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It’s a Dog’s Day with Santa at Downtown Disney Orlando

Guests visiting Downtown Disney Orlando this holiday season will notice that part of it has gone to the dogs. Disney’s new “Santa Paws” program invites dog owners to bring their pooches for a photo opportunity and meet and greet with Santa Claus in Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort.

It’s doggone fun for pups as they enjoy the yuletide cheer, pose for pictures, and share their Christmas wish list with Old St. Nick himself. Additionally, special comfort areas and water stations have been created for man’s best friend throughout the Disney shopping and dining district.

Santa Paws is located near World of Disney store at Downtown Disney Marketplace and is open daily for guests until Dec. 24. Disney has provided the following video of Santa meeting some of his canine friends last week.

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(Photo of Jack The Pug courtesy Disney, Diana Zalucky, photographer)