The recently opened Brightline connects the Orlando Airport to Miami and back. Brightline was originally supposed to stop at Disney Springs, making it easy for Guests to get to Disney World. Unfortunately, that was canceled. But, a new rail line would pick up where Brightline left off.
Brightline at Disney Springs: Canceled
Brightline gives travelers flying into and out of Orlando another option. The Orlando Airport now serves as the hub for the new Brightline train route running from Miami to Orlando. There are also plans in the works for the expansion of this train service throughout Orlando and to Tampa.
The ride between Orlando and West Palm Beach is about 2 hours, and 3.5 hours between Orlando and Miami. The current schedule between Central and South Florida includes 16 daily round trips, with hourly northbound and southbound departures. Read more about Brightline HERE.
One of the proposed stops when the project was still under construction was Disney Springs. The service would still require you to travel from Disney Springs to your resort via a Disney bus, boat, personal car service or taxi.
New Proposed Rail Line
However, not all hope is lost! The Florida Department of Transportation proposes a new rail line that would run from Disney Springs to the Orlando Airport.
It would be called “Sunshine Corridor” and would be an extension of Sunrail’s main line. With the creation of this line, more daytime routes would be added as well as the addition of night and weekend routes.
During the meeting where the project was proposed, overall feedback was positive. While still in the very early stages of planning and designing, attendees liked the idea of keeping traffic off the interstate as much as possible.
The proposed cost is $2 Billion.
Were you sad to see Brightline cancel its Disney Springs stop? Are you hopeful Sunshine Corridor will be approved? How do you feel about taking a train to Disney World? Let us know in the comments, and share this post with a friend.