Delays, Cancellations Plague Disney World Airport Due to Winter Storm

Disney World Airport Delays

Holiday traffic flying in and out of Central Florida is reportedly backed up over two hours as the airline industry continues to reel from the intense winter storm.

According to WESH2 meteorologist Eric Burris, the FAA is reporting over two-hour delays for most of the Sunshine State’s airports, and Orlando International Airport is reporting more than half of their flights are either canceled or delayed.

Related: Freezing Temperatures will Close Disney World Park

While flying conditions may not warrant groundings at MCO, the delays and cancellations are an industry-wide logistical nightmare. Flights northbound can’t take off if they cannot complete their southward journey, to begin with. Travel advisories were issued before the Christmas weekend, and it appears that the severe weather continues to affect air traffic negatively.

Click here for the latest status on all arrivals and departures scheduled at Orlando International Airport.

Orlando International Airport is seen by many as the gateway for families traveling to Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, and all other attractions in the Orlando area. Popular airlines include Southwest Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, Jet Blue, American Airlines, and Spirit Airlines.

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Orlando International Airport/MCO

Related: National Weather Service Issues Safety Brief for Floridians Prepping for Christmas Freeze

If you or anyone you know is looking to fly into or out of Orlando International Airport today or anytime this week, we advise that you continue to check flight status and remain in contact with your airline for the most up-to-date information. Also, do not hesitate to reach out to Guest relations at your Disney World Resort Hotel if your stay needs to be extended.


Credit: Disney

Previous Coverage: Flying to Disney This Week? Southwest Issues Travel Advisory for Winter Storm Elliot

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney Vacation news and stories as more developments come to light.

About T.K. Bosacki

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, TK Bosacki is a professional writer, amateur adventurer, and lifelong Disney Fanatic. His Disney Park days include Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Nomad Lounge. He believes in starting at the Canada pavilion (IYKYK), and the Monorail is superior to all Ferry Boats.

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