Virgin Trains USA - Possible New Transportation Option In The Future

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Virgin Trains USA - Possible New Transportation Option In The Future

Thing could probably go in the news and rumors section, but I'm going to pop it in here under transportation.

"Virgin Trains USA announced its plans to develop service between Orlando's airport and South Florida with a station at Walt Disney World. During their original announcement of the news, Virgin Trains' President, Patrick Goddard told the Orlando Sentinel, "It's our expectation to get it done and to build out to Disney." While the Walt Disney World station has not officially been announced to be a done deal, Virgin Trains did sign a letter of intent with Disney last year. "We've had an excellent relationship with Walt Disney World," Goddard said. "They are big supporters of our project."

I'm totally down for this, not that it would effect our current travel methods, but I can see it opening up Disney to more Florida resident guests, as well as people who want to day trip from vacationing in other parts of Florida. One would think it could also alleviate some of the tourist traffic that chokes I-4 and make driving it a bit better.

Honestly, I might be more likely to book one of the DCL itineraries out of Miami if I could do a couple of extra WDW days them without having to fly or drive up to Orlando. Maybe this does make a difference for me! The train service is supposed to be operational sometime in 2022, just around the time the DCL Fleet is expanding.

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Oh dear, fills me with dread as we have Virgin trains in the UK and I'm thinking late running, overpriced and closed for track repairs at bank holiday!

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Sally-Ann wrote:
Oh dear, fills me with dread as we have Virgin trains in the UK and I'm thinking late running, overpriced and closed for track repairs at bank holiday!

eek That doesn't sound very magical at all.

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They really aren't magical but I am sure some pixie dust will be sprinkled

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