Orlando International Airport Opens Terminal C to the General Public with New Guest Pass Program

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MCO Experience at Terminal C
MCO Experience at Terminal C

Traveling is usually the only way to experience the full scope of amenities beyond the security checkpoints at Orlando International Airport. Not anymore. Starting today, the Experience MCO Visitor Pass Program offers a new and engaging way to help the non-traveling public explore the unique architecture, interactive media and services in Terminal C.

The pilot program allows guests to visit the innovative new terminal’s post-security areas to enjoy the many food and retail concessions for leisure purposes. Terminal C has a wonderful blend of local and name-brand concessions, providing savory dining and shopping opportunities.

Applying for the Visitor Pass is simple:

1. The process begins with an online application, which can be found at Experience MCO (https://experiencemco.orlandoairports.net/) up to seven days in advance and should be requested at least 24 hours before a planned visit. If a particular date is unavailable on the online form, that indicates visitor slots are at capacity.

2. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) then reviews requests. Guests will receive an application confirmation within 15 minutes. Guests will receive their pass, if approved, the morning of the visit.

3. Approved guests will receive an Experience MCO Visitor Pass via e-mail, which they take to the TSA checkpoint for general screening. Entry is restricted to only between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and all guests must exit Terminal C by 8 p.m.

Trusted traveler programs like TSA PreCheck, CLEAR and MCO Reserve cannot be used with Experience MCO. Guests will still be required to go through the standard security screening process. Passes are limited and granted on a first-come, first-served basis subject to TSA approval.

Whether shopping, dining or spending more time with loved ones who are flying out, guests can choose their own adventure – how they Experience MCO is up to them.

Other program specifics and a list of FAQs can be found at the following link: https://www.orlandoairports.net/getting-around-mco/#experiencemco

Program and Security Information

  • Printed Experience MCO Visitor Passes are not accepted. Passes need to be digitally accessible.
  • Experience MCO guests are subject to the same security regulations as passengers boarding an aircraft and must comply with TSA’s screening procedures, including not bringing items prohibited by TSA and complying with the 3-1-1 Liquids Rules
  • The Experience MCO Visitor Pass Program is a pilot program. The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority reserves the right to cancel the program, cancel approved Visitor Passes, or modify program rules at any time without prior notice.
  • The Experience MCO Visitor Pass Program is not intended to be used by any individual or entity to conduct business or do solicitation. Doing such will revoke your pass and render you ineligible for future participation in the program.