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So, you're going to Walt Disney World.  What can you do with Pongo, Perdita, Lady, Tramp, Duchess, Thomas O'Malley, Flounder?....well, you get the idea.

In general, pets are not allowed in the resort hotels and parks at Walt Disney World.  Service animals, of course, are the major exception to the rule.  Another exception is Fort Wilderness Campground where there are a limited number of campsites where pets are allowed.  There is a nightly fee for your pet (about $3/day) and, of course, you're expected to handle all clean-up chores yourself.  There are designated receptacles for pet waste in the designated pet areas of the campgrounds. 

The kennel at the Ticket and Transportation Center
The kennel at the Ticket and Transportation Center

Another answer is to board your pet at one of Walt Disney World's on-site kennels.  There are five of them scattered about the property:

  • Between the main Magic Kingdom parking lot and the Ticket & Transportation Center (pictured above)
  • Near the Epcot entrance plaza, to the left
  • At the Disney - MGM Studios Entrance
  • Near the entrance of Animal Kingdom
  • At Fort Wilderness Campground

Some things to be aware of, if you choose to use the kennels:

  • Overnight boarding rates are $11/night ($9/night for WDW resort guests).
  • Day stays cost $6.
  • The above charges include dry food.  A special diet will be fed if you provide it.
  • The only accommodations available are for large domestic animals (dogs / cats).  If your pet requires something special, you'll have to provide them.
  • "Exotic" pets can be boarded as well, but you will be responsible for placing the pets in the crates yourself.
  • You are expected to come and walk your pet several times daily.  Animals will not be taken out of their crates otherwise!
  • All five kennels are air-conditioned.
  • No one will be present around the clock as, in general, the kennels are NOT staffed overnight.
  • Each kennel closes one hour after the associated park closes.

Some things you should bring with you for your pet:

  • Accommodations, if necessary.
  • Food, if a special diet is required.
  • Play toys, blankets, or whatever else will make your pet "feel at home."
  • Vaccination records (for dogs especially).  If there's a biting incident, Florida law requires these records to ensure that the animal is protected from communicable disease. 

You can call the main kennel for more information (the number is in the phone number section of this guide).


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