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”
Disneyland’s new parade Magic Happens is here! Get your accessible information and take a sneak peek of this magical parade!
Find out why ringing in the New Year at Star Wars Galaxy Edge at the Disneyland Resort is the perfect location for the disabled.
Wheelchair accessibility has the ability to make or break a visit to a theme park. See how two popular southern California parks rate!
Disneyland offers guests who use a mobility aid, are unable to climb stairs, have a fear of heights, suffer from claustrophobia, or have sensory issues three alternative experience options to several of their attractions. Discover which attractions and how to access them!
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.
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!
The Disabled Diva’s Top Ten Travel Tips
Living with multiple chronic conditions has changed many things in my life, including what I expect from a vacation. Psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, and endometriosis often create havoc before, during, and after each trip. I may not be able to escape my conditions for a week, but I can still have a fabulous getaway by having realistic expectations. Here are five unrealistic vacation expectations and how I turned them around.
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, get autographs, interact, and have their pictures taken. But some of us (adultsContinue reading “How to survive a Disneyland or Disney World character meet and greet”
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 is much to think about when choosing whether to rent a wheelchair from Disneyland or 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 can be confusing. To help you decide, I compiled this list of prosContinue reading “Renting a Wheelchair From Disneyland Versus an Outside Vendor”
This week I would like to introduce you to one of my 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 Sisters Plan. Continue reading “Berenice has Disney Ability!”
In the past, I was on the go from the moment I left home to go on vacation until the moment I arrived home. After chronic illnesses entered my life, I began scheduling downtime prior to and following my trips. However, this was not enough after my condition progressed. In the past year, I haveContinue reading “Vacation Downtime”
Recently a fellow spoonie posed a question online. She asked if she should share the details of her struggle because some people have rudely questioned her disability. They say that she is just fishing for attention. Anyone who suffers from chronic conditions like Fibromyalgia, Psoriatic Arthritis, Lupus, Lymes, MS, Endometriosis, etc.… knows that the struggleContinue reading “Spoonies are like snowflakes, each has a different story to tell”
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 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 overheated? 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 regular park operating hours to offer over-the-counter medications, bandages, and other quick remedies so that you can begin enjoying your visit again. IfContinue reading “Feeling ill at Disneyland?”
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”