Disney gets its way for Florida bullet train

Posted Wednesday, October 29, 2003 3:36 AM | Contributed by coasterdevils30

A proposed bullet train across Central Florida will run directly to the Walt Disney World resort from Orlando International Airport, bypassing the taxpayer-funded Orange County Convention Center en route to Tampa, a state panel voted Monday. The Florida High Speed Rail Authority's 7-1 decision ended a debate that has simmered since voters, in a constitutional amendment passed in 2000, mandated the construction of a bullet train network spanning the state. Disney previously refused to allow a stop on their property if the train stopped near other attractions or the convention center.

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