ORLANDO, Fla.- Walt Disney World is in talks with Virgin Trains to add a new station within the magical property. Virgin Trains currently connects Miami with Palm Beach and is building the final stretch to connect South Florida with Orlando. Virgin Trains plans to connect Orlando with Tampa in the coming years.
Virgin Trains, formerly known as Brightline, has wanted to have a station at Disney since 2018. At that time, the documents presented to the US Securities and Exchange Commission. UU. (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission) showed a map that had a Disney station.
Virgin Trains executive Ben Porritt told local media that a station within Disney would offer more than 140 million people an additional transit option to what is considered to be the most visited destination in Orlando, Walt Disney World.
Although neither Walt Disney World nor Virgin Trains has formally confirmed whether the new station will be built at Disney, its incorporation will attract both tourists and Floridians from the south to visit Orlando and, in turn, will benefit the local economy.
The developer of The Grove Resort & Water Park, one of Orlando’s newest vacation home communities, supports the idea of the new train station. The Grove, which sells two- and three-bedroom luxury vacation condos to shoppers looking to be five minutes from Walt Disney World, would see the value of the condos value even faster.
“It would be a wonderful decision for Virgin Trains and Walt Disney World to partner to bring a train station to the park,” said Noah Breakstone, CEO of BTI Partners, developer of The Grove Resort & Water Park. “The station would be an invaluable amenity for the millions of tourists who come from South Florida every year. Increasingly, the link between South Florida and Orlando is strengthened. There is a natural synergy between South Florida and Orlando, we notice this every month, when shoppers in South Florida come to The Grove Resort & Water Park to buy our vacation condos to benefit from the short-term rental program we offer. with the cost of owning these properties. “
The Grove Resort & Water Park offers owners a short-term rental program operated and managed by the prestigious company Benchmark Resorts & Hotels®. Benchmark handles all aspects of renting and keeping vacation condos in perfect condition at this four-star resort. The spacious condos – which have full kitchens, living and dining areas, full-size washers / dryers and patios – are a good alternative for large families visiting the theme parks and don’t want to stay in a traditional hotel.
With a strong tourism, demography and economic fundamentals, Orlando has become one of the most attractive destinations in the country for real estate investment. The theme parks helped attract 75 million tourists last year to the Orlando metropolitan area, compared to 72 million in 2017.