In recent news, Walt Disney World has decided to allow dogs at their four Disney World resorts. Those resorts include, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and the cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.
Although this is a big step for Disney World, there are still some very reasonable conditions. The dogs have to be well-behaved, leashed in public areas at the resort and properly vaccinated. Only two dogs per room are allowed. Disney is calling this a pilot program rather than a permanent one. There will be a nightly pet cleaning fee, ranging between $50 and $75, depending on the resort.
The dogs, of course, are getting their perks when staying at one of these four resorts. The properties will offer a Pluto’s Welcome Kit, which will include a mat, bowls, a pet ID tag, plastic disposable bags, puppy pads, and dog walking maps. Rooms will have a Pluto “Do Not Disturb” door hanger so staff will know that there is a dog in the room. And soon pet merchandise will be available at four Walt Disney World Resort properties.
Though Disney did not specify its plans, Melissa Halliburton, president and founder of pet-travel website BringFido.com, said it’s likely the company will take precautions to ensure other guests are comfortable. “Most hotels set up a particular floor for pets, so people with allergies are never assigned a room on that floor and don’t deal with any residual dander,” she said.
The pilot program is accepting reservations through October 2018.