“The design concept for the proposed station at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World includes a lobby on the ground level, passenger facilities and an upper-level train platform,” the rail company said in a Nov. 23 statement. “The proposed location would be in close proximity to Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks, two water parks, and more than 25 hotels.”
Brightine, which is building the high speed rail service from Miami to Orlando International Airport, didn’t say when construction would begin, or how the project is specifically being funded, although it is expected to take at least 2 to 3 years to complete once construction begins, broadcaster Spectrum Bay News 9 Orlando reported.
Brightline Chief Executive Officer Patrick Goddard first confirmed to Spectrum News in December 2019 that it was looking to add a station at Walt Disney World as a part of its overall Central Florida expansion.
“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 a part of their vacation plans,” Goddard said in a statement to Spectrum News. “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.”
The estimated $4 billion rail project is expected to be completed by 2022