My name is Flat Stanley and I am the friend of a third-grader in Colfax, Wisconsin. I got to visit my Aunt Barb and Uncle Jason in Winter Garden, Florida, on a week-long visit. They sold their house in Wisconsin in 2017 and have been traveling fulltime in their RV since then. In the last three years, they have spent the cold winter months in Winter Garden, Florida. Winter Garden is a 150-year-old city outside of Orlando, about 20 minutes from Disney World!
When I arrived in Florida they were so excited to see me arrive via the postal service mail. We spent some time with their friends visiting from Wisconsin and we spent some time together at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot Center. My aunt and uncle are “residents” of Florida, so they get a special discounted pass to go to Disney World on weeknights after work. During the day I could hang out by the pool and soak up the sun while my Uncle Jason was working!
I felt like a movie star here! Everywhere I went I was recognized, Flat Stanleys are really popular! One lady in Epcot’s Itlay, broke out in tears thinking about their visit of a Flat Stanley when her now 20-year daughter was my age! It was so amazing, tears of joy while she remembered the great time they had too.
Tomorrow I have to get back into my envelop and head back home to cold Wisconsin! While I miss my people there, I have not missed the cold which stiffens up my paper. Now that I am glued to cardboard I probably will be ok with the cold wind!
We took a lot of photos of my time in Florida, check them out below!
Arriving in Florida
My Aunt and Uncle are living in Winter Garden RV resort for the winter, I arrived in my manilla envelope and they were excited to see me!
Visiting Lego Land at Disney Springs
Disney Springs is a shopping area near Disney. I love Legos so we went to go check out the amazing Lego creations that are at the Lego Land store there.
Visiting Epcot Center World Showcase
I got to ride the “Disney Skyliner” from the parking lot over to Epcot Center, it was fun! We met Mickey Mouse on the way into the park and then we went “around the world” at Disney’s Epcot Center World Showcase collecting “Kidcot” postcards and learning how to say “Hello” in different languages. I earned a little suitcase to take home these postcards to my friends in Wisconsin. We started “in” Mexico, then went to Norway, Germany, Itay and ended in France. There are more countries to visit, but we did not have time to see everything in one evening.
Visiting the Magic Kingdom
The Magic Kingdom is what people most think of when they hear about “Disney.” Magic Kingdom is one of the four parks of the Walt Disney World area in Florida. We went one evening after Uncle Jason was done with work for the day.
Other Things in Florida
Florida is known for oranges, but the strawberries were in season when I was visiting. They were very yummy! Cattle and horses are all over the area too between the orange orchards.