NEWS: Orange County Mayor Demings Comments on Travel to Orlando During the Holidays

Travel in general is looking pretty different right now, but airport travel through Orlando is experiencing some big changes during the holidays.

MCO Airport

While we’ve seen the Orlando International Airport get majorly crowded in the past, it’s been quiet during the recent health and safety crisis. Even though the airport is expected to see less travelers this year during the holidays, government officials still think that plenty of people will travel to the Orlando area during this time.

During a recent Orange County Coronavirus Update online, Mayor Jerry Demings discussed travel to Orlando during the holidays.

MCO Airport

The mayor was asked by a reporter whether there was a concern about tax revenue from tourism decreasing in Orange County since people have been encouraged not to travel during the holiday season. Demings responded that “the airport [Orlando International Airport] reported today that within the last few days we’ve had the second busiest airport in the nation.”

Theme Park Sign

According to the mayor, people are still visiting the Orange County area and will continue to do so, most likely due to theme parks being open currently. He went on to say that “I believe that our theme parks have put an abundance of protocols in place to open and to provide a place of, I think, relaxation for the American public to be able to do so safely.”

Health and Safety Sign

He acknowledged the numbers will be down compared to previous years, but the numbers this year are relative to the situation at hand. Demings believed they have been “relatively successful as a major metropolitan and urban community” due to people willing to follow health and safety guidelines.

PPE Machine

As you make plans to travel, it’s important to keep in mind there are new protocols at airports for passengers. While we continue to listen for additional news about travel in general, we’ll give you all the information you need to know before you head to the theme parks soon!

Have you traveled through an airport recently? Let us know in the comments below!

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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One Reply to “NEWS: Orange County Mayor Demings Comments on Travel to Orlando During the Holidays”

  1. Just returned from cross country flight to Orlando and the most difficult part was getting to the rental cars on the other side of the airport. No one had said that the operations had closed in a whole terminal. Otherwise the flight itself was fine.