Here is a video clip of Amanda and me at Disney's California Adventure (DCA) in Anaheim, CA. It was taken July 27, 2008, two days after Amanda's 14th birthday. We were there smack dab between her cochlear implant surgery and her initial stimulation (also known as hook up or activation.) We are in line waiting to ride the new ride, Toy Story Mania, for the first time.
She has been going to DCA ever since it opened February 8, 2001 when she was 6. She has always enjoyed going to Disneyland and DCA even though she cannot hear anything. There's certainly an abundance of things to experience through the other senses! When she was 10 she began asking for a CI partly so she could hear the music and the shows at the parks.
She wanted to go for her birthday (See post dated Tuesday, July 29, 2008 for photos) so we decided to videotape some of it to document her last quiet visit to Disneyland and DCA. I purposely fiddled with the sound alternating between the natural resonance and the soundlessness Amanda has experienced for 14 years.