Open Flame Ban Limits Grilling at Walt Disney World Resorts

WDW Dining News

Dry conditions in the Central Florida area have prompted Walt Disney World to temporarily restrict grilling at many Disney Vacation Club resorts. 

Saratoga SpringsBBQ Pavilion at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Effective April 2023, outdoor grilling with charcoal or wood is prohibited at Walt Disney World resorts. This includes all grills at the following DVC destinations: 

  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village
  • Disney's Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort
  • Disney's Beach Club Villas
  • Disney's Boardwalk Villas
  • Disney's Old Key West Resort
  • Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa and Treehouse Villas
  • Disney's Wilderness Lodge 

Charcoal grills located in public spaces at each of these resorts--along with the 60 Treehouse Villas--should not be used at the present time. Also prohibited are most solid fuel grills and consumer grade fireworks including sparklers. Guests staying at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground should be aware of the current restrictions. 

Wilderness LodgeGas grills at Disney's Wilderness Lodge are OK to use

Gas grills remain available for guest use on a first-come, first-served basis. They are typically found at newer DVC developments including Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Campfires and fire pit activities supervised by Disney Cast Members are expected to continue. Fireworks presentations and other in-park activities are not impacted at this time.