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Will high speed trains bring more tourists to the Disney parks?

There are 2 projects: Tampa-Orlando and San Francisco-Los Angeles

From Daniel Etcheberry
Posted December 30, 2010 at 2:39 PM
The one in Florida is coming first because 90% of the cost is already covered by the federal government, the land is already available (the median of I-4) and they have all the permits to do it.

The one in California will take much longer to build since it will be built in stages; the first link being between Fresno and Bakersfield.


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From Anthony Murphy
Posted December 30, 2010 at 3:40 PM
Yep!

From Jake Johnson
Posted December 31, 2010 at 1:40 PM
a high speed train from tampa to orlando.. what a dumb government waste of money idea..

if someone from tampa wanted to go to disney, universal etc, they are not going to take a fricken train they will drive.. it not that far and unless the train stops at each park, its not worth the effort of getting off and trying to catch a bus..

like i said another goverment waste of your money..

term limits.

From deborah richards
Posted January 4, 2011 at 11:43 AM
I think it will be a great opportunity for the area, Think of how much money each person will save, no big gas bill, no parking fees at the theme parks, no worrying about other tourists driving lol, makes a change from seeing I-4
we live a 25 minute drive from our nearest city centre and we save over $45 a trip thats with paying for the train tickets, yes it takes a little longer but its cheaper, less hassle and more enjoyable.
Think of the jobs it will bring to the areas, everyone is complaining there isnt enough jobs in Orlando or that the theme parks dominate the employment , well heres the chance for new blood.
good luck to them.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted January 4, 2011 at 6:16 PM
Term limits? What does this have to do with anything? Getting a bit political here: Democrats and Republicans appear to LOVE this bill and actually chalk it up to bipartisianship. Also, its a "thing" for Floridians to build and, yes, create jobs in the process.

Hearing where the stations are going to be built, it would appear that the main benefactors of this being built would be the parks besides Disney (mostly Busch Gardens). It would allow more Disney guests to make it to Universal or Busch Gardens and the airport.

Disneyland Paris is connected to the Metro and wildly popular. Here in Chicago, both of our airports are connected by rail (the "L") and its pretty darn nice!

From Victoria Jurkowski
Posted January 4, 2011 at 8:08 PM
i think it will make it a lot easier for families from out of state to visit more than one theme park. they won't have to worry about renting a car or finding a taxi or anything. even if it's close, transportation can still be a hassle.

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