Time for another Orlando Live 2022 blog; this time, we will cover today’s events. The Tale of a Lost Bus, ECVs, and a False Heart Attack is a true story of woe and misfortune. However, to be honest today’s post is an opportunity for me to have a bit of a rant.
ECVs and Busses
We will start with ECVs, also known as electric scooters. They are everywhere at Walt Disney World, which isn’t necessarily bad. It is fantastic that Walt Disney World is so accessible to those who have mobility issues. However, judging the number of guests who share ECVs or their mobility suddenly improves once they hit a buffet, I suspect many don’t need to use them. However, who am I to judge if someone wants to have a rest while they walk around Walt Disney World? But what really annoys me is why they should get priority for the busses.
For example, today, there was an extensive line of people waiting to board a bus. As the driver opens the door, an ECV approaches. The driver stops everyone else from boarding and allows the ECV and the entourage of 10 mobile passengers to take priority boarding. The result was passengers waiting patiently in line could not board due to the bus reaching capacity.
Why shouldn’t ECVs join the same line as everyone else? Provide additional assistance, but not make other guests lose out. Universal does this with their water taxis; the system works well and seems fairer.
I have mentioned previously that Disney Transportation is fantastic, but there are many new staff. Tonight our bus driver got lost traveling to the Magic Kingdom. It does seem surprising that a Disney Bus Driver does not know the way from Animal Kingdom Lodge to the world’s most popular theme park.
However, tonight we ended up traveling down the I-4 towards Tampa. One hour later, we ended up at the Magic Kingdom after multiple wrong turns.
False Heart Attack
This evening, when we eventually got to the Magic Kingdom, I was waiting for the rest of the “Moderlifieisgood Family” outside a restroom. I had my arm resting on my chest as I flicked on my phone with my other hand. A concerned gentleman approached me to ask if I was OK as I had my hand on my chest. In hindsight, it was an odd hand position.
Lost property update
The good news is we have not lost any more sunhats. The bad news is we have now lost two pairs of sunglasses! The running total is now three hats and two glasses.
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