, but Amanda Tinney (of DisneyEveryDay.com) was on the scene yesterday in the EPCOT Parking lot and took the above photo on her mobile phone. Those beams are pretty strong,… Read More »SUV strikes Monorail Pillar closes EPCOT loop for an hour

Original Disneyland Parking lot now completely gone

With little or no ceremony the next to last section of the original Disneyland parking lot, now known as Timon, has been closed to guests. This is in preparation of adding ‘Cars Land’ to California Adventure, the second gate at Disneyland Resort. All the original… Read More »Original Disneyland Parking lot now completely gone