The world’s favorite mouse is taking to the skies, and his flight path just might take him to an airport near you.
Earlier this month, Westjet debuted its new Magic Plane, adding a touch of Disney-inspired wonder to air travel. The Boeing Next Generation 737-800 plane features a custom blue paint job with stars, fireworks and Mickey Mouse donning the red cape and wizard hat from his most iconic role: Sorcerer Mickey.
The custom paint job includes 36 colors and took a crew of 26 a total of 24 days to paint.
The Magic Plane’s inaugural flight on Dec. 3 took members of the Boys and Girls Club of Canada to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando for charity activities and leadership training. Over the next five years, the Disney plane is expected to fly more than 400,000 passengers over a distance of nearly 5 million miles. The Magic Plane will fly WestJet’s domestic, transborder and international routes.
“We are very proud of our work with Disney and everything we’ve done together over the years to enrich the lives of our guests,” said Gregg Saretsky, WestJet President and CEO. “With the Magic Plane, we are soaring to new heights, offering guests of all ages the chance to share the skies with one of the world’s most beloved and iconic figures. We also look forward to having fun with our guests on the ground as they see the Magic Plane flying over their communities and at airports across our expanding network.”
WestJet offers a number of Walt Disney World Resort vacation packages, including a “Play, Stay, Dine and Save” package that includes “Magic Your Way” tickets and a Disney dining plan. The offer is valid on five- to 15-day getaways booked by Feb. 22 for travel between Jan. 5 and April 12. For more information, check out the WestJet website.
(All images courtesy of WestJet)