Beginning Sunday, October 15, 2017 four Walt Disney World resorts will welcome guests' dogs in hotel rooms.
A new offering at select Walt Disney World resorts allows guests to host up to 2 dogs in their hotel room throughout their stay. Resorts included in this trial program are Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and Cabins at Disney’s Ft. Wilderness Resort.
Upon arrival guests will receive Pluto’s Welcome Kit which includes a mat, bowls, a pet ID tag, courtesy plastic disposable bags, puppy pads and dog walking maps. A Pluto “Do Not Disturb” door hanger is also included, indicating to hotel staff that a pet is in the room.
Outdoor pet exercise areas and "pet relief areas" will be established at each resort. Dogs must have their vaccinations up to date, leashed in public areas and well-behaved both in guest rooms and in public.
Room cleaning fees will be charged to all guests who bring their dogs. The fee is $75 per day for guests staying at Disney's Yacht Club and $50 per day for all other supported locations.
In September, Walt Disney World allowed Hurricane Irma evacuees to bring pets into its hotel rooms and villas.
None of the Disney Vacation Club resorts are part of this initial pet friendly initiative, however all 4 of the pilot resorts can be booked using DVC points.
I don't get why someone would want to bring their dog to the hotel, but hopefully this will cut down on the number of people claiming their pet is an assistance dog to get it into a hotel room that isn't set up to handle it.
From the ADA site: "Neither a deposit nor a surcharge may be imposed on an individual with a disability as a condition to allowing a service animal to accompany the individual with a disability, even if deposits are routinely required for pets."
This will do nothing to deter those who fake the service animal title.
Absolutely, 100% agree!!!
People who game the system already feel empowered and entitled to do as they please where they please. Do you really think they want to be in The Dog Building with all those other barking dogs? Heck NO!!!