You read the title right, Disney World will soon allow dogs at some of their hotels. This is huge news for dog owners!
Starting Sunday October 15, 2017 Disney will allow guests to bring their dogs to four select Disney World Resort hotels. There will be a per night/per room pet cleaning rate that goes along with the stay, but that is to be expected.
Here are the four resort hotels that will allow dogs in the rooms and the cleaning rates:
- Art of Animation – $50/per night
- Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside – $50/per night
- Disney’s Yacht Club – $75/per night
- Cabins at Disney’s Ft. Wilderness Resort – $50/per night
Other Important Information:
- A max of two dogs per room is allowed.
- Each room will have easy access to Disney’s pet walkways and garden spaces.
- Guests who are staying with dogs will be given Pluto’s Welcome Kit at check-in, which includes:
- A Mat
- A Pet ID Tag
- Plastic Disposable Bags
- Puppy Pads
- Dog Walking Maps
- A Pluto “Do Not Disturb” Sign (So staff know there is a dog in the room)
- Dogs must be leashed in public resort areas.
- Vaccinations must be up-to-date and the vaccination records must be available upon request.
- The dogs are not allowed on furniture in public areas.
- Guests are expected to take care of waste cleanup of their pets.
- Dogs should not be left unattended for more than 7 hours.
- Housekeeping is only available for rooms with dogs when a guest is present in the room.
So far, this is not a permanent option. Disney is allowing dogs at the four hotels from October 15, 2017 – October 15, 2018. Who knows what will happen within that time frame though. As long as guests traveling with dogs are respectful of the rules and other guests, there is a chance this could become a permanent option.
I’m sure this will be a popular option for a lot of guests. Offering dog friendly rooms at each category of resort is nice and I am interested to see how this does.
If you are not a fan of this idea, don’t worry. There are plenty of other resort options that do not allow dogs. So if you have allergies, or just don’t want to stay somewhere with dogs, you will still have a good amount of options for your stay.
Would you travel to Disney World with your dog?
Thanks for reading!