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Flattie Vacations

for Give Kids The World

Are you wishing you could be at Walt Disney World? Now that summer is over are you longing for a vacation? Well now you can go on a virtual vacation to Walt Disney World. You can take a Flattie vacation that benefits Give Kids the World.

What Is A Flattie?

A Flattie is a Paper Doll that represents a person. A Flattie goes where you might want to go, but cannot go in person. "A Flat you" can go on trips, visit Disney, go to the beach, take a Disney cruise... the fun begins when you make your flattie and then send it on its way!!!

Here's How It Works:

  • 1
    Head over to our special Flattie Vacation FirstGiving Page and make a donation to Give Kids The World for the amount of the package(s) you'd like!
  • 2
    Fill out our order form to tell us about yourself, which package(s) you'd like, and if you'd prefer to send in your own Flattie.
  • 3
    Enjoy a special vacation through your very own Flattie! If you have any questions about the packages or Flattie Vacations in general, feel free to get in touch.

Our Flattie Photo Gallery

For all of the available packages, you can send in your own Flattie or have a customized Flattie created just for you! If you'd rather use your own Flatties, just let us know.


DISboards Welcome Center Package

$10 One month at the DISboards Welcome Center (This gets you a Flattie on the board.)
$5 Add On: Beach photo
$5 Add On: Lunch photo

Walt Disney World Theme Park Package

$30 A Flattie trip to a Walt Disney World park chosen by a team member.
$10 Add On: Specify which WDW theme park your Flattie visits.

Walt Disney World Resort Package

$30 A Flattie trip to a Walt Disney World resort chosen by a team member.
$10 Add On: Specify which WDW resort your Flattie visits.

Podcast Package — Limited Quantity!

$50 Attend a DISUnplugged podcast recording.
$50 Spend the weekend with a DISUnplugged team member.
$30 Dinner with a DISUnplugged team member.
? Add On: Specify which team member you'd like to do each activity with. Inquire for details and additional donation amount.

Special Bonus Additions — Limited Quantity!

$5 Add On: Mystery accessories for your Flattie! May include camera, drink, or other special treats!

More Information:

  1. Although special requests are considered, there can be no guarantees. Please get in touch with any questions or requests.
  2. Please allow up to 2 or 3 weeks for delivery of your Flattie's photo. Even though most orders will be completed sooner than this, there may become a time when demand is too high to accommodate quick turnarounds.
  3. If you are sending your own Flattie, we ask that you not use any official Disney graphics or characters to avoid copyright issues. Please send it to: ATTN: T. Echols, 6550 N Atlantic Ave, Suite B, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
  4. Flattie photos will be delivered only to Facebook, DISboards.com, and your provided email address.
  5. If you would like your Flattie returned or mailed to you, we ask that you provide a self-addressed stamped envelope to help us with this process.

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More Information About Give Kids The World

Once there was a little girl named Amy. Amy had leukemia and one Wish - to visit the world famous theme parks and attractions of Orlando, Florida. Henri Landwirth owned an Orlando hotel and offered free lodging to fulfill Amy's Wish. Unfortunately, Amy's reservation was cancelled. The rest of her travel plans took too long to arrange - her Wish was never granted. Amy passed away. Time simply ran out.

Henri Landwirth understood the importance of youth and the importance of time. Henri lost his youth spending time in an Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II. Henri vowed no child would lose their last wish again - Give Kids The World was born. Give Kids The World is a non-profit resort that provides a memorable, magical, weeklong cost-free vacation to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Through the generous support of individuals and corporations, Give Kids The World can bring families with special needs to Central Florida within 24 hours.

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