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Hey, i'm new here!

I'm new here and i'd just like to meet some new people!

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I especially love the roller coasters that fly.


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/I like that too! Lol


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I just love that extreme feeling of speed and that awesome rush of adrenaline!


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CI = Cochlear Implant, has an internal ppiece and external piece, i can not wear the external piece on rides, it would fall off.
And as far as feeling the vibrations, there is not really a "side" when on rides. Its all around you. But the vibration is awesome! And the breeze always feels good!


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2ince you're deaf, how does it feel to feel the vibration of the roller coasters on your Ci side?


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They tried that and they tried to control me too, but it doesn't work. I fight back really really really hard. I extremely hate being tricked and if you trick or control me I retaliate with double the vigor.


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Hey!!! I'm McKenzie and I'm legally blind as well!! Where are you from? I live in Oregon!!


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That's amazing!!!! I doubt I could ever do that!!



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LOL you guys are funny! I like roller coasters also! :)
I am legally blind and i am also deaf, i have a CI, so when im on rides i cant hear anything on the CI side. I have a little hearing on the other and wear my hearing aid when cheering. The feel of the roller coasters is amazing as well!


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I can tell by the sound of the ride by listening to it. Especially at Magic Mountain.


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Ya I've got pretty good hearing too but wow you can tell what ride it is by the sound? that's amazing!!! lol I could never do that!


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Me too! And I have excellent hearing. They don't know that if I've been on the ride, I can tell what ride it is by the sound.


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Sometimes i do. I like it when i actually know their tricking me though, cause then the tricks on them! Lol, i have more vision than they think i do!


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I love getting tricked, if it's for a ride.


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ya, i think i'd be too much work for me!
I hate getting tricked!


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Every other blind person I've talked to has been tricked or forced to do something.


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Wow, this thread is sad and getting sadder. If I was forced or tricked to do something the other person isn't going to like the consequences. I am not about to be treated as a 4 years old.

but anyway, I am Rachel and it's very nice to meet you.


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I think it would be too much work for me to handle. And, it would take more time away from amusement parks.


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I don't know if i'd even want one though haha.


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No, I don't have a guide dog. I wish I did.


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No. Do you? I can't. I don't even use a cane that much so my parents don't see the point.


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Do you have a guide dog?


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I wish! But i doubt we'll be moving!


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If you ever move to California get season passes. It's so awesome being able to go whenever you can.


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Lucky! I wish i had season passes


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It's free because I have awesome season passes.


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Ooooh!! That'll be fun! How's it free?


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Never mind. I'm not going bungee jumping anymore. It's free to go to Magic Mountain so we're gonna go there so we can save money for our Florida vacation!


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They just do all sorts of stuff ya know lol put its in a nice way thankfully!
Bungee jumping, i'm sure that'll be fun!


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Oh wow! I just found out that I'm probably going bungee jumping next week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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How do they trick you?


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Lol! My famly tricks me all the time too.


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Cool! Sometimes, my family tricks me in to eating snuff. Lol!


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It's not neccesarily just on rides but they did trick me on California Screamin too. but i wasn't too mad lol.


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Lol! What was the last ride they tricked you on? My family forced me on California Screaming and told me it didn't go upside down. I was eleven when that happened. I cried and wouldn't talk to anyone all day. I rode it again about 6 months ago, and it was so boring because I'm used to Magic Mountain!


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Oh my gosh my family does that to me allll the time!


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I was tricked on X2. Mom told me it didn't go fast or go upside down but it does, so I rode it, and now I never wanna get off of it.


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What made you change your mind and try X2?


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I used to be so scared of rides, I would worry about people's safety. I used to not let my family go on rides. Until that awesome day I experienced X2!


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It's still a long way!!!!! Lolbi'm just a chicken when it comes to things like that!


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It only takes 16 seconds to reach the bottom.


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Oh no way! That sounds like a reeeallllyyy long way!


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If you're really scared of hights and looking for a thrill, try jumping off the 855-foot Stratosphere!


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I can tell! Lolm They freak me out so much!


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I absolutely love heights!


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Well I'm scared if heights haha but for some reason not on roller coasters


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It's nowhere near as scary as X2.


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Oh my gosh!!! That sounds so scary!


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Dead serious. I leapt off the 855-foot Stratosphere and rode a cable down to the ground at 45 miles per hour. It was awesome!


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Oh my gosh Are you serious!?!?!?


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I love super scary thrills! Like jumping off the 855-foot Stratosphere.


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Uhhh, i'm not really sure haha it sounds kinda scary!


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Would you like to go bungee jumping or skydiving? I want to skydive!


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Awesome!


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X2.


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Probably haha, what about you?


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I'm assuming X2.


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Oh geez I don't even know!


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Oh geez I don't even know!


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It was super exhilarating! What's the most extreme ride you have ever riden?


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Whoa!!! Haha That would be sooo fun!!!


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One time, I rode X2 31 times in a row!!!!


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All I remember was it felt like forever!!!


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Darn. How long did you wait to ride the awesome X2?


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Well, probably not anytime soon haha.


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I do it every time I go! When are you going to an amusement park again?


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Really!?! That is awesome! I haven't ever heard of that! I'll try it next time i go to an amusement park!


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Okay, here's what you gotta do. Whenver you go to an amusement park, go to guest relations before getting on any rides. Tell them you're blind, an they will give yzu a special pass. Just go up the exits of the rides, show the pass to the ride operator, an you get right on! It's awesome! You won't have to wait in line.


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I liked X2!!! I'm not really sure what you mean by getting to the front of the line, i have to wait through it though!


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Awesome!!!! When I go, I go q the front of the line. Did you go to the front of the line? What was your favorite ride out of all of the ones you rode?


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Yeah! I loved thosee!


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What was your favorite ride? My favorite rides there are Tatsu and X2.


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Hey Shea! I'm 15 too! Yeah i really don't know any other people who are my age and visually impaired that's why i thought this site would be cool!
And Sarah, yeah i went to six flags magic mountain!


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Hey Shea! I'm 15 too! Yeah i really don't know any other people who are my age and visually impaired that's why i thought this site would be cool!
And Sarah, yeah i went to six flags magic mountain!


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McKenzie, what Six Flags did you go to? Did you go to Six Flags Magic Mountain?


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:) Thank You!


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Welcome to TeenConnect!

You will meet a number of great teens from around the U.S. on here and most are blind or visually impaired.

I hope you enjoy your experience!

Sincerely,
Joe S.
AFB Staff


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Heyy! I just discovered this while searching for guide dog schools :). My name is Shea and I am 15. I am legally blind due to Stevens Jonson's Sindrome. I haven't had the chance to connect with many other visually impaired people my age so it would be great to get to know some of you! :P
Shea


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Hey Danielle! My name's McKenzie. How much vision do you have?


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Hey, my name is Danielle. I am 17 years old and a senior in high school. I've never met or talked with another legally blind person, let alone someone my own age thats going through the same things at the same time. Id love to make some new friends :D

Email me at bizquillionbucks@aol.com if you wanna talk


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Well, i've been to disneyland and six flags and thats about it.


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What amusement parks have you been to?


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Not very often but i do when i have the chance.


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Do you ride roller coasters?


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I really haven't done anything scary lol.


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cool


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What's the scariest thing you have ever done?


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Sarah that sounds super scary!!! I like movies too, not necesarrily older movies though!


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My favorite movie is Stepbrothers.


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i have a large range of interests sports are definitely one of them i also like old movies. The Wolf Man(1941) and Frankenstein (1931) are amongst my favorites.


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Yeah, fast diving upside down rides. Oh and by the way, there's no such ride that goes 1000 miles per hour! Lmfao! I actually have been on one that goes 120 miles per hour! Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point!


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Yeah, fast diving upside down rides. Oh and by the way, there's no such ride that goes 1000 miles per hour! Lmfao! I actually have been on one that goes 120 miles per hour! Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point!


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Cool! I like sports a lot! I'm not very good at them though lol. What about you?


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I'm 16
what are your interests?


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I also like scary stuff. I like to watch scary stuff, like ghosts. I also like this, Sarah your gonna like it when I say this. Fast dark, scary, enormous, long lasting rides that can at least go 1000 miles


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Awesome!!!


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I love scary stuff. I live in California


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That's cool! Where are you from? I live in Oregon.


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Hey Kenzie I'm also 15 years old, and in tenth grade. Cool!


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Hi Sarah! I like horseback riding as well! I don't think I'd ever bungee jump though, it sounds kind of scary!


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Hello McKenzie. My name is Sarah, I'm 18 and a senior in high school. I have Retinopathy Of Prematurity (rop for short) and I have 20/400 vision in my left eye and completely blind in the right eye. I enjoy roller coasters,bungee jumping, and horseback riding.


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Hi Lindsay its nice to meet you. How old are you?


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Hi
I'm Lindsay and I'm legally blind and its nice to meet you everyone on here is real nice I'm sure you'll make some friends and myself included.


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Hi I'm Lindsay I'm legally blind and I'm happy to welcome you here


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Wow hey everyone! My name is McKenzie and i'm 15 years old. I'm a Sophomore. I have Ocular Albinism. I have 20/400 vision in my right eye and 20/600 in my left.


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Hi there. My name is Chris and I'd like to be your friend. I also enjoy making new friends as wel.
Welcome to the site and my hope is that you make tuns and tuns of friends and that you enjoy your stay here at AFB, the place to make new friends and just talk about anything. Once again, enjoy.


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hi! im alana. how old r u? wat grade r u in? im 17 & a senior in highschool. wats ur eye condition? iv got bilateral opticnurve hypoplasia.


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hi my name is randal and i have R.P. and i have will some were in the twinw % nice to meet youu.


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