A few quick questions for those familiar with Orlando Int'l (MCO). My parents are going to be flying MCO-DTW on 12/24 in the evening. They got a great deal on WN, so they are going to drive over from St. Petersburg for the nonstop Southwest flight. I am advising them to leave especially early in case security lines are bad. I have heard that the east security checkpoint at MCO can get bad. I recently flew MCO-ATL on DL and breezed through in 10 minutes, but I understand it can get delayed (especially the east checkpoint). Since MCO is especially prone to bottlenecks for tourist traffic, I am thinking that security lines may not be too bad since a lot of tourists would not be traveling on Christmas eve. Does anyone have experience with traveling through MCO this time of year?
Also, is parking prone to problems at MCO during the holidays? I am thinking they should be able to park in one of the remote lots, but I am not sure if they fill up really bad during the holidays.