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The Magic of Disney Store at Orlando International Airport to Close

Getting that last minute Walt Disney World souvenir before your flight at Orlando International Airport (MCO) just got a little more complicated. At the end of business tonight, The Magic of Disney Store near the Gates 1-59 security area will close. The location is part of the expansion coming to the west checkpoint area. Construction, […]

International Travelers to Face New Powder Restrictions When Flying to the United States

Soon travelers flying to the United States from international airports will be subject to the same TSA rules on powder that have already been implemented at domestic airports. Beginning June 30th, containers of powder larger than 12 ounces that are in carry-on bags could be subject to extra screening or banned from the airplane cabin. […]

Orlando International Airport’s Upcoming South Terminal Adds More Gates

The new South Terminal Complex being built at Orlando International Airport (MCO) isn’t even scheduled to open until spring of 2021, but the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) Board voted today to add additional gates. The terminal plans now include three additional gates, which will be able to accommodate up to six more narrow body […]

A Busy February Moves Orlando International Airport Up the List in Latest Airport Rankings

Based on the most recent numbers from the Airports Council International, Orlando International Airport (MCO) has moved up in the state, national, and worldwide rankings in the passenger traffic category. The latest rankings from February 2018 show that Orlando International is now the number one airport for passenger traffic in the state of Florida, up […]

Orlando International Airport Decides Not To Replace TSA

The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority has decided against replacing TSA employees at Orlando International Airport with private security. Briefings were held in early February to discuss the possible change, citing lengthy wait times and lowered customer satisfaction at the airport. A protest was held by Transportation Security Administration employees and other government workers in late […]

Biometric Facial Recognition Technology Coming to Orlando International Airport

In a board meeting Wednesday, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Board voted to place Orlando International Airport (MCO) as the first U.S. airport to fully deploy the U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Biometric Entry and Exit Program. The Board approved $4 million in funding to integrate the passenger processing system that will use facial […]

Vote on Privatizing Security at Orlando International Airport Postponed

After an hour of public input today regarding the option to replace TSA agents with private security at Orlando International Airport, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority has decided to hold off on a vote for now. The board is delaying any decisions for 60 days, which will give them time to meet with Transportation Security […]

Orlando International Airport Could Move to Replace TSA with Private Screeners

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will be holding briefings tomorrow for airline and airport officials following word that Orlando International Airport (MCO) is considering replacing TSA screeners with a private company. With the airport handling almost 45 million passengers last year, already long security lines are even longer, so both sides agree that a change […]

BREAKING: Airport Transportation via Minnie Van Available from Select Disney Resorts

Walt Disney World has announced that Resort Club Level guests can begin utilizing a Minnie Van (for a fee) to get to Orlando International Airport as opposed to using the complimentary Disney’s Magical Express. The service is limited for use between the hours of 9:00 a.m. through 12:00 a.m. Each vehicle can accommodate up to six people […]

Disney’s Magical Express Returns to Picking Up 3 Hours Prior to Flight Time Beginning Jan. 11

As the holiday season is coming to a close, Disney’s Magical Express will be changing motorcoach departure times for guests departing on or after Thursday, January 11, 2018. Resort motorcoach departure times will be scheduled approximately 3 hours prior to the guest’s scheduled flight departure time for domestic flights. International flights will still pick up […]