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WestJet Unveils Disney-Themed Magic Plane

OMG.

Seriously, guys, like wow. When the teasing pictures started filtering through my Twitter stream today, I was expecting Canadian airline WestJet to announce a spring break sale to Disneyland, or some other schedule upgrade to the happiest place on earth.

After Zacharie’s spring break to Disneyland with his grandparents last year, he’s been eager to go back. Although Charlie knows that “you go when you’re 6″ and he’s “only 4,” we are looking for spring break escapes and I thought, well, maybe…

But instead, they gave us this … the Magic Plane, a custom-painted Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 series aircraft featuring Mickey Mouse in his most famous role, Sorcerer Mickey.

My jaw dropped. This is gorgeous. My son was just so geeked to put on a pilot outfit and fly to Disneyland on a regular plane with his grandparents, I can’t imagine the enthusiasm kids are going to have when this bird pulls up to the gate to take them on that first Disney experience.

The WestJet Magic Plane takes its first flight December 3, 2013, from Calgary to Orlando. Following the flight, the Magic Plane will fly throughout WestJet’s network, so you might see it in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Phoenix etc.

Click through for great images and some fun facts about the Magic Plane:

  • The Magic Plane 1 of 11
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    The two sides of the aircraft are mirror images of each other in all aspects but one. WestJet says you have to find it yourself, I've still only seen this one side.

    Image via WestJet

  • Sorcerer Tail 2 of 11
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    The motif starts with Sorcerer Mickey on the tail shooting a ray of magic stars that swirl across the body of the plane and erupting in fireworks over the Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World.

    Image via WestJet

  • Cinderella’s Castle 3 of 11
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    There are a total of 36 different paint colours on the aircraft. It took a team of 26 people 24 days working around the clock to paint the Magic Plane. The painting crew consumed more than 150 doughnuts over the 24 days.

    Image via WestJet

  • Nose 4 of 11
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    It's 'just a plane', right? But I just burst with a smile every time I see these pics!

    Image via WestJet.

  • Body 5 of 11
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    This entire aircraft just looks so magical.

    Image via WestJet.

  • Star Studded Headrests 6 of 11
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    Once you're inside, you'll get special cookies in the shape of Disney characters.

    Image via WestJet

  • Cookies 7 of 11
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    These are those cute cookies.

    Image via WestJet.

  • A Crowd Pleaser 8 of 11
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    As you can tell by the crowd of guests and Westjetters who worked on the project, it's a beautiful source of pride that will attract attention no matter where the new plane lands.

    Image via The Eagle 97.3

  • Time Lapse 9 of 11
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    The crew did a stunning time lapse video of the entire paint job. It's wonderful.

  • In The Cockpit 10 of 11
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    This is Zacharie in the cockpit en route to his first trip to Disneyland. Imagine the smiles when the kids see the OUTSIDE of this #MagicPlane.

    Image via DadCAMP

  • The Big Guy 11 of 11
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    A simple flight on this plane will have all kids dreaming of their own personal audience with the Mouse himself. Zacharie still talks about meeting Mickey. He might as well have landed at the North Pole and met Santa. This #MagicPlane will make every flight that little bit more magical.

    Image via DadCAMP

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