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!
We camped at Fort Wilderness in July 2016 because we liked to bring our dogs with us and we had a wonderful time! This is a nice option for people who do not like to camp and I hope this experimental year works out well.
Glad to hear that you had fun with the pups on vacation. 🙂 I know a lot of people who camp at Fort Wilderness with their dogs and they love it!
Question: Is this $50.00 a night for for one or two dogs or $50.00 for each dog?
Thanks for answering!
No problem! It sounds like it’s a flat rate for up to two dogs. I am not positive, because it didn’t specifically say that in the announcement, but that’s what it sounds like. I have to call Disney for a client soon, so I can add that to my list of questions. 🙂
Not so good for people who have allergies. Hopefully they only keep certain rooms for pets.
It sounds like they will have specific rooms for the dogs. I don’t think they are going to let them stay in any room, I think there will be limited rooms, which is helpful for people who have allergies.
I come to Disney every year I don’t like the idea of dog friendly hotels I enjoy coming to Disney but if dogs are allowed at the resorts I would rethink my vacation options. I work in the hotel service industry my place of employment allows dogs and when friends of mine asked if I would stay at
my hotel resort I tell them I would not because of it being a dog friendly hotel this is not a place for animals they belong at home.
Right now they are only allowed at four resorts and in certain rooms. So you will still have a good number of hotel options, if you choose to stay on property. 🙂
Eh, not a fan of dog friendly rooms, I will avoid these resorts. I like dogs, but do not want to stay where it is possible a dog was in my hotel room previously, I find dog friendly rooms smell and you can’t get that smell out.
I can see a dog friendly room having an odor to it. It sounds like Disney is keeping it to only a certain number of rooms at the four different hotels. So that should leave some options open for those that do not wish to stay where dogs might be staying. 🙂
I do not like idea at all. Not sure if we’ll be hearing dogs barking during the day or night, dogs having accidents in the room, and we know how good they clean the carpet’s. Possible flea infestation. Just not a big fan of this
I like the idea but when your on vacation do you really want to have to run around to go let your dog out. I have two dogs and love them but there is no way I could leave them in a hotel room all day.
I’m definitely not a fan of this change. Between possible flea problems and the inevitable barking I don’t see how this is going to work. I go to Disney 2-3 times a year and always stay on property…hopefully this isn’t a permanent thing. (No offense to dog owners).
We have booked to stay at the Port Orleans Riverside and will arrive there on Saturday.
We are really disappointed that Disney have decided to allow dogs at the hotel as this was not specified when we booked last year. We fail to understand why they haven’t warned guests about this in plenty of time so that they could change their booking if dogs were a problem for them.
In my opinion, leaving a dog for up to 7 hours in a room is not fair on the animal or other guests.
Maybe Disney could build a new Pluto Hotel for dog lovers and their fur babies.
I love the idea of a Pluto Hotel! That would be a good solution for those that want to bring their dogs and those that do not wish to stay in a hotel with dogs.
I would give Disney a call and ask them to put a request on your reservation to not be near the rooms where dogs are allowed. I hope you have a magical vacation, despite the unexpected announcement!
I like the idea of a pet friendly hotel just for people who have pets. Great idea Wendy.
On another subject, even at Fort Wilderness we did not leave our dogs alone for seven hours. We always went back to eat and to let them out; go to the doggie park that they have there.
As long as the subject of dogs has been brought up, I have a question…
Are service dogs allowed in the Disney parks? I have never seen any and I was just wondering.
That being said, if they are allowed to go into the parks, they and their families need a place to stay, don’t they?
I guess what I am trying to say is that to give Disney a chance to try out their idea. I am sure that they are not going to have dogs stay in every room that they have. They are probably going to have a certain section, or ground floor rooms only, etc. I am sure that the dogs will not be allowed where people eat.
Everybody, sit back and give this idea a chance.
Yes, service dogs are allowed in the parks. Even though Disney is allowing dogs to stay in some hotels they are still not allowed in the parks, just service dogs are allowed in the parks.
They will be only allowed on certain floors and in certain areas of the hotel. We’ll see how it works out. I think it’s a nice option for those that like to travel with their dogs. And who knows, maybe someday Disney will build an entire pet friendly hotel. 🙂
I love this idea!!! I hope it works out. We go to Disney just about every year and we always have to stay off property because we bring our dog. Now we will get the chance to stay on property.
That’s great that you will now get to stay on property! Someone brought up the idea of Pluto Hotel (completely pet friendly) and I think that’s a fantastic idea. Hoping Disney has something like that in mind. 🙂