Walt Disney World Shares Official Rules & Policies for Dogs Staying at Resort Hotels

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As we told you earlier this week, starting today, guests may stay with their dogs at select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels. If they choose to, they will have to adhere to the following guest policies regarding their pets:

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.

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    • Agree that this is a huge concern. Hopefully they will designate rooms that are pet friendly and ones that arent. Disney does a lot of work with pediatric allergy and food allergy , hope they will be sensitive to this issue

      • Bad idea all around. Designating rooms wouldn’t be a viable method to prevent allergic reactions because the allergens from the dogs in those rooms will enter the HVAC system and eventually contaminate the resort.

  • While I would never take my dog with me on vacation, really why would you care so much if someone else wants to? Oh no some of the people have dogs, my whole vacation is ruined!! What a bunch of whiners on here.

  • By the way, if you think that there haven’t been resort guests throughout the years that have already brought their dogs into their hotel rooms, you are pretty naive and stupid! Most of these resorts have campus style setup where people do not have to go through the main lobby to get to their rooms, which allows for this type of thing to happen. I know people that used to bring their dog over from the kennel and let him stay with them for a night or two. So as far as you all know, you could’ve stayed in a room that had a dog in it at one point or another.

    • This is the first time I’ve ever commented on the blog and now I know the reason why . This was my opinion about the dog policy for someone to call me naïve and stupid is unacceptable . I am now unsubscribing to this blog because the monitors allow this to take place very very Shameful of them .

  • BAD BAD BAD!! If I am spending a lot of money to stay on property, I do not want to hear barking, howling dogs and meowing cats. It’s bad enough now with the inconsideration of other guests, especially late night running in the hallways, being loud and parents not watching or reprimanding their children. If anyone thinks guests are going to follow the rules, they are mistaken. If smokers can’t follow the rules around the resorts and parks, you can be sure the same will happen with pets. Furniture, carpeting etc. won’t last and Disney will then be forced to increase prices to replace all the damaged items. I also don’t want to step in pet waste because someone is too lazy to take their pet to the designated areas. I can only imagine the smell of cat urine wafting through the hallways. Many people suffer from allergies also. We have a family member who has an allergy to dogs and cats. No matter how hard you try to clean, you never pick up all of the pet hair. Pets should be kept at their pet center. If you can’t take a vacation without your pet, stay home!

  • Listen we have a whole new line of Disney licensed pooper scoopers, collars, nail clippers and shock collars i have been waiting to sell, Plus you all are always complaining about how we never update the rooms now we will have to after each nights stay. Don’t question my intelligence.

  • I’m not a fan of this in any way.

    The part that makes me laugh is, ‘If noise is heard you will be called to attend to your dog within 30 mins.’ Getting from anywhere on Disney property back to your room in 30 mins is almost impossible if you’re using Disney transportation. Add to that you need the person to realize they’ve received a message. Complete what they’re doing (because you know if they’ve been in line for more than 2 mins they’re going to feel they ‘need’ to continue in the line then ride the attraction, exit the park, take transportation to their resort, walk to their room. It can easily take an additional 60+ minutes after an animal has already been causing enough of a noise for the owner to be contacted in the first place.

    Dogs do not belong in resort rooms at Disney.