As a whole, Bert’s Big Adventure is an amazing experience for everyone involved. It’s made up of many smaller experiences that happen between the family and staff members alike. Enjoy our collection of photos from 2014!
Day 5 – February 24, 2014 – The Letters
Up early for the morning broadcast from ESPN Zone at the Boardwalk. Tears were shed as parents read personalized letters to their children before the flight home. Upon arrival at the ExpressJet hangar the families were greeted to a spontaneous dance party with hugs and tears of joy!
Day 4 – February 22, 2014 – The Animal Kingdom
Bert’s Big Adventure took full advantage of the sunshine to make magical moments in Animal Kingdom for these VIP kids. From a breakfast at Flame Tree Gardens and an animal-filled safari ride, to riding roller coasters and a surprise dinner and dance party, Bert’s Big Adventure spent the day strengthening friendships and bonds with one another.
Make sure to follow all of the magical moments as they happen with the hashtag #BBA2014, or online on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!
Day 3 – February 21, 2014 – The Magic Kingdom
Bert’s Big Adventure spent the day in Magic Kingdom – starting the day out with VIP access on Main Street and an exclusive view of Cinderella’s castle. Make sure to follow all of the magical moments as they happen with the hashtag #BBA2014, or online on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!
Day 2 – February 20, 2014 – Send-off at Sheraton Gateway Hotel Atlanta Airport
On February 20th, the Bert’s Big Adventure crew embarked on its 12th annual trip to Walt Disney World. As part of the annual tradition, the send-off party was full of excitement, laughs and tears as The Bert Show revealed many surprises to the families at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel Atlanta Airport.
Thank you to the following vendors and sponsors for making this morning so special for everyone! Posh Tot Events, Balloonacy, The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Carter’s, Balance Salon, Q100, Victoria Kramer Massages, Jumptastic, Tin Lizzy’s Cantina, Happy Tails, and special guests from Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament.
In addition, thank you to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta, Coy Wire, Atlanta Hawk’s Cheerleaders and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
A HUGE thank you to ExpressJet for sponsoring our chartered flight to Walt Disney World for the 7th year in a row! Last but not least, thank you to our super-star-volunteer, Cindy Powers, for all of her support and help during the send off and throughout the year.
Day 1 – February 19, 2014 – Arrival at Sheraton Gateway Hotel Atlanta Airport
The 2014 Bert’s Big Adventure families all gathered at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel Atlanta Airport after traveling from their homes in the Atlanta area, Charleston, Washington, D.C. and Lubbock, TX, markets. The families all arrived in style, courtesy of the limos and luxury buses provided by Cooper-Global Transportation, Inc.
The families enjoyed a big welcome from volunteers; even some knights and other royalty from Medieval Times joined in on the fun. Thank you to Jersey Mike’s Subs and Haagen-Dazs for donating dinner and dessert, and to Tutu-riffic for making the dinner so special by contributing personalized tutus and capes to the kiddos. Also, a special thank you to Dentistry for Children and Family Orthodontics for sending Luna the Tooth Fairy, who performed an educational magic show for all of the kids. Can’t wait for tomorrow!
Orientation – January 2014
The 2014 Bert’s Big Adventure families in the Atlanta-area met each other for the first time at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta for the pre-trip orientation. The kids and their families enjoyed their time playing and hearing about the upcoming trip, and were able to meet Bert, Stacey and the rest of the Bert’s Big Adventure staff.
Thank you to The Children’s Museum of Atlanta for once again letting Bert’s Big Adventure host this private party completely free of charge, and for lending us their best Imaginators (the museum’s troupe of professional actors and educators) to entertain the kids.
We also want to thank Spa Sydell for providing complimentary hand massages, as well as gift certificates for each family. Additionally, Barking Hound Village provided vouchers for each family to board their pets while they’re in Walt Disney World with Bert’s Big Adventure.
Last but never least, thanks to our photographers, including Rustic White Photography, Sarah Esther Photography and Cassandra Young Photography.
2014 Video Gallery
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