Disney World will connect to Orlando Airport by rail as soon as 2022

    On Monday, rail company Brightline announced that it has made an agreement with Walt Disney World Resort to extend its service north to Orlando and build a train station at Disney Springs.

    “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,” Patrick Goddard, Brightline’s president said in a statement. “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.”

    Brightline stated that they expected the Disney Springs stop to significantly increase their ridership and revenue. They also said they didn’t expect that coronavirus safety measures would affect their construction timetable.

    Servicing Disney Springs means that Brightline won’t get you directly to a Disney hotel on the property. But from Disney Springs you can take a bus, a boat, a Minnie Van, or a rideshare to your hotel. 

    Walt Disney World Resort President Jeff Vahle said the new line would “support our local economy and offer a bold, forward-looking transportation solution for our community and guests.”

    “We’re excited to work with Brightline as they pursue the potential development of a train station at Walt Disney World Resort,” Vahle said.