Pet-Friendly Resort Hotels At Walt Disney World

Pet-Friendly Resort Hotels At Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World Resort offers a variety of pet-friendly options for guests who would like to bring their furry family members along on their vacation. If you’re looking for a hotel in Walt Disney World that allows pets, there are a few options that have something to suit your needs.

In this article, we’ll be covering which resorts feature pet-friendly rooms, where to find pet relief areas, what fees are involved with bringing your pets to each resort, and we’ll explore a little about the Doggy Day camp that is offered at Walt Disney World.

Pet-Friendly Rooms

Are you planning on bringing your furry family member with you to Walt Disney World Resort? Look no further – four different resorts offer pet-friendly accommodations, allowing guests to bring their dogs along on their vacation. As of February 2021, only dogs are allowed (no cats are currently allowed) in these pet-friendly rooms, which make up a little less than 1% of the total hotel rooms at these four resorts.

The Cabins at Fort Wilderness are a scenic and unique pet-friendly place to stay!

When booking or checking-in at one of these resorts, be sure to get all the necessary information about accommodations for your pet, including fees and restrictions. Now your furry family member can join in all the magical memories made at Walt Disney World Resort!

Art of Animation Resort

Pet-friendly buildings include #2 (Cars theming), #5 (Finding Nemo theming), plus #7 (The Little Mermaid theming).

The Cabins at Fort Wilderness

All loops with the resort are pet-friendly, while only specific Cabins are pet-friendly.

The Campsites at Fort Wilderness

Any campsite on each of the loops are pet-friendly. Pets are prohibited from staying in pop-up trailers or tents.

Port Orleans Resort — Riverside

Only select sections of the resort accommodate guests with pets.

Yacht Club Resort

Only select sections and floors will be pet-friendly.

When you book or check-in at one of Walt Disney World Resort’s designated pet-friendly hotels, you’ll find that the availability of rooms vary with demand so be sure to plan ahead to have the greatest chance of being able to book one of these pet-friendly accommodations.

Pet-Friendly Areas and Pet Relief Areas

For your pet’s exercise, some resorts provide convenient walkways and green spaces with designated “pet relief areas” – so you can rest assured that your four-legged family member will be well taken care of!

Pet Relief Area at Port Orleans Resort
Use the My Disney Experience App to search for Pet-Friendly Guest Services

Fort Wilderness

Looking for pet-friendly accommodations at Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground? Your furry family member is welcome all throughout the resort grounds, which include the Cabins and Campsites as well as the Waggin’ Trails Dog Park. All loops are pet-friendly for exercise and many of the Cabins and Campsites themselves are also pet-friendly, with restrictions and fees outlined in the policy.

Other Disney Resort Hotels

For the other resorts on the list above, you can bring your furry friend along to any of the pet-friendly Resorts, but only specified areas are designated for their enjoyment. To find these Pet Relief Areas, just look in the My Disney Experience app under Guest Services on the drop-down menu or simply give the front desk at your resort a call for more information. That way, you can explore and create memories together with your four-legged family member!

Disney World Theme Parks

Traveling to Disney World with a Service Animal? Don’t worry – there are Service Animal Relief Areas throughout the theme parks as well. Although pets are not permitted in the theme parks, guests with service animals can easily locate these areas using the My Disney Experience app. This way, guests that require a service animal can still enjoy all that Walt Disney World has to offer while keeping their service animal comfortable!

Pet-Friendly Resort Fees

For any pet-friendly resort at Walt Disney World, there is a nightly rate that is charged for advanced cleaning or for daily “pet rent” that you should be aware of. Let’s explore the charges at each of the pet-friendly resorts.

Art of Animation Resort

Pet-friendly rooms have a $50 per night pet-cleaning rate.

The Cabins at Fort Wilderness

Pet-friendly Cabins have a $50 per night pet-cleaning rate.

The Campsites at Fort Wilderness

Pet-friendly loops can be requested for an additional $5 per night.

Port Orleans Resort — Riverside

Pet-friendly rooms have a $50 per night pet-cleaning rate.

Yacht Club Resort

Pet-friendly rooms have a $75 per night pet-cleaning rate.

Doggy Day Camp

If you’ll be at the parks all day and don’t want to worry about your pet being left out of the fun, Best Friends Pet Care provides a convenient solution.

Best Friends Pet Hotel at Walt Disney World
The Best Friends Pet Hotel is located near Disney’s Port Orleans right on Walt Disney World property!

Best Friends Pet Care is a third-party operated pet center located onsite at Walt Disney World on Bonnet Creek Parkway across from Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside. Not only does the company offer overnight accommodations, they also offer Doggy Day Camp, ranging from $26.50 per day to $30 per day, depending on how many days you want it.

Reserve space for your pup in Doggy Day Camp so you can rest easy knowing they are taken care of while you enjoy your time in the Walt Disney World theme parks!

Pet-Friendly Resort Details

  • There is a limit of two dogs per guest room
  • Dogs must be current on vaccines
  • Dogs must be kept on a leash throughout all public areas
  • It’s required that dogs are well-behaved and remain relatively silent when left alone
  • In the event your dog becomes a nuisance to other guests, you will have 30 minutes to return to your room to remedy the situation
  • You’ll receive Pluto’s Welcome Kit upon checking in which contains a pet ID tag, a mat, bowls, plastic potty bags, pet pads, a Do Not Disturb door hanger, and a map of dog walking areas on the property
  • It’s required to sign a Pet Agreement that lists all fees and restrictions associated with having your pet stay at the Resort Hotel
  • Mousekeeping will not be able to clean or service your rooms unless a human guest is present in the room, so you’ll need to call the front desk to request services
  • Dogs can only be left alone in the room for a maximum of 7 hours
  • Pets not permitted in dining areas, lounges, pool areas, fitness centers, or other non-pet-friendly areas of the resort
  • Only licensed service animals are permitted at Disney Springs or in Disney theme parks

Now all you have to do is plan the magical memories your fur baby will make with you at Walt Disney World Resort.

So don’t forget to include your four-legged family member in all the magical memories you’ll make at Walt Disney World Resort!

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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