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Orlando International Airport opens Terminal C to everyone with new Visitor Pass Program

Until now only passengers arriving or departing via Orlando International Airport's Terminal C could enjoy the interactive artwork, shopping and dining, well not anymore, everyone can enjoy them impressive Terminal C and all its facilities.


 Orlando International Airport opens Terminal C to everyone with New Visitor Pass Program

The wondrous and technologically advanced Terminal C at Orlando International Airport has been open for almost a year now, and has been impressing passengers since it opened, what with its uber-cool design, architecture, and impressive interactive artworks. and that's before the indulgent selection of shopping choices, including amazing new Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World Stores with jaw-dropping features.


Orlando International Airport opens Terminal C to everyone with New Visitor Pass Program

Then you have a foodies delight of places to eat and drink, including Sunshine Diner by Chef Art Smith, Orange County Brewers, and Wine Bar George, whatever you reason for wanting to see inside the new Terminal C, until now it has been the exclusive privilege of travellers flying to and from the terminal.


That is until now, as the airport has launched Experience MCO, a new program that allows you to get yourself pre-approved, without a flight, to visit and enjoy Terminal C and all of its shopping, dining, interactive art, and more.


Plus, a real awesome benefit is that you can now accompany your family or friends to the gate, or be there when they touch down in Orlando!


Orlando International Airport opens Terminal C to everyone with New Visitor Pass Program

The pilot program allows guests to visit the innovative new terminal’s post-security areas to enjoy the many food and retail concessions for leisure purposes. Terminal C has a wonderful blend of local and name-brand concessions, providing savory dining and shopping opportunities.


Orlando International Airport opens Terminal C to everyone with New Visitor Pass Program

Applying for the Visitor Pass is simple:


1. The process begins with an online application, which can be found at Experience MCO (https://experiencemco.orlandoairports.net/) up to seven days in advance. If a particular date is unavailable on the online form, that indicates visitor slots are at capacity.


2. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) then reviews requests. Same-day applications will receive an approval status email within 15 minutes. Advance applications will receive a response after midnight on the day of the requested visit.


3. Approved guests will receive an Experience MCO Visitor Pass via e-mail, which they take to the TSA checkpoint for general screening. Entry is restricted to only between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and all guests must exit Terminal C by 8 p.m.


Trusted traveler programs like TSA PreCheck, CLEAR and MCO Reserve cannot be used with Experience MCO. Guests will still be required to go through the standard security screening process. Passes are limited and granted on a first-come, first-served basis subject to TSA approval.


Whether shopping, dining or spending more time with loved ones who are flying out, guests can choose their own adventure – how they Experience MCO is up to them.


Other program specifics and a list of FAQs can be found at the following link: https://www.orlandoairports.net/getting-around-mco/#experiencemco


Orlando International Airport opens Terminal C to everyone with New Visitor Pass Program

Program and Security Information


Printed Experience MCO Visitor Passes are not accepted. Passes need to be digitally accessible.


Experience MCO guests are subject to the same security regulations as passengers boarding an aircraft and must comply with TSA’s screening procedures, including not bringing items prohibited by TSA and complying with the 3-1-1 Liquids Rules.


The Experience MCO Visitor Pass Program is a pilot program. The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority reserves the right to cancel the program, cancel approved Visitor Passes, or modify program rules at any time without prior notice.


The Experience MCO Visitor Pass Program is not intended to be used by any individual or entity to conduct business or do solicitation. Doing such will revoke your pass and render you ineligible for future participation in the program.


Orlando International Airport opens Terminal C to everyone with New Visitor Pass Program

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