NEWS! Brightline Taking Over the High-Speed Train to Disney World That Could Open In 2022!

After you land at the Orlando International Airport, sometimes you just want easy transportation to the parks and resorts after your flight.

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While we’re fans of Disney’s Magical Express and the Minnie Van service, there’s a new form of transportation in progress that will take passengers straight to their Disney destination.

The Orlando Sentinel has reported that the Inter-City Virgin Trains have been replaced under the Brightline company. Recently, Brightline announced in a financial report that the Orlando International Airport’s station is projected to start service sometime in 2022.

MCO Airport ©Orlando International Airport

The Walt Disney World station will hopefully be opening afterward, and there has been progress on the train line recently. Since Brightline has been hoping that there will be stations stretching all the way from Orlando to Tampa and Miami, the company also would like to have a stop at the SunRail Station for commuters.


The train company’s report has stated that “The extension of our system from the Orlando airport to the Disney station would also serve as the first phase of a potential future connection to Tampa.” While Disney and Brightline move forward with their plans, they are looking to open the Disney station “shortly after opening the Orlando airport station.”

©Virgin Trains

As the stations continue to make progress, we’ll keep an eye out for news on the Orlando International Airport and Disney World stops!

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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One Reply to “NEWS! Brightline Taking Over the High-Speed Train to Disney World That Could Open In 2022!”

  1. I read this and I have to wonder….will a high speed train from MCO to WDW increase attendance? When people have to stand in line for over 4 hours for a two minute ride at over $100/day NOW (pre pandemic) , increasing attendance will accomplish what exactly? I have to figure there is a point where people will begin to say “It just is not worth it”. I get it that Disney is adding new, exciting rides. But it is doing so within the physical confines of the existing parks. Make no mistake, just as soon as Disney can reopen at 100% capacity they will. And jamming more sardines into the can is fine with Disney. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.