While no Disney Vacation Club properties are slated for inclusion, Walt Disney World has published guest guidelines and maps of "relief areas" for its four dog-friendly resorts.
Disney's Yacht Club Resort
Guests may now bring dogs to four Disney-operated resort hotels in Florida. Fees of $50-75 per day apply, and guests are subject to a variety of restrictions including:
- Dogs should not be left unattended in the guest room for more than seven hours
- If dogs are disruptive to other guests, owners are required to address the problem within 30 minutes
- Housekeeping services will not be provided without the owner present
- Dogs are not permitted in food & beverage locations, pools, fitness centers, theme parks or other public areas
Click on the images below for the complete list of rules and diagrams of the pet relief areas.
Due to ADA guidelines, service animals are exempt from most of these restrictions and the additional fees.
Dogs are currently being accommodated at Disney's Art of Animation Resort, Disney's Ft. Wilderness Resort & Campground, Disney's Port Orleans Riverside and Disney's Yacht Club Resort. Thus far, Disney has not given any indication that these policies may expand to any Disney Vacation Club resorts.
Art of Animation
Port Orleans Riverside
Is it just dogs? If so, why not cats?
This is going to be ugly. A dog finds itself in a totally new location and the owners are gone for a day. Unless they bring a cage and lock the dog away for the day, the room is going to be trashed.
I do believe they could never institute anything like this at either Kidani or Jambo due to welfare of the animals on the savanna, so my investment is safe from these changes. What about all the others that share their amenities with hotels though?