The only time of year Floridians dreads more than snowbird and lovebug season is about to descend upon the Sunshine State once again. I am, of course, talking about Spring Break. Whether they come as packs of college students or families fitting in a mini vacation, the time between Late March and Mid-April remains a constant battle for survival as the annual migration pours in and runs towards favorite destinations like The Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort.
Orlando International Airport (MCO), the closest port of entry from the Theme Park capital of the world, is reportedly working hard to properly prepare to receive the influx of passengers.
According to WFTV, “The airport expects more than 7 million people to pass through during the travel period.” This will be a 13% increase from Spring Break 2022, with the expectation that things will peak on March 25 when over 170,000 are expected to pass through MCO in a single day! For comparison, the Central Florida airport just had its second-busiest day overall with over 89,800 passengers passing through its gates in the span of 24 hours.
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This intense travel period is expected to end in April, most likely just after Easter Sunday, April 9.
Orlando International Airport is a frequent stop for a slew of airlines including Spirit, American, Delta, United, Southwest, Frontier, and Avelo. It is also expected to begin its service to Miami and the rest of Florida’s Southeast Corridor via the passenger rail service Brightline, but it is unclear if the rail line will be up and running soon enough to attract any extra passenger traffic.
Spring Break season is set to be an exciting time at Walt Disney World as TRON: Lightcycle/Run is set to finally open to the public on April 4.
We at Disney Fanatic wish all of our readers who will be traveling to Disney World or elsewhere for Spring Break a wonderful time and safe travels.