LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. >> Four hotels at Walt Disney World Resort will allow guests to bring dogs beginning Sunday.
The hotels near Orlando, Florida, are Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney Port Orleans Resort-Riverside, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. The Yacht Club adds $75 to daily room rates for canine guests, the other three, $50.
The pilot program is accepting reservations through October 2018. Two dogs are permitted per guest room.
A Pluto’s Welcome Kit includes a mat, bowls, pet ID tag, plastic bags, puppy pads and dog walking maps. Doggy day care and other pet services are offered nearby at Best Friends, an on-property pet care facility.
Disney says dogs staying in its hotels “must be well behaved, leashed in resort public areas and properly vaccinated.”
According to another source:
The Disney Parks Blog has just announced that starting on Sunday, October 15, 2017, select Walt Disney World Resort hotels are testing a program that would allow guests to bring up to two of their dogs. Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground are all part of this new test. Reservations are being accepted for the testing phase through October 2018.
There will be an additional charge of $75 per day pet-cleaning fee at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort which will be added onto the room rate, and a $50 per day fee at the other three resorts. Dogs will be greeted with Pluto’s Welcome Kit which will include a “mat, bowls, a pet ID tag, courtesy plastic disposable bags, puppy pads and dog walking maps.” Additionally, rooms with a dog staying in them will receive a Pluto-themed “Do Not Disturb” door hanger to notify hotel staff that there is a dog in the room.
Dogs must be leashed in public areas, vaccinated, and well behaved.
Of course, Best Friends Pet Care will still be available on Walt Disney World property, but the opportunity to stay with your canine companion in a Disney resort will have many dog owners extremely excited.
Guests with questions on this new program can call 407-W-DISNEY.
Credit: Disney Parks Blog