Open flame ban now in effect at Walt Disney World as drought conditions continue in Central Florida

Apr 06, 2023 in "The Campsites at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort"

Posted: Thursday April 6, 2023 11:05am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Central Florida's theme parks remain under drought conditions, with no significant rainfall in months and higher-than-average temperatures.


Walt Disney World is now under an open flame ban, and Disney is asking guests not to use any open flames in outdoor settings. Specifically, sparklers, firepits, and solid-fuel grills are prohibited. The grill ban includes Disney-provided facilities at its resort hotels and campground.

The current restrictions are not impacting Disney's theme park operations at this point, but this could change should drought conditions worsen.

Walt Disney World has previously had to suspend fireworks at its nighttime spectaculars during periods of very high fire risk due to drought conditions.

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JoeCamelApr 06, 2023

Careful, cali wished for rain too....

AylaApr 06, 2023

Good thing you'll be getting a bunch next week.

skyphotographerApr 06, 2023

Its been what, 2 days since you had rain?

vikescaperApr 06, 2023

It is really dry down here. We really, really need some rain.

wdwmagicApr 06, 2023

It has before, so we will see what happens.

BastetApr 06, 2023

Could this affect the fireworks going forward?