Pluto at Magic Kingdom
  • On Jan 19, 2022
    Tim from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are leaving for Disney next week and we're bringing our Jack Russels (Luke & Leia) and Port Orleans Riverside has a pet fee per night... can I pay this fee upon arrival with Disney gift cards?

    Greetings, Tim. 

    Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, in just a week's time, it's off to Walt Disney World Resort you go! I bet you're more than a little excited your vacation is just around the riverbend. Before you know it, you'll be standing right in the middle of Main Street, U.S.A with a Mickey Pretzel in hand. With the fun of the 50th Anniversary Celebration and the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts to look forward to, you're sure to have a swell time!

    You and I both know that dogs are more than just pets - they're a part of the family too! Since Walt Disney World Resort keeps family at the heart of all they do, dog-friendly accommodations are available at four Disney Resorts Collection hotels so you don't have to leave your canine companions behind. For a nightly fee, up to two of Pluto's pals can join you in your magical home away from home. 

    Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside is one of the four pet-friendly Resort hotels and an excellent choice for your upcoming stay. Your dog-friendly accommodations will have quick access to green spaces with pet relief areas and outdoor walkways. You will all love the picturesque grounds and sweeping trees! I'm sure there will be lots of squirrels for Luke and Leia to chase on your walks together, and they'll even receive a complimentary Pluto's Welcome Kit upon check-in! Make sure you are following all of the dog policies for your Resort hotel for a seamless stay.  

    If you haven't already, be sure to call the friendly Cast Members at 407-939-7539 to make sure you've been booked in a dog-friendly room at your Resort hotel. They should also be able to assist you with any specific questions you have. I did a little digging (pun intended), and according to Guest Services, the nightly pet fees are charged to your room's account. Disney Gift Cards are an acceptable form of payment for room charges, so you should be able to use one to pay the pet fees upon arrival. Just check with the Front Desk Cast Members when you arrive on how to do this.

    It sounds like the force is strong with your fur babies, Luke and Leia, so why not let them get to know some other young Padawan pups in doggy day care at Best Friends Pet Care? Your pampered pooches can learn some Jedi mind tricks from their new friends, like how to properly beg for treats, and get walks and cuddle time while you're off galavanting in the theme parks. This pet resort is located on property near Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside, so it would be super convenient to drop them off each day.

    Tim, I'm so excited you've decided to bring your fur babies along on your adventure. I'm sure at the end of your trip, you will all be saying bow WOW and hot diggity dog at how much fun you had together. Enjoy every magical moment!

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Alyssa, Texas

Greetings, dreamers of all ages! I'm Alyssa, a lifelong lover of all things Disney and educator of future Imagineers. My dress collection rivals that of any Disney Princess, and I can almost always be found singing a Disney song with a bow in my hair. You can find me exploring all the magic Walt Disney World Resort has to offer on adults-only getaways with my Disney-loving husband or our multigenerational family. Tomorrow is just a dream away, and I would love to help you plan your own magical vacation! Learn More About Alyssa

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