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Bomb scare freezes Disney World buses

Thousands of guests watch as fireworks and confetti close the celebration ceremonies for Disneyland's 50th anniversary at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom near Orlando Fl. on May 5, 2005. (UPI Photo/ Marino-Cantrell)
Thousands of guests watch as fireworks and confetti close the celebration ceremonies for Disneyland's 50th anniversary at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom near Orlando Fl. on May 5, 2005. (UPI Photo/ Marino-Cantrell) | License Photo

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A suspicious object mounted to a Walt Disney World bus prompted the suspension of all bus services at the Florida theme park complex, authorities say.

Orange County Sheriff's spokesman Jim Solomons said after the nearly 300 Disney World buses were removed from service Thursday, bomb squad officials learned the device was not explosive or hazardous, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported Friday.

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Bomb squad officials are attempting to determine how the device became attached to one of the buses and the possible motive behind the incident, Solomons said.

The hours the bomb squad spent removing and inspecting the device meant thousands of Disney World guests were stranded at the tourist locale without access to the complex's buses, the Sentinel said.

Rob Shea of Niagara Falls, Ontario, was one of the Disney World guests who chose to take a cab rather than wait for Disney bus system to resume operations.

"It was actually nice to take a cab and not have to stand on a bus," Shea told the Sentinel.

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