• On Feb 1, 2018
    Barbra 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.

    Are service dogs in training allowed in and hotel and parks? If so can they be left in room alone (in crate)? If not and we stay at pet friendly hotel can they stay in room without us there with crate?

    Hi Barbra!

    The Walt Disney World Resort does a really great job with trying to accommodate guests with disabilities, and part of that is making sure that service animals are allowed at most locations throughout the Walt Disney World Resort!  As long as the service dog in training is wearing his or her vest and is well behaved, he or she will be treated as a service dog.  However, because the dog will be treated as a service animal, he or she must be with you at all times and can't be left alone in any of the resort rooms, even those that are designated as pet-friendly.  The Walt Disney World Resort requires service animals to be with their owners at all times.  

    If you decide to stay at one of the Dog-Friendly Walt Disney World Resort Hotels and do not want to designate your dog as a service animal, you can leave him or her in the room alone and the crate is optional.  However, because the dog will be treated as a normal pet, this also means that you will not be able to bring the dog into the parks like you would with the service animal designation.  

    If you choose to bring the service animal with you, be sure to let the Disney Reservation Center or your Travel Agent know about the service animal when you make your reservation. 

    Have a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!
    -Lindsey N.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hi y’all!  I am an Army wife, a college instructor, a dog-mom, and a lover of all things Disney!  Planning a Disney vacation is my favorite pastime—other than actually going on a Disney vacation, of course—and I love helping others make the most of their magical trip!  If I am not at the Walt Disney World Resort, I am putting the pixie-dusted touches on my next trip!  

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