Burn Ban Cancels Campfires at Walt Disney World Resorts
Orange County has announced a burn ban effective April 13, 2017. Extremely dry conditions in Central Florida have led to this state of emergency for the area, including the Walt Disney World Resorts.
Fire Pits will not be lit during the Orange County burn ban.
To comply with the fire restrictions, hotels at Walt Disney World have suspended campfire activities.
The outdoor fire restriction extends to all open flames including charcoal and wood grills, tiki torches (sorry Polynesian Village!), and personal fire pits and grills at Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. Note that personal propane grills are still allowed at campsites for cooking needs.
Tiki Torches will not be lit during the burn ban at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
Are you at Walt Disney World during the burn ban? Let us know if you observe any other suspended activities.
Possible Expansion at Coronado Springs Resort
A room refurbishment is planned for Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort beginning mid-November, 2016. Therefore, hotel guests should note that construction will be ongoing. The noisiest work, however, will be confined to the hours between 9:00am and 5:00pm.
Permits were filed recently with the Reedy Creek Improvement District causing speculation of an upcoming expansion to this moderately priced resort. The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that the application lists a “new stormwater management pond and expansion of another pond to accommodate future impervious area within Coronado Springs.”
Coronado Springs is very LARGE, housing convention space and many hotel buildings. Walking from a Ranchos building to El Centro, which houses all the resort’s main amenities, can be quite the trek. (I absolutely love to walk but that stroll is brutal in the Florida heat.)
What will rooms look like after the upcoming refurbishment?
So, what can we expect? Is the convention space being expanded? Will Disney Vacation Club (DVC) villas be built? We can’t wait to follow further developments and see the results of the room renovations. Stay tuned to The Castle Concierge.
Source: Orlando Sentinel