Featured Airport of the Week: MCO

This is one of many posts to come highlighting top travel routes and airports out of Nashville International Airport (BNA).

Going to Walt Disney World? Universal? Visiting Family? Hopefully, your trip to Orlando is an exciting one with the Orlando International Airport (MCO) as the first destination. Here is some insight on what you can expect from the airport if you have a few minutes to spare.

Food and Drink

For those on-the-go, the food court (Main Terminal) is the place for you. There is McDonald’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Panda Express, Starbucks, and a Quizno’s, to name a few. There is a Cask and Larder located in Airside 2, perfect for those who want to sit down and enjoy their meal. You have to have one of their brewed beers with a side of oysters. Cibo Express (Airside 4) and Zaza (Airside 1 and 3) are great for picking up flight snack and beverages. Pinkberry (Airside 2 and 4) has delicious frozen yogurt that you cannot pass up so get it while you can!

Here is a full list of restaurants at MCO.

MCO

Shopping

In between eating Italian in Epcot and feeling the thrill on the rides at Universal, you forgot to purchase souvenirs for a few people? No problem. MCO has plenty of shops where you can find gifts for friends and family that might as well have come from your actual vacation destination (and you didn’t have to lug them through security!). Try Big Head Caricatures (Airside 2) for a fun, animated poster or Disney’s Earport (Main Terminal) for the classic t-shirt, snow globe, or coffee mug.

There is also a Finish Line in (Main Terminal) if you or someone in your group happened to forget a pair of good walking shoes. No one wants to be walking around theme parks in their fancy dinner shoes! Travelling is exhausting. So you might as well buy a bath bomb from Lush (Main Terminal) to use when you arrive at the hotel or back home. It is vacation after all!

Here is a full list of shops at MCO.

MCOTransportation

There are plenty of transportation options at MCO. If you plan on renting a car, you are in luck. Rental car companies are located on the airport grounds on both the A and B sides do there is no need for shuttle buses (score!). Another option if you need to get to downtown Orlando is the city’s public bus service, Lynx. Passes are affordable and the route times are convenient. Disney’s Magical Express also operates out of MCO. This is a complimentary service for those staying at one of Disney’s resorts. They even pick up your luggage and get it to the resort for you!

Here is more information on the airport’s parking and transportation.

 

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