Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 40
  1. #1

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    2,038

    Disney Bus Collides with 2 Vans - 4/3/2010

    Don't know any details but I heard around noon there was a multiple vehicle accident again that involved a Disney bus today. Hope it wasn't serious and everyone is ok!

    Going to check the Florida news stations see if it is being covered there.

    EDIT:

    Apparently a Disney bus driver rearend a Chevy SUV at E Buena Vista Dr and World Dr. The SUV then struck the back of a Disney van. No injuries reported, but the bus driver, Frederick Cassens 81, has been charged with careless driving.
    Last edited by Disney Magic; 04-03-2010 at 11:31 AM. Reason: verified story with local news

  2. #2

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    2,038

    Re: Another accident w/ a Disney bus

    Guess the call I got checks out. Luckily there were no injuries, but this incident certainly doesn't help easy concerns of increased frequency of problems at the resort as of lately.

    Disney Bus, 2 Cars Involved In Crash - Entertainment News Story - WESH Orlando

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...,1360155.story
    Last edited by Disney Magic; 04-03-2010 at 11:25 AM. Reason: added another link

  3. #3

    • Autobot Weapon Specialist
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Santa Ana, CA
    Posts
    6,208

    Re: Another accident w/ a Disney bus

    Oh man this has been one bad year for them. Luckily nobody was hurt badly.


  4. #4

    • Metro-Retro Historian
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Brava Centauri
    Posts
    1,009

    Re: Another accident w/ a Disney bus

    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Dan View Post
    So...

    Is it time to start phasing out the buses yet?
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBNfauF6IHc&feature=related"]YouTube- Walt Disney's Original Plan for EPCOT - Part 3[/ame]
    Last edited by Dapper Dan; 04-03-2010 at 11:47 AM.
    It bothers me when people selectively edit quotes to support whatever point they are trying to prove.

  5. #5

    • Hopper's Mortal Enemy
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Posts
    973

    Cool Re: Another accident w/ a Disney bus

    Well, there was also a recent monorail incident (and it's not like it was the first) and 2 people have died due to the PM in DL. Stuff happens.

    On the other hand, an 81 year old bus driver!?!

    A bientot
    Remember
    What the dormouse said
    Feed your head!


    You've read it; you can't unread it!

  6. #6

    • Senior Minion
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    8,890

    Re: Another accident w/ a Disney bus

    Quote Originally Posted by ralfrick View Post
    2 people have died due to the PM in DL.
    Both people who died on Disneyland's People Mover didn't die "due to the People Mover," but due to their own foolhardy actions.

    In 1967, a 17-year-old slipped as he was jumping from car to car and was crushed to death beneath the wheels of oncoming cars. In 1980, a Grad Nite attendee died in identical fashion while performing the same stunt.

    Source: Snopes.com

    "With the acquisition of Marvel and now of Lucasfilm,
    Disney may have finally found the grail. You don't need
    imagination or art. All you need is a brand."

    - Neil Gabler


  7. #7

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Anaheim, California, United States
    Posts
    667

    Exclamation Re: Another accident w/ a Disney bus

    Quote Originally Posted by ralfrick View Post
    On the other hand, an 81 year old bus driver!?!
    I was about to say the same thing! That fact almost stood out to me more than the accident itself.

    The avg. US male life expectancy is around 77 years old. Just to put things into perspective. I know everyone isn't the same but 81 seems a bit old to have extremely quick reactions, be able to save someones life if you are in a crash, respond to any guest needs driving a large bus.
    -Wes

  8. #8

    • Hopper's Mortal Enemy
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Posts
    973

    Cool Re: Another accident w/ a Disney bus

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Wiggins View Post
    Both people who died on Disneyland's People Mover didn't die "due to the People Mover," but due to their own foolhardy actions.

    In 1967, a 17-year-old slipped as he was jumping from car to car and was crushed to death beneath the wheels of oncoming cars. In 1980, a Grad Nite attendee died in identical fashion while performing the same stunt.

    Source: Snopes.com

    Due to it running over their heads maybe, but, yes, those were both stupid guests tricks, same as the idiot that got killed trying to get in the park by climbing the monorail beam. And obviously, the buses in the recent incidents weren't driving themselves. People, what are ya gonna do, death will find you if he looks hard enough.

    A bientot.
    Remember
    What the dormouse said
    Feed your head!


    You've read it; you can't unread it!

  9. #9

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    384

    Re: Another accident w/ a Disney bus

    Quote Originally Posted by ralfrick View Post
    On the other hand, an 81 year old bus driver!?!

    A bientot
    took the words right out of my mouth - for the love of Pete - don't they have enough problems?

  10. #10

    • Member of Baxter's Army
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Haunted Mansion
    Posts
    2,389

    Re: Another accident w/ a Disney bus

    Quote Originally Posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
    Oh man this has been one bad year for them. Luckily nobody was hurt badly.
    I am still in awe that nobody in TDO's Transportation department have received their walking papers.

  11. #11

    • MiceChat Moderator
    • Starcruiser.. crash crash
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Los Angeles & Orange County
    Posts
    21,357

    Re: Another accident w/ a Disney bus

    :::face palm:::

    Not another one. Not this soon. It can't be possible. Oy vey.


    And yah 80 YEAR OLD? I'll trust one to fly my house before driving passengers to and from hotels all day. Disney, what the hay is going on down there? I know the 9 year old boy wasn't your fault but... sshheeesh.


    Visit my mice chat toy shop!
    http://micechat.com/forums/merchandi...oy-shoppe.html

    Track Disney Animation Presence in the Theme Parks Worldwide!
    http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...ired-them.html

  12. #12

    • враг народа
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    14,030
    Blog Entries
    3

    Re: Disney Bus Collides with 2 Vans - 4/3/2010

    Regardless of the safety record and percentages, the frequency is getting alarming. Disney needs to take some serious looks at its transportation practices.

    Now, to be fair it may very well be that if Disney refused the involved driver, or tried to move him elsewhere, due to his age, they could have opened themselves up to being guilty of age discrimination. The bus drivers are required to a valid commercial license and obviously the state of Florida still considered him to be a competent driver.

  13. #13

    • Indiana Scott
    • Offline

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Bothell Wa.
    Posts
    1,800

    Re: Disney Bus Collides with 2 Vans - 4/3/2010

    .

  14. #14

    • Waiting for my E-Ticket
    • Offline

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Hanging out at The Attic with Johnny Dakota
    Posts
    19,661

    Re: Disney Bus Collides with 2 Vans - 4/3/2010

    AGAIN?!

    *headdesk*

    How many accidents is it going to take for them to overhaul the system?

  15. #15

    • Pilot EdForceOne
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    15,641

    Re: Disney Bus Collides with 2 Vans - 4/3/2010

    Forced Retirement isn't a new topic... and I know WDW relies on the senior population greatly (they tend to be great workers too) but 80 as a commercial driver? I'd be all over that supervisor...
    Check out my blog - Coreplex: Rambling from inside the Grid


    Am I evil? yes, I am
    Am I evil? I am man, yes, I am

    Quote Originally Posted by sleepyjeff View Post
    Disneyland was meant to be sipped not chug-a-lugged

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. [News] 9 Year Old Killed by Disney Bus - 4/1/2010
    By Disneytwins in forum Walt Disney World Resort
    Replies: 112
    Last Post: 06-26-2010, 11:00 PM
  2. D23 2010 New Disney movie events?
    By btowndude in forum D23 - Disney Twenty Three
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-13-2010, 09:25 AM
  3. Which 2010 Disney Film Are You Most Excited About?
    By BuzzedLightyear in forum MiceChat News Archive
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 12-13-2009, 10:47 PM
  4. Disney DVDs for 2010? What's the slate?
    By Coheteboy in forum MiceChat News Archive
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 11-22-2009, 09:01 PM
  5. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-08-2007, 04:57 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •