Just recently, I embarked on my very first Disney cruise from the new Port Everglades station in Fort Lauderdale, South Florida. Following my delightful maritime adventure, I decided to extend the magic by visiting Walt Disney World. My choice of transportation? The spanking new Brightline train service. Here’s a recount of this scintillating journey!

Booking my Brightline ticket online was a breeze; I hopped on their official website and secured my passage from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando for just $79 one way. This economy fare even included a 50-pound suitcase. If you’re looking for a touch of luxury, they also offer first-class options and promotional fares.

Thirty days prior, I discovered I could add a Mears Connect service from Brightline’s Orlando station at the Orlando International Airport (MCO) to my Disney hotel for an extra $17. This option made my travel planning seamless and worry-free.

Leaving the cruise ship at Port Everglades, I grabbed an Uber to the Brightline station, a quick 10-minute ride costing $16. Upon arrival, I found myself at the station way ahead of my 12:20 pm train. The accommodating staff swiftly rescheduled me to an earlier 9:20 am departure — at no extra charge!

The boarding process was smooth and straightforward. Security checks were efficient, and after scanning my e-ticket, I relaxed in a cool, comfortable waiting lounge complete with a bar/café, a mini market, and ample charging points for all my gadgets.

Onboarding was intuitive: I easily located my car, stowed my luggage, and settled into my clean and comfy seat. The train’s Wi-Fi was stellar, even supporting a video call I needed to make. While they didn’t have a dedicated dining car, attendants regularly offered snacks and beverages for purchase, much like a flight.

Upon arriving at MCO’s Terminal C after a pleasant 3.5-hour journey, I faced a minor hiccup: Mears Connect initially didn’t show my reservation. But the staff quickly rectified the issue, and I was on my way to the Disney magic with no further delays.

Overall, my experience with Brightline was fantastic, and I wouldn’t hesitate to ride it again. Have you tried Brightline for your Disney travels? Share your experiences in the comments below, and don’t forget to spread the word by sharing this story with other Disney fans!

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