Miami to Disney? Brightline announces station that would connect South Florida to Mickey Mouse
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – South Floridians may eventually have a quicker way to get to Walt Disney World. Brightline and Disney announced Monday an agreement for the higher-speed passenger train to build a station at Disney Springs, the shopping and entertainment complex at the Central Florida resort. A timeline for the station at Disney Springs was not immediately announced. “Brightline will offer a car-free connection to the millions of visitors from around the state and the world who plan to make Walt Disney World Resort part of their vacation plans,” Brightline’s president Patrick Goddard said in a statement. ALSO SEE: After setbacks, Brightline’s Aventura Mall station full steam ahead
Disney World to reopen as coronavirus cases surge in Florida
In May, the company opened Disney Springs. Walt Disney Worlds Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are reopening Saturday, while Epcot and Disneys Hollywood Studios will follow four days later. The reopening comes as a huge surge of Floridians have tested positive for the new coronavirus in recent weeks. All of Disney's Orlando parks closed in mid-March in an effort to stop the viruss spread. In May, the company opened Disney Springs, a complex of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues in Lake Buena Vista.
Decline in new US virus deaths may be temporary reprieve
Experts note that a rise in deaths could take awhile to show up in the U.S. statistics. Next, doctors will report more flu-like illnesses, and the proportion of people testing positive for the virus will rise. The decline in deaths this spring might well be tied in part to warmer weather as people spend more time outdoors where circulating air disperses the virus. Mokdad noted that deaths are on the rise in the Southern Hemisphere, where it's now winter. This virus is going to have a second wave.