PHOTOS - Flame Tree Barbecue is back open with new enhancements and updated menu

Jun 30, 2015 in "Flame Tree Barbecue"

Flame Tree Barbecue reopening June 2015
Posted: Tuesday June 30, 2015 9:22am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Flame Tree Barbecue at Disney's Animal Kingdom reopens for business today after several months of refurbishment.

Most of the work has centered around the ordering area, which now offers much more covered space, meaning less standing in the sun and rain while waiting to order.

Parts of the walkways between the covered seating areas have also been covered, again helping during inclement weather. There is more to be covered over the next couple of months, but that work will continue with the restaurant operating as normal.

There have also been some tweaks to the menu, with a couple of new dishes introduced such as the Jamaican Jerk Chicken Salad and the Watermelon Salad. Barbecue favorites such as ribs, chicken and pulled pork remain on the menu.

Flame Tree Barbecue is open from 11am daily, with a closing time around 5pm, or 1 hour before park closes. Check the times guide for specifics, as closing does vary.

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RoakorDec 13, 2016

We were just there last week and the new seating area was wonderful. Though we had the place to ourselves for the most part. They were predicting scattered thundershowers and the park was practically empty. Sadly though most of the uncovered areas are not usable due to the aforementioned birds. We were heading toward a nice quiet spot near a pond but when we saw all the tables and chairs covered in droppings we settled on a spot away from the trees. I would highly recommend not sitting at any table under a tree when eating there, no matter how nice it might look.

wdwmagicDec 12, 2016

There is a lot of hand crafted details work, and it was done on a very low priority.

RinxDec 12, 2016

Looks good and well themed but I absolutely cannot believe it took so long to build that. I just don't understand.

SteveBrownDec 12, 2016

We just ate there after Thanksgiving and it was still difficult to find a spot for a party of 7... thankfully a CM pointed out the new seating to use and we were able to find two tables side-by-side that we used...

Goofyque'Dec 03, 2016

I was going to say the same thing! CMs used to beg guests to stop feeding the birds, and guests would become angry, sometimes reporting the CM. As a result, the birds are now conditioned to come for food. Guests need to realize there is usually a reason for a request, even if you can't understand why.

jmuboyDec 02, 2016

The area look GORGEOUS! Took ENTIRELY too long to build, but love the results. The lit "windsocks" at night are great.

Jon81ukDec 02, 2016

If other guests had stopped feeding the wildlife years and years ago the birds would never be as tame and wanting for food.

Nubs70Dec 02, 2016

It was open when I was there on 11/22. Now if they could do something about the dang birds. My wife, son and I were eating under a tree on the waters edge. Our desserts were nicely lined up , two chocolate mousse bookending a slice of key lime pie. A bird up in the tree fecally strafes the desserts with precision of an F-18 pilot. His buddies line up on the railing thinking we were going to throw the desserts out and offered to take them off our hands. I exchanged them for new desserts only after the CM at the counter composed herself from a fit of laughter.

HauntedMansionFLADec 02, 2016

From Bioreconstruct Nov 29 bioreconstruct ‏@bioreconstruct Expanded seating open at Flame Tree Barbecue in Animal Kingdom. Ramp leads up from the counter area.

HauntedMansionFLADec 02, 2016

From Bioreconstruct Nov 29 bioreconstruct ‏@bioreconstruct Spiders and snakes seen in Flame Tree Barbecue at night.

Cmdr_CrimsonNov 28, 2016

We must Celebrate...We play Pahari Now!

BocabearNov 27, 2016

It's a lovely Gazebo...but I have seen a full hotel built from the ground up , furnished and opened in less time than it took to build this...lol

WDWtravelerNov 27, 2016

Photo update as of Sunday, Nov. 27. The Flame Tree Barbecue dining gazebo is open, with accompanying ramp.

Cmdr_CrimsonNov 18, 2016