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How Locals Can Experience, Dine, and Shop at the New Terminal C at the Orlando International Airport!

You may have seen stories about the beautiful, spacious, and new state-of-the-art $2.8 billion terminal at the Orlando international Airport, Terminal C. Unless you are flying JetBlue or going on an international flight, it might be difficult to make your way over there to Terminal C and check out their new shopping and dining outlets as well as public art installations and immersive and interactive CGI content.

To boost the numbers, the airport is offering a special “Experience MCO” pass, where locals can go through the security checkpoint at Terminal C, even without a ticket to fly. Meaning you can enjoy the amenities and also drop off any loved ones at the gate with them.

Here’s all about the ExperienceMCO Visitor Pass Program:

  • Guests may apply online at
  • Provide your date of birth, gender, and full legal name exactly as it appears on your TSA-approved photo ID (passport or driver’s license.)
  • You’ll receive a confirmation email verifying that your request has been received.
  • The request will be reviewed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA.)
  • If approved for entry, the Guest will receive their Experience MCO Visitor Pass attached to their approval e-mail.
  • When entering the TSA Checkpoint, Guests should have the Experience MCO Visitor Pass attachment and their TSA-approved photo ID available.
  • Experience MCO Visitor Pass Guests must enter the Terminal C TSA Checkpoint general screening line. (Pre-Check and Clear lines are not permitted for use with this pass.)
  • Entry is available from 10am-4pm, and Guests are required to exit Terminal C by 8:00 PM.
  • Guests are subject to the same security regulations as ticketed passengers and must comply with TSA’s screening procedures.
  • Guests are then able to explore Terminal C at their leisure.

Retail and Food Concessions inside Terminal C

There are 30+ retail and food options including many local Orlando favorites such as Old Hearthe Bread Company and Wine Bar George. Don’t miss the fire breathing dragon straight out of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Universal Studios store.

The current Terminal C concessions are:

  • 3Sixty Duty Free
  • Auntie Anne’s/Cinnabon
  • Barnie’s Coffee & Tea Co.
  • Cask & Larder Public House
  • Chick-fil-A
  • City Arts Market
  • Cucina & Co.
  • Desano Pizzeria
  • Eola Market
  • Gatlin Trade
  • Greenbeat
  • Harvest & Grounds
  • Main Street Market with Einstein Bros. Bagels
  • Olde Hearth Bread Co.
  • Orange County Brewers
  • Orlando Brewing Bar & Bites
  • PGA Tour Grill
  • Provisions by Cask & Larder
  • Raw Juce
  • Replenish with Illy Coffee
  • SeaWorld
  • Shake Shack
  • Starbucks
  • Summer House Orlando
  • Sunglass Hut and Brighton
  • Sunshine Diner by Chef Art Smith
  • The Scoop
  • Tripadvisor
  • Universal Studios
  • Walt Disney World
  • Wine Bar George

The Plaza Premium lounge at MCO is located on the second level of the Palm Court area and will feature artwork from the Orlando Museum of Art and silent digital art from Full Sail University. Passengers can find food and beverage options, as well as Wi-Fi and areas to work and relax. To access the Plaza Premium Lounge you will need a day pass or use an eligible American Express or Capital One credit card.


Parking your car at Terminal C at Orlando International Airport is available at Garage “C” which has 2,500 parking spaces and easy access to the terminal or Terminal Link (APM) train and future access to the Brightline train to and from Miami.

Here is a Look Inside Orlando International Airport’s Terminal C:


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