New Toontown Express Airplane Revealed From Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines recently unveiled its newest uniquely themed aircraft, the “Mickey’s Toontown Express”, in collaboration with Disneyland Resort. This playful Boeing 737-800 brings the magic of Mickey Mouse and his friends from Toontown in Disneyland Park to the skies. Let’s take a closer look at some of the key features of this airplane, the routes it will fly, and the special passenger experience it offers.
Features of the Toontown Express
The Toontown Express is Alaska Airlines’ eighth aircraft to feature Disney characters and theming. It took a team of artists over 400 hours and 20 days to hand-paint the colorful exterior from nose to tail.
The plane’s whimsical design includes:
Images of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Pluto, Donald Duck, and Daisy Duck frolicking in Toontown.
Chip ‘n’ Dale smiling from the boarding doors and winglets.
The words “Mickey’s Toontown Express” painted in a fun font.
A vibrant color scheme of red, blue, green, yellow, and more.
The plane’s registration number, N565AS, discreetly written near the nose gear and by the forward doors.
The interior also features some special touches. Passengers can enjoy Toontown-themed activity books and snack packs, available while supplies last.
The Toontown Express will fly across Alaska Airlines’ route network over the next several years. Its inaugural flight on November 1, 2023 was from Seattle to Orange County, California. This allowed passengers to immediately visit Disneyland Resort and see the real Toontown that inspired the plane’s design. In the future, the aircraft will likely serve popular routes connecting Alaska’s hubs in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. It may also operate seasonal service to Walt Disney World in Florida. Wherever it flies, the Toontown Express is sure to bring smiles to passengers young and old.
Flying on the Toontown Express provides a uniquely immersive Disney-themed experience. Here are some of the special touches passengers can enjoy:
Boarding: Alaska Airlines invites families with small children to board early, so they can get settled before general boarding.
Seating: Families can sit together at no extra charge, instead of being separated if seats were assigned separately.
Amenities: As mentioned above, Toontown-themed activity books and snack packs help entertain kids during the flight. Alaska’s existing complimentary amenities like free movies and TV shows on personal devices are also available.
Service: Alaska Airlines prides itself on providing caring, personal service. The crew may share a few extra Disney magic moments on board.
Arrival: Deplaning into an airport near Disneyland or Walt Disney World lets the vacation begin right away. Rental cars, shuttles, and other transportation help passengers get to the parks.
For many guests, flying on the Toontown Express will kickstart their Disney vacation in style. Alaska Airlines and Disneyland Resort have enjoyed a partnership spanning over 25 years, and this new aircraft continues that legacy. As Sybil Crum, Vice President of Marketing and Commercial Strategy at Disneyland Resort put it, “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.”
The new Toontown Express airplane brings together Alaska Airlines’ focus on caring service with Disney‘s magical storytelling. Key features and information include:
Playful exterior paint scheme featuring Mickey Mouse and friends
Operates across Alaska’s route network
Provides special amenities and service touches for families
Offers an immersive Disney-themed travel experience
Continues the decades-long partnership between Alaska and Disneyland Resort
So next time you fly Alaska Airlines, keep an eye out for the Toontown Express! Its vibrant colors and familiar Disney characters create joy in the skies.