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  • On Apr 23, 2024
    Lydia 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.

    Regarding dog friendly WDW resorts. Can a non service dog be in the room unattended. a planDisney post from 2018 stated that non service dogs can be left in the room. Just wondering if rules changed since 2018.

    Hot diggity dog, Lydia.  From one Dog Mom to another, welcome to planDisney!

    I’m so glad you’re planning to (sit &) stay at a Disney Resort hotel. I’m even more pumped that you’re bringing a furry family member with you!

    As a proud Dog Dad himself, Mickey Mouse is proud to offer four pet-friendly hotels at varying price points throughout Walt Disney World Resort. By staying at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort - Riverside, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, or The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, you (and your four-legged family) will have access to wag-inducing accommodations, fun theming, and perks exclusive to Guests of Disney Resort hotels.

    I did a bit of research and confirmed that current Disney Resort hotel policy states that your pup is welcome to stay in the room without you (after all, they're Guests too) for up to seven consecutive hours, so be sure to plan Resort breaks into your day. Please keep in mind that you will be unable to receive Housekeeping while your furry bestie is enjoying your Resort hotel room, so you'll need to schedule a cleaning time at your convenience. If you're interested in reviewing additional specific pet guidelines, you can do so here

    As a bonus tip, did you know Pluto is so excited to make some new friends that he has prepared a Welcome Kit for each four-legged Guest? It's filled with doggie-friendly pixie dust designed to enhance the enjoyment and convenience of a magical vacation for Guests - human and canine alike. 

    I hope I was able to fetch some helpful information for you, Lydia. If you have any additional questions as you plan your magical vacation, don't hesitate to stop back by. I'm always happy to help!

    Thinking Happy Thoughts,

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Meet the Panelist: Lizzie, Georgia

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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