Pluto Welcomes New Friends to Walt Disney World Resort

The Disney Nerds Podcast - Pets Welcome at Select Resorts
Pets Welcome at Select WDW Resorts

Starting today, Sunday October 15, 2017 a new service permits up to two pets per guest room at select Walt Disney World Resorts

The pilot program starts with four resorts, welcoming guests – and their canine companions – Disney’s Yacht Club ResortDisney Port Orleans Resort – RiversideDisney’s Art of Animation Resort and the cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.

The experience will start at check-in when each pet is offered “Pluto’s Welcome Kit” including: a mat, bowls, a pet ID tag, courtesy plastic disposable bags, puppy pads and dog walking maps.  You’ll also get a Pluto “Do Not Disturb” door hanger – letting staff know that a pet is in the room.

Each resort will also offer easy access to outdoor pet exercise areas and green spaces with pet relief areas.   The nearby “Best Friends“, on-property full-services pet care facility is available for Day care, additional Fees apply.

Coming soon, you will be able to find exclusive pet merchandise at the four resort properties, until then be sure to check the World of Disney at Disney Springs.

The resorts’ per night/per room pet-cleaning rates are:

  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort $50/night
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort $50/night
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort $75/night
  • Cabins at Disney’s Ft. Wilderness Resort $50/night

Dogs staying in a Disney resort Guest rooms must be well behaved, leashed in resort public areas and properly vaccinated.  Other restrictions and policies apply, be sure to check details with your travel professional.   Once Upon a Time Travel is the official travel partner of “The Disney Nerds Podcast”


Sam has been visiting Walt Disney World since 1986. The spark from those early trips lead to an interest in the "How" and "Why" behind Disney Parks and Resorts and the thrill of discovering the history of how we got here today. That History is still being written. In addition to participating on The Disney Nerds Podcast you can find blogs at

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