BREAKING: Disney and Brightline Reach Agreement to Build High-Speed Railway Station at Disney Springs

Disney has finally reached an agreement with Brightline High-Speed Railway to bring a station to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World.

The Disney Springs project is expected to take 2-3 years to complete once construction commences. Construction would likely commence after the scheduled 2022 completion of the expansion from West Palm Beach to Orlando International Airport.

The proposed station includes a lobby on the ground level, passenger facilities, and an upper-level train platform. An exact location for the station at Disney Springs has not yet been announced. Engineering for the proposed Disney Springs station was started by Brightline earlier in 2020.

Brightline High-Speed Railway will soon provide a means of transportation from Miami to Orlando in 3 hours. It typically takes about 4 hours to drive between the two cities. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, construction on the railway has continued, with certain adjustments and precautions implemented. Once complete, the train will travel from Miami to Orlando International Airport (expected completion 2022). The tracks at MCO have already been laid.

To achieve the trip in under 3 hours, the Cocoa-Orlando line is proposed to operate at high speeds of up to 125 mph. From Miami to West Palm Beach, trains will reach speeds of up to 79 mph. From West Palm to Cocoa, it’s a maximum speed of 110 mph.

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Paul
Paul
5 months ago

Kewl!

Tom
Tom
5 months ago

Wonderful for those of us living in South Florida!!!

Jeannette Sanchez
Jeannette Sanchez
5 months ago

Awesome News that Brightline and Disney teamed up to bring the Brightline to Disney World! This will be awesome Birthday Present to Walt Disney World 50th birthday in 2022!

Vanessa
Vanessa
5 months ago

The 50th birthday is 2021

David Smith
David Smith
5 months ago

Wrong date. It’s 2021.

yuk
yuk
5 months ago

yuk not happy about this at all!

EWinMB
EWinMB
5 months ago
Reply to  yuk

umm…why?

David Smith
David Smith
5 months ago
Reply to  EWinMB

Yuk won’t reply. Some people just like to drop outrageous statements and then disappear. They somehow enjoy that.

John Cohen
John Cohen
5 months ago
Reply to  yuk

Why yuk. No difference between busses or train. Rather not dilli dally while on vacation after spending g thousands of dollars to be held up. Now for those impacted by construction work. Simple it brings economy to those impacted towns and more tourist monies to central Florida and beyond. But you are entitled to your American opinion

Trent
Trent
5 months ago

Better enjoy Disney for what it is while you can. Its about to become a madhouse.

Kim Smith
Kim Smith
5 months ago

What about a new line from Disney Springs to Tampa? Is that going to happen?

May
May
5 months ago

So this means in a few years, we can get on the train at MCO, get off at Disney Springs, get on the hotel bus, and get to the hotel. So, no need for magic express except for hauling luggage?

May
May
5 months ago
Reply to  May

I got to thinking, maybe the DS station won’t happen to be right next to the bus stops. But that can still be fixed easily: a quick local transportation, like the trolleys that haul people from the parks to parking lots, can be used to haul people from the train station to the bus station and back. Disney Springs isn’t that big. And the locals can also use it for internal transportation within DS as well. But of course, for this to work, such a train must run frequently throughout the day, similar to the “train” inside MCO.

Ang
Ang
4 months ago
Reply to  May

The magical express has just been announced to end Jan 1 2022. So it will not be an option for luggage. The luggage will travel with you onto the train.
I’m not thrilled about the gap between these services but I am glad that there’s going to be an additional option from the airport with these trains in a few years