Brightline Removes Disney Springs Station, Disney Pulls Out Of Brightline Deal
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The multi-million dollar project to expand Brightline to Disney Springs has been canceled. Disney has cancelled the Disney Springs Brightline Station and their involvement in the rail line extension between Orlando and Tampa. The train will now travel from International Drive to Tampa, FL without a Disney Springs station. A representative with Disney confirmed to Orlando Business Journal and multiple media outlets on Monday evening, June 27, 2022, in the video published on June 27, 2022, “Walt Disney World cancels Brightline train station at Disney Springs“, below:
Brightline revises route, removing Disney Springs station, in the video published on June 28, 2022, “Brightline revises route, removing Disney Springs station“, below:
The plan to build a train station connecting Walt Disney World to Orlando International Airport has changed, in the video published on June 28, 2022, “Disney pulls out of Florida Brightline deal“, below:
According to the report by CBS Miami in the video above, the original plan was changed after Universal Orlando and other businesses in the tourist corridor area offered 13 acres of land to build a station.
The Brightline at Disney Springs is no more, this week is Freedom Week in Florida, and your questions answered! In the video streamed on June 28, 2022, “Disney Brightline Cancelled, Freedom Tax, and Orland Fireworks!“, below:
The route was originally set to bypass Orlando to the south and travel straight to Walt Disney World before following I-4 to Tampa. But lobbies including business associations in the city along International Drive and Universal Orlando Resort pushed for a station along the tourist corridor at the Orange County Convention Center, across from the upcoming Epic Universe park, before continuing on to Walt Disney World. It is believed that, as a result of this change, Disney cancelled their plans and the train will proceed directly from International Drive to Tampa.
Avery Mather, Walt Disney World spokesperson, stated, “As many people who are involved in this project are aware, the new route configuration does not support a Disney Springs station, and as a result, we don’t anticipate being part of this project.”
Currently, Brightline is working on plans to connect Orlando and Tampa via high-speed rail, with a stop planned at the Orange County Convention Center, across from Universal Orlando Resort’s upcoming Epic Universe park. The train was set to connect to Disney Springs and allow access to Walt Disney World, running along the I-4 corridor.
Will it be possible to reach a compromise such that there will be a stop on IDrive and at Disney? This would provide visitors without cars more options in reaching all places in the future.
Either way, it is always a good idea to try to increase available mass transit to the public and reduce traffic on roads in central Florida.
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker More about the community at www.WindermereSun.com
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