I've decided to make an attempt to save up for a trip to Disneyland (California) for my birthday weekend in mid-May.
My dog is a psychiatric service dog, PSD.
His tasks are labeled as "Interrupt and Redirect" tasks, the main issue he focuses on is my social anxiety which causes panic attacks and my skin picking disorder to flare up.
We've been everywhere from crowded malls a week before Christmas to quiet social situations to clothes/grocery shopping to loud thanksgiving family events. Our most common compliment is "I didn't even know he was there." & I have no doubt he would do great in Disneyland. He's a 15-16 pound Chihuahua mix. I prefer to carry him in a front carrier which is like a backwards backpack most of the time so that he does not get trampled or crowded, especially by children who simply want to pet the doggy (little grabby children running towards him freaks him out, but who can blame him). He is however perfectly leash trained.
I had a few questions.
Which rides would we be able to actually go on? Is there a list somewhere, or an easy way for me to look myself?
Would he be able to stay in the carrier on rides, or would he have to be removed & sit on the floor?
Would we always have to sit in handicapped seating, or could we sit in normal seating?
How many 'relieving' areas are there, and are all grass?
& The most important one to me; are the employees also trained in recognizing ALL types of service dogs?
Being that I both have what would be called an 'invisible' disability & Norman being a Chihuahua mix, we aren't always taken seriously.
I've read as much as I could find but they were either incomplete, or they were only answered about large service dogs (the normal breeds; Shepherds, Labs, Goldies, etc), which is why I thought I'd take a stab to see if anybody has the answers here.
Thanks so much for your time & any answers anybody could offer me!