The Amazing Adventures of Flat Ben and Friends: FB is Back! April trip w/ Hunclemarco
This is Ben:
This is Flat Ben:
This is Ben holding Flat Ben:
Ben is 11 years old and he starts 6th grade tomorrow.
Ben really loves Disney World!
He has been fortunate that he has been able to visit Disney World 4/5 times. A quick trip in 2004, which he barely remembers. A trip in 2008 (during Tropical Storm Faye, All Star Music). Trips with two incredible stays at the Beach Club in 2009 and 2010. In 2011, our family ventured to "the Dark Side" hanging out with Harry Potter at the Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios. But even then, we didn't totally ignore the World. We surprised Ben and his brother with an entire day at the Magic Kingdom in the middle of the trip.
So, what about 2012???
My husband and I got away for our first solo trip in March, to Puerto Rico to celebrate our 25th anniversary. In April, the entire family went to Atlantis in the Bahamas for 5 nights. In our school district the 8th Grade class trip is to Disney for the Y.E.S (Youth Education Series) program, and my older son and I had a 4 night trip in June.
Poor Ben desperately wants to return to Disney World. Part of his campaign included this PowerPoint presentation:
Ben's Powerpoint "Top Ten Reasons We Should Go to Disney! This Summer!!!
Well, a trip to Disney World was not in the cards for our family this summer. I have mentioned Ben's desire to return to the World on my trip report and on the Beach Club/Yacht Club FAQ board and a few people have stepped up and have offered to bring "Flat Ben" along on their vacations.
Come on along and follow The Amazing Adventures of Flat Ben and Friends!
Next Up: Flat Ben goes to a Pin Trading Convention with Chaoscent (Penny and DH)
How Flat Ben Came to Be
Pin Trading with Chaoscent (Penny and Jim)
Sept 1-9, 2012
Saturday and Sunday Sept 1 & 2: Arrival of Flat Ben
Monday Sept 3: Early Morning at MK
Monday Sept 3: Afternoon MK and EP
Tuesday Sept 4: Hanging at HS and the BC resort
Wednesday Sept 5: Animal Kingdom
Thursday Sept 6: Pin Trading with Penny
Friday and Saturday Sept 7 & 8: Last Days of Adventure
Family Trip with cindydare & family, Sept 21-27, Beach Club
Hanging Out with Samantha & Hunter
Kat in GA, Anniversary Trip for F&W "Three Flat Amigos Having Fun in the World"
Introductions: It's a Flat World After All
Thurs Sept. 27 & Fri Sept 28
Sat Sept 29, AoA and AK
Sun Sept 30, Morning in Norway
Sun Sept 30, Afternoon in MK
Mon Oct 1, EPCOT & area
Tues Oct 2, Hollywood Studios
Wed Oct 3, Animal Kingdom
Thurs Oct 4, EPCOT Food & Wine
Fri Oct 5, Magic Kingdom
Flat Kids Meet Teena
Flat Ben's Adventures Continue with pixarmom and her Energetic Boys!
Is FB rated for Water Landings and Party Time!
Flat Ben Ventures to Disney AND the Dark Side with AngieNet & Family!
Saturday October 20
At the airport
I'm Loving it! World's Largest Entertainment McDonalds
Evening at the MK
Sunday October 21 On The Dark Side!
A Character meets some Characters
"Welcome to Jurassic Park!" Flat Harry-Ben
Flat in the Hat
"Yer a Wizard, FHB" Part 1
"Yer a Wizard, FHB" Part 2
Monday October 22
Universal Studios, Part 1 "Flat Ben's Got Character(s)
Universal Studios,Part 2 "Flat Ben Gets his Ride On at US"
Tuesday October 23
Hollywood Studios, Part 1
Hollywood Studios, Part 2
One Enchanted Evening- MNSSHP
Wednesday October 24- Animal Kingdom
It's A Jungle Out There!
Thursday October 25- EPCOT
I have seen the Future (World)/Around the World (Showcase)
Friday October 26-Magic Kingdom
Feel Free to Treat Me Like a Prince
All Star Movie, Return Home
Jen, November 2012
A few pictures with Cousin Jen and family
Cruizin' Flat Ben with TeenaS and Katesdad, November 24-December 1
Don't ya wanna take me on a Sea Cruise?
Disney & the Dream with Jenseib and Family, November 2012
Last Known Sightings
Flat Ben joins StephH and her family, Dec 1-8
Flat Ben with StephH and Family
Flat Ben Goes to Mexico, Feb 16-22
Flat Ben in Mexico
Flat Ben with Hunclemarco, April 2013
Happy Thanksgiving from Flat Ben
LOL! Too funny, I will definitely be following along
I love that Flat Ben has a pin lanyard.
Ben is too cute, but there is something odd about real Ben holding Flat Ben. If he can hold Flat Ben, why couldn't he take Flat Ben to WDW? (Don't tell real Ben that I asked that question.)
Can't wait to see how his travels go and hear about all of his adventures.
How Flat Ben Came to Be
Here is how the idea of Flat Ben developed, on my "Wicked Awesome or Epic Fail" trip report and the Beach & Yacht Club FAQ:
Well there was no question that I was definately following along!! Can't wait to hear about his adventures. So glad they were there just in time for Teena's return. :thumbsup2
The Arrival of Flat Ben
Saturday September 1 and Sunday September 2:
Fake on a Plane:
Checking in at Beach Club Villas and Meeting Our Favorite CM:
On the Ferry:
In the MK:
Next Up- Day 2: Morning at MK
I have some FANTASTIC pictures to share with you from earlier today!!!
So glad you are here!
The pin lanyard is cute, but really sketchy. I am not crafty, so it is literally held together by the pin. Once the pin is removed, it is just a ribbon! Unless Penny fixed it when she got it.
Thanks for following along!
OMW!!!!! This is fantastic!! The first few pictures are so great I can't wait to see what adventures await Ben! :woohoo:
I am smiling from Ear to ear! This is SO MUCH FUN!!! Penny, You are doing a great job with the pictures!!!!! Keep it coming gals!
This is going to be fun!
Yea! for Flat Ben. I hope someone remembered to send him with a ziplock bag. After all you can't tour WDW without your plastic poncho.
OMG this is hilarious-I'm loving every minute of Flat Bens adventures so far (though my children think I'm losing my marbles as I am grinning and laughing at this):rotfl2:
Somehow Flat Ben is so much more life-like than I thought he'd be! Love it, keep up the good work:thumbsup2
Glad you are enjoying it!
I'm so happy to help put a smile on your face! Penny and her DH are doing an EXCELLENT job!
Great suggestion about the poncho! Although if Flat Ben takes after the rest of the family, it might not come in handy. You will see by the end of my class trip TR.
Glad we can continue to add some craziness to your life!
Penny and her DH are sure showing FB a great time.
Monday Sept 3: Early Morning at MK
Flat Ben has had an excellent morning so far at MK!
Strolling onto an empty Main Street, USA:
Enjoying a delicious breakfast at Crystal Palace with some friends from the Hundred Acre Woods:
Flat Ben gets small and meets some fairies:
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