Can You Take a Train to Disney World?

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Train Station Coming to Disney Springs

Visitors and locals alike are welcoming the news of a high-speed train coming to Disney Springs.

This new rail service will open up high-speed travel between Orlando and other Florida cities.

Designs of other stations can offer a clue into the scale and design of a Disney Springs depot, such as the one shown here in West Palm Beach:

Photo Credit: Artistic rendering of West Palm Beach Station
– Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Architects

What connections can a Disney train station offer?

It’s looking like travelers to Disney World, with incoming flights to Orlando International, will be able to hop on a train that will take them from the airport directly to a transportation hub in Disney Springs. There they can find transport to all Walt Disney World locations.

A train station in Disney Springs can open up other connections as well, such as access to the cruise terminals in Miami, Tampa, and Cape Canaveral.

Photo Credit: Brightline

Brightline High-Speed Railway is currently completing 170 miles of new track and the coordinating stations from Miami to Orlando International Airport. Stops along the route include Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach. 

The private rail system was launched in 2018 and is currently moving its way north with plans set for multiple stations along the route to Central Florida that will eventually include a station at Disney Springs and beyond to Tampa. 

When will high-speed train service arrive at Disney?

The Brightline station at the Orlando International Airport plans to open in 2022, allowing construction on the line to Disney and Tampa to begin. The timeline for the completion of phase 3 is likely 2 to 3 years.

The Orlando Brightline Station
Photo Credit: Brightline

While Central Florida locals are used to endless public road construction projects, Brightline, as a private company, can boast quick turn around times from start to completion. We can anticipate a high-speed rail station in Disney Springs to be complete by 2025.

Photo Credit: Brightline