This Billionaire Wants to Get You to Disney World Even Faster

Richard Branson revolutionized the music and travel industries and now he has his sights set on the House of Mouse. The billionaire behind Virgin Group has just announced his plans to build a high-speed train to Disney World—and you’re going to want a ticket.

Branson just revealed plans to launch Virgin Trains. Partnering with Brightline, a company that builds high-speed modern trains, Branson plans to create a high-speed train route between Miami and Orlando, Florida, with very important stop along the way: Walt Disney World!

Brightline already has routes running between stations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.The initial plans for the new train route would have the train running from Miami to the Orlando International Airport. However, the second phase will see the construction of a train station stop at Walt Disney World, making it possible to head straight to the resort from the airport.

With the Virgin brand you can also bet that passengers will be riding in luxury the whole way. On-board WiFi, food and beverage service, power outlets, more legroom and even cold-scented hand towels will be available for passengers who book the SELECT ticket, which is the same as first class.

No prices have been announced for the new route, but it is currently $17 for a standard ticket from Miami to Fort Lauderdale.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Richard Branson via Instagram



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