Orlando International Airport Hitting a Record Number of Travelers

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) shared a press release saying Orlando International Airport, also known as MCO, was the busiest airport in the nation this past Saturday, February 26, with 78,287 passengers.


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On Sunday, February 27, it was the fourth busiest airport with more than 74,000 departures. These two days were the busiest weekend at MCO since COVID-19 hit our world.

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MCO’s all time single day record was on March 16, 2019, with a grand total of 90,804 travelers.


Many parts of the country are having spring break, which means that we will be seeing large crowds at Walt Disney World and the rest of the theme parks in Central Florida.

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During this time of year pre-pandemic, we would see large numbers, and we are starting to see those numbers returned. If you plan to visit the Theme Parks, make sure that you have your Park Pass Reservation ahead of time for Walt Disney World. These reservations can go quick, and everyone in your party must have their own reservation to enter any of the four theme parks.

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It makes sense that people want to visit Walt Disney World at this time. With COVID-19 putting a holt on plans over the past couple of years, families want to have a fun vacation. With all the new things happening at Walt Disney World for the 50th Anniversary, many Guests have not seen new things yet.


With a new firework show at Magic Kingdom called Disney Enchantment, Guests are amazed to see not only fireworks but also projections on Cinderella Castle and Main Street, U.S.A.

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Over at EPCOT, not only is there a brand new attraction Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, but if you are there into the night, you see the new nighttime show Harmonious. You’ll want to see and do it all.

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