Pluto is finally really accepted at Disney World!

 Disney is a pet friendly vacation destination (for now).  Four Walt Disney World resort hotels  have become dog-friendly as part of a pilot program that we’d expect will expand to other hotels if successful. Each of the resorts below will have a number of designated rooms that are dog-friendly.

However, those guests with allergies or that prefer not be in a pet friendly room will be accommodated per a earlier Disney announcment.  We strongly suggest that this preference be made known to your travel agent, so it can be added to your reservation.

  • Art Of Animation – pet fee: $50/night
  • Port Orleans Riverside Resort -$50/night
  • Yacht Club Resort – $75/night
  • Cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort – $50/night

Dog lovers will find plenty of Disney amenities and special touches for their four-legged friends.

  • At check-in, Pluto’s Welcome Kit includes mat, bowls, a pet ID tag, courtesy plastic disposable bags, puppy pads and dog walking maps. Also included: a Pluto “Do Not Disturb” door hanger indicating to hotel staff that a pet is in the room.
  • Disney enjoys a partnership with Best Friends Pet Care, an on-property full-service facility that can provide assistance with pet daycare and other pet services (fees apply).
  • Pet merchandise is coming soon to participating resorts.

While dogs will be allowed to stay in Guest rooms, they will be expected to be well behaved, leashed in public resort areas and properly vaccinated. Only two dogs allowed per room.

  • Guests with dogs are allowed to use some Resort transportation services, including Disney’s Magical Express® and Minnie Van™. In order to use Resort transportation, dogs must remain in pet carriers for the duration of transit. All other Resort transportation and public transportation, including Walt Disney World® Monorails and Friendship Boats, are available to Guests with licensed service animals only. 
  • Dogs are not permitted in Theme Parks and Disney Springs®. Only licensed service animals are allowed in these Guest areas. 

Universal Orlando Resort’s hotels have been pet-friendly since they opened and all of its affiliated hotels, except for the Cabana Bay Beach Resort, allow dogs. Offerings include hotel chefs working with a veterinarian to make gourmet room-service meals for animals. Disney’s pet welcome package will include a bowl, placemat, an ID-tag and a map to pet relief areas.

Pet-friendly hotel policies have existed for several years at the luxury-end stays, like the Four Seasons, Kimpton Hotels, Weston or the Ritz-Carlton, down to the economy rooms in Motel 6.

We have taken our well behaved Boston Terriers to Universal’s resorts, to Disney’s Fort Wilderness rv resort and to several others for years.  If your interested in learning more on how you can bring your furbaby, contact us at

Support Disney Resort’s new pet friendly pilot program by booking one of the above pet friendly resorts now. Pet Friendly, Dog Friendly Vacations.

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