Where Service Dogs are Prohibited at Disneyland and Disney World

Where service dogs are prohibited at Disneyland and Disney World

If you are planning a trip with your service dog to Disneyland or Disney World, you need to be aware that not all attractions permit a service animal.  This is for the safety of both the service animal and other guests.  Below is a list of attractions that do NOT allow service animals.

Besides not going on the attraction, you have two other options.  The first is that you utilize Disney’s Rider Switch service in which one person in your party stays behind with the service animal and then they ride after the rest of the party returns.  The second option is to use the park-provided crates located at the boarding area of the attractions that offer them.

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Where service dogs are restricted at Disneyland


  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Gadget’s Go Coaster
  • Indiana Jones Adventure
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds
  • Smuggler’s Run
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

Disney California Adventure

  • Incredicoaster
  • Goofy’s Sky School
  • Grizzly River Run
  • Jumpin’ Jellyfish
  • Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree
  • Radiator Springs Racers
  • Silly Symphony Swings
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Guardian’s of the Galaxy Mission Breakout
  • Tuck and Roll’s Drive ’Em Buggies

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Where service dogs are prohibited at Disneyland and Disney World

Where service dogs are restricted at Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom Park

  • Splash Mountain
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • The Barnstormer
  • Space Mountain


  • Mission: SPACE
  • Test Track
  • Soarin’
  • Sum of All Thrills

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™
  • Star Tours – The Adventure Continues
  • Smuggler’s Run
  • Rise of the Resistance

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park

  • Affection Section at Rafiki’s Planet Watch
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain®
  • Primeval Whirl 

Service Animals Permitted with Caution

Guests with service animals should check with a cast member for boarding information at the following attractions:

Magic Kingdom Park

  • ·Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • ·Stitch’s Great Escape


  • ·Spaceship Earth
  • ·Innoventions – Certain Attractions

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • ·The Great Movie Ride
  • ·Toy Story Mania!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park

  • ·It’s Tough To Be A Bug!
  • ·Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • ·Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail
  • ·The aviary area of Maharajah Jungle Trek

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Knowing what to expect before arriving will only make your visit more magical.  Plan ahead and have fun!

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