We had heard rumblings that Brightline wanted to build a high-speed train that connected Disney World to many other Florida destinations, but it wasn’t until recently that this project was confirmed. And now more than ever, it seems that you really don’t need to shell out for that rental car on your next Disney World vacation.
We have heard some more news on the Brightline expansion as it pertains to Disney World Guests, and it really is allowing vacationers the opportunity to explore so much more that Florida has to offer without the stress of having to navigate to travel to those locations. Click Orlando recently that, “The president of Brightline Trains met with transportation leaders in Orlando on Wednesday to discuss the company’s expansion project through Central Florida. Patrick Goddard was the guest speaker at the Alliance for Regional Transportation Education Series, which was held at the site of Brightline’s future station at Orlando International Airport.”
In the meeting Goddard announced:
“I view our job for Brightline is to get people from hub to hub. We’re very excited to get the current system opened. This is a very diverse market and it is a perfect market for intercity passenger rail, Cocoa and the Space Coast generally is experiencing pretty significant growth and attention as the space industry starts to take off. I think it’s going to dramatically change the face of our transportation network for decades to come.”
We also recently noted that the Orlando Business Journal provided more information about the project:
“Brightline will offer a car-free connection to the millions of visitors from around the state and the world who plan to make Walt Disney World Resort part of their vacation plans,” Patrick Goddard, president of Brightline, said in a prepared statement. “Our mission has always been to connect our guests to the people and places that matter, and Walt Disney World Resort is a tremendous example of this.”
The concept for the proposed Disney station includes a ground-level lobby, passenger facilities and an upper level train platform. Exact location of the the station and timeline on completion were not immediately available from Disney or Brightline.
“We’re excited to work with Brightline as they pursue the potential development of a train station at Walt Disney World Resort, a project that would support our local economy and offer a bold, forward-looking transportation solution for our community and guests,” Jeff Vahle, president of Walt Disney World Resort, said in a prepared statement.
At the moment, the trains are set to hit MCO in 2022, more updates to come regarding the Disney Springs station.
Will you use the new Disney Springs Brightline train on your Disney World vacation?