Memorial Day Weekend is coming and that means summer is officially starting.
With most major holidays, Disney World sees an increase in crowds. And when crowds increase, that can create some problems for guests. We could see an increase in the price of Genie+ (who remembers it being $35 for Spring Break?!). We could see park pass reservations fill up and advance dining reservations get harder to find. But there is one thing that just got easier for the holiday weekend.
Orlando International Airport, the airport that is closest to Disney World, is known for having a lot of travelers come through, and it looks like this upcoming Memorial Day will be no different. They are expecting 1.1 million people to visit the airport from now til the end of May. According to the airport, this is a 16% increase from 2022.
The #MemorialDay travel period is here & we're expecting over 1.1 million passengers through the end of May! 🇺🇸
Top 5 busiest days:
1. May 27 – 169,659
2. May 26 – 167, 152
3. May 29 – 164,719
4. May 28 – 162,025
5. May 25 – 161,842
More info: https://t.co/re68DWHMiP pic.twitter.com/SEI4JwXgwb
— Orlando International Airport (@MCO) May 24, 2023
While this could send you into an anxious spiral if you are one of those 1.1 million people who have a flight to or from Orlando International, there is some good news. According to Fox 35, the airport will open the West Park Place parking lot. This will add 3,100 more parking spaces for travelers, which could make your vacation a bit easier if you’re flying out of MCO.
According to the Orlando International Airport’s website, Parking Garage B is already full ahead of the busy weekend. Travelers are encouraged to check the airport’s website for the most up-to-date information on parking. The West Park Place Economy Lot is shown below. It is $10 per day to park there. There is also a shuttle that will run from the lot to Terminals A and C.
If you are traveling to Disney World this Memorial Day weekend, be sure to read our tips and tricks to make the most of the busy weekend. For more travel information to Disney World, be sure to follow us at Disney Food Blog. You can subscribe to our newsletter below.
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