Disney World Service Dog Relief Areas with Photos

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On a Disney World trip, the whole family is welcome, including the Service Animals! Disney World has accommodations for Service Animals, that they define as a Service Dog or a Miniature Horse.

While many of these locations below for Service Animal Relief are easily accessible, should you have an issue, please head to Guest Services. You can find a Large Guest Service Station at the Entrance of every park, and also at the Blue Service Tents. Disney World has implemented a 5th key, which stands for Inclusion, and they want to know about issues so that they can help.

While I don’t personally have a Service Animal, I believe that everyone should be able to vacation without issues. Hopefully the follow details and photos makes your trip easier.

Is it easy to find Service Animal Relief Locations at Disney World ?

Many people with service animals have found that it’s hit or miss. Either the location is very obvious, and one they keep going back to, or they are sent on a wild goose chase. I’ve personally spoken to more than 5 people who have had severe issues with relief locations for their service animal. If you have any details to add to the post below, please reach out so we can make sure everyone has a low stress vacation!

Are their Doggie Bags at the Service Animal Relief Locations?

No there are not. You will need to bring your own Waste Bags.

How to Find these Service Animal Relief Locations in the Parks

  • Using the Park GuideMap, and select the “Guests with Disabilities”
  • Using the MyDisney Experience App click the bottom Location Icon (second icon from the left, next to the house). Then Select the Park location using the ‘Filter Button’. At the top of the page, in the middle, is a drop down bar. Click the drop down arrow and select ‘Guest Services’ . This will bring up the icons, and you can move around the map to see the icons that look like a person standing with a dog. (You can also click “Show List’ on the top right and scroll to Service Animals which will show you a page with only the Dog icon, and no other distractions)
  • Using the MyDisney Experience App and type in the search “Service Animals”, then click ” Find on Map”. It auto populates to Magic Kingdom, but you can zoom out to find the other parks and their areas.

Magic Kingdom Service Animal Relief Areas

There are 5 Service Dog Relief Locations inside Magic Kingdom.

⭐ Quick Reference List:

  • in Tomorrowland by the Tomorrowland Stage/Space Mountain Restrooms
  • in Fantasyland Storybook Circus by the Restrooms/ Barnstormer Ride
  • in Liberty Square by the Christmas Shoppe/Behind Liberty Tree Tavern
  • in Frontierland across from Big Thunder Mountain Ride
  • in Advertureland by the Restrooms/ Adjacent to Pirates of the Caribbean Ride

Location: Tomorrowland

One of the more secluded locations, this relief area is to the right of the Tomorrowland Stage. Between the Carousel of Progress and the Tomorrowland Stage is a small courtyard. Find the relief area on the left.

This is a Turf relief location separated from the walkway by a curb.

Size: approximately 15 sq feet of Turf

Note: The MyDisneyExperience App has this higher on the map, if you are looking at the restrooms it is to the right closer to the Carousel of Progress

Location: StoryBook Circus (New Fantasyland)

The only location fully accessible by a Mobility Device is in Storybook Circus/ the exit to the Fantasyland Train.

If coming from the Fantasyland Train, this will be on the right hand side. If coming from Storybook Circus Entrance take the first left after the Big Top Shop, and then the first right. You’ll see the fenced in area around the bend on the right hand side.

This is a long 10 foot stretch of Turf in a somewhat secluded area.

Note: This is a lightly fenced in area, and the gate does not have a lock or automatic open. There is no way to secure the gate open.

Location: Liberty Square

Tucked behind the Liberty Square buildings, by the Christmas Shop, you’ll find this area along a secluded walkway.

Featuring a patch of turf, the turf is separated by a curb.

Size: About 10 sq feet.

Location: Adventureland (by the Restrooms)

To the right of the Pirates Ride, you’ll find the bathrooms. Before the restrooms on the right hand side is the Service Dog Relief Area. This is a strip of turf. The Turf is separated from the walkway by a curb.

Size: about 6 feet of Turf

Note: This area can get congested from Character Meets (like Jack Sparrow), restroom lines, and people waiting and lounging around (as seen in my pictures).

Location: Frontierland (across from Big Thunder Mountain)

As you head towards the Big Thunder Mountain Ride you’ll steer right towards a Covered Waterside Porch. The porch walkway is a large loop, so you can come down the main entrance with a steeper incline, or continue foward to the other walkway with a more gradual incline.

In a mulchy area near the porch, you’ll find the Service dog sign and the small area. The area is surrounded by large rocks.

Size: about 6 sq feet of mulch

Notes: This area can get very congested, and have a high crowd level at certain times of the day that clog the entire walkway. This is especially true from 10 am-4 pm.

EPCOT Service Animal Relief Areas

There are 4 Service Dog Relief Areas in EPCOT

⭐ Quick Reference List:

  • in World Discovery by the Restrooms near Test Track Ride (across the walkway)
  • in World Celebration by the Imagination Pavilion Restrooms
  • in World Showcase United Kingdom to the right of the Restrooms
  • in World Showcase between Outpost and Germany off the walkway by the Shops

⭐in World Discovery by the Restrooms

If you are facing the restrooms on the Walkway across from the Test Track Ride, the Relief Area will be to the right.

There is a small walkway, but there is no curb. The area is a grassy turf. You may find that there are people loitering in this area, as it is next to the restrooms.

Size:about 12 sq feet

⭐in World Nature by the Imagination Pavilion Restrooms

Details coming soon.

⭐in World Showcase United Kingdom by the Restrooms

If you are facing the Restrooms in the United Kingdom, you’ll find this service animal to the right of the restooms. There is a large employee service walkway here. Follow the employee walkway, and the location will be to the left before the employee doors.

This is a secluded mulch area, with a small curb.

Size: About 12 sq feet of turf

⭐in World Showcase between Outpost and Germany off the walkway by the Shops

This is a smaller mulchy relief area, located off the Walkway between the Outpost and Germany shops. This location can be hard to find when there are crowds.

If you are coming from Germany (if you started in Canada and are walking around) this location will be on the right immediately before the shops in The Outpost (sometimes referred to as Africa).

If you are coming from The Outpost (if you started in Mexico) you’ll find this immediately after The Outpost shops on the left.

Size: About 6 sq feet of mulch with a curb

Animal Kingdom Service Animal Relief Areas

⭐Quick Reference Locations:

  • in Discovery Island by the Animal Kingdom First Aid
  • in Pandora World of Avatar on the Walkway between Africa and Pandora
  • in Dinoland by the Restaurantosaurus Restrooms
  • in Asia by the Maharajah Jungle Trek Restrooms
  • In Rafiki’s Planet Watch

⭐ Location: Animal Kingdom First Aid/ officially called the Discovery Island Service Animal Relief area

If coming from the park entrance/Tree of Life, this location will be on the left hand side. Look for the First Aid Sign.

If coming from Africa, you’ll find this location on the right, directly after the bridge.

Size: About 12 sq feet.

⭐Location: Pandora World of Avatar Service Animal Relief Area

You can access this location one of two ways, and this location is one of the most secluded options, with the largest grassy space.

If coming from Africa/The Lion King Show, head down the Boardwalk away from Africa. This walkway is the ‘back’ entrance to Avatar land, and the Relief Area will be located on your right.

If coming from Pandora, enter the land and make the first immediate right at the brand in the walkway. Then you’ll make the next immediate right away from the rides, and the location will be ahead on the left.

Size: About 15 sq feet.

⭐Location: Restaurantosaurus Restrooms Service Animal Relief Area in Dinoland

You can only access this location from one direction. Come into Dinoland USA, and make the first right. You’ll follow the path past a Ice Cream/Quick Service/Bar, and you’ll make a right at the ‘T’ in the path. Further down on the right you’ll find this location.

There is no curb, but the ground looks soft, as there doesn’t appear to be artificial turf.

Size: About 8 sq feet.

⭐Location: Maharajah Jungle Trek Restrooms Service Animal Relief Area

If coming from Everest Area, you’ll turn Right towards Kali River Rapids. It’s ahead on the Left.

If coming from Asia, you’ll turn Left towards Kali River Rapids. It’s ahead on the Left.

⭐Rafiki’s Planet Watch

This is a remote location that requires a train ride and a paved hike to the Conservation Center. There you will find a petting zoo and Animation Lessons. Learn more about the Animation Drawing Experience here.

Hollywood Studios Service Animal Relief Areas

There are 4 Service Dog Relief Areas in Hollywood Studios according to the Map, but on the MyDisneyExperience App, there is only 3 currently listed (I did leave a comment with Guest Services, and encourage you to do the same)

⭐ Quick Reference List:

  • At the Park Entrance in the Courtyard of First Aid
  • Restrooms Across from the Sci-Fi Dine- In Theater Restaurant
  • Toy Story Land near Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Toy Story Land near the main entrance from Pixar Place (not the Galaxy’s Edge Entrance)

⭐ At the Park Entrance in the Courtyard of First Aid

When entering the park, after you’ve passed through the ticket stand, head left. In a walkway to the right of Guest Services is First Aid. You’ll find the relief area to the right of the walkway (across from the First Aid entrance)

Size: 6 sq feet of rectangle mulch with a curb

⭐ Restrooms Across from the Sci-Fi Dine- In Theater Restaurant

Directly across from the Sci-Fi Dine-in Theater Restaurant you’ll find Restrooms. These are also the Restrooms near the Mickey meet and greet. If you are facing the Restrooms, the relief area will be to the left.

If you are coming from Indiana Jones, Star Tours, this bathroom will be on the right.

If you coming from Mickey and Minnies Runaway Railway, this location will be on the left.

This area can get congested.

Size: 8 sq feet of mulchy area with a curb

⭐ Toy Story Land near Alien Swirling Saucers

Ideally the better of the location at Hollywood Studios, this location is somewhat secluded, has no curbs separating the turf from the walkway and a clear walkway to access the turf.

If you are coming from Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, find this location to the left of the walkway. If you are already in Toy Story Land, this location will be on the right of the walkway.

Size: 10 sq feet of turf

⭐ Toy Story Land near the main entrance from Pixar Place (not the Galaxy’s Edge Entrance)

Before entering Toy Story Land, this location will be on the right hand side. There is an employee service area on the right hand side of the walkway, and this location is located on the same service walkway before the employee entrance. This is a mulchy area with a curb.

Size: 10 sq feet of mulch with a curb

Disney Springs Service Animal Relief Areas

There are Several locations at Disney Springs… but when I went in March 2023 to create this post, 3 of the locations were outside of Security (with only one area in Security). Some security guards are understanding, some are not.

I did have to go back through security twice because I exited to photograph the locations. Hopefully you do not have to advocate for yourself when it comes to your Service Animal needing the restroom.

There are 5 Service Animal Locations at Disney Springs

  • Strawberry Parking lot by Cirque de Soleil/Third Party Bus Loops (outside Security)
  • Disney Resort Bus Loop
  • Behind Luxury of Time Shop
  • Behind World of Disney Shop
  • By the Bridge to Disney Springs Resort Area Hotel

⭐Strawberry Parking lot by Cirque de Soleil/Third Party Bus Loops (outside Security)

This location is outside of Security. If you let the Security Guard know before you exit, they should be able to accommodate you. If you are coming from the resorts or the third party bus locations, you can use this location and then follow the signs to security.

Note: Security had me walk all the way back to the parking garage because I stepped out of line to get a picture of this area. Guest Services stated that I wasn’t their first complaint about this area… I’d recommend skipping this location if you are already through security.

Size: Large Grassy Area

⭐Disney Resort Bus Loop

This is a very small, mulchy, and foliage filled area. Does have a curb. If coming from the bus, you’ll see this near the Directional Signage/Bus Directory Sign inside the bus loop (if you’ve walked into Disney Springs, you’ve gone too far).

If coming from Disney Springs, head down the loop till you see the Signage, and the location is on your right.

Size: 4 sq feet.

⭐Behind Luxury of Time Shop

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Size: sq feet.

⭐Behind World of Disney Shop

This is Behind World of Disney Store. If you are facing the store this will be on the left hand side of the building. The Relief station is on the right. There is security here, so be sure to talk to them.

Size: Large Grassy Area.

⭐By the Bridge to Disney Springs Resort Area Hotel

You can access this location if you come from Saratoga Springs, If you come from the Bridge/Elevator from the Disney Springs Resort Hotels, or if you are in Disney Springs.

If you are in Disney Springs, be sure to talk to the Security Officer before leaving.

Size: 10 sq feet.

Water Parks Service Animal Relief Areas

Blizzard Beach Water Park has two Locations.

  • By the Restroom Lockers between Tikes Peak and the Ski Patrol Camp (the two childrens areas)
  • By the Entrance between Beach Haus Shop and First Aid

Typhoon Lagoon Water Park has two locations.

  • By the Entrance to the Children’s Play area, Katchakiddee Creek. (on the left side of the park. When you walk over the bridge to go to the Katchakiddee Creek, this location will be on the left hand walkway, on the left side, before the large Employee Service Doors.
  • By the Crush ‘n’ Gusher Ride (on the right side of the park)

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Service Animal Relief Location

To the Right of the Champion Stadium

How to Find these Service Animal Relief Locations in the Parks

  • Using the Park Guide Map for Disabilities
  • Using the MyDisney Experience App click the bottom Location Icon. Select Park location. At the top of the page is a drop down bar, click the drop down arrow and select ‘Guest Services’ then you can see the locations that have a person with a dog. You can also click “Show List’ on the top right and scroll to Service Animals which will bring you to the page below
  • Using the MyDisney Experience App and typing in the search “Service Animals”, then click ” Find on Map”. It auto populates to Magic Kingdom, but you can zoom out to find the other parks and their areas.

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