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  • On May 21, 2024
    Martin from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello Disney, I am planning to travel to Disney World with a emotional support dog to Disney’s Port Orleans Resort. Is there an extra fee ?

    Hi there, Martin, and welcome back to planDisney!

    As a Southerner, Disneys Port Orleans Resorts - Riverside and French Quarter hold a very special place in my heart. Not only do they remind me of home, but they're also where my family loved to call our magical homes away from home when I was a child. Now, as a proud Disney Adult and Dog Mom, I love that Disney's Port Orleans - Riverside is one of Walt Disney World Resort's dog-friendly hotels. There's just something so special about sharing The Most Magical Place on Earth with your loved ones (including those with four legs), so I'm thrilled that Walt Disney World Resort has made that possible!

    Because your four-legged family member is an emotional support animal, I reached out to a friendly Cast Member for clarification regarding how the pet-friendly policy would be applied in your circumstances. She helpfully shared that while emotional support dogs are welcome in Walt Disney World's pet-friendly hotels, Guests are still responsible for paying the designated pet fee each night. For further information regarding details specific to the pet policy at Port Orleans - Riverside, check out this helpful handout available for Guests.

    Did you know that each pup who is a Guest at a Disney Resort hotel will receive a Welcome Kit from Pluto filled with helpful dog-approved items upon arrival? This is such a fun way to treat your pup to a bit of the pixie dust that makes Walt Disney World Resort so magical!

    I hope this was helpful, Martin, and that your upcoming stay is a magical one! If any additional questions arise as you plan, feel free to stop back by. Hakuna Matata! I'm always happy to help!

    Thinking Happy Thoughts,
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Hi y'all! I'm Lizzie, a happily married teacher, coach, and proud dog mom of three from Georgia. While I loved the magic of Disney as a child, it wasn't until my twenties that pixie dust became a defining characteristic of my personality (and my wardrobe). I can't wait to answer your Walt Disney World Resort vacation questions so that you can embrace your inner 'hakuna matata' as you stroll through The Most Magical Place on Earth with your favorite Mickey-shaped snack in hand.  Learn More About Lizzie

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