Which Disney Hotels are Dog-Friendly?

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Back in the days, the only dogs allowed in Disney World hotels were service animals. Regular pet dogs are now welcome in 5 Disney World Hotels.

I wish I could have come up with a more exciting way to explain it but I couldn’t…The best pun I could come up with for a clickbait title was: Disney World is going to the dogs. Except that this time it’s more about dogs going to Disney World so there goes my attempt. Let’s try another one: Millenial dog moms love special touches for their fur babies. OK, fine, I give up, let’s move on.

Common Disney Questions When You Visit With Your Dog(s)

Can I take My Dog to Disney?

You can take up to 2 dogs per guest room in select resorts. Your dog must have proper vaccination, be well-behaved and on a leash in public areas. There are designated dog-friendly rooms, pet walkways and green spaces. 

Which Disney Resorts Are Dog Friendly?

  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
  • Riverside section of Disney Port Orleans
  • Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

4 out of the 26 hotels at Disney World allow dogs. That’s 25% of the hotels (stats nerd, sorry).

How Much Does it Cost to Board Your Dog at a Disney Hotel?

Going to Disney with your dog comes at a price. The pet-cleaning rate will be $75 per night at Yacht Club and $50 at the other three available options. The cheapest one is the Campground at Fort Wilderness if you come with your own RV.

Art of Animation Disney Resort With Dogs

This Disney Value Resort allows you to be a character in your favorite Disney story. The Resort hotel draws its inspiration from 4 animated movies: Disney Pixar’s Finding Nemo, Disney Pixar’s Cars, The Lion King, & The Little Mermaid. It also has one of the largest resort pools in the entire Walt Disney World amusement park. 

Which Rooms at Art of Animation are Dog Friendly?

Only designated floors are pet friendly. Well-behaved dogs may be left unattended if the ‘Room Occupied’ hanger is left on the door. 

Important Information if You Come With Your Dog

There are four relief areas by buildings 2, 5, 6 and 7. Dogs are permitted on the Magical Express complimentary airport shuttle as long as they remain in a carrier. For same day arrivals, please call 877-411-3436 to confirm availability of a pet-friendly room.

How Much Does it Cost to Book a Room With Your Dog?

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort welcomes two dogs of any size for an additional fee of $50 per pet, per night. 

Eventually, there will be pet merchandise for sale at the four resorts, Disney says.

Fort Wilderness Cabins & Campground Pet Policies

Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort are dog-friendly but they have a $50/night pet cleaning fee. If you are staying in your own RV, the Pet Friendly Camping fee is $5.00 a night. There is easy access to outdoor pet walkways from the cabins or the camp grounds. If you plan to stay in the parks for a long time, the Doggy Day Care is the way to go : Best Friends Pet Care is right on Walt Disney World Resort property.

What is in Pluto’s Welcome Kit? 

At check-in, each dog gets a Pluto Welcome kit full of dog-friendly items. Here is the list:

  • A mat
  • Bowls
  • A cute pet ID tag
  • Disposable poop bags
  • Pee pads
  • Dog walking maps
  • Bonus : a Pluto-themed “do not disturb” door hanger will signal to hotel workers that a pet is in the room.

1 thought on “Which Disney Hotels are Dog-Friendly?”

  1. I applaud Disney for creating a system to accommodate the minority of guests with dog allergies. If they want to avoid dogs, they can stay in one of the many other resort hotels that are not on the Dog list.


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