Birds at Flame Tree BBQ

Nohal

DIS Veteran
Joined
Sep 28, 2008
I used to enjoy eating at the Flame Tree BBQ but the last time the birds were out of control. Just extremely annoying and begging for food. Wish people wouldn't feed them. Its been a few years since I ate there but was wondering if the birds are still around begging for food?
 
Last edited:

Shanti

Momketeer
Joined
Nov 29, 2015
I used to enjoy eating at the Flame Tree BBQ but the last time the birds were out of control. Just extremely annoying and begging for food. Wish people wouldn't fee them. Its been a few years since I ate there but was wondering if the birds are still around begging for food?
We ate there in April and I don't remember birds being a problem.

But I do agree on principle, people who feed birds at outdoor restaurants are thoughtless.
 
Last edited:
  • Mr & Mrs DD

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 10, 2015
    We ate there about 10 months ago. On our visit, I wouldn't say they were out of control but they were scattered here and there wanting food.
     

    karrit2000

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 24, 2000
    I've never eaten there when I didn't have to chase some of those pesky critters away. I really don't like having birds hovering around me while I'm trying to eat. If people would pay attention to the many signs posted telling them not to feed the birds & animals there wouldn't be such a huge problem.
     
  • bobbiwoz

    I'm happy to dance with you!
    Joined
    Aug 26, 2003
    Even if people did not feed them, food falls on the floor all the time. Plus, it's very often the children who pass down food, sometimes parents do not see.
     

    mckennarose

    Always planning the next trip.....
    Joined
    May 22, 2015
    They were there in May. We make sure to shoo them away as soon as they even look in our direction, but there were people there again a few seats away feeding them. It doesn't stop us from eating there, we just try to pay attention to how close they get. I'm not sharing my food!
    The big white birds outside of Pecos Bill are just as bad, and people still feed them.

    I remember one year in AK passing the stroller parking area for the safari and seeing lots of birds jumping from stroller to stroller eating food that was left out. It was crazy!
     

    Auntie_Maim

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Aug 18, 2016
    The worst problem I ever had with a bird at WDW was at HS, when one flew by and snatched a potato chip out of my hand.
     
  • Pumbaa_

    >Hakuna Matata!<
    Moderator
    Joined
    Jan 7, 2001
    My favorite bird food stealer was at mk. At the snack area by liberty bell, a crow grabbed a bag of chips, flew to the roof over the stand area and enjoyed his own bag. He was a pro

    The birds have gotten more aggressive over the years. Nobody wants a beak bite during lunch
     

    Auntie_Maim

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Aug 18, 2016
    This all reminds me of a sign I saw at a restaurant in Old Town San Diego when I was a kid. It was a Mexican restaurant with outdoor seating that was popular with pigeons. The sign said: "There once was a fellow named Rocco, and a pigeon who wanted his taco. Said Rocco these words: "We don't feed the birds, for fear it might bring a whole flocko." (Yes, I can't remember what I had for breakfast yesterday, but I can remember this sign word for word forty years later.)
     

    jaiminee krikit

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 23, 2013
    I've always seen birds at Flame Tree. I just recently ate at Y&Y and had the same problem. I'll talk to them, but I won't feed them. I was on a solo trip and enjoyed the company. I hate when I see people feeding them. I really hate it when a parent is watching their kids feed the birds and laughing or egging them on.
    I just witnessed a bird eating goldfish crackers out of an empty stroller the other day. I thought, I should shoo him away, but I know as soon as I did that he'd come back as soon as I walked away. They are brave there!
     

    MinnieMSue

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 27, 2012
    I do! Seriously, I have a bird phobia. LOL!

    It has kept me out of Flame Tree all these years. I wish it had an indoor dining area that didn't contain live birds.
    My daughter has a bird phobia too! We only eat inside at AK. Even the flock of parrots that swoop overhead at park open terrifies her so we wait in a store until they pass. I have yet to see the bird show because that is definitely not in her urging plan
     

    JerseyJanice

    A Disboards original...
    Joined
    Aug 20, 1999
    My daughter has a bird phobia too! We only eat inside at AK. Even the flock of parrots that swoop overhead at park open terrifies her so we wait in a store until they pass. I have yet to see the bird show because that is definitely not in her urging plan
    Flights of Wonder? Not a chance I'm seeing that.

    I was terrorized by birds at the outdoor Yak & Yeti. Flame Tree is supposed to be a lot worse, and it's a bummer because the food sounds good.
     

    samsteele

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 22, 2014
    There have always been large numbers of birds at Flametree. I ignore them & don't make eye contact. They walk under my table & around my feet for a few mins and then leave for better pickings. Years ago, a man set his tray down at the table next to mine, decided he had to get utensils, asked me to "keep an eye" on his food & then left. Yikes! Within 30 seconds, a large white ibis landed on his chair & surveyed the ribs. I waved my arms at it & yelled at the man to get back to his table. Don't think he'll ever leave his food unattended again. And don't think I'll ever agree to watch someone's food again.
     

    AngiTN

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 7, 2011
    They are a problem at Flame Tree. We last ate there in June and had to fight them.
    They are a problem at all other outdoor restaurants we've been to at Disney too

    Worse we ever saw was at Epcot, by the water near UK, by Yorkshire Fish place. Lady was starting to eat her fish and right as she brought it to her mouth a bird flew up and took it right out of her hand while the food was half way in her mouth
     

    brertoad

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 22, 2012
    My daughter has a bird phobia too! We only eat inside at AK. Even the flock of parrots that swoop overhead at park open terrifies her so we wait in a store until they pass. I have yet to see the bird show because that is definitely not in her urging plan
    Wonder if something can be done for her at this early age, birds are lovely, it is a shame there are people who are afraid of them. I imagine people who are phobic had been traumatized at a young age and it stuck with them for life.
     

    disneyvoice

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Dec 13, 2000
    We were there two weeks ago and didn't have any issues with birds. However we always have issues at Casey's at MK and La Cantina de San Angel in Epcot. But that isn't surprising since you typically see MANY people feeding the birds while they sit next to the sign that says "Please do not feed the birds." My favorite bird scenario is when you see parents laughing and smiling as they watch their children feed the birds as the sit next to the "Please do not feed the birds" sign then go crazy and start freaking out on the birds when one of them gets too close and scares one of their kids or steals food off the table. You can always see it coming.
     


    Connect

    Disney News and Updates

    Daily Updates and News



    Disney World Restaurant Menus Disney World Rehabs and Closings

    DINING AT WDW


    THEME PARK HOURS
    MINI DINING REVIEWS


    THEME PARK MAPS


    DIS PODCASTS

    Top