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Vehicle Fire at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Destructive Fire Erupts at Walt Disney World Resort

A vacation to Walt Disney World Resort took a turn for the worse for a family visiting Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

Disney fans are flocking to Walt Disney World for holiday experiences such as Mickey’s Very Mery Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park, the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, and the incredible holiday decor and treats at both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park.

Cinderella Castle at Night
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And while we like to think all will be well once within the Disney Resort bubble, unfortunately, incidents do occur.

From Magic Kingdom fireworks causing an attraction to catch fire to EPCOT’s Harmonious igniting nearby locations, the unexpected does happen.

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort (Credit: Disney)

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On Saturday, November 26, 2022, during the heart of the Thanksgiving weekend, a mini-van located at the Deluxe Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, caught fire and became engulfed by flames.

Vehicle Fire at Walt Disney World
Credit: Kim K.

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According to a report from Inside The Magic, “According to Kim K, a Guest who witnessed the incident, the fire started around 8 a.m. Saturday morning. The flames grew quite large, damaging four or five cars near it in the process. Eventually, Reedy Creek firefighters arrived on the scene and put the fire out.”

Vehicle Fire at Walt Disney World
Credit: Kim K.

It is not clear what caused the vehicle to erupt in flames or if the owner of the vehicle was staying at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort or simply visiting the Resort.

Thankfully, no one was were injured due to the unexpected fire.

Vehicle Fire at Walt Disney World
Credit: Kim K.

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Visiting and staying at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is an especially popular option during the holiday season with its stunning decor. With the Deluxe Resort located on the Magic Kingdom Resort Monorail, it’s a complimentary and easy way to travel to and from the Resort and Magic Kingdom Park.

The Polynesian features favorite dining locations such as Disney’s ‘Ohana Restaurant, Kona Cafe, Tambu Lounge, and the popular Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto.

We will share further details as we learn more about this incident at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.