On February 16th, the Bert’s Big Adventure crew embarked on its 15th 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. Some of the surprises included a Disney cruise donated by Wishdrawals, a Batman-themed room makeover donated by Dentistry for Children and Family Orthodontics, a player-for-a day with the Georgia Swarm Lacrosse team, and a gymnast-for-a-day with the UGA Gymdogs and Team IMPACT!


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 BoardWalk Inn Resort and soon headed to the GM Track at Epcot where they were greeted by some very special guests. After dinner the families closed out the night with a dessert and fireworks on their own private patio!


A HUGE thank you to the following vendors and sponsors for making this day so special for everyone! Simple Details, Balloonacy, The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Carter’s Charitable Foundation, Q100, Jyl Craven Hair Design, Victoria Kramer Massages, Dentistry for Children and Family Orthodontics, Audi Atlanta, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Dunkin’ Donuts, the Atlanta Hawks cheerleaders and more!


And a special thank you to ExpressJet for sponsoring our chartered flight to Walt Disney World for the 11th 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 #BBA2017, or online on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!