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No more grilling at Disney! Open Flame Ban in effect now at Walt Disney World until further notice

For the time being, there is no more old-fashioned family fun as you roast marshmallows next to a crackling fire at Walt Disney World as an open flame ban has came into effect immediately.

No more grilling at Disney! Open Flame Ban in effect now at Walt Disney World until further notice

Right now Central Florida is dealing with a lack of rain and moderate-to-severe drought conditions .leading to many wildfires occurring throughout the area.

This has now led to Walt Disney World asking Guests staying at any of the on-site resorts to refrain from using open flames in most outdoor settings.

Here is what you can and can't do:


Any outdoor cooking with charcoal/wood, or other solid fuel is prohibited.

These restrictions include the use of Walt Disney World-provided charcoal grills at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground and DVC sites, personal fire pits, consumer-grade fireworks (i.e. sparklers), or Guest-owned hibachi-style grills that utilize charcoal, wood, etc.

As a result of these temporary restrictions, the following grills are not available to Guests:

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas, near Kidani sports court – 3 under Pavilion

Disney's Bay Lake Tower – 4 at Pavilion by pool

Disney's Beach Club Villas – 2 behind the Villas near pool

Disney's Boardwalk Villas – 1 outside Community Hall

Disney's Old Key West – 2 at Miller’s Road Pool, 4 at Turtle Pond Pool, 3 at Southpoint Pool

Disney's Saratoga Springs Treehouses – Each unit has their own grill (60 total)

Disney's Saratoga Springs – 2 at Playground at Congress Park Pool, 2 at Fountain at Carousel, 2 Outside Grandstand Pool


Gas cooking grills in proper working order that contain fire, heat, and flames are allowed to be used where constantly attended;

Campfires that have been permitted through the Fire Prevention Division; this covers all Walt Disney World Recreation Campfire Activities, as well as gas fire pits in common areas such as Coronado Springs, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House, and Bay Lake Tower; SO S'MORES ARE OK!!

Fire torches that are a part of Disney-owned facilities (i.e. Polynesian walkways);

Interior fireplaces and commercial kitchens in approved open buildings.

Campfire at Walt Disney World

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