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New Warning Issued For Orlando Travelers

New Warning Issued For Orlando Travelers

Traveling can be stressful, but we are here to make it a bit easier. If you are traveling to Orlando, you need to check out the most recent warnings and updates to prepare for your vacation.

Heavy Crowds

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The Disney Parks are getting busier as guests arrive to celebrate Thanksgiving at the “Most Magical Place on Earth”. Wait times have skyrocketed, and Disney Genie+ is at an all-time high and still sells out for select parks.

This year the Orlando International Airport was named one of the 10 busiest airports in the United States. With Disney World, Universal, Legoland, Sea World, and so many other theme parks and attractions, millions of people fly in and out of the airport every year.

It is definitely a bustling airport, and it will only be busier this holiday week.

Airport Predictions

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Just how busy will the Orlando International Airport (MCO) be this holiday week? Hold onto your hats and glasses for this whopping sum. They expect over 2 Million passengers over a 12-day time frame.

The peak day of travel will be on Saturday, November 25th. There are an estimated 187,000 travelers on this day alone. This is quite staggering when thinking about navigating terminals and security checkpoints.

Just in case you were wondering, this is an increase of 17% over last year’s travel. MCO now issues a travel warning for these high-traffic days and ask travelers to follow these travel tips.

How To Prepare

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This may sound daunting, but you can take a bit of stress out of your travel plans with a little extra planning. MCO is opening additional parking for this peak season. Parking is available across from Terminal A, B, C, Terminal Top, North Park Place, and South Park Place. Additional parking lots are also available at West Park Place and an Overflow Lot.

How much time do you need to get to the airport? MCO recommends travelers use the 3-2-1 timeline. 3: Be at the ticket counter at least 3 hours prior to your departure time. 2: Head to security 2 hours prior to your departure time. 1: Be at your gate 1 hour prior to your departure time.

With a little preparation, your travel to and from Orlando can be less stressful.

Do you have any tips for travelers heading to MCO this week? Share your thoughts with us and share these tips with your travel buddies.

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