A new specially designed aircraft joined the WestJet fleet yesterday. The WestJet Plane inspired by Disney’s Frozen features a custom-painted Disney “Frozen”-themed design featuring Anna, Elsa and Olaf.
Very similar to the Magic Plane that debuted in 2013, Disney artists, cast members and WestJetters teamed up to design the “Frozen”-themed aircraft telling a story on the aircraft’s fuselage. On the tail of the aircraft, Anna and Elsa celebrate sisterhood and the magic of snow.
As the magic travels along the fuselage so does the warmth where Olaf can be found enjoying a summer day on the beach he longs for.
Here’s something that’s really cool. The inside of the plane matches the designs of the outside of the plane. Guests sitting in the rear of the aircraft will be surrounded by a cold, snowy theme reflected on the walls, the overhead bins and the headrest covers. As you move towards the middle, guests are surrounded by a warmer atmosphere and those up from will be surrounded by a warm sunny theme at the front of the plane.
Here are some cool facts about the 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.
While the Disney “Frozen”-themed plane is inspired by Walt Disney World Resort, it will operate flights throughout WestJet’s network, not just to Orlando.
According to Flight Aware, the Frozen-themed aircraft is scheduled to arrive at MCO today!