Billionaire Richard Branson is planning to build a futuristic train to Walt Disney World
By Madison Roberts at People.com
Plans for the new train include a route between Miami and Tampa with a stop at Disney World in between.
Richard Branson is continuing to expand his travel empire — in the direction of Disney World! The billionaire owner of the Virgin Group, which operates an airline, hotels and an adults-only cruise line setting sail in 2020, has announced his newest project: a train to the happiest place on earth.
Branson has partnered with Brightline, a company focused on modern, high-speed train travel, to create Virgin Trains USA, according to Travel & Leisure. Currently, Brightline operates a railroad for their futuristic fleet with stations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.
However, T&L reports that under Branson’s new leadership, they are planning to expand to stations in Tampa and Orlando, meaning you could take a train directly from Miami to the home of Walt Disney World. Right now, the proposed plan is to have the train run between Miami and the Orlando International Airport, but future planning phases include a stop at the theme park.
Currently, the cost for a train ticket from Miami to Fort Lauderdale starts at around $17. No pricing plans have been announced for the new transit hubs.
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