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Disney World buses shut down after suspicious device found

Leah Zanolla | Posted: Sep 17, 2009 | Updated: Oct 19, 2014 - 9:25:27 AM
Walt Disney World buses were all required to travel through an inspection point this afternoon after a suspicious device was found underneath a bus around 3:00 p.m. EST.

A cast member's routine inspection of the bus led to the discovery of the device. Upon checking with his supervisor, the device was reported to the authorities. Members of the Hazardous Device Unit removed the suspicious object and later determined it was not "explosive or hazardous," but tests will continue. Reports suggest there were no guests traveling on the bus at the time of the device's discovery.

Theme park and water park hours were extended to compensate for the time guests were stranded without bus transportation. Disney spokesperson Andrea Finger stated, "In an abundance of caution we have temporarily suspended bus operations to inspect all buses in the fleet. Buses will be put back in service after they pass inspection. The safety of our guests and cast members is our top priority. We apologize to our guests and will address their concerns on a case by case basis."