On February 18th, the Bert’s Big Adventure crew embarked on its 14th 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 during their live broadcast at the Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel.

Following the send off party, Cooper Global Transportation shuttled the families to a private airplane hangar where they boarded a chartered flight courtesy of ExpressJet to Walt Disney World. Upon arrival to the happiest place on earth, the families checked in to Disney’s Polynesian Resort and soon headed to the Living Seas at Epcot where they were greeted by some very special guests and a surprise live performance by Artbeatz Platinum Recording Artist, Daya. Click here for more details!

A HUGE thank you to the following vendors and sponsors for making this day so special for everyone! The Gilbert House, Balloonacy, The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Carter’s Charitable Foundation, Balance Salon, Q100, Victoria Kramer Massages, Dentistry for Children and Family Orthodontics, Audi Atlanta, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Dunkin’ Donuts and special guests Scott Filimore from Speedway Children’s Charities and the Atlanta Hawks!

And a special thank you to ExpressJet for sponsoring our chartered flight to Walt Disney World for the 9th year in a row! Thank you to Cindy Powers for all of her support and help during the send-off and throughout the year.

Last but never least, thanks to our photographers, including Sarah Esther Photography, Cassandra Young Photography, Dash Photography and Monarch Studio.

Make sure to follow all of the magical moments as they happen with the hashtag #BBA2016, or online on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!