Disney World plans to build train station onsite for travelers
You might be able to save big on your next trip to Disney World. According to KPRC 2′s sister-station WKMG in Orlando, Brightline and Walt Disney World Resort have reached an agreement to build a train station at Disney Springs. For Texans, this creates more routes to travel through – with the possibility of saving on airfare or ground transportation – to get to the most magical place on earth. “Brightline will offer a car-free connection to the millions of visitors from around the state and the world who plan to make Walt Disney World Resort part of their vacation plans,” Brightline president Patrick Goddard said. “Our mission has always been to connect our guests to the people and places that matter, and Walt Disney World Resort is a tremendous example of this.”According to a news release, guests will be able to travel directly to Walt Disney World from Brightline planned stations at Orlando International Airport, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Fla.“We’re excited to work with Brightline as they pursue the potential development of a train station at Walt Disney World Resort, a project that would support our local economy and offer a bold, forward-looking transportation solution for our community and guests,” Walt Disney World Resort president Jeff Vahle said.
Disney World to reopen as coronavirus cases surge in Florida
In May, the company opened Disney Springs. Walt Disney Worlds Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are reopening Saturday, while Epcot and Disneys Hollywood Studios will follow four days later. The reopening comes as a huge surge of Floridians have tested positive for the new coronavirus in recent weeks. All of Disney's Orlando parks closed in mid-March in an effort to stop the viruss spread. In May, the company opened Disney Springs, a complex of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues in Lake Buena Vista.
Decline in new US virus deaths may be temporary reprieve
Experts note that a rise in deaths could take awhile to show up in the U.S. statistics. Next, doctors will report more flu-like illnesses, and the proportion of people testing positive for the virus will rise. The decline in deaths this spring might well be tied in part to warmer weather as people spend more time outdoors where circulating air disperses the virus. Mokdad noted that deaths are on the rise in the Southern Hemisphere, where it's now winter. This virus is going to have a second wave.