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Skip the Line for FREE at MCO Airport on Your Next Disney Vacation

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Credit: Disney and CNN

For many Guests, the worst part of visiting Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort is the crowds. Every year, millions of fans choose Disney as their vacation destination, and with that popularity comes long lines inside and outside of the Disney Resort.

After waiting in long lines for the entirety of a vacation at Walt Disney World Resort, the last thing anyone would want to do is wait in long lines at airport security on the way home.

MCO, the Orlando International Airport, has gained an unfortunate reputation for having extremely long lines for security. Some people have reported waiting hours in line for security.

Luckily, a new hack is going to change that forever.

MCO Terminal C

Orlando International Airport

MCO Reports Busiest Day Ever

It is no secret that Disney tourism is back and better than ever. Guests are flooding into Walt Disney World Resort, and we are seeing tourism numbers meet and exceed the pre-pandemic numbers. Some people might be surprised to know that Orlando International Airport actually had its busiest day in history on March 11, 2023.

With all these new travelers, the TSA line within MCO airport has gotten longer than ever. Many families travel to Walt Disney World Resort with their young children and large families, and a TSA line after an exhausting theme Park vacation can be a nightmare for parents.

Mco reopening

Credit: Orlando International Airport

TSA Reserve

Fortunately, Disney travelers can now save time with the MCO TSA Reserve program at the Orlando International Airport. This program has become an essential tool for anyone planning a magical Disney vacation. According to MCO:

Now passengers without TSA PreCheck or CLEAR+ can book a time to go through airport security at MCO Reserve powered by Clear – it’s free.

MCO is proud to offer MCO Reserve powered by Clear.  MCO’s “Reservation Lane” allows travelers to plan ahead and reserve a dedicated security lane time slot for their party. Travelers can quickly and easily see and reserve an available time slot. This service is offered at no cost.

After reserving their slot and arriving at the dedicated MCO Reserve lane, travelers will simply scan their issued QR code and move directly to TSA to screen their boarding pass and ID and then proceed through the standard TSA security screening. Terminals A, B and C all have dedicated MCO Reserve lanes with a limited number of slots available each day. Travelers may book their time slot up to 72 hours in advance.

Security screening times available from 5:00am to 5:00pm for flights departing between 6:30am and 8:30pm.

Orlando International Airport is the closest airport to the Walt Disney World Resort. As one of the busiest airports in Florida, Orlando International can be overwhelming for travelers. The MCO TSA Reserve program brings some much-needed relief for Disney travelers by providing a reservation lane at security checkpoints. This means travelers won’t have to wait in the same long lines as the rest of the airport visitors.

Reservations are completely free and can be made online prior to your trip. Happy booking, Disney fans!

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.