Five existing in-park kennels to close when new facility opens this summer?

Apr 12, 2010 in "Kennels"

A press release issued today by Disney appears to indicate that the 5 existing kennels in the parks and at Fort Wilderness will close once the new pet care facility opposite Port Orleans Resort opens this summer.

Construction photos and previous news
Existing Kennel information

Here is the full release:

"Slated for a late-summer opening, a full-service luxury pet care facility on Bonnet Creek Parkway across from Disney’s Port Orleans Resort will provide a comfortable home-away-from-home for Fido, Frisky and all their pet pals! The one-of-a-kind facility will be able to accommodate up to 270 dogs in a variety of standard and luxury suites, some with private outdoor patios and play yards. The separate “Kitty City” pavilion will be able to house up to 30 cats in two- and four-story cat condos. A special room is also available for the boarding of “pocket pets,” Including pet hamsters and birds.

The facility, to be operated by Best Friends Pet Care, will comprise more than 17,000 square feet of air-conditioned indoor space plus 10,000 square feet of covered outdoor runs and play areas. It will replace the five existing pet care facilities throughout Walt Disney World Resort and will be open to both Walt Disney World Resort guests and visitors staying off-property."
Article Posted: Apr 12, 2010 / 12:58pm EDT