I just heard a billboard for this story on one of the Miami stations.
Package Under Disney World Bus Not Explosive
Bus Service Was Suspended Throughout Resort
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The Orange County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad checked out a suspicious package under a Disney World bus on Thursday, which led the resort to shut down its vast transportation system.
Shortly before 7 p.m., deputies said the device was not an explosive or hazardous object. They did not say what it was, and the investigation is continuing.
The resort has suspended bus service as a precaution and was checking hundreds of its business, a Disney spokeswoman said at 5:30 p.m. At 8 p.m., Disney said all the buses were running again.
A worker doing maintenance on the bus noticed the suspicious object about 3 p.m. and alerted authorities, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The bomb squad and a hazardous material team came to the maintenance facility in a back-stage area. The closest resort is Disney’s Animal Kingdom, but the facility is far from places where guests visit.
Hours at the Animal Kingdom were extended to 7 p.m., since guests who rely on buses can’t get transportation. A guest at Epcot called WESH 2 to say an announcement was made over loudspeakers telling guests that they were experiencing backups with bus service, but did not mention a bomb scare.
The view from Chopper 2 shows emergency vehicles around a large building. A member of the bomb squad went into the building and later the squads robot brought an object to a field near the facility
Dozens of buses were lined up near another Disney work facility to be inspected.
I can’t imagine the kind of problems that this created!
No buses at all for 2 and a half hours?!!
It looks like the crisis has passed, but can you just imagine all the dinner reservations going down the drain, all the cranky kids and adults, and the general frustration and worry?