We’ll admit that we were excited about the prospect of the Brightline train that would have connected Orlando Airport to Disney Springs.
This year, though, Disney backed out of the deal that would bring a train to Disney Springs after a considerable change was made to the train’s route that didn’t support a Disney Springs station. However, a Brightline train station is still coming to Orlando International Airport, and we just got a big update about its progress.
Brightline has reported that construction of the Orlando International Airport station is 83% complete and that the new station will be located in the airport’s new Terminal C, which opens next week. The train station is expected to open in 2023.
See you next year, Orlando Construction is 83% complete & our Orlando Station is taking shape!
The station is located in @MCO's brand new Terminal C, which opens to the public next week, welcoming its first airplane #OnTrackToOrlando pic.twitter.com/Hm4HELVqi7
— Brightline (@GoBrightline) September 17, 2022
The train from Orlando International Airport will offer service to and from South Florida, connecting those two parts of the state by rail. Although it won’t connect to Disney World, it will still offer a new convenient method of transportation in the state. It will also stop near Disney World, so it is still an option to get there — it just won’t be as easy as a Disney Springs station could have been.
If you’re planning a trip to Disney World, you will need to know about transportation to and from Orlando International Airport. Although you can rent a car, take a taxi, or book a rideshare, there are also two shuttle services that can take you to and from Disney World as well: The Sunshine Flyer and Mears Connect.
If you choose to use Mears Connect, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide on how to use it once you arrive in Orlando.
Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Disney World Transportation
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