Spring Break Crowds Arrive In Orlando International Airport

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Orlando, Florida is one of the top spring break areas in the United States. Being home to various theme parks and family-friendly locations, the crowds tend to flock to Orlando International Airport during this time of year.

If you are planning to visit Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, or any other location within Orlando, Florida, be aware that spring break crowds have already arrived at Orlando International Airport. 

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One Disney fan, who recently visited Walt Disney World, headed to Orlando International Airport as her vacation came to an end and noticed the insane crowds.

They posted a video to TikTok along with the caption “POV waiting for the APM. Welcome to spring break in Orlando”. Within the video you can see that travelers are standing shoulder to shoulder and are packed in like sardines as they try to board the APM.

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This video just shows the crowd levels at Orlando International Airport, but we suspect the theme parks, such as  Walt Disney World, home to four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom — two water parks — Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon — and a shopping and dining district — Disney Springs, will become busier over the next few weeks.

When the Orlando Resort reopened in summer 2020 after closing temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the theme parks had put in a lower capacity level restriction in order to keep the Guests and Cast Members safe. But as we continue to move forward with the ongoing pandemic, Disney World has raised its capacity levels and that is clear when looking at the current crowd levels.

We do want to note that recently, Disney CFO Christine McCarthy stated that Park’s capacity would never return to normal as they are “managing things differently now”. This sparked quite the conversation amongst Disney fans as many can’t imagine what “full capacity” would look like considering how packed the Parks are now.

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Do you have plans to visit Florida during spring break? Let us know in the comments below.

If you want to visit Walt Disney World on your next family vacation to experience the four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — but aren’t sure where to begin planning, then don’t hesitate to reach out to our friends over at the Authorized Disney Vacation Planners at Academy Travel for a free quote.

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