Family with balloons at Grand Floridian
  • On Mar 7, 2022
    Jessica from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be staying at the Grand Floridian 3-bedroom grand villa in July/August. I have a small service dog (diabetes detection) - he is a pomeranian (under 20 lbs), do I need to bring anything besides his vest to ensure he can reside with me that week?

    Hiya, Jessica! Welcome to planDisney!

    Oh boy, I'm so excited to hear about your magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort this summer! I recently was able to stay at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and nothing compares to the relaxing ambiance and the proximity to Magic Kingdom Park. With so much to see and do during The World's Most Magical Celebration, from the celebratory sweets to the Beacons of Magic, you're sure to have a grand time!

    Just like Russell and Dug, sometimes we just need our dog by our side! Service animals are welcome at most locations at Walt Disney World Resort, which is just one of the many services and access options offered to Guests with disabilities. Service animals must be in control by their owners at all times, so making sure that your furry friend is on a leash with his vest is an important detail! After speaking to a Cast Member, the recommendation is to bring your animal's documentation and vaccination records in addition to the special vest.

    Jessica, it would also be important to read more information on service animals at Walt Disney World Resort, including any restricted locations and animal relief areas. You may also want to bring a portable or collapsible water bowl for your pup - fortunately, most counter service locations will provide you with a complimentary cup of ice water which you can use to keep your companion well hydrated!

    I would also recommend taking some time to download and explore the My Disney Experience app prior to your trip. This app is a little like holding your own magic wand in your hand, unlocking everything that The Most Magical Place on Earth has to offer. With features like viewing park maps, checking wait times for attractions, and mobile ordering food, this is a great way to minimize waits and maximize the fun! 

    If you have any other questions, please visit us again. After all, adventure is out there! Caw, caw! Rawr!

    Michelle
    Wilderness Explorer
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Meet the Panelist: Michelle, Pennsylvania

Why hello, dreamers of all ages! I’m a lightsaber-wielding, Mickey waffle-loving, adventure-seeking kid at heart! My husband and our pup live in a little town near Pittsburgh that we affectionately call Main Street, U.S.A. We consider Walt Disney World Resort our second home and I’m so excited to help you add even more magic to your Disney vacation! Learn More About Michelle

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