Walt Disney World buses collide at Epcot parking entrance

December 11, 2018, 12:36 PM · A Walt Disney World bus rear-ended another Disney bus at the Epcot toll plaza this morning, sending 15 people to local hospitals.

A reporter for Orlando TV station WFTV tweeted that all of the 15 cases are "non-emergency." A Disney visitor also posted photos from the scene.

Walt Disney World's bus network transports tens of thousands of visitors across the resort each day, from hotels to theme parks and back again. Buses typically run with all their seats filled and several standing passengers, as well. The incident happened at about 10am this morning and the TV station quoted the Florida Highway Patrol as saying that 51 people were on the two buses at the time of the crash. Responders from Orange and Osceola counties also were called to assist responders from Disney World's Reedy Creek Improvement District.

No word on what might have caused one bus to crash into the rear of another. Given the huge volume of runs that Disney's buses make each day, incidents such as this are quite rare, but they have happened in the past. More to come as we get more information.

Replies (2)

December 11, 2018 at 2:36 PM

Por favor manténgase alejado del autobús cuando el conductor esté mal pagado y cansado.

December 12, 2018 at 4:48 AM

It would interest me if both busses were for guest transportation or if the hitting bus was carrying cast members. Dangerous unsafe buses and drivers are a have been a staple of the buses carrying ICPs and CRPS. And those crashes usually don't make the headlines.

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