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Video steals viewers’ hearts as costumed service dog visits Disneyland

Disneyland Resort offers many ways to make Guests truly feel like they’re at the happiest place in the world, from delicious food and drink to iconic classic attractions and innovative new experiences. However, perhaps one of Disneyland’s most magical experiences is interacting with beloved characters, from Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Tick and Tac, to Captain Jack Sparrow, The Incredibles, Chewbacca, Kylo Ren , Iron Man, Captain America and many more.

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With character interactions back to normal at Disneyland, thousands of emotional videos have taken over social media, from emotional reunions with beloved characters to the debuts of new characters like Moon Knight and Mr. Knight from the Disney+ series. Moon Knight, as well as Dr. Strange’s Scarlet Witch and America Chavez in the Multiverse of Madness. However, a recent video stole the hearts of its viewers.

Scarlet Witch at Avengers Campus
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A video posted by Melissa J Kirk (@melissakirk717) on TikTok shows a service dog in a Snow White costume meeting Tigger at Disneyland. The dog would be called Gloria, according to Goodable (@Goodable)who reposted the video on his Twitter account, increasing the number of people who watched this moving scene.

You can see Melissa’s video below or click here to watch it.

A service dog for little girls met Tigger at Disneyland #disney #disneylandcalifornia #servicedog #kindness #heartwarming #love

@melissakirk717

A service dog for little girls met Tigger at Disneyland ♥️ #disney #disneylandcalifornia #servicedog #kindness #heartwarming #love

♬ original sound – melissa_j_kirk

On a recent trip, we caught up with Gloria on Main Street, USA, where she stole the show from Mickey and Minnie Mouse as guests and cast members swooned over the service dog in a costume. Mickey and Minnie even came backstage to meet and interact with Gloria, who seemed to be having the time of her life.

pooh and tigger
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However, not all reactions to this experience have been good. On Twitter, some viewers disagreed with Gloria wearing a costume and pointed out that her body language implied she was more uncomfortable than excited when meeting Tigger.

Back on TikTok, a viewer expressed concern, commenting, “I can’t help but think about the kids who will meet Tigger that day who might be very allergic to dogs,” former member Melanie said. from the cast and character performer (@magicgirlmelanie) responded that this is precisely why characters aren’t supposed to touch service animals.

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It’s important to mention that pets are not allowed at Disneyland Resort and only certified service animals are allowed into the parks. The Disneyland Resort website states the following regarding the rules and regulations for service animals in the parks:

We value all of our visitors with disabilities and welcome service animals at most locations at our theme parks, Downtown Disney District, and Disneyland Resort hotels. At the Disneyland Resort, a service animal is defined as any miniature dog or horse trained to work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability.

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Customers who use service animals must maintain control of their animals at all times and must keep them on a leash or harness while visiting.

Cast Members are not permitted to take control of service animals. Guests with a service animal must follow the same attraction entry guidelines as Guests in wheelchairs.

Due to the nature of some attractions, service animals may not be permitted to ride. At these locations, please ask a cast member what options are available, including Ride Switch with a member of your party or a portable kennel.

Assistance dogs in training visit Disneyland
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At Disneyland, there are so many things for visitors to do! Now that the Main Street Electric Parade and other spectacular nighttime spectacles have returned to the parks, visitors have so much more to look forward to on their next visit. Walking to Sleeping Beauty’s castle is always a dream, especially when you can step inside and relive the story of Aurora and Maleficent. Classics like “It’s a Small World”, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, The Haunted Mansion, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Splash Mountain, and more will have you feeling the magic and making you crave a churro ! Toontown is currently gearing up for a massive change that will be revealed in 2023 with the reopening of the land and the debut of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Plus, now at Disneyland, visitors can enjoy Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for Blue Milk or Green Milk and ride Rise of the Resistance and Smuggler’s Run.

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Have you ever met a service dog at Disneyland? Let us know in the comments below!

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