Wondering how to bring a pet a Walt Disney World? Find out how to do just that and which resorts are pet-friendly. Scroll down for all the info!

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Guest post by Janell Mares

Families travel from near and far to experience the magic of Walt Disney World.

It would be an even more enjoyable adventure if we could bring our beloved pets along. For the longest time, only service animals were allowed at Walt Disney World.

In 2017, Walt Disney World wanted to make it an enjoyable place even for your beloved furry friends. Walt Disney World started a pet pilot program.

They chose a selection of 4 different hotels and resorts your pet could now stay at with the rest of the family.

This was just a trial to see how it would go.

However, in the fall of 2018, Walt Disney World made these pet-friendly hotels and resorts a permanent fixture.

Follow along to find out more about bringing at pet at Disney World, as well as the pet-friendly accommodation that is suitable for your four-legged family members.How to Bring a Pet at Walt Disney World, tips and tricks featured by top US Disney blogger, Marcie and the Mouse: Heading to Walt Disney World with pets? Find out all the pet-friendly Walt Disney World Resorts and what to do with your pet at Walt Disney World.

Where to Stay at Walt Disney World with Pets

DISNEY’S ART OF ANIMATION RESORT

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort has memorable scenery of main scenes from famous Disney animated movies such as The Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo, and The Lion King.

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Art of Animation Resort. Photo credit: Matt Stroshane

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort wants you to become engrossed in your favorite animated scenes.

This Disney Resort is a place that you can become part of your favorite animations, by staying in a themed Disney Pixar room.

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort offer’s entire family suites for the Finding Nemo Enthusiasts.

Lighting McQueen fans will find comfort in a family suite full of your favorite Cars characters and scenery where you can vroom your way to magical dreamland.

There are other family suites to choose from, meanwhile, your family pet can be just as comfortable as the rest of the family.

DISNEY’S PORT ORLEANS RIVERSIDE RESORT

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort is a pet-friendly accommodation that takes your entire family to the bayous of Louisiana.

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Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside. Photo credit: Kent Phillips

At Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort you will find your family surrounded by quaint cottages, authentic New Orleans cuisine, white column mansions.

Your family and pets will surely feel like royalty in rooms specifically designated for the royal court.

The family suites offer picturesque views, regal touches, and pure luxury.

Your family will also be able to participate in the many amenities the resort offers such as horse-drawn carriage rides, movies under the stars, taking a dip in one of the many themed pools.

DISNEY’S YACHT CLUB RESORT

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is lakeside featuring lots of nautical decors, with the style of a New England Yacht club.

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is a place to rent a variance of different types of watercraft and other amenities. You can also explore a life-size shipwreck, pools, and lagoons along Stormalong Bay.

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort offers utter relaxation in their beautiful nautical-themed rooms and suites.

Your family and pets are sure to enjoy the resort with its many recreational activities available such as fishing, jogging, swimming, even a magical miniature golf course.

DISNEY’S FT. WILDERNESS RESORT AND CAMPGROUND

Disney’s Ft. Wilderness Resort and Campground is an outdoor oasis.

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Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Photo credit: Walt Disney World

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground takes you back to the American frontier where wildlife is plentiful, and you are surrounded by 750 acres of beautiful cypress forest.

Hiking, horseback riding, and canoeing are just a few of the magical amenities offered to you are Disney’s Ft. Wilderness Resort and Campground.

You can camp old school style in a tent or the luxury of your recreational vehicle.

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground also offers, cabin rentals for your family and beloved pets.

Can You Bring Pets at Walt Disney World? Learn More about Best Friends Pet Care:

Although pets aren’t allowed to participate in the theme parks, they have a magical resort of their own.

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Best Friends Pet Care at Walt Disney World Resort is a luxury, state-of-the-art pet facility that offers boarding, daycare and grooming for dogs, cats and other family pets in a safe and fun environment. Before venturing to the parks, guests can stop by Best Friends Pet Care and let the pet professionals pamper their pooch for the day. Photo credit: Garth Vaughan

Best Friends Pet Care is a charming place full of pet-friendly activities, boarding, and grooming just for your favorite furry family member.

Dogs have the opportunity to play on their playground, snuggle time with the pet-loving staff, bedtime stories and so much more.

Best Friends Pet Care offers your pooch VIP luxury suites with comfy beds and even big-screen televisions.

Your dog is sure to relax in style while the rest of the family offers exploring the rest of Walt Disney World.

Cats are not forgotten at Best Friends Pet Care. Your favorite felines can stay in their very own 2 or 4 level cat condo.

Best Friends Pet Care also takes care of your other beloved pets such as birds, reptiles, and rodents.

No one has to be left behind on this family vacation! You can check out Best Friends Pet Care website for other services and amenities for your pet.

What is the Walt Disney World Pet Policy?

At Walt Disney World some rules and policies apply at these pet-friendly accommodations.

How to Bring a Pet at Walt Disney World, tips and tricks featured by top US Disney blogger, Marcie and the Mouse: Walt Disney World Resort welcomes guests – and their canine companions – to four resort hotels: Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and the cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.
Walt Disney World Resort welcomes guests – and their canine companions – to four resort hotels: Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and the cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Photo credit: David Roark

You can find more information about these policies on this printable format guideline.

You also should keep in mind that some extra fees may apply to accommodate your pet at the above-mentioned resorts, and Best Friend Pet Care.

Are you ready to take your pet to Walt Disney World? Even your furry family members will enjoy the most magical place on earth!

About Janell

Janell Mares is a fur mom, Hemodialysis Tech, CNA, and writer. She’s determined to live her best life possible. When she’s not working, she enjoys traveling the world and seeing what kind of trouble she can get into. You can find Janell’s words all over the Internet. If you’d like to ask a question or get in touch, you can do so at janellmareswrites@gmail.com.

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