In case you missed it, there will be a train that connects the Orlando International Airport and Disney World!
Starting in 2022, Disney’s Magical Express is being discontinued, and although there is a new bus service from Mears on the way, this train is another way to get from the airport to Disney World. We’ve been keeping an eye on the progress and any announcements for the upcoming train, but now we have more information about when construction on the new Brightline Train could start!
Originally, the Brightline train connecting Orlando International Airport and Disney World was supposed to be complete in 2023. Since then, it has pushed back its completion timeline to 2026! And, according to the Orlando Business Journal, work on the train segment from the airport to Disney Springs “could get started by first-quarter 2024.”
This was said by Brightline at a recent presentation to Orange County, and it all depends on “if the Miami-based intercity rail provider gets the necessary approvals, construction on the first segment.” They also mentioned that the remaining track that will go on to Tampa would begin construction in the second-quarter of 2025. If construction does in fact start in 2024, the train could be on track for a 2026 opening.
Universal Orlando Resort plans to push for a train to connect itself and the Orlando airport, but nothing has been confirmed as of now. We’ve already looked at how much the train might cost, where the station in Disney Springs could be located, and how Disney will get guests to hotels from the train stop, and we’ll continue to keep a close eye on new updates.
So if you’re looking forward to the Brightline Train option, you’ll still have to wait several years. Brightline still has to get the segment of train from the airport to Disney World approved before construction can begin, but we’ll continue to keep you updated as we learn more!
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