Mom And Son Safari
  • On Aug 12, 2010
    Terry from FL Asked

    Service dog question. I know many rides do the "baby swap" so that one parent can go on the ride while the other is with child and then they swap and the other one rides. Can this be done with service dogs like a "dog swap"?

    Hi, Terry!  I have not heard of this being done, so I made a phone call today to see what I could find out from a Cast Member in Guest Services.  

    The Cast Member I spoke with suggested that you head to guest services at the theme park to obtain a guest assistance card.  This will help other cast members at the attractions understand any special needs or requirements you might have that will help them better accommodate you and the service dog traveling with you.  She said this would include the option to utilize the child swap option on some attractions so that someone could stay with the dog while another member of the party rides an attraction.

    There is also a guidebook available at Walt Disney World to give you some other information and advice on having a service dog in the theme parks.  The Cast Member suggested that you allow a bit of time before needing a potty break for your dog, as it may be necessary for the Cast Member you ask regarding location to verify the closest spot.

    I hope you have an awesome time on your upcoming vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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