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Orlando International Airport Parking Garages Full: Get The Latest Advice

Updated: Dec 11, 2022

Orlando International Airport is welcoming a record amount of passengers this Thanksgiving holiday travel period, with the number of passengers.

Between November 18 and 29, the number of passengers expected to transit through the airport was 1.75 million, but numbers are already exceeding expectations!

The airport is warning travellers to expect heavy traffic around the airport, and with tens of thousands of passengers transiting through the airport, the advise is to arrive early.

As of this afternoon, November 23, all parking lots at the airport are at full capacity, and MCO is asking passengers to seek alternative transportation.

For your convenience, rideshare and taxis are available at the Terminals.

𝗣𝗶𝗰𝗸-𝘂𝗽: Rideshare - Arrivals, curbside Taxis - Terminal A & B - Level 1; Terminal C - Arrivals curbside

𝗗𝗿𝗼𝗽-𝗼𝗳𝗳: Arrivals & Departures Levels, curbside

For parking updates, visit the airports website at

Orlando International Airport Thanksgiving Travel

Check The TSA Wait Time At MCO

You can check ahead of time roughly how long you can expectto have to wait in the TSA lines at Orlando International Airport, check the airport's website or app..

Rental Cars At MCO

All onsite rental car companies are now accepting returns in Terminal C.

Sixt has vehicle pick-up available in Garage C

Enterprise, Alamo, and National are issuing contracts in Terminal C - car pickup will be available in Terminal B.

To connect between Terminals:

24/7 shuttle transportation is located on Level 6, Arrivals of Terminal C

The Terminal Link (APM) operates continuously and is located on Level 4 of the Garage C/ Train Station area.

Check Your Flight Status At MCO

The best way to check your flight status is to contact your airline directly.

You can also go to the Orlando International Airport website or app and check your flight status there.

Thanksgiving Traffic Expected To Reach Record Levels At Orlando International Airport


The airport have issued some important Thanksgiving travel tips to help ease passengers journeys through MCO this holiday period:

Pack your patience. Record crowds could cause lines at various points throughout your travel journey.

Allow yourself plenty of time. Arrive inside the terminal at MCO at least 3 hours prior to your flight. This will allow time for any congestion that you may encounter.

Continuously check the MCO App or social media pages for the latest parking information.

To receive the latest parking updates, visit or follow MCO on Twitter @MCO or Facebook @FlyMCO. You can also download the MCO app, Orlando MCO.

Continuously check the MCO App or social media pages for the latest checkpoint wait times.

Pack as lightly as possible.

Adhere to the TSA 3-1-1 rule for gels and liquids at the security checkpoint.

Do NOT bring guns or weapons through security. Check your bags for prohibited items before coming into the terminal.

If picking someone up at the airport, please wait in the cell phone lots. Have your party call you when they are ready for pickup from the curb, not before.

If we have reached parking capacity, please consider using a rideshare program or a taxi.

Remember, enhanced screening rules mean electronics larger than a cell phone will need to be removed from your bag and placed in a bin at the checkpoint, unless you are in the TSA PreCheck program, but even TSA PreCheck and MCO Reserve passengers may be subject to additional screening.


Do not leave bags or packages unattended or accept items from strangers for transport.

Place identification tags on the outside and inside of checked and carry-on luggage.

Wear easily removable shoes.

If traveling with a pet or comfort animal, bring a leash. The pet will need to be on a leash while the animal carrier is properly screened by the TSA.

Orlando International Airport Holiday Travel


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