Top High Speed Train Makers Aim at Disney

Top high speed train (or bullet train) makers from China and Japan are giving serious consideration to having Walt Disney World one of their stops, and Disney is behind it.

The New York Times is reporting that, “Central Japan Railway and China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock are competing for the $8 billion that President Barack Obama has granted for 13 high-speed corridors across the United States, including a line between Tampa and Orlando in Florida that may include a station at the Walt Disney resort near Orlando.”

Other companies from various countries are also wanting in on the bullet train market that seems to be starting to grow in the U.S., including current Illuminations sponsor, Siemens, which is originally based out of Germany. Disney has even offered to donate 50 acres of land, valued at about 25 million dollars, to Florida for a station at Walt Disney World.

For those unfamiliar, these bullet trains are popular in Asia, and typically go faster than 180 mph.

To find out more, please check out the New York Times.

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