Bus Full Of Children Crashes On The Way Back From Disney World, Multiple Casualties Reported

At least one person was killed when a bus filled with multiple students crashed into a ravine in Baldwin County, Alabama.

There were 45 passengers from the high school’s band on board, and 20 have been taken to the hospital after sustaining serious injuries. One person is reported dead.

The company that owned the bus used, First Class Tours, released a statement, where they confirmed the driver had died.

“Our prayers are with the injured and their families at this time. We pledge our assistance in cooperating with local authorities in the investigation,” the statement read.

According to WKRG-TV, this is the fourth crash the bus company had been involved in during the past two years.

The chartered bus was leaving Disney World in the early morning of March 13, and en route to their homes in Houston, Texas.

“The students are from Channelview High School,”  Mark Kramer, spokesman for the Channelview Independent School District, said. “At this time, details are limited. We are in contact with law enforcement in Alabama trying to obtain further information.”

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Baldwin County Sheriff Huey Hoss Mack said the crash was “in the dark of night, and we are down in a ravine next to a creek. He added that “it was a large scale effort,” with a significant amount of emergency dispatchers arriving on the scene to evacuate all of the passengers.

Passengers Were Terrified As The Disney World Monorail’s Doors Opened Mid-Ride

Each year, more than 50 million guests ride Disney World’s iconic monorail train around the theme park.

But the people-mover turned into a thrill ride scarier than any roller coaster last weekend, and one of the park’s guests caught the terrifying experience on camera.

Tilden was riding the red monorail train during the incident.WDW Magic

Abigail Tilden boarded the red monorail train at the park’s Transportation and Ticket Center. But before the vehicle pulled out of the station, she says a maintenance worker spent 10 minutes trying to fix a faulty door on her cabin.

As soon as the train pulled around the first corner, the door popped open, and stayed loose until the train pulled into the park’s Epcot station. During that 15 minute ride, the train’s average speed is 40 miles per hour, and it travels on an elevated track above roads, trees, and water fixtures.

The door was open for almost the entire 15-minute ride.Abigail Tilden

Tilden shared a video of her scary experience, and you can see passengers anxiously gripping their seats during the ride.

“Guys, you gotta get on this,” Tilden wrote on social media, “what if somebody had fallen?”

The malfunction is raising questions about the monorail’s safety, and Disney has already made changes to their trains. But this isn’t the first time the monorail was involved in a serious accident.

10 Secrets From Disneyland Workers The Park Doesn’t Want You To Know

For many children, and even some adults, visiting the magic kingdoms is a dream come true. Disneyland and Disney World are filled with your favorite animated characters from your childhood.

Whether you’ve been to the kingdoms or not, you’ve definitely heard of them. Here are some secrets you may have not known about these enchanting places.

Disney is a never-ending show that requires many of their employees to remain ‘in character’, so it would make sense that workers are referred to as “cast members”.

Walt Disney did not like to be called Mr. Disney, so he made a rule that employee tags should display first names only.

Disney princesses must be between 5’4″ and 5’8″ tall.

Walt Disney hated when people pointed one finger to give directions, so now all cast members use two fingers or an open palm to help guide lost guests.

Disney doesn’t allow cast members to have facial hair, wear nail polish, or have any visible tattoos.

Also no stylish eyeglasses.