September 22, 2009

Tire monitor causes Disney bus shutdown

Officials with Florida's Walt Disney World said a suspicious device reported on a bus turned out to be an old prototype tire-pressure monitor.

Disney spokeswoman Andrea Finger said Monday a maintenance crew unfamiliar with the device, which was installed on a single bus in 1998, found the object on the bus Thursday and the Orange County Sheriff's Office send a bomb squad to investigate, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported Tuesday.

Finger said thousands of theme park visitors were stranded for hours Thursday as officials inspected the entire fleet of 300 buses out of an abundance of caution.

However, bus service resumed once the object was identified as a prototype tire-pressure monitor utilizing wireless technology.