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Disney, Brightline announce Disney Springs train station agreement

Brightline Florida
Posted at 10:45 AM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 10:45:42-05

ORLANDO, Fla. — A Brightline train station is coming to Disney Springs in the future, the two companies announced on Monday.

According to a press release, the station is intended to provide a convenient travel option between Walt Disney World Resort and Brightline stations at Orlando International Airport, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. As well as planned stations in Aventura, Boca Raton and Port Miami.

The release says the concept for the Disney Springs station includes a lobby on the ground level, passenger facilities and an upper-level train platform.

“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,” said Patrick Goddard, president of Brightline. “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.”

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FILE - In this June 16, 2020, file photo, guests required to wear masks because of the coronavirus stroll through the Disney Springs shopping, dining and entertainment complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom will reopen on July 11. In May, the company opened Disney Springs. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

“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,” said Jeff Vahle, president of Walt Disney World Resort.

Brightline says the expansion from West Palm Beach to OIA is on track to be done in 2022. According to the release, the agreement with Disney is conditioned on Brightline's satisfaction of certain obligations, including all necessary government approvals.