Besides flying into MCO...

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  1. ZehnJahren

    ZehnJahren DIS Veteran

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    Besides MCO, are there any other easily accessible airports (that are also trustworthy) in the Orlando area? I know there's a Sanford airport, but I'm not sure how big or safe. What other airports are there within an hour's drive of WDW? I see MCO, ORL, SFB ... any others? I know Tampa is "nearby" but still at least an hour - 2 hour drive.
     
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  3. gmeh1

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    Sanford is fine. Tampa is about an hour away, not anywhere near a 2 hour drive. Daytona is ok, but, then you get into that two hour range(approx.75 mile-1.50 hours). ORL does not have commercial flights per se. http://www.orlandoairports.net/orl/index.htm
    http://www.ehow.com/list_6461142_florida-airports-near-orlando.html
    There is also Lakeland airport. http://www.lakelandairport.com/
     
  4. DebbieB

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    I heard that there are going to be flights from Pittsburgh to Lakeland, which is between Orlando and Tampa.
     
  5. KINGBOBOFTHENORTH

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    The airline serving Lakeland has suspended operations.
    Melbourne Airport is an hour from Disney but unlikely to find low fares to there. Orlando Sanford is only about 45-minutes from WDW, Tampa just over 1 hour. St. Petersburg/Clearwater is just slightly farther than Tampa.

    BobK/Orlando
     
  6. goofy4tink

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    Many, many people fly into Tampa International when going to WDW. It's a wonderful airport, about 75 mins from WDW.
    And Sanford??? Great little airport. I prefer flying in there vs MCO, but sadly, DirectAir is the only airline I could use to do that...and that's not looking like the best possibility lately. Sanford is very safe....and user friendly. It is just a bit under an hour from WDW.
     
  7. vicki_c

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    I love the Melbourne airport, but I have never used it to get to Disney. But I used to fly from Melbourne on business a lot and it's a great small airport, but flights were really limited with only a couple of carriers. I'm not sure of its situation now.

    Just out of curiosity, what makes an airport "unsafe" or "untrustworthy"?
     

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