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The Magic Plane


The story of the Magic Plane

On December 2, 2013, WestJet, WestJet Vacations and Walt Disney Parks & Resorts (Canada) pulled back the curtain on one of our most exciting adventures – a custom painted Boeing Next Generation 737-800 aircraft. After the aircraft performed its inaugural flight from Calgary to Orlando, Florida, the home of Walt Disney World Resort, it began flying throughout WestJet’s domestic, trans-border and international network. Read the full blog post.

WestJet Walt Disney World plane with Mickey Mouse on the tail

Fun facts about the Magic Plane:

  • The two sides of the aircraft are mirror images of each other in all aspects but one. We'll leave it to our guests to decide what that is!
  • 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.
  • The painting crew consisted of people from four countries, five states, two provinces and 12 cities.
Disney plane headrest with magical embroidered stars

Aircraft registration: CGWSZ
Tail number: 812