Company Looking To Bring A Maglev Train To Disney World
A company is proposing a plan to build a $344 million magnetic levitation train between Orlando International Airport, International Drive and eventully Walt Disney World.
American Maglev’s CEO Tony Morris after completed his second of three presentations to Metroplan Orlando said “The train would be unlike any other train ride you’ve ever taken. This is the ultimate e-ticket ride.” The train will reach speeds up to 50 miles an hour using maglev technology. This technology is similar to the technology used in Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover.
The link between OIA and the SunRail Station in International Drive has just been given the green light by the Florida Department of Transportation. Construction is set to begin later this year, with service starting in 2017.
There is no current updates on the link to Walt Disney World, but in the past WDW has wanted to build this themselves but were fought off by Sea World, Universal and other local attractions and hotels due to the ability of a service like that to give Disney a corner on the market. That is why Disney runs the Magical Express, their Plan “B” to having a direct train from the airport.
Tickets are expected to run $13 per person or $30 for a monthly pass.