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  • On Aug 13, 2015
    Marilyn from CT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Does Disney consider ESA (emotional support animals) the same as trained service dogs? Are ESA permitted in the parks? They are prescribed for many people but are not subject to the two years of training that a formally trained service dog is subjected to

    Hello, Marilyn,

    Walt Disney World welcomes Service Animals, but the information on Service Animals does state that they should be Trained Service Animals. Since I am unfamiliar with the level of training for an ESA dog, I think it would be more helpful for you to call Walt Disney World directly at (407) 560-2547, 

    If you have any further questions, please let us know.  -Kara
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I’m a high school teacher with a family of 3 sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.

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