First it was the “Magic Plane,” featuring Mickey Mouse. Now, it’s all about Frozen.
WestJet, WestJet Vacations, The Walt Disney Company (Canada) and Parks & Resorts struck again, with a second custom-painted Disney plane. This time, it features all the familiar faces seen in Frozen—Anna, Elsa and of course, Olaf.
“This aircraft takes the relationship between WestJet and Disney to a completely new level of cool,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. “Two years ago, we launched the “Magic Plane,” our first Disney-themed aircraft, and no matter where it flies throughout our network, it is the most-anticipated and most-photographed aircraft in WestJet history. Today, we are proud to team up with our great friends at Disney to create a sequel like no other.”
The project took over a year to plan and was kept a secret. The painting team watched Frozen beforehand to get in the spirit and make sure the characters really came to life on the aircraft.
Here are some fun facts about the Frozen plane:
- The job took 21 days of 12-hour rotations involving a constant crew of six painters working 24/7.
- The crew used 643.5 litres of paint consisting of 23 colours—five for the umbrella alone.
- 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.
- The inside of the aircraft has decals and headrest covers that mimic the cold-to-warm (back-to-front) theme on the outside of the aircraft.
- There are 54 separate overhead bin doors on the aircraft and each has a unique Frozen decal.
The Frozen plane will fly to Orlando (near the Walt Disney World Resort) and all of WestJet’s other 737-jet routes, so make sure to look out for it!
Written by: Meagan Gill