All of Your Accessibility Information for the Brand New Magic Happens Parade at the Disneyland Resort California

Disneyland’s new parade Magic Happens is here! Get your accessible information and take a sneak peek of this magical parade!

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.

Wheelchair Accessibility: Disneyland Versus Knott’s Berry Farm. Discover Which Theme Park Gives More Bang for Your Buck!

Wheelchair accessibility has the ability to make or break a visit to a theme park. See how two popular southern California parks rate!

Alternative Experience Attractions at Disneyland

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!

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.

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!

Unpack Your Unrealistic Vacation Expectations

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

            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”

The Ideal Vacation

The Ideal Vacation My chronic illnesses have not only changed the way I live, but they have also changed the way I vacation.  Prior to becoming chronically ill, I would plan for a relaxing trip to break away from my every day hurried life.  Even if I planned for a few adventures, I never hadContinue reading “The Ideal Vacation”

The Disabled Diva’s Unofficial Disneyland Vacation Planning Guide

Are chronic conditions or disability keeping you from planning a Disneyland vacation? Guests of Disneyland should enter the gates ready to have fun, not fretting over trying to figure out what they will be able to do or how to navigate Disneyland’s handicapped system. Disneyland’s handicapped system was frustrating even before they made it moreContinue reading “The Disabled Diva’s Unofficial Disneyland Vacation Planning Guide”

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!”

Vacation Downtime

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 conditions progressed. In the past year, I haveContinue reading “Vacation Downtime”

Spoonies are like snowflakes, each has a different story to tell

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”

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.”

Tips for staying warm when the weather outside is not

As my mobility decreased over the years I had to find new ways to stay warm, whether I was inside and outside. Because I am physically moving less than I did before I find myself feeling cold more often, even in temperatures that never bothered me in the past.  Because I am unable to walk brisklyContinue reading “Tips for staying warm when the weather outside is not”

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