More Renovations Could Be Coming Soon to Orlando International Airport

The Orlando International Airport has opened several new additions recently, including a new restaurant by favorite Disney Springs Chef, Art Smith, and an entirely new terminal with Terminal C.

While Terminal C boasts new amenities and more ways for travelers to arrive in Central Florida, the airport’s update has received some criticism, and as a result, may even be considering redoing some of the latest changes.

Orlando International Airport

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According to ClickOrlando, Orlando International Airport’s new Terminal C has been the subject of complaints from travelers for multiple reasons with most pointing to the fact that Guests arriving or departing from the new section are faces with a long walk and no moving walkways.

The terminal opened in September 2022 after construction work totaling out at approximately $2.8 billion, but it seems moving walkways were removed from the original plans leaving travelers with lots of walking when the terminal opened. Reportedly, CEO of Orlando International Airport Kevin Thibault has stated that the moving walkways were scrapped due to the narrow width of the terminal’s hallways.

Orlando International Airport

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Other issues noted by travelers who have made their way through the new terminal include the lack of rental cars. SIXT is currently the only rental car company located in Terminal C, with Enterprise, Hertz, and others located in the main terminal, therefore adding to the long walk for travelers booked with these brands.

The airport has noted that more rental car companies will opening up in Terminal C, but representatives do not yet have a timeline for when this will take place.


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Leadership from Orlando International Airport is meeting this afternoon to discuss the issues with Terminal C, and whether travelers will soon expect further changes the next time they arrive in Central Florida.

We will continue to monitor updates on Orlando International Airport, and will be back with more information as we have it here on Disney Tips.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."