Alaska Airlines debuts its new Disney-themed aircraft.
Earlier this week, the airline revealed that they are introducing a new themed aircraft, taking its design cues from Disneyland, particularly the iconic Mickey’s Toontown attraction located in Anaheim, California. This aircraft, christened as “Mickey’s Toontown Express,” is set to operate on various routes within Alaska Airlines’ network. This marks the eighth livery created in partnership with Disneyland Resort by the airline, as stated in a press release.
With appearances by beloved characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and Donald Duck, the Boeing 737-800 also showcases Chip ‘n’ Dale on its boarding doors and winglets. Alaska Airlines reported that the meticulous hand-painting of the aircraft’s exterior required the dedicated efforts of artists for more than 400 hours and spanned a duration of 20 days.
In the past, Alaska Airlines and Disney collaborated to offer a special experience for several families and distinguished guests on the inaugural flight of “Mickey’s Toontown Express.” The travelers enjoyed a range of perks, including priority boarding for families with children under two, complimentary family seating, and coloring books. Passengers seated in both the premium and main cabins were treated to a kids’ choice picnic pack and a jetsetter’s jam sandwich.
In the future, passengers on the Disney-themed plane can expect to find onboard activity books and snack packs adorned with designs featuring Mickey Mouse and his animated companions, while supplies last.
Nevertheless, Alaska Airlines announced that travelers will have the opportunity to fly aboard the “Mickey’s Toontown Express” aircraft for the next several years, until it completes its normal rotation within the airline’s fleet.