Disneyland-Inspired ‘Mickey’s Toontown Express’ Takes Inaugural Flight
Alaska Airlines’ newest uniquely themed aircraft took the skies yesterday when the “Mickey’s Toontown Express” left Seattle for its inaugural flight to Orange County, California.
The new Boeing 737-800 is adorned with images of Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Donald and Daisy Duck.
Even Chip ‘n’ Dale can be spotted on the boarding doors and winglets!
The Result of 400 Hours of Work
In total, it took artists over 400 hours and 20 days to hand-paint the aircraft exterior from nose to tail.
“It’s heartening how much our Disneyland Resort-themed airplanes spark joy in our guests – young and young at heart. What makes this even more special is the return of Mickey Mouse on an Alaska Airlines plane since he made his debut on our fleet eight years ago,” said Sangita Woerner, Alaska’s senior vice president of marketing and guest experience.
“Alaska’s long-standing relationship with the Disneyland Resort has helped to create unforgettable experiences for our guests and employees. As a family-friendly airline, it speaks to the care we strive to show every day with these special touches.”
The Latest Collaboration Between Alaska Airlines and Disneyland
The new plane is the eighth livery created in collaboration between Disneyland and Alaska Airlines and takes inspiration from Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland.
Other Disneyland-inspired planes on Alaska Airlines include the Toy Story-themed “Friends and Beyond at the Disneyland Resort” and the Star Wars-themed “Star Wars Transport to the Disneyland Resort” which celebrates Galaxy’s Edge.
A Special Treat For Families
Knowing how much joy the Disneyland plane would bring to families, Alaska Airlines and Disney sent several families on the inaugural flight.
In commemoration of the event, Alaska Airlines gave priority boarding for families with children under two, family seating at no additional charge, coloring books, and more.
The “Mickey’s Toontown Express” will also offer activity books and snack packs featuring Mickey Mouse and his friends.
“Our relationship with Alaska Airlines is more than 25 years strong and truly celebrates the magic of Disney,” said Sybil Crum, vice president of marketing and commercial strategy at Disneyland Resort. “The plane’s artwork marks Alaska Airlines’ eighth transformation of an aircraft featuring Disney artistry and exhibits the excitement and playfulness of the re-imagined Mickey’s Toontown. We’re so delighted for the opportunity to create even more memorable experiences for our guests together.”
According to Alaska Airlines, guests will be able to fly aboard the “Mickey’s Toontown Express” for the next several years before it reaches the end of its rotation.