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  • On Mar 24, 2019
    Amanda from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We're Beach Club DVC members. One of the group just got a new service dog. We'll be staying in the Beach Club Villas, but can we get access to the Yacht Club dog-friendly amenities? Also, do we need to warn the Magical Express staff? Thanks!

    Bow Wow Amanda!

    We are currently in service dog training with our puppy, and have talked a lot about how wonderful it will be to take Hamish with us on our Disney vacations when he is certified, I love that you are resEARching before your trip to make sure your pup has as fantastic of a journey as you all will!

    Disney’s Beach Club Villas and Disney’s Yacht Club Resort are sister properties, essentially sharing restaurants, a fantastic pool, and other amenities! As a result, you will be able to access the outdoor pet walkways and pet relief areas without being an “actual” guest of Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. Call the Resort ahead of time to see if you can pick up Pluto's Welcome Kit, which includes puppy mats, dog walking maps, a pet ID tag and more.

    As a service animal, your hound is more than welcome on Disney’s Magical Express as well as most other areas across the Walt Disney World Resort properties and theme parks. You can find a list of the attractions that you will need to use Rider Switch here. When you jump on your magical bus from the airport, as well as when your dog is with you during your vacation, please make sure to have your dog’s service vest/collar visible; otherwise, they will be expected to follow the same rules as Tramp!

    Amanda, I hope this answered your questions. In the meantime, have a hot diggity dog time planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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