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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,, 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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Shoplifters arrested at Universal Orlando after assaulting officers
January 24, 2015
Both suspects have were released on bail.

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January 24, 2015
In this post I discuss some of the resources I have found to be most useful when doing research for a Disney running vacation.

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January 24, 2015

Typhoon Lagoon closed 1/24-1/25 for cold temps
January 23, 2015
The highs are projected to be in the 60s.

List of restaurants and retailers coming to The Landing at Disney Springs
January 23, 2015
The first phase of Disney Springs will open in Spring 2015.

Annual Passholder mini golf discount drops to 15%
January 23, 2015
Previously the discount had been 50% off of miniature golf.

VIDEO: Universal Studios Florida Overview
January 23, 2015
Universal Studios Florida has been taking guests behind the scenes and straight into some of the greatest movies and TV shows since opening in 1990.

Liberty Square Riverboat closes for 4 day refurb
January 23, 2015
This attraction will reopen 1/27/2015 and then be closed again 8/4/ - 8/10/2015.

Blog - Disney's Hollywood Studios Construction Update
January 22, 2015

Splitsville to feature live bands on Saturday nights
January 20, 2015
Every Saturday, 9:00pm-12:30am, a live band will take the stage in the Bullet Bar for a free concert.

Kali River Rapids begins 2-week rehab
January 20, 2015
The Animal Kingdom attraction will be closed through February 2.

Blog - Disney & Starbucks Bring New Mug Collection to Stores
January 19, 2015

Disney Cruise Line offers military discounts
January 19, 2015
Members of the U.S. Military can sail the Caribbean for just $110 per night.

Florida resident discount available on 7-night Western Caribbean cruise
January 19, 2015
Prices start at $125 per person, per night.

Disneyland restaurants participating in OC Restaurant Week
January 18, 2015
Several Disneyland Resort restaurants, including Steakhouse 55, will have special menus for Orange County Restaurant Week beginning March 1st.

Polynesian DVC Resort can soon be booked by general public
January 18, 2015
Beginning February 11, these can be booked by the general public when they are not in use by DVC members. The bungalows will have limited availability.

Downtown Disney internal boats will not stop at Pleasure Island
January 18, 2015
They will only run between the Marketplace and West Side.

Blog - Disney asks Court to Dismiss "Absurd" Frozen Copyright Lawsuit
January 17, 2015

VIDEO: Disney Park Bench - Backlot Express - Star Tours
January 17, 2015
Take 5 Minutes to Relax at Backlot Express - Star Tours

Dates announced for 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival
January 17, 2015
The Festival will be held September 25-November 16, 2015.

Epcot Flower Power Concerts renamed "Garden Rocks Concert Series"
January 17, 2015
The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will be held March 4-May 17.

Anna and Elsa greeting guests on the Disney Dream
January 16, 2015
Guests will need to check the Navigators once onboard to find out where to go for ticket distribution.

VIDEO: The Cowfish Overview
January 16, 2015
The Cowfish is the first Sushi Burger Bar and now it is at Universal Orlando.

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January 16, 2015
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Happy 40th birthday to Space Mountain!
January 15, 2015
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VIDEO: Disney Park Bench - Hollywood Boulevard - Sorcerer Mickey Hat
January 15, 2015
Take 5 Minutes to Relax at Hollywood Boulevard - Sorcerer Mickey Hat

Happy 40th birthday to the Carousel of Progress!
January 15, 2015
The Carousel of Progress opened on January 15, 1975 at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.

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January 14, 2015

2015 Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic to be held October 30-31
January 14, 2015
This is the 6th annual event for the resort.

New FastPass+ parade and fireworks viewing areas for the Magic Kingdom
January 13, 2015
The parade can now be viewed from Town Square and the fireworks will soon be viewed from the new Main Street Plaza Gardens.

Food Truck Takeover at Downtown Disney
January 13, 2015
The Superstar Catering Food Truck will be taken over by the Trattoria al Forno chefs to feature three of their most popular dishes.

DVC Point Charts for Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
January 13, 2015
The first phase of the property will open April 1.

Disney Cruise Line offers discounted rates for the U.S. Military
January 12, 2015
Disney Cruise Line's Military discounts are available for all branches of active and retired members (or spouse) of the Military. It also is extended to certain divisions within the "Department of Defense": FBI, CIA, and Secret Service.

Florida residents can take a 7-day cruise for just $110/night
January 12, 2015
These Florida Resident discounts come and go quickly and must be booked by 1/18/2015.

Crane now in place behind Cinderella Castle through 2/21/15
January 12, 2015
The crane will be taking down the lights used to decorate the castle for the holidays.

2015 Universal Studios Florida Mardi Gras Concert Lineup Announced
January 12, 2015
The concert lineup for Mardi Gras 2015 at Universal Studios Florida has been announced and includes Olivia Newton-John, Styx, Barenaked Ladies, Heart and more!

Flame Tree Barbecue favorites moving to other locations during rehab
January 11, 2015
Flame Tree Barbecue will be closed for rehab through 3/31/15.

Queen beds being added to the Disney Wonder staterooms
January 10, 2015
These beds will not split into two twin beds, but will have more room underneath for luggage.

Preview of Cinderella film and her coach coming to Hollywood Studios
January 10, 2015
Guests can experience an exclusive sneak peek of the new film Cinderella, plus see her golden coach parked outside the theater.

Discounted Disneyland tickets for Southern California residents
January 09, 2015
Discounted 2 and 3 day Disneyland tickets/hoppers available for Southern California residents now through May 21st.

New dining experiences planned for Remy onboard Disney Cruise ships
January 09, 2015
New experiences being offered include: tasting opportunity, dessert experience, seasonal truffle menu, and caviar selections.

Downtown Disney Cool Down Party for marathon racers
January 08, 2015
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Fantasy in the Sky returns to Disneyland Park
January 08, 2015
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8:15pm Spirit of Aloha dinner show cancelled on 1/7 and 1/8
January 07, 2015
The later show will be cancelled due to projected low temperatures.

Typhoon Lagoon closed 1/7-1/9 for cold temps
January 07, 2015
The water park will be closed due to projected low temperatures.

OSHA fines Wet 'n Wild $42,000 in near-drowning incident
January 07, 2015
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Social Media Meet-Up Contest for A Celebration of Harry Potter
January 06, 2015
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January 06, 2015

Critter Country to be closed for 3 months?
January 06, 2015
The Disneyland Resort refurbishment schedule shows all Critter Country attractions and shops closed from January 12th through April 2nd.

Modified monorail schedule for the upcoming week
January 06, 2015
The schedule has been modified due to the Walt Disney World Marathon.

Magic Kingdom hours extended 1/6 and 1/7
January 06, 2015
The park will remain open until 9:00pm instead of the originally scheduled 8:00pm.

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January 06, 2015

Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Frozen Funland now closed
January 05, 2015
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Military discounts available on Disney Cruise Line
January 05, 2015
Disney Cruise Line's Military discounts are available for all branches of active and retired members (or spouse) of the Military. It also is extended to certain divisions within the "Department of Defense": FBI, CIA, and Secret Service.

Disney Cruise Line offers Florida resident discounts
January 05, 2015
Florida residents can sail for as little as $90 per night.

Ticket specials available for Cirque du Soleil
January 04, 2015
Discounted tickets are available for performances Tuesday through Saturday nights from 1/20/15 - 3/28/15.

Florida residents can save up to 35% on a room only reservation
January 04, 2015
Discount is valid for stays most nights 1/3/15 - 3/28/15.

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January 04, 2015
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January 04, 2015

Disney Cruise Line offers 50% deposit deal
January 03, 2015
Book any 2015 sailing and pay only half of the deposit on the day you book! The remainder of the deposit will not be due until final payment.

Frozen Holiday Wish to return from 1/3-1/12
January 03, 2015
The show will take place at 6:30pm.

New Animal Kingdom tour to replace Backstage Safari
January 02, 2015
The new tour, Backstage Tales, will go more in depth than the previous tour.

Disney Cruise Line releases discounted sailings for general public
January 02, 2015
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January 01, 2015

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December 29, 2014
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Several rehabs planned for Magic Kingdom this spring
December 29, 2014
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"Kid-sized" package offer available for Walt Disney World
December 29, 2014
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December 29, 2014
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January and February reservations now open for IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party
December 28, 2014
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2015 Guaranteed Departures updated for Adventures by Disney itineraries
December 28, 2014
On each itinerary page, select departures have been marked that are guaranteed to travel. Guests can book without fear of cancellation.

Test the Limits Lab at Innoventions closing 1/6/15
December 27, 2014
The attraction's sponsorship has ended.

Island Supply Sunglass Hut to open in Magic Kingdom on January 8
December 26, 2014
Island Supply will be reopening on January 8 as the Island Supply Sunglass Hut, selling high-end sunglasses.

Walt Disney World New Year's Eve information
December 26, 2014
The parks will have extended hours, plus holiday entertainment.

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December 25, 2014

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December 25, 2014
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December 24, 2014
The Atlanta Braves return to ESPN Wide World of Sports for their annual spring training.

January merchandise events and signings at Walt Disney World
December 24, 2014
List of artist appearances around Walt Disney World.

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December 23, 2014

Free transportation deal offered at Aulani
December 23, 2014
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December 23, 2014
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December 20, 2014
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