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
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
- "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
- 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).
Walt Disney World Trip Planning Guide