Tips For DVC Pet-Friendly Resorts

Pet-Friendly Resort Hotels At Walt Disney World

A dog is truly man’s best friend. They are with us in the good and bad times and ultimately, our pets become family. We love our pets so much, sometimes we want to take them on vacation with us! If you plan on visiting Walt Disney World Resort with your pup as an added guest, I have compiled tips on where to stay, what not to do and how to have a stress-free stay on the most magical place on earth. Let’s get started!

Approved DVC Resorts and Areas

Yacht and Beach Club

This New England-themed resort is one of four Disney hotels that accommodate your furry friends. To book a designated dog-friendly room, you must call a specific number (407-939-5277) not by booking directly on the website. Once you are booked and ready to go, upon check-in you will be given instructions to follow during your stay. Some of these are a map of the relief areas for your dog, which are located in specific parts of the resort. Remember: you are responsible for picking up after your doggo!

Yacht Club
Located on the walkway near the quiet pool, these are the designated areas for pet relief at DVC’S Yacht Club Resort. Photo: Derek Burgan.

Fort Wilderness Resort

This wonderfully rustic resort and its homey cabins also offer lodging for your lovable canine. Just like the Yacht Club resort, you must call to book a pet-friendly room. Please keep in mind that Fort Wilderness Resort is not a DVC resort, like its sister resort, Wilderness Lodge and Copper Creek Villas. However, due to the proximity of the resorts, this is the best option for a similar resort vibe.

These are the designated areas for pet relief at Fort Wilderness Cabins & Campgrounds. Photo: Disney.

What Not To Do

  • There is a 2-dog limit per room, according to Disney regulations per the website. So, do not exceed the limit to avoid repercussions.
  • You may not bring your dogs to the Walt Disney World theme parks or to Disney Springs. Only service animals are allowed inside.
  • Dogs cannot be taken to pool areas, food/drink locations, club lounges or fitness centers on resort property.
  • You may not leave a pet unattended in a room for more than 7 hours.
Pet Disney
Pluto sure loves to meet new pals! Photo: Tom Bricker. 

Tips For A Pleasant Stay

  • Keep in mind, there are extra fees for allowing your pup to stay in the room with you and your family. For DVC’S Yacht Club resort it is $75 (excluding tax) per night for the room. For the Cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort it is $50 (excluding tax) per night and for the Campgrounds it is $5 a night.
  • Upon check in, you will receive “Pluto’s welcome kit,” which contains (subject to availability) 2 Disney bowls, a bag holder for the leash, map of relief areas, food and water mat, drawstring bag and a tag with “Pluto’s pal” written on it.
  • Always keep your pet documentation with you, such as up-to-date vaccinations.
  • Disney asks that your pet be fully trained and avoids stepping on furniture found in different parts of the property.
  • Dogs must be kept leashed or in a pet carrier when outside of the room.
  • Housekeeping will occur only when pets are not in the room; therefore, to schedule housekeeping, please call in for a time when the room is free of people and pets.
  • Keep the “Room Occupied” sign outside of your room door as this alerts Cast Members that a dog is inside.
Disney Pet Friendly
Pluto’s Welcome kit has the essentials to make your dog’s stay comfortable and safe. Photo: Derek Burgan.

People love their pets like their own family members, that is why some choose to include them on their vacation. If you decide to bring your pet to Walt Disney World Resort, you are sure to make long-lasting memories. Just make sure to follow the tips and advice provided in this article so your stay is stress-free. Have a fur-tastic time at Disney!

Written by

Maria Mora

For as long as Maria can remember, there was always a Disney movie playing in her house. Whether it was The Little Mermaid, Dumbo, or Tarzan, she became enthralled with all things Disney. She has visited the Disney Parks over 100 times and on different continents! Her love of Disney goes hand in hand with her love of reading, which has motivated her through the years to become a zealous writer. She hopes that whatever she does helps her community. After all, with a little faith, trust, and pixie dust, anything is possible!

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