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  • On Apr 19, 2022
    Kai from KS Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I understand that cats are not allowed to be kept in Disney World Resort rooms, but would an exception be made should the cat be a therapy animal and officially vetted by a therapist?

    Hi Kai!

    Thank you for bringing your question to planDisney! I am happy to help you by answering your question in a few ways.

    First, Walt Disney World offers many services and offers accommodations for a wide variety of disabilities. You can find out more about the many services and access options available at Walt Disney World by visiting the Services for Guests with Disabilities website.

    According to the official guidelines, Walt Disney World allows service animals, which are defined as "a dog or miniature horse that is trained to do work or perform tasks for, and to assist, an individual with a disability."

    In this definition, a cat is not considered a service animal. Disney follows ADA Requirements on Service Animals. You can visit the ADA Guidelines to obtain more information on the definition of service animals under titles II and III of the ADA.

    If you still have any questions, you can call Disability Services at (407) 560-2547 or email Guests with disabilities can also register for a Disability Access Service (DAS) pass in advance. Eligible Guests can pre-register for DAS by meeting virtually with a Cast Member during a live video chat 30 days in advance of their park visit. During this live virtual chat, you can discuss your accommodation needs and service animal questions.

    Secondly, I want to provide a link to The Walt Disney World Pet Policy. According to this policy, dogs are the only pets allowed with the maximum of two pets per room. Given this rule, cats are not allowed in Walt Disney World Resort Hotel rooms. 

    I hope this information helps! 

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My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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