The Disney Parks and Resorts have so many amenities they offer that it’s easy to overlook some of them!
While working on my live animals in the parks feature, I thought of one such service that many are unaware is available at both the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resorts and that is: pet kennels!
While service animals are permitted in the parks, other family pets are not. So if you’re visiting the parks for the day and would like a place to keep your pet while there – you can do that!
At the Disneyland Resort, the Disneyland Kennel Club offers a first come, first served place to leave your pet for the day (note: overnight accommodations are NOT provided here, sorry!) for a fee. Their hours of operation are generally a half hour before parks’ opening to a half hour after parks’ closing, but be sure to check with them directly for their schedule on any given day.
All pets must be vaccinated, and please be aware that while the kennel provides accommodations for your animals for the day, you are still responsible for feeding and walking your pets during the day – please do not forget to do so!
At the Walt Disney World Resort, Best Friends Pet Care runs the kennel facilities there – also for a fee. This location provides both one-day accommodations or longer multi-day/night stays. But reservations are recommended.
Their hours tend to be one hour before parks open until one hour after closing, but again, check with them directly for a specific schedule.
Vaccinations for your pets are required for this location as well.
As a general reminder, NEVER leave pets (or young children) alone in a car. Always arrange for alternative care.
Have you ever used the kennel facilities at either the Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resorts? Did you even know they existed?