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Old 08-16-2013, 10:13 PM   #1
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Disney Magical Express Bus crash leaves one dead

1 dead following Disney World bus crash Associated Press Aug 16, 2013 9:48 p.m. A woman is dead following a bus crash near Walt Disney World's Epcot theme park. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that a Disney's Magical Express bus rear-ended a car Friday afternoon. Witnesses said the car stopped in the middle of the road, and the bus was unable to brake. According to a police report, the 63-year-old woman who had been driving the car was taken to Celebration Health in Kissimmee. She was later pronounced dead. The highway patrol wasn't immediately identifying the victim. The bus was carrying 36 passengers. Two others were hospitalized with minor injuries. No charges were immediately filed. Disney's Magical Express is a complimentary shuttle service that transports guests between the airport and the resort. It is operated by Mears Transportation. Disney said in a statement that the company is providing support to the passengers on the bus. Mears says it is cooperating fully with the highway patrol. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:29 AM   #2
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Oh how awful! Terribly sad all around.
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:35 AM   #3
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I'm honestly surprised this doesn't happen more often. The driving on property is bordering on NYC aggressive because no one knows where they are going. The last time I was there I saw someone taking a picture of that Tower of Terror billboard on the entranceway in and out of WDW It doesn't sound tourist related but its a wonder that this is not a daily occurrence. It's a shame.
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:38 AM   #4
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so sorry this happened.

i love the magical express and use it on every trip to disney. i travel alone and this is the safest way from the airport.

i have driven to disney myself in the past and understand the reason cars slow down and change lanes often to find their way. maybe the speed limits there should be lower.

i also understand why a driver in that area for the first time would want to look around a bit. altho dangerous.
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:14 PM   #5
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[QUOTE="the who #3;49310710"i also understand why a driver in that area for the first time would want to look around a bit. altho dangerous.[/QUOTE]

Except it was a Cast Member this time...


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Old 08-17-2013, 07:19 PM   #6
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I'M going to be at Disney World in 2 wks and will be driving while I'm there, really nervous about the stories i have heard about the drivers, has anyone had any good experiences driving around Disney/Orlando?
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:30 PM   #7
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I'M going to be at Disney World in 2 wks and will be driving while I'm there, really nervous about the stories i have heard about the drivers, has anyone had any good experiences driving around Disney/Orlando?
We drive from NY every year and never had any problems driving around the resort or the Orlando area. We love driving the roads in and around wdw. I don't see any aggressive driving on the roads, even for this hardened New Yorker. Car accidents happen everyday with tragic results and it heightens our sensitivity when it happens at a place of happiness and fun. Enjoy the drive, I would be more worried about getting thru the Virginia traffic, if you are coming thru that state on your way to disney.
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:52 AM   #8
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I'M going to be at Disney World in 2 wks and will be driving while I'm there, really nervous about the stories i have heard about the drivers, has anyone had any good experiences driving around Disney/Orlando?
We also drive all over WDW, haven't been on 1 of their buses in years, with NO problem. Usually I, not DH, drives and the roads there are less crowded and better signed than pretty much anywhere. You will be fine.
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:32 PM   #9
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I'M going to be at Disney World in 2 wks and will be driving while I'm there, really nervous about the stories i have heard about the drivers, has anyone had any good experiences driving around Disney/Orlando?
We have our own (rental) car every wdw trip. Driving on disney property is like driving anywhere, you have to be aware of what is happening around you. There are some out of country drivers, and drivers who just arent use to driving in alot of traffic. Always be aware of what the other person is doing.
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:22 PM   #10
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This a terribly sad situation for the woman's family as well as the bus driver and the passengers that witnessed it however I still don't fully understand what happened why did she stop if that's what she did

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Old 08-21-2013, 02:18 PM   #11
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I agree, Ive been to WDW close to 25 times and still don't know my way around. I have to follow the signs and switch lanes last minute to get off my exit...it is difficult for me to navigate the grounds. Sometimes I think I'm going in circles...its confusing!!
But was this woman fully stopped or slowing down? She was a CM??
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Oh my. I saw this crash. We were just arriving on our way to POFQ. Traffic was stopped and not moving except for the people that could get to one exit. That car was a disaster. Cops were deverting traffic way before the incident. So sad for the loss.
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