On Aug. 18, Walt Disney World released updated information about its kenneling options for guests who travel to the Orlando theme parks with their dogs, cats and other small pets. The new Best Friends Pet Care Resort, which was originally scheduled to open Aug. 27, will now open Sept. 1, 2010.
Best Friends Pet Care Resort, which is located on Walt Disney World Resort property, is a new luxury pet resort. The resort is located at 2510 Bonnet Creek Parkway, not too far from Port Orleans Resort. The resort is open to dogs, cats and “pocket pets” (e.g. hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets).
Among the features Best Friends Pet Care Resort offers are air-conditioning rooms, VIP suites and kitty condos, private and communal outdoor play areas, as well as walking trails and a doggy water park. Non-human guests can also receive the type of upscale treatment their human counterparts might envy, including special bedding, cuddle time and snacks.
For more information on Best Friends Pet Care Resort, including initial prices, read Walt Disney World’s luxury pet resort accepts reservations; Disney kennels will be phased out.
Walt Disney World kennels set closing dates
Best Friends Pet Care currently operates the Walt Disney World kennels at the major theme parks and at Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. Once the new resort opens, these kennels will close and all new reservations will be hosted at Best Friends Pet Care on Bonnet Creek Parkway.
On Sept. 1, kennels at Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will close to walk-up guests. On Sept. 2, the kennels at Magic Kingdom’s Ticket and Transportation Center, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground will close to walk-up guests. Pets that are boarded at these kennels prior to September 1 will be either transferred over to the new resort or complete their stay at the kennels, based on an individual basis and in consultation with pet owners.
Best Friends Pet Care, founded in 1991, is the leading boarding and grooming service in the United States. It operates more than 40 full-service pet care centers in 19 states. Guests can visit Walt Disney World Best Friend Pet Care for more information or call 877-4-WDW-PETS to make reservations.
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