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A Ban is Now in Place at This Disney Resort

A Ban is Now in Place at This Disney Resort


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Disney has just started letting their Guests know that a new ban is in place. Find out if this ban will cause any disruption to your trip.

Drought-like Conditions and Burn Ban

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Orange County automatically institutes a burn ban when the local drought index meets or exceeds 500. The burn ban prohibits all outdoor burning that has not been specifically permitted. 

The ban is applicable within the unincorporated and incorporated territory of Orange County. However, municipalities within Orange County may provide notice of exclusion in writing to the Orange County Fire Marshal’s Office. This ban does not affect outdoor burning authorized by the Florida Forest Service.

The burn ban will automatically lift after the drought index falls below 500 for 7 consecutive days. The announcement will be made by Orange County through local news media, social media, and the Orange County website.

As of May 31, 2024, Orange County’s burn ban is in effect. 

Fort Wilderness Resort

Tour the New DVC Cabins at The Fort
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A lot of the Walt Disney World Resort is in Orange County, which is affected by the burn ban. It has been reported that Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground Guests are receiving letters from Cast Members today with fire prevention measures in place.

Fort Wilderness Resort has currently banned Guests from using charcoal grills.

The letter states, “Central Florida is currently experiencing drought-like conditions. As part of fire prevention, the use of charcoal grills will be temporarily unavailable for the time being.”

What Does This Mean for You?

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If you are headed to The Fort or another Disney Resort soon and plan to use a charcoal grill (provided at campsites and various Disney Resorts), you will need to have a backup plan.

Gas cooking grills can continue to be used at this time. Be sure to plan accordingly with this change.

Source: Orange County FL website

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