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Disney World Welcomes Dogs At Select Resorts!

Dog lovers rejoice!  The Walt Disney World Resort has just announced that dogs can stay with you (in your room!) at select Disney World Resort Hotels.  No you don't have to break the news to your dog that your are going to Disney World with him.  He can now join in the fun and experience your Disney World Resort hotel with you!

This is a major change that is sure to excite dog owners, but make others who are either allergic to dogs or not a fan of sleeping with pets unhappy.

There are 4 different options ranging from Disney's Value Resort to a Disney Moderate Resort, and even a Disney Deluxe Resort.

Here are the details from Disney World as announced on the Disney Parks Blog:

We have exciting news for Disney Parks fans who are also dog lovers. Beginning this Sunday, Oct. 15, for the first time ever, the Walt Disney World Resort will welcome guests – and their dogs – to four of its resort properties!
As part of this new dog-friendly pilot program, four Walt Disney World resort hotels have been designated dog friendly. Each property’s per night/per room pet-cleaning rate is:
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort $50/night
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort $50/night
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort $75/night
  • Cabins at Disney’s Ft. Wilderness Resort $50/night
A maximum of two dogs per guest room can be accommodated. Each guest room will have easy access to outdoor pet walkways for exercise and green spaces with pet relief areas.
We will also designate certain floors or sections of a hotel as dog-friendly, while the majority of areas will remain canine-free to accommodate Guests with allergies or other concerns.
Dog lovers will find plenty of Disney amenities and special touches for their four-legged friends.
  • At check-in, Pluto’s Welcome Kit includes mat, bowls, a pet ID tag, courtesy plastic disposable bags, puppy pads and dog walking maps. Also included: a Pluto “Do Not Disturb” door hanger indicating to hotel staff that a pet is in the room.
  • Disney enjoys a partnership with Best Friends Pet Care, an on-property full-service facility that can provide assistance with pet daycare and other pet services (fees apply).
  • Pet merchandise is coming soon to participating resorts.
  • While there are no in-room services available at this time, Best Friends Pet Care does provide services like doggie day care at its nearby facility on Disney property.
Dogs that are allowed to stay in guest rooms will be expected to be well behaved, leashed in public resort areas and properly vaccinated. For more information about the new dog-friendly trial program, including other restrictions and policies, guests may contact 407-W-DISNEY. DVC Members should contact Member Services at 800-800-9800.

Dogs at Disney World Resorts

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