Discussion in 'Orlando Hotels and Attractions' started by Tense, Feb 25, 2001.

  1. Tense

    Tense Mouseketeer

    Aug 18, 2000
    Here in Ct. we aren't hearing too much about the fires in Orlando. Does anyone know how close to the resorts the are this time. I was down last June and had to move hotels 3 times due to the fires.
  2. momuv2poohs

    momuv2poohs PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN

    Jan 19, 2001
    Seems like there are some post about this on the Community Board here. I was asking the same thing. Doesn't look like it will get near WDW - but the smoke is bad at times they are saying. In regards to your Vistana Resort, I have not been there, but I am going in May. Look at some of my past post. Do a search and you will find all kinds of info on this.
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  4. athurstance

    athurstance Mouseketeer

    Aug 2, 2000
    I was in WDW last week. You couldn't even smell the fires - the largest ones are well outside the WDW area. You could see the smoke rising from the fire in Polk County from the queue area at Summit Plummit in BB and it looks quite widespread.
    We actually stayed near the US27 in Polk and it wasn't a problem there either as its quite far south. The I4 was closed south of US27 though which meant traffic was a bit heavier. Also in the early morning there seemed to be extra fog which might have been fire related.
    Accoring to the local news both fires are about 70% under control.

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  5. crelange

    crelange Mouseketeer

    Jan 15, 2001
    We were at WDW 2/1-2/1. We stayed at the HIFS. You could smell the smoke quite strong depending on the way the wind was blowing. We did smell it at one of the parks one day. I think it was MGM, but not sure. HIFS is right near Downtown disney, so I am sure you could smell it there too at times.

  6. lowen

    lowen Earning My Ears

    Jul 5, 2000
    We were at Epcot just over a week ago. On the way we ran into what we thought was some fog, but we quickly realised was smoke. It wasn't thick smoke, but the smell was quite unpleasant. It cleared after a couple of hours, but the smell lingered all day inside some of the buildings.

    We could occaisionally smell some smoke around Orlando now and again for a few days after, but nothing too bad.
  7. MacMaam

    MacMaam Earning My Ears

    Jan 13, 2001
    Some mornings you could really smell the fires and others there was a faint scent, like someone camping nearby. We encounter no problems with fog or smoke though. We were there 2/13-2/27. Has really great weather.
  8. waltfan

    waltfan Earning My Ears

    May 18, 2000
    It all depends on which way the wind is blowing. Late January we had one really smoky day. They were making jokes about it at the sea world sea lion and otter show. The rest of the days were smoke free.
  9. The B Family

    The B Family Earning My Ears

    Feb 5, 2001
    We just got back yesterday and we could smell smoke at our hotel a few times but it was very faint. If we did not know about the fires we probably not even know it was smoke. We also went to Disney, Universal and Busch Gardens and there was no hint of smoke. We went to Busch Gardens on Tuesday and they had even openned I4 so hopefully the worst is over. ;)

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