OVER 2 Million Floridians Expected to Travel This Weekend

Happy Memorial Day Weekend to all!

EPCOT Crowds

In the past, we’ve seen holiday weekends in the parks be quite busy! Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind also opened recently in EPCOT, so many guests may be swarming EPCOT this long weekend to ride the newest attraction. But how many people are really planning to travel this weekend? Well, we’ve got an estimate.

Spectrum News 13 expects 2.2 Millon Floridians to travel this holiday weekend. This number will rival record highs for Florida. Recently, it was announced that Florida tourism was already breaking records this year, and it seems like numbers will continue to increase.

Magic of Disney Store at Orlando Airport

1.96 Million of those are suspected to drive to their destination, while 181,000 are planning to fly. This comes after gas prices ranked as one of the biggest factors that impacts summer travel, according to a recent poll. 61% of those polled said that gas prices were a major factor when it came to planning for summer travel and only 27% said that COVID-19 was a major factor.

Speedway Gas Station Outside of Magic Kingdom

TSA has also warned travelers that Tampa International Airport will be extra busy this weekend. The airport hired more staff than they originally planned for and they said that they’re ready for the increase in passengers this weekend. Officials from Tampa say that the airport is expecting about 70,000-75,000 passengers per day.

Orlando International Airport

The airport hired more staff, so they feel they will be prepared for the 70,000-75,000 passengers they will see each day. The AAA also predicts that the most traveled destination this summer will be Orlando, followed by Seattle and Miami. Stay tuned to DFB and we’ll keep you updated on what crowds in Disney look like this weekend!

See what crowds looked like for Cosmic Rewind’s reopening day!

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