How do you travel to Orlando? If it’s on the WestJet airline, you may be flying on a plane with a custom Disney paint job. A new, custom-painted Disney “Frozen”-themed plane featuring Anna, Elsa and Olaf from the beloved Disney film just joined the WestJet fleet. Disney artists, cast members and WestJetters collaborated to design the “Frozen”-themed aircraft.
Similar to the earlier Magic Plane, the outside of the aircraft tells a story. On the tail of the aircraft, Anna and Elsa celebrate sisterhood and the magic of snow. From the aircraft tail along the fuselage, the magic travels to warm the front of the aircraft where Olaf can be found enjoying a summer day on the beach.
The inside of the plane has a design that matches the outside. In the rear of the aircraft, the overhead bins and headrest covers have a cold theme. As you move towards the middle of the plane, the interior decoration transitions to become warmer, ultimately arriving on a warm, sunny theme at the front of the plane.
Here are more ‘cool’ facts about the “Frozen” plane:
- The aircraft was painted in Fort Worth, Texas.
- The paint team included team members from Canada, the United States and Germany. They watched Frozen to get them into the spirit before work began.
- The job took 21 days of 12-hour rotations involving a constant crew of six painters working 24/7.
- Sparkles were added to the paint in sections to add shimmer and shine as the aircraft moves.
- An airbrush artist was brought in to work on details around the sun, water and castle.
- There are 54 separate overhead bin doors on the aircraft and each has a unique Frozen decal.
There’s also a fun video about showing the plane’s paint job:
The Disney “Frozen”-themed plane won’t just fly to Orlando and the Walt Disney World, it will operate flights throughout WestJet’s network, so keep your eyes open and be sure to send in a photo if you see it in the wild!