Walt Disney World Wayback Photo: The Omnibus in Epcot

Modeled after a 1920 New York City double-decker, the Omnibus can be found carrying Guests down Main Street, USA in the Magic Kingdom, alongside such other quaint modes of transportation such as a horse-drawn trolley, a horseless carriage, and fire engine.

Since 1971, the 45-passenger, double-decker bus has been a wonderful way to enjoy the unique sights and sounds of a bygone era.

But at one time, the Omnibus also made its way around the World Showcase promenade in Epcot, transporting Guests to various destinations “around the world.” Later, to honor Mickey’s 60th birthday, it was decorated for a party and carried Disney characters around the esplanade. In 2005, “The Disney Characters on Holiday” Omnibus was a rolling character meet-and-greet that wound through Future World during the holiday season as well.

So for none other reason that just a nostalgic look back at something we no longer have the chance to see or experience in Epcot (and one that made for a relaxing way to travel to the pavilions and get wonderful views of the lagoon and facades), here’s a quick look at the old Epcot Omnibus:


Do you remember the Omnibus in Epcot? Would you like to see it return? Share your thoughts or memories in the comments section below:


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