Walt Disney World introduced on Monday it was canceling its mission to broaden the Brightline high-speed rail station to Disney Springs.
Based on the Disney Journey Weblog, “Brightline’s present route is anticipated to be State Street 528 and Taft-Vineland Street, by way of the Worldwide Drive hall, and onto Interstate 4.”
Based on the weblog, the brand new route advantages Common Orlando Resort, which may ultimately create extra competitors for Disney World and Common.
UCF college students working at Disney mentioned the cancellation may affect tourism.
Megan Savard, Senior Cinematographer and Digital Media Specialist, has been a dancer at Disney World for 5 months. She mentioned that after being a part of an uplifting and supportive surroundings, she realized concerning the Brightline prepare mission at Disney.
Savard mentioned the cancellation may restrict tourism, a facet of Disney’s magic.
Walt Disney World averages over 58 million guests yearly, in keeping with Magic Guides. As well as, the Disney World resort employs roughly 77,000 actors, making it the biggest employer in the US.
“If the prepare stopped at Disneyland, it will herald much more vacationers from throughout Florida and would in all probability improve the quantity of purchases for annual cross holders,” Saward mentioned. “Nevertheless, that will additionally imply that costs would in all probability skyrocket as a result of folks have been keen to spend extra, which in flip may give Disney an edge.”
UCF ’22 alum Lauren Saslov mentioned she has been with the corporate since 2019, beginning as a personality performer earlier than shifting on to a merchandise gross sales place.
Saslov mentioned it is good to convey magical reminiscences to vacationers of all ages, as she gained her expertise working within the parks. She mentioned that due to this, her work at Disney typically does not really feel like work.
“Preserving lifelong reminiscences for friends and interacting with folks from all walks of life is what makes my job as an actor so thrilling,” mentioned Saslov.
Saslov mentioned that because the Brightline prepare station cancels plans for the mission, tourism within the parks can be affected.
However she mentioned she did not assume the distinction could be too vital as a result of Disney World is the principle attraction for many individuals out and in of the state.
“Whereas my job at Disney will be bodily demanding, the rewarding experiences and interactions with friends make this a rewarding and fulfilling job,” Saslov mentioned. “Hopefully this alteration does not make folks surrender their need to go to the happiest place on earth and never different amusement parks.”