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Hi, My husband and I just went to Disneyland on Monday. We are going to Sea World today. We are celebrating our 30th Anniversary and are staying at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Anaheim. Disneyland was great. I only lasted about 6 hours but it was enough. Someone told us to do this so we did. We went to the City Hall at the main entrance and told them that I have Lupus. I told them that I get tired really easy and sometimes can't stand for long periods of time. They gave me a handicap pass which meant I could go to the handicap entrance for all the rides. That way sometimes I didn't have to wait that long. Other rides were quicker to just go the regular way. But everyone was very helpful and they said that if I need help they would make sure I could get on the rides I wanted.
Anyway just a hint for something to try if you would like to. Have a great time. I love Disney. I grew up in California and it is in my blood.
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I wish I could go with you!! We are tentatively planning on Disney World in Feb. Please consider using a wheelchair if someone could push. My husband got me one "just in case" when he had the opportunity to get a used one. We drove from NY and reminding myself to pace myself and not feel stereotyped to ride in one was so helpful, using one was simply a blessing. And Disney is so disability friendly. I could park it anywhere and the cast members would see it followed me through to the end of the attraction, and I could go farther and play longer since I saved my energy for fun stuff. Get a Birnbaum guide at the bookstore and map out your fun in advance. There is a code for each ride that lets you know the spinning or jerking rating, so I knew which rides I couldn't go on because of my cervical spondylosis, high b/p and ataxia, which are all bad on a good day. The sun is a killer and I am put a tote bag over the handles for my hat, a water bottle, a blanket, sunscreen and always wore long sleeves and pants. We often went to the Character cafe at the Contemporary resort for our breakfast, and stayed at Port Orleans last time. I asked my husband of 35 years if he would marry me again so I could go to Disney on a honeymoon and he said No!, but would go with me in Feb. We are going on Amtrak this time.