Pluto at Magic Kingdom
  • On Mar 28, 2021
    Annette from AR Asked

    Does Disney Allow Emotional support dogs in the resorts?

    Hi Annette! Welcome to planDisney.

    Thanks for stopping by with this great question. I decided to check in with Pluto since he is the Walt Disney World Resort’s number one dog. He shared lots of helpful tips for bringing your emotional support dog with you during your visit this December.

    Pluto shared that it’s important to Mickey and pals that Guests with disabilities feel welcomed and comfortable at the Walt Disney World Resort. Please see the Service Animals webpage to see if your dog falls into Disney’s definition of a service animal. This webpage includes really important information about managing the theme parks with a service dog, including restricted or “permitted with caution” attractions. For those attractions your service animal may not ride, Rider Switch Service should be available; simply approach a Cast Member at the attraction’s entrance. You’ll also find relief areas throughout the theme parks for your service dog, and most Quick-Service dining locations can provide water or ice water to keep your furry assistant hydrated in the Florida sun.

    Service dogs are also welcome at the resort hotels. Dogs must be well-behaved, controlled at all times, and leashed or harnessed. You are welcome to contact disability.services@disneyparks.com if you have any particular questions about your service dog at the resort hotels.

    If your emotional support dog is not a service animal, there are currently four resort hotels that have designated dog-friendly sections. To reserve a dog-friendly room, please call (407) 934-7639. The Cast Member assisting you can share details about reserving these rooms, including additional fees and policies for Mousekeeping. Guests staying in these rooms also receive an adorable Pluto’s Welcome Kit! My dear friend Veronica often travels with her pups, and she shares her experiences in this helpful answer. Note that animals who are not working service animals may not visit the theme parks.

    I hope this helps as you plan your visit, Annette. Should you think of any further questions as you plan and dream, please come back and see us. Pluto asked me to send a pup-tastic high-five to your doggie, and he hopes to see you and your pal real soon.

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Robyn
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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