Four Disney World Resort Hotels to Allow Dogs to Stay in Rooms

Four Walt Disney World Resort Hotels are part of a new pilot program that allows guests to bring their dogs to stay with them in the hotel rooms. This new program allows up to two dogs per room for an additional nightly fee. The hotels are: Yacht Club, Art of Animation, Port Orleans Riverside, and Fort Wilderness.

Port Orleans Riverside is part of new pilot program allowing dogs to stay in hotel rooms.Port Orleans Riverside is part of new pilot program allowing dogs to stay in hotel rooms.

Guests who bring their dogs will receive a Pluto Welcome Kit at check-in that includes a mat, bowls, a pet ID tag, courtesy plastic disposable bags, puppy pads and dog walking maps, plus a "Do Not Disturb" sign for the door that will alert resort cast members of the dogs in the room.

There is a nightly fee for guests bringing their dogs to to these resorts: $50 per night at Art of Animation, Port Orleans Riverside, and Fort Wilderness, and $75 per night for Yacht Club.

Disney has said that areas at each hotel will be designated for pets, and day care and other services can be obtained from the nearby Best Friends pet care facility. This new pilot program also requires that dogs staying on property must "be well behaved, leashed in resort public areas and properly vaccinated."

How do you feel about this new program? Will you stay at these resorts now that dogs are allowed? Let us know in the comments.


jac wrote on Mon, 10/16/2017 - 21:48:

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The dogs are going to end up unattended in the rooms all day. That's just a little sad but probably better than leaving them in a kennel for a week. It's just another way for Disney to make money.

Lisa B. wrote on Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:49:

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This is a lawsuit waiting to happen. A dog gets loose and bites a guest or housekeeping opens the room and the dog lunges at them. Dogs howling in a room where their owners are in the park for 7 hours. This is their worst idea yet. In addition to worrying about bed bugs, now we have to worry about fleas and ticks. Will these animal owners have to provide vaccination records? I am very allergic to dogs/animals. I can't wait to sit next to someone's dog on the park buses. Not to mention what the relief areas are going to look like and how they will smell?

This is a very bad idea! If you can afford a Disney Vacation, you can certainly afford to board your dog!!!!!

Kristen K. wrote on Mon, 10/23/2017 - 03:30:

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I'm on the fence about how I feel regarding this. I'm taking a wait and see approach.

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