• On Jun 15, 2019
    Christine from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does Boardwalk Villa allow emotional support cats to stay in the room?

    Hi Christine, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Walt Disney World does an excellent job welcoming Guests with unique needs and tries to create Magical experiences for all of its Guests, including those with service animals.

    A service animal is defined as “a dog or miniature horse that is trained to do work or perform tasks for, and to assist, an individual with a disability.” Service animals are welcome in almost all areas throughout the Parks and Resorts. They must remain on leash and under the control of their owner at all times.

    Currently, emotional support animals (including cats) are not covered under the service animal umbrella and therefore are not permitted in the Parks or most of the Resort properties, including Disney’s BoardWalk Villas. But, there are four dog-friendly Resorts if you have a special canine family member. I know how important a pet is, and especially one that assists you, so another option might be Best Friends Pet Care, which is a Walt Disney World Resort Pet Boarding facility. I’ve visited the Center, and it looks like nirvana for pets! They offer excellent accommodations as well as treats and activities.

    Christine, if you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to come back. I wish you a Magical vacation.

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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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