Disney Invites Dogs To Their Resort Hotels

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis
Mickey Mouse and friends just got a little friendlier to families who have furry family members, and starting in October, will have some resort hotels that will welcome Fido to the happiest place on earth.

Walt Disney world’s success depends on being family friendly, and though you’d think that’d include the pets, it hasn’t always. While they have boarding facilities and kennels in the form of their Best Friends Pet Care Kennel, dogs have not been allowed to stay in hotels on the property.

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That will all change as some property hotels will become pet-friendly in October. This, of course, comes with a fee that will be between $50-$75 (but when you’re at Disney, it’s pretty much all Monopoly money, isn’t it?).

A pilot program that Walt Disney World started about a year ago has just ended. The pilot program had rooms designated near outdoor pet walkways and green spaces. Guests who brought their pets got Pluto’s Welcome Kit at check-in. The Welcome kit had mats, bowls, poop bags and other pup essentials. Guests also got a special door hanger to put on the outside of their door so housekeeping knew pets were inside and could help keep them safe.

The pilot program was such a hit, that now certain hotels will have designated pet-friendly floors on a permanent basis.

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Pluto and pals will be looking forward to seeing pets at the following resorts: Disney’s Art of Animation, Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort, The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness and Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. All but the Yacht Club Resort will charge an additional $50/night for pets, while the Yacht Club will charge $75/night. The program will allow families to bring up to two dogs per room.

Now…if they’d just settle that pesky question of what the difference between Goofy and Pluto really is!

Lori Ennis
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