In a previous post I wrote about the competition between Orlando and Las Vegas for tourism business. Related to that issue, John Frost at The Disney Blog wrote about plans for passenger rail service between Anaheim, home of Disneyland, and Las Vegas. This would not be good news for Orlando.
When you compare Orlando and Las Vegas, the main advantage Orlando has is Walt Disney World. A rail system between Sin City and Disneyland would somewhat mitigate that advantage. Tourism promoters in Las Vegas could tout their casinos and market day trips to Disneyland.
Of course, this news also emphasizes the need for Florida to develop passenger rail service of its own, starting first with intra-city rail, then expanding to a statewide inter-city rail system, with Orlando-Miami the smartest route for the first leg.