GETTING TO AND FROM MEGACON ORLANDO
MEGACON Orlando 2018 is taking place at the Orange County Convention Center, West Concourse.
9800 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Click here for directions, maps, parking and shuttle information.
NEW FOR 2018! BAG CHECK
If you attend with any type of bag (backpack, purse, etc.), you will be asked to join a line for a bag check. If you are attending without a bag, your entry will be faster. Bag check is in effect every time you re-enter the building. Bag Check is located at the West Hall C Lobby off International Drive, or the Westwood Lobby off the West Parking Lot.
NEED ADDITIONAL TICKETS?
Click here to purchase additional tickets online to avoid Box Office lines!
Deluxe, Family, Single Day and Child Passes will also be available for purchase at the event while supplies last. Passes can be purchased at the Box Office located in the Ticketing Hall – West Hall C.
Note: Saturday Family Passes are sold out.
Don’t forget to use your “Bring a Friend for Free on Thursday” wristband that was mailed to you!
WHERE DO I GO WHEN I GET TO THE ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER, WEST CONCOURSE?
All VIP badges and wristbands have been shipped. VIP Pass holders can proceed directly to their designated VIP Priority Entrance in the West Hall C or Westwood Lobby Entrances (click here to see a map). If you are a VIP who has not received your badge and wristband, please email your Virtual Concierge at VIP@fanexpohq.com or proceed to the Customer Service Desk in MEGACON HQ located in the Ticketing Hall – West Hall C.
Customer Service Desk hours:
- Thursday 12:00PM – 9:00PM
- Friday 9:00AM – 7:00PM
- Saturday 9:00AM – 7:00PM
- Sunday 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Wristbands are to be worn visibly for the duration of your visit to MEGACON Orlando. If you are coming for multiple days, you must keep your wristband intact over those days. If you are cosplaying, consider how your wristband will be worn with gloves, morph costumes, or other pieces.
For any questions or special concerns about wearing a wristband, visit our Customer Service Desk in MEGACON HQ located in the Ticketing Hall – West Hall C at the event. Lost or damaged wristbands will not be replaced by MEGACON Orlando.
Click here for important information about how to fasten your wristbands.
JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL PREVIEW!
VIP, Premium & Deluxe Pass holders get early access to the Show Floor at 2:00PM on Thursday for a Special Preview! VIP will be admitted first, followed by Premium and then Deluxe. Roam the Show Floor and get an exclusive experience before doors open to the general public at 4:00PM. To gain early access, start at your VIP Lounge in Room W209. The early access line will be staged from the VIP Lounge.
Get a head start every morning with first-on-the-floor access! Friday, Saturday and Sunday, VIP get priority access to the Show Floor at 9:30AM, followed by Premium & Deluxe Pass holders. To gain early access, start at your VIP Lounge in Room W209. The early access line will be staged from the VIP Lounge.
RELAX & RECHARGE IN THE VIP LOUNGE
Swing by the VIP Lounge and relax amidst all the action! The VIP Lounge is located in Room W209.
- Thursday 12:00PM – 9:00PM
- Friday 8:30AM – 7:00PM
- Saturday 8:30AM – 7:00PM
- Sunday 8:30AM – 5:00PM
YOUR VIP LOUNGE CONCIERGE
Visit your concierge in the VIP Lounge (Room W209) if you have any questions. As an added perk, complimentary coat and bag check service will also be available in the Lounge. Please Note: Items cannot be left overnight.
PICK UP YOUR MEGACON ORLANDO SWAG BAG
Your VIP bag full of MEGACON Orlando collectibles can be picked up anytime during lounge hours in the VIP Lounge (Room W209) with your badge. Your bag is guaranteed!
Please Note: All merchandise associated with your VIP Package must be picked up at MEGACON Orlando. We cannot ship or make alternate arrangements to have them delivered to you.
SPECIAL VIP SERVICES
Your VIP badge and wristband act as an "Express Pass" at MEGACON Orlando. Get some of the best seats in the house at Main Theater Presentations and skip the line for Photo Ops and Autograph line to meet your fave celeb.
Main Theater Presentations (Chapin Theater and Theater #2/W311)
Celebrity Autograph Area (West Hall A)
Comic Signing Area (West Hall A)
Photo Op Area (West Hall A)
Look for the Black Carpet throughout the show!
THEATER PRESENTATIONS: HOW DO VIP PASS HOLDERS USE THEIR EXPRESS PASS?
VIP Pass holders will have first priority access to presentations in the Chapin Theater & Theater #2 in Room W3111, which are located on Level 3. You must be in line 30 minutes before the presentation.
AUTOGRAPHS: HOW DO VIP PASS HOLDERS USE THEIR EXPRESS PASS?
VIP Pass holders should proceed directly to the VIP Desk in the Autograph Hall (West Hall A), or to the VIP line for the Comic Signing Area (West Hall A). They will be escorted by a member of the VIP Services Team to the celebrity of their choice and placed in the front of the line.
PHOTO OPS: HOW DO VIP PASS HOLDERS USE THEIR EXPRESS PASS?
VIP Pass Holders should proceed directly to the VIP line in the Photo Op Area (West Hall A) by showing your VIP badge and wristband.
Please Note: Autographs and Photo Ops are separate fees and are not included with your VIP Package. VIPs may not jump ahead of other VIPs. If you have someone joining you in your Photo Op they can access the VIP line with you - up to 3 additional people.
MEGACON ORLANDO SCHEDULE
The Official MEGACON Orlando schedule is available on our FREE Mobile App which you can download here. We recommend downloading the app to receive the most up-to-date notifications throughout the weekend.
Here is a place to rest for all you great families! For parent(s) with kids under 12, the Family Zone is a quiet corner where you can relax and get away from the crowds for a bit with lots of activities for the kids.
Location: Room W204
Note: This area is not a daycare service; all children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
For families travelling with infants, there is a Family Care Room on Level 1, Rooms 13/14. This is a quieter spot to feed or change a baby.
WHO NEEDS SLEEP? JOIN US FOR SPECIAL EVENTS & AFTER PARTIES
Click here for more information about our Comic Packages
Click here for more information about our YouTube Gaming Packages
Click here for more information about our Anime Packages
Click here for more information about our After Parties
QUESTIONS ABOUT PANELS, AUTOGRAPHS OR PHOTO OPS?
Visit our FAQ page here.
BUY YOUR PHOTO OPS IN ADVANCE
Click here to purchase a Photo Op with your favorite guest before they sell out!
Visit the MEGACON Exclusives booths, located in Level 1 Lobby, Ticketing Hall, and Exhibit Floor near Photo Ops, for a wide selection of official MEGACON Orlando merchandise and exclusives.
Click here to view the MEGACON Orlando exclusives.
HOLD ON TO YOUR BADGE FOR COMPLIMENTARY GENERAL ADMISSION AT FUTURE SHOWS
Don’t forget to check out our other FAN EXPO HQ shows throughout the year! With your MEGACON Orlando VIP badge, you can receive free unlimited general admission to all future FAN EXPO HQ events until, but not including, MEGACON Orlando 2019. You must present your VIP Badge at the Will Call Desk at the show you would like to attend to redeem this perk. To see a full list of our FAN EXPO HQ shows, click here.
The Accessibility Services Desk is located in MEGACON HQ in the Ticketing Hall – West Hall C. Persons with disabilities are required to pay full admission, however, one attendant/caregiver will receive complimentary admission on a single-day basis when requested at the Accessibility Services Desk.
For the full FAN EXPO Accessibility Policy click here.
Wheelchair and Scooter Rentals
Scootaround will be available at MEGACON Orlando for attendee who require a wheelchair or scooter rental service. Click here to make advanced reservations to ensure the correct equipment is available to suit your needs. Scootaround will be located beside MEGACON HQ in the Ticketing Hall – West Hall C and just inside the West C Lobby at the FedEx Office Business Center.
SAFETY & SECURITY
The safety and security of our fans, exhibitors, guests and staff is our priority. Please plan ahead and note the following guidelines to help us deliver a safe and fun experience for everyone.
Our Props Policy can be read in its entirety here, but the top-line info is:
- If it's not legal on the street, it's not legal at MEGACON Orlando. Authorities will be on-site to deal with any illegal items.
- Metal props (guns, swords, etc.) and wooden props (baseball bats, 2x4's, etc.) are not allowed. Plastic props are typically allowed.
- Bows and slingshots are to be unstrung. Nerf guns and other foam bullet-type toys are not to be loaded.
- The final decision on whether a prop is permitted inside MEGACON Orlando rests with Security. There are no refunds given if you are turned away for not adhering to our policy.
COSPLAY IS NOT CONSENT
If you would like to take a picture with/of another MEGACON Orlando attendee, always ask first and respect that person's right to say no.
When at MEGACON Orlando, please be respectful and kind to each other.
Click here to view our Harassment Policy.
Click here to see our FAQs or visit us at the Customer Service Desk in MEGACON HQ located in the Ticketing Hall – West Hall C.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The MEGACON Orlando Team