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Brightline Confirms Cancellation of Disney Springs Station

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Florida’s private high-speed passenger rail line, Brightline, has confirmed that it will no longer build a station on Disney World property as it expands from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Tampa. After a Disney spokesperson made the announcement that a Disney Springs station was no longer in the plans via Orlando Business Journal, Brightline’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Ben ...

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New $1 Billion Proposal Connects Brightline to Disney World AND Universal

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A proposal has been brought forward that could finally settle the ongoing disputes regarding Brightline‘s extension from Orlando International Airport to The Walt Disney World Resort. According to local Orlando reporter Greg Fox (@GregFoxWESH), “The Sunrail Board meeting just revealed that a proposal for the “Sunshine Corridor” could deliver a Brightline train route from @MCO to I-Drive and @UniversalORL then ...

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Disney Is Building An Affordable Housing Development

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Disney is back into real estate! The Disney Parks Blog has revealed that “Walt Disney World is earmarking nearly 80 acres of our land for a new affordable housing development” within Central Florida. Apparently “this initiative has been in the works for a while”! “We are invested in working together with our community to solve complex issues,” Jeff Vahle, the ...

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Nasty Storms Headed for Disney World, Tornado Watch in Effect

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It looks like the Walt Disney World Resort will spend its Saturday getting hit by a severe thunderstorm. According to WESH2, a massive weather band is making its way across the whole of Florida, including Disney World and the rest of Central Florida. Here's the wide perspective… pic.twitter.com/Bl0Fhpwub5 — Eric Burris (@EricBurrisWESH) March 12, 2022 With this band comes thunderstorms ...

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Orange County, FL Ends Mask Mandates for Employees

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On Thursday, March 3, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings announced the end of a mask mandate for all county employees as the Omicron Variant surge starts to subside. According to the Orlando Sentinel, “Omicron infections were disruptive to county work, with more than 300 employees out with the virus in January compared to just 13 now. Wastewater surveillance also had ...

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COVID-19 Omicron Variant Pushes Orange County, FL Back Into High Transmission Category

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Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Orange County as well as much of the state of Florida has been a hotspot for COVID-19 transmission. Just about two months ago in October 2021 however, Orange County Mayor Demings announced that the state of emergency for the area would be expired given the data and scientific evidence showing a consecutive decrease ...

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Orange County State of Emergency Has Been Lifted, Theme Park Safety Precautions Likely to Continue

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Mayor Jerry Demings of Orange County, FL shared the news earlier today that the area’s state of emergency is expiring. The state of emergency was originally announced on July 28, 2021, and has since been renewed for three months. The county is closely following COVID-19 data trends and using this information to make decisions regarding the state of emergency and ...

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