The Disabled Diva Talks Podcast Episode 5- The New Disneyland Spiderman Web Slinger Ride

Press play to listen to my accessibility review of Disneyland’s new Spiderman Web Slinger Ride. Scroll for show notes and photos. The long-awaited opening of Avengers Campus and the Spiderman attraction Web Slinger took place on June 4, 2021. My family and I were there on opening day. In this podcast, I share accessibility informationContinue reading “The Disabled Diva Talks Podcast Episode 5- The New Disneyland Spiderman Web Slinger Ride”

Accessibility and Must Know Chronic Pain Information Before Revving up Your Engine in Carsland * California Adventure * Disneyland

Accessibility information to help you get your kicks on route 66 and plan your next visit to Carsland at Disneyland’s California Adventure!

New Year’s Eve at Star Wars Galaxy Edge Disneyland

Find out why ringing in the New Year at Star Wars Galaxy Edge at the Disneyland Resort is the perfect location for the disabled.

Everything You Need to Know About Disneyland’s Accessibility Service

Everything you need to know about Disneyland’s accessibility service.

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. 

How to survive a Disneyland or Disney World character meet and greet

            How to survive a Disneyland or Disney World character meet and greet               Survive a character meet and greet?  Aren’t those supposed to be fun?  For most people, both adults and children, they are.  It is a chance to meet their favorite characters,Continue reading “How to survive a Disneyland or Disney World character meet and greet”

There’s more to Disneyland besides rides

There’s more to Disneyland besides rides I have had several readers ask if it is worth the expense to go to Disneyland if they don’t like or plan on going on rides.  My answer is YES!!  There is so much more to Disneyland besides the rides.  It is entirely possible to spend many days inContinue reading “There’s more to Disneyland besides rides”

Renting a wheelchair from Disneyland versus an outside vendor

Renting a wheelchair from Disneyland versus an outside vendor For guests that don’t use a wheelchair on a regular basis, yet need one for extended outings, choosing where to rent a wheelchair from can be confusing.  To help you decide I compiled this list of pros and cons for renting one from Disneyland or fromContinue reading “Renting a wheelchair from Disneyland versus an outside vendor”

Why I would suggest Disneyland over Disney World to someone who suffers from chronic pain.

It is no secret that I love Disneyland.  Besides the magical memories made with family and friends, Disneyland provides me with physical and mental therapy.  Because of this I never hesitate to suggest a Disneyland vacation to my friends that suffer from chronic pain.  However, I am not as quick to suggest they go toContinue reading “Why I would suggest Disneyland over Disney World to someone who suffers from chronic pain.”

Service dog relief areas at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World

Service dog relief areas at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Service dogs may relieve themselves in any open outdoor area as long as their owners pick up after them and leave the area clean. There are also  relief areas designated for service dogs to relieve themselves throughout the parks.  Where ever your service animalContinue reading “Service dog relief areas at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World”

Feeling ill at Disneyland?

Feeling over heated? Did you fall and scrape your knee? Have a headache?  No matter what your ailment there are First Aid stations in both Disneyland and California Adventure. Nurses are available during normal park operating hours to offer over-the-counter medications, bandages and other quick remedies so that you can begin enjoying your visit again.Continue reading “Feeling ill at Disneyland?”

What the rides at Disneyland have taught me about my conditions

This morning someone sent me an analogy on Twitter comparing having Fibromyalgia and riding Space Mountain.  They tweeted that having Fibromyalgia and riding Space Mountain are the same as there are lots of ups and downs, tight curves, but no way to see them coming.  This is spot on!! However it is how we choose to face those ups, downs,Continue reading “What the rides at Disneyland have taught me about my conditions”

My favorite therapy

Therapy and chronic pain/illnesses go hand in hand.  There is no way to go through life living in pain and not need some type of therapy.  We need physical therapy to give our bodies the strength to fight the pain and illness.  We need some sort of emotional therapy to keep from going mad fromContinue reading “My favorite therapy”

A fulfilled dream and squashed fears

  Who says dreams don’t come true?  Not me!!!  It been over 30 years since my very first trip to the Happiest Place on Earth. Some people think I am crazy for wanting to arrive early when I do visit. But one of the things I love about arriving prior to opening is seeing which families willContinue reading “A fulfilled dream and squashed fears”

Best New Year’s Day ever!

2015 is off to a fantastic start.  While most were celebrating the end of the year I went to bed early.  It wasn’t because I didn’t feel festive but because I had planned to spend New Year’s Day at Disneyland.  So while the rest of the world was sound asleep my family and I  wereContinue reading “Best New Year’s Day ever!”

Reflections of a magical year

 2014 has definitely been a magical year for me.  No I was not cured nor was my pain less than normal.  What made this past year magical was that I allowed myself to have fun!  Living in pain means having very few days with a pain level low enough to tackle all the things thatContinue reading “Reflections of a magical year”

Disneyland through the eyes of a child

  It is not secret that Disneyland is my happy place and that I am always noticing something new or making new memories.  But it is seeing the park through the eyes of children that I think is amazing. Through the years I have been asked what is the best age to first take aContinue reading “Disneyland through the eyes of a child”

Down’s and Disneyland

Last week my brother in-law, Tim,  came to California to spend some time at Disneyland with my husband, daughter, and me.  My brother in -law is not your typical 40 something man, he has Down’s Syndrome.  This mini vacation is the second that my husband and I have had with him at Disneyland.  The firstContinue reading “Down’s and Disneyland”

Rocked my Disney Side

Approximately  two weeks ago  my family and I rocked our Disney Sides at the 24 hour party.   The first I had ever heard about Disney’s 24 hour parties was a month prior to this one.  Being the Disney Geek that I am, my first thought was “Heck ya”!!   My enthusiasm waned as IContinue reading “Rocked my Disney Side”

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