The latest report from Orlando International Airport (MCO) shows that families are leaving in droves at the same time a record flood of travelers descends upon Central Florida.
According to WESH2, the closest and largest airport to the Walt Disney World Resort, the Universal Orlando Resort, and the rest of the Greater Orlando Area has completely out of parking spaces.
MCO’s notice reads:
“Orlando International Airport is experiencing record volume during this spring break period and parking, at this time, is at full capacity.”
Considering the need for parking is usually reserved for departing locals, this suggests that the surge of passengers leaving the Greater Orlando Area is just as strong as the surge of arrivals.
This update follows close behind MCO‘s announcement that it recorded the busiest day in its history, with nearly 93,000 passengers passing through its gates. That includes passengers both coming and going.
“We expected and prepared for the historic levels of passenger traffic we are seeing this Spring Break season,” said Kevin Thibault, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Chief Executive Officer. “Our success in attracting a record number of guests is a testament to the popularity of our world-class destination and the efforts of airport staff to deliver the highest level of customer service.”
Spring break is often a time of reckoning for Floridians as The Sunshine State from Pensacola to Miami brace for college kids and families from across the country. But while the visitors have their fun, there are quite a few locals who hopped a flight out of there waiting for the party to end and the dust to settle.
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It should be noted, though, that there are a lot of exciting things happening at the Walt Disney World Resort during Spring Break 2023, from the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival to the opening of TRON: Lightcycle/Run at the Magic Kingdom.