Alaska Airlines Debuts Cars Land Themed Airplane in Seattle

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios

The newest themed airplane in Alaska Airlines’ fleet flew into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport today, featuring our own Cars Land residents Mater, Lightning McQueen, Guido and Luigi. The colorful Boeing 737-800, named “Adventure of Disneyland Resort,” is the fifth Disney-themed airplane in the partnership between Alaska Airlines and the Disneyland Resort.

At a special airport event, Mater himself made a satellite appearance from Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park, providing travelers with updates on the arrival of the plane as it neared Seattle. After the ceremony, the aircraft officially joined the Alaska fleet on a flight to Orange County, California, and will then fly throughout the carrier’s 65-city network.

Joining other passengers on the flight were four Make-A-Wish children from Washington and Alaska, ages 3 to 7, and their families, who will spend the next several days at the Disneyland Resort.

Disney Parks Blog’s own Donna Fisk was there for the plane’s debut, and brought us this video recap. Take a look:


  • The services of Alaska Airline is best and very cheap. You can also sell your frequent flyer miles and credit cards points for top dollars.

  • Ok, this is really cool–great story, great concept, awesome for the kids and their families!

    But–did anyone else crack up at the choice of “Cars” as the promotional characters to paint on the plane? Almost as though the plane itself is telling you that you should have driven instead!

  • What a happy time for these families! I hope that many more Make-A-Wish children get to ride to Disneyland and California Adventure on this cool plane.

    Will the plane’s nose get a “Planes” makeover soon? That would be the crowning touch!

  • That is so cool! And what an awesome experience for the Make a Wish kids!

  • Yaaahhh…..I’m from Seattle and yahhhhh…..!!!!

  • Very cool!

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