Doggone Crazy! 4 Disney Resorts Allowing Pets! UPDATED!!


For the families that aren't complete without their pet pups, Disney now has a space for you! Four resorts are testing a pet friendly program. There is a nightly fee added to your room rates and there are several conditions, but they are welcome (and even get a goodie bag!). Disney has always allowed licensed service dogs and emotional support animals with proper paperwork at all of their resorts, and will continue to welcome them. Update!! Emotional Support Animals are no longer allowed at the Parks or resorts.

The resorts with dog friendly rooms and their cleaning fees:

  • Disney's Art of Animation $50/night
  • Disney's Port Orleans Riverside $50/night
  • Cabins at Ft. Wilderness Resort $50/night
  • Disney's Yacht Club $75/night

There is a 2 dog maximum per room. The dogs will need to be fully vaccinated. Please have the vaccination papers with you and be ready to show them if asked.

The pet friendly rooms will have easy access to relief areas. You will be provided with a kit at check in including bowls, a pet ID, a mat, disposable plastic bags, puppy pads and a map for dog walking.

Dogs must  remain on a leash and be supervised while in public areas. They are not allowed in Pool areas, Food and Beverage locations, Fitness Centers, and other restricted public areas. And just like at home they are asked to stay off the furniture.

 They may not be left unattended in the room for more than 7 hours at a time. If there are any noise complaints you will be called to tend to your pet within 30 minutes. 

Housekeeping will not service your room with an unsupervised dog. You may call the front desk when you are in the room to schedule a cleaning. There will be a Pluto door hangar provided to inform housekeeping that your fur baby is in the room.

The dogs are permitted on Disney's Magical Express and the new Minnie Vans only if they are in a carrier.

Pets are not allowed to visit the parks or Disney Springs.

If you are planning a day that will not allow time for you to tend to your dog there is a kennel on property with a pet-daycare.

The new pet policy is on a one year trial period. Reservations beginning October 17, 2017- October 17, 2018 will accept furry guests. I just tried to reserve a pet friendly room online and didn't see this option yet. I would call 1 407- 939-5277 to request a pet reservation.

Sorry- dogs are the only pets allowed. Cats and other furry or scaly friends will need to enjoy their own vacation somewhere else.

How Does This Affect My Service Animal?

In short- It doesn't! Service animals are still welcome everywhere, at no extra charge. However, I did just have a cast member share that they will be checking more carefully for paperwork to make sure the policy isn't being abused. Disney defines a service animal as a dog or miniature horse with a license and harness.