Alaska Airlines’ newest, uniquely themed aircraft soared through the skies for the first time today with a touch of magic from everyone’s favorite pal, Mickey Mouse!
After the big reveal of this specially designed plane with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse at a gate ceremony in Seattle, passengers boarded the inaugural flight to Orange County, Calif., to visit “The Happiest Place on Earth” at Disneyland Resort. Named “Mickey’s Toontown Express,” the celebrated plane is now flying on routes across Alaska Airlines’ network.
Adorned with playful images of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, along with their pals Goofy, Pluto, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck in Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland park, the Boeing 737-800, tail number 565AS, is Alaska Airlines’ eighth livery in collaboration with Disneyland Resort.
For the unique design – which even includes Chip ‘n’ Dale on the boarding doors and winglets – it took artists more than 400 hours and 20 days to hand paint the brightly colored aircraft exterior from nose to tail.
The plane’s exterior artwork is inspired by Mickey’s Toontown in Disneyland park, a whimsical and newly reimagined, animated land where families can explore, play, discover and unwind together while enjoying interactive experiences, familiar favorites and the new attraction, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway.
Now, watch how the Alaska Airlines team painted the plane!
Passengers on “Mickey’s Toontown Express” may also enjoy activity books and snack packs onboard with designs that feature Mickey Mouse and his pals, while supplies last.
Guests will be able to fly Alaska’s “Mickey’s Toontown Express” for several years before it reaches the end of its normal rotation. Alaska Airlines’ other Disneyland Resort-themed planes include “Friendship and Beyond at Disneyland Resort,” which portrays larger-than-life versions of Disney and Pixar “Toy Story” friends Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Jessie at Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure park, and the space-black “Star Wars Transport to the Disneyland Resort” livery that celebrates Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland park.