Special Needs Family with Mirabel
  • On May 31, 2023
    Charles from MT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My son who is autistic and has a emotional support service dog. He’s 9 lbs and is in a satchel that my son carries him in. He isn’t a “trained” service animal but he does have documentation from his therapist that he needs him to be calm. Is that ok?

    Hi Charles! Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney.

    Disneyland Resort rules state that trained service animals are welcome throughout most areas of the theme parks, Downtown Disney District, and the Disneyland Resort Hotels. This is defined as a dog or a miniature horse that has received training to perform tasks or work on behalf of the Guest.

    That might not be the answer you were hoping for, however, I can assure you that Disneyland Resort is welcoming and inclusive and works to accommodate Guests. They offer services that will help maximize your son's experience, including areas where you can take a break if the parks are overstimulating. There are also guides available with helpful information about planning your visit with his needs in mind and information that might be especially useful about attractions.

    You want to make sure you have the best experience possible, so I would suggest contacting a helpful Cast Member at Disability Services for more information. They can assist you with planning your trip. Since your visit is coming up soon, reach out as soon as your schedule allows.

    I hope you have a magical time!

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Meet the Panelist: Elizabeth, Missouri

Hello from St. Louis! I'm Elizabeth, a professor, wife, and mother to two little boys. We love to travel as a family, and Disneyland Resort is the place where we laugh more and make the happiest memories. We've done everything from solo to big multi-generational trips, and I've got the tips and tricks for traveling with little ones to help ensure your experience is truly magical. Learn More About Elizabeth

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