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WDW with a Service Animal - FAQ

Can a service animal visit WDW with you?

Yes, a trained service dog or miniature horse that is under the control of the owner at all times and remains on a leash or harness may visit WDW with you.

Service animals may relieve themselves at any outdoor location in the parks, but it must be cleaned up by the owner. There are designated relief areas for service animals as well, listed below.

Animal Kingdom

  • Asia: by the Maharajah Jungle Trek restrooms

  • DinoLand U.S.A.: by the Restaurantosaurus restrooms

  • Discovery Island: by First Aid

  • Pandora: on path next to Satuʻli Canteen

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Near First Aid at the front of the park

  • Near Baseline Tap House

  • Toy Story Land: Entrance and next to Alien Swirling Saucers


  • Between the Outpost and Germany

  • Imagination Restrooms

  • Test Track Restrooms

  • United Kingdom Restrooms

Magic Kingdom Park

  • Adventureland by Pirates of the Caribbean

  • Fantasyland at the Walt Disney World Railroad

  • Frontierland by Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

  • Liberty Square by the Liberty Tree Tavern

  • Tomorrowland next to the Space Mountain Restrooms

Service animal relief areas can be found in the MDE app in the interactive map. Hit the down arrow, select Guest Services, then on show list scroll down to Service Animals.

Can service animals ride attractions with their owner?

They can ride some, but not all attractions with their owner. Cast Members are not allowed to assist with your service animal, but some attractions have kennels or may provide a rider switch option. The following attractions are NOT available or have limited availability for service animals:

Disney’s Animal Kingdom:

  • Avatar Flight of Passage

  • Expedition Everest


  • Kali River Rapids

  • Maharajah Jungle Trek: Aviary Area

  • Rafiki’s Planet Watch: Affection Section

Allowed With Caution:

Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

  • Alien Swirling Saucers

  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster

  • Slinky Dog Dash

  • Star Tours: The Adventures Continue

  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

  • Tower of Terror

Allowed With Caution:

  • Toy Story Mania!


  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

  • Mission: SPACE

  • Soarin’ Around the World

  • Test Track

Allowed With Caution

  • Pixar Short Film Festival

  • Spaceship Earth

Magic Kingdom:

  • Barnstormer

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

  • Peter Pan’s Flight

  • Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train

  • Space Mountain

  • Tron Lightcycle/Run

Allowed With Caution:

  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

Are service animals allowed in dining locations?

Service animals are allowed at all WDW dining locations.

Can a service animal stay in a WDW resort hotel with you?

Service animals can stay at all WDW area resort hotels, not just the ones that are pet friendly. Unlike with other pets, there is no additional fee for your service animal to stay at a WDW resort hotel. There are service animal relief areas at all WDW hotels.

Are therapy and emotional support animals allowed in the WDW parks?

Therapy and emotional support animals are not allowed. While they are trained in these areas, they are considered pets by WDW and consequently not allowed in the parks.


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