Experiences at Dog-Friendly Disney Resorts

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  1. Mrs Geek

    Mrs Geek Earning My Ears

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    Stayed at POR Nov 9th - 18th, didn't see a single dog while we were there.
     
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  2. lsg1

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    We just returned from the Yacht Club and our room faced the quiet pool and what I assume is the dog relief area since I saw a small dog sign from the balcony. I did not see or hear one dog for the week we were there except for one person walking his service dog on the front lawn where you walk out from the lobby.
     
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  4. neverlandsky

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    Stayed at YC (10/14-10/21) 1st floor / lagoon view. We saw 3 dogs. All were quiet. Small to medium breeds. My pet allergies didn't act up and I'm severely allergic. Yet we stayed right at the start of the policy so I don't know how it would be now allergy wise or if they have specific pet only rooms. It's a question I'm going to ask customer service in the future because it doesn't seem to be an option with booking. I would stay again, if I could have a free pet room/wing, just like the non-smoking rooms/wing option in Las Vegas.
     
  5. Scrapdolly

    Scrapdolly Mouseketeer

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    Just stayed at POR for 14 nights
    Only noticed a handful of service dogs in the park. Two didn't hsve the special leash or harness
    Saw one dog ... In the lobby though. ... At POR ....not heard any barking
     
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  6. Lynne M

    Lynne M Moderator Moderator

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    For those who haven't looked at the first post in awhile, this is a reminder that this thread ONLY contains direct reports of guest experiences at the dog-friendly Disney resorts. All other posts will be deleted.

    If you wish to discuss the resort policy or have questions about the situation at the resorts, post it on the Resorts board. You can add it to an existing thread (like this one) or start a new thread.
     
  7. MuppetFan418

    MuppetFan418 Mouseketeer

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    On my way from Epcot to the Beach Club on Wednesday afternoon, I witnessed two adults looking in bushes outside the "courtyard" closest to Epcot and repeatedly calling out a name (Colby, if my memory serves me correctly) the way one would if they were looking for a lost person or pet.
     
  8. kiramay

    kiramay DIS Veteran

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    Stayed at POR preferred room oct 28-nov 5. I didn’t see or hear any dogs in the resort.

    However, I did see two separate small dogs in Epcot that were definitely not behaving like service dogs. No vests either.
     
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  9. nicko

    nicko Earning My Ears

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    On Dec 26th, I saw someone walking what looked like a St Bernard through the Yacht Club lobby.

    (I also saw many dogs at the parks Xmas week, but that's a different thread.)
     
  10. cocoachip

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    Stayed at a FW cabin for 2 nights the week before Christmas and saw at least 5 dogs - all leashed and being walked along the main road. I'm not sure if this is really news since dogs have been allowed in certain campsite loops, but I've never seen any other dogs during previous stays in the last 4 years.
     
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    Checked into AOA on Dec. 31st and checked into building 2 of Cars Suites. As soon as we got there, a large bulldog was coming out. Of course we had just arrived and trying to get through with our luggage. This dog was pushing its way out of the door and immediately got off the leash. Luckily my kids didn't freak out and the owners quickly got the dog back on the leash. We never did hear a barking dog on the 2nd floor. One morning when we were coming off the elevator a small dog was running down the hallway without its leash and the owner was running down the hallway. It was yapping away. I will be sure to put in a review to Disney. I am not happy with paying New Year's Eve pricing, and having to be on guard so that the animals brought in don't bite or cause fear in my children.
     
  12. adamreisinger

    adamreisinger 10+ Year Castmember

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    Stayed at POR from Dec. 29-Jan. 2. Spent plenty of time at the resort, including multiple walks from my room to the main lobby and main pool bar. I saw exactly one non-service dog during my entire stay, and it was on a leash and silent. Not a dog person at all, but based on that experience I'd happily return to POR even with it being a dog-friendly resort.
     
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  13. Cotillard

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    My two dogs and I had a great time at Fort Wilderness, Jan 8-12. Lots of great sidewalks all over. Squirrels, deer, and armadillos, too!

    $50/night for two dogs wasn't bad, IMO.

    Housekeeping needs to be scheduled, as they will not enter room with pets (they give you a sign to hang on door knob when dogs are alone in room).
    Also, all guests must now have their room inspected, if housekeeping is declined or if you simply ask for towels/trash service. Full housekeeping will count as room inspection, according to my experience at Ft. Wilderness.
    Goodie bag included doggie place mat, food and water bowls, door sign, bags for waste, and bandanna:dogdance:

    Dogs have been allowed at campground for years so Ft W feels very pet friendly. We will return!
     
  14. KatherineV

    KatherineV Earning My Ears

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    I stayed at Port Orleans Riverside for 2 nights at the end of December. I did not see any dogs while on my stay at the resort. I would have never known this resort was pet friendly, as i did not bring a pet myself.
     
  15. Amber White

    Amber White Earning My Ears

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    We stayed at AoA in late October (just found the forum, hi all!) and did spot a few dogs late at night on our walk to the lion king suites from the park. Nothing major, just never saw the owners picking up after their animals in either case, and we did tell CM the next morning.
     
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    I stayed at a Fort Wilderness camp ground cabin January 2-8. I had originally booked the cabin prior to the new dogs allowed policy coming out. When I heard about the policy, I switched to an OKW villa (at about twice the cost!) After I switched, I was contacted by someone from guest services regarding my concerns. She assured me that at every resort that allows dogs, the dog rooms are in completely separate areas, and that no guest will ever have to stay in an area that allows dogs, they will always be accommodated in the non-dog area if desired. I asked her which sections of the Fort Wilderness cabins were for guests with dogs and she told me the 2200 and 2300 loops.

    Based on that conversation, I switched back to a Fort Wilderness cabin. After switching (online) I immediately phoned in a request to be placed in a non-dog loop.
    A couple weeks later, on the way to the airport, I was sent a text with my cabin assignment...in the 2200 loop! I was upset and as soon as I was able (about an hour later) called to request a room change. The CM on the phone was very nice and I was able to get reassigned to the 2800 loop at the far end-- about as far away from the 2200 and 2300 loops as you can get :)

    We actually did not see ANY dogs or hear any our entire stay at the Fort, but the weather was pretty cold, and on the first day it was pouring rain so we weren't out and about as much as we would have been in better weather. We pretty much just went from our cabin to the parks, and occasionally the hot tub at the wilderness pool.
     
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