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Dogs at Disney hotels and those allergic to dogs
by Mike (Boston, MA)
We have a trip booked for early November. With the news of families now allowed to have dogs at Disney hotels, that’s quite a concern for my allergic wife. We have a trip booked for quite some time now. What happens the week before we get there, a family with a dog who’s in a room? This is not good for those of us allergic to dogs.
You might be OK with this dog… – Photo by Rich Ramos
Let’s talk about the realities of this dogs at Disney hotels. First, this is going to be limited areas in these resorts. Second, there are designated areas in these resorts for pets because they’re going to be close to this special outdoor area that they’re building for pets, a pet run, that they’re building. They’ve just limited it to a very small part of the resorts. It’s not like they’re going to be in all the rooms.
The dogs at Disney hotels policy allows just a small number of rooms in each resort. And so the chances of you randomly getting a room that had a dog in it the night before is almost nil. You can ask. You can make it part of your requests that you fill out that you’re not in the dog area because of allergies. Disney won’t put you in that area. You don’t have to worry about it.
When you check in, you can verify it. You go to the front desk and say, “My wife is severely allergic to dogs.” No problem. You’re not going to be in a room where there are dogs. Disney is very sensitive to people with allergies, to people with special needs. That’s just not going to happen.
Dogs are not going to be everywhere. They’re still not allowed in the parks. They’re not allowed in the dining areas. The dogs at the Disney hotels are supposed to be in these designated small areas, so you probably won’t find it to be something you have to worry about.
You’re probably more likely to run into, well, like we did, a rabbit, a stray animal than you will be to run into a dog after this implements. It costs a lot of money. It’s $50 per night, or $75, depending on which hotel you’re at, so it’s not just bring them and it’s free. It’s expensive, so I don’t think you’re going to find that this is a big deal. It’s something new. I know change always makes us nervous.
Dad’s Bottom Line
Dad’s bottom line is, the dogs are going to be confined to a limited area, and so it’s not going to be general in all the rooms. You just make sure you say, “We’re allergic,” and you’ll be separated. It won’t be a factor.