Dogs Are Now Welcome at The Happiest Place on Earth

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis
Disney has just announced that it will allow guests to bring dogs with them to four of their most popular resort hotels!

I’m that person. I want to travel and I want to experience lots of fun in different places. But…I also don’t want my dogs to be without me. Yes, there are reputable boarding places all around, and I may even be deluding myself into thinking they’d rather be with me than in one of them. (Have you seen some of the kennels that are available to pets now?!)

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So, when I travel, whether my pets can come with me is always a thought, and if you’re like me, I bet it’s a consideration for you too. Particularly when planning family trips like ones to Disney!

Now, Disney has decided to help make it easier when planning that family fun because you’ll be able to bring your dogs with you to four resorts: Disney’s Yacht Club, Port Orleans-Riverside, Art of Animation and the Cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.

Dogs must, of course, be leashed and vaccinated, and they’d like them to be as well-behaved as…well, Pluto. Your pups will incur extra fees ranging from $50-$75 a night, and they’ll still not have full run of the resorts in consideration of other guests with allergies and other concerns. But, upon arrival, they’ll be welcomed with a Welcome Kit that will include a mat, bowls, a pet ID tag, poop bags, puppy pads and dog walking maps so you’ll have no problem knowing where to take Fluffy for the business end of vacation time.

Rooms with dogs will also have “Do Not Disturb” hangers featuring Pluto so that staff will let your pup rest while you are out yukking it up in the parks. You still have the option of the Best Friends doggy daycare if you’d like to let Fido have a vacation of his own.

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And because of course…what’s a Disney announcement without the announcement of accompanying Disney merchandise to come? Look for Disney pet products in the near future, as Disney shows the pups some love. Maybe Mickey’ll tell us what the difference between Goofy and Pluto is while they’re at it?

Lori Ennis
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