The Amazing Adventures of Flat Ben and Friends: FB is Back! April trip w/ Hunclemarco

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  1. natebenma

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    This is Ben:

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    This is Flat Ben:

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    This is Ben holding Flat Ben:

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    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)


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  3. natebenma

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    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!

    Arrival
    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
    Toon Lagoon
    "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

    AKL, MNSSHP
    The Dream
    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


    Missing!!!


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  4. Couchy

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    LOL! Too funny, I will definitely be following along
     
  5. JanetMom

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    I'm in!

    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.
     
  6. natebenma

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    Here is how the idea of Flat Ben developed, on my "Wicked Awesome or Epic Fail" trip report and the Beach & Yacht Club FAQ:








     
  7. ddluvsdisney

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    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
     
  8. natebenma

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    Saturday September 1 and Sunday September 2:


    Fake on a Plane:


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    Checking in at Beach Club Villas and Meeting Our Favorite CM:


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    On the Ferry:


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    In the MK:


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    Next Up- Day 2: Morning at MK

    I have some FANTASTIC pictures to share with you from earlier today!!!



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  9. natebenma

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    :welcome: and congratulations for getting here first!!!

    :banana::banana::banana:



    :welcome:

    So glad you are here!

    :cool1:

    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.




    :welcome:

    :yay:

    Thanks for following along!
     
  10. wishinon3stars

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    OMW!!!!! This is fantastic!! The first few pictures are so great I can't wait to see what adventures await Ben! :woohoo:
     
  11. Ninja Mom

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    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!

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    This is going to be fun!
     
  13. bookgirl

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    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.
     
  14. luvpoohandcompany

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    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
     
  15. natebenma

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    :welcome:

    Glad you are enjoying it!

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    :welcome:

    I'm so happy to help put a smile on your face! Penny and her DH are doing an EXCELLENT job!

    :banana::banana::banana:


    :welcome: aboard! Glad you are here.

    :goodvibes


    :welcome:

    :yay:

    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.


    :welcome:

    :woohoo:

    Glad we can continue to add some craziness to your life!

    Penny and her DH are sure showing FB a great time.
     
  16. natebenma

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    Flat Ben has had an excellent morning so far at MK!


    Strolling onto an empty Main Street, USA:


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    Enjoying a delicious breakfast at Crystal Palace with some friends from the Hundred Acre Woods:


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    Flat Ben gets small and meets some fairies:


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  17. JanetMom

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    Is it sad that I'm jealous of the travel adventures of a piece of cardboard?

    Thanks to everyone involved for bringing us this trip report! :)
     
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    I'm in! He's welcome to join us in 18 days, if no one else has him then!
     
  19. ddluvsdisney

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    Wow that really is an EMPTY MainStreet.
    So cute how everyone is playing along.
     
  20. Angel16

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    How fun I am sitting here laughing and my family want to know what is so funny. I just told them Flat Ben...my DH said what Big Ben? What happened to Big Ben. Man needs a hearing test or maybe I am laughing too much for him to understand. :rotfl:

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    You know I'm loving it!
     

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