SAVE YOUR VACATION WITH THESE TIPS!

Don’t let your chronic pain or an injury be the reason you end your vacation early. Here are some tips to keep the good times rolling!

Did your chronic illness insist that you spend your vacation in bed?

Through the years I have not only made changes to how I address and relieve my chronic pain, but I have made changes to how I vacation too!
Here are a few tips to help you better enjoy your summer vacation!

How to Plan the Best Summer Vacation Despite Your Chronic Illness

Does the thought of taking a summer vacation get you excited or does it send chills down your spine?  I loved traveling before I became chronically ill.  In addition to yearly Disneyland vacations, I loved exploring new areas in other states or within the ones that I lived in.  Weekend road trips without a destination were my favorites.
Soon after chronic pain became a part of my daily life I began to loathe traveling.

Everything You Need to Know About Disneyland’s Accessibility Service

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

Three ways I relieve chronic pain at Disneyland

Three ways I relieve chronic pain from fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis while I am visiting Disneyland.

Disneyland Park Accessibility Update January 2019

          Quick update! Since I last updated the guide there have been a few new updates. Dumbo:  This attraction’s queue is now fully accessible to mobility aids, both manual and motorized.  All guests enter the same queue. Matterhorn:  The queue to this attraction has been widened making it easier for mobilityContinue reading “Disneyland Park Accessibility Update January 2019”

Disneyland Holiday Dining Tips

*Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.  Meaning that at no additional cost to you, I receive a commission when purchases are made via my links.  The proceeds offset the expense of running this blog and fund the prize pools for my Facebook groups.  I am not affiliated with Disneyland or the Disney company. Have youContinue reading “Disneyland Holiday Dining Tips”

Packing for your Invisible Traveling Companions

I may be able to escape my everyday life by going on vacation, but there is no escaping my chronic conditions. 

Halloween at Disneyland

It is Halloween time at Disneyland! Are you ready for a spooktakular season of haunted rides, attractions, and snacks?  Join my family and I as we dive into the Halloween season at Disneyland.  We will be in the parks at least once a week throughout the Halloween season to give you updates on accessibility, newContinue reading “Halloween at Disneyland”

Mousewait vs. the Official Disneyland App

The two leaders in Disneyland apps are Mousewait, and the official Disneyland app. Both have their strengths and weaknesses, but which is best? On our last trip to Disneyland and DCA, I put the two apps to the test head to head. Here are the results of the Test

5 Tips For Pushing a Wheelchair Through Disneyland

Whether you plan to visit Disneyland with a wheelchair or it is an unexpected necessity, these tips will keep the magic going throughout your stay!

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”

Ten pitfalls of using a wheelchair at Disneyland

Ten pitfalls of using a wheelchair at Disneyland Some people think that those who use wheelchairs at Disneyland get on rides faster and/or have it easier than other guests.  However, that is far from the reality.  Using a wheelchair at Disneyland is tough, especially for those who don’t use one often.  In this post IContinue reading “Ten pitfalls of using a wheelchair at Disneyland”

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”

Berenice has Disney Ability!

This week I would like to introduce you to one of my DisneyAbility readers/followers, Berenice R. from El Monte California and I am excited to share her experience with you. First let me tell you a little about Berenice. She is 32 years old, lives with multiple health issues, and is co-owner of Two SistersContinue reading “Berenice has Disney Ability!”

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.”

Sometimes it is worth pushing past limits and facing fears.

Yesterday I returned home after spending five days at Disneyland.  This was a big deal for me as I haven’t spent five consecutive days in the park since 2009!  Since then my longest stretch in the park has been three days.  Typically I go for a day and occasionally two in a row.  As thisContinue reading “Sometimes it is worth pushing past limits and facing fears.”

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