'Magic' Plane Brings Mickey Mouse to the Sky

WestJet and Disney Parks and Resorts Canada unveiled a custom-painted Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 series aircraft featuring Sorcerer Mickey. (Courtesy WestJet)

It's a bird . . . it's a plane . . . it's a Boeing 737-800 with a giant Sorcerer Mickey painted on the sides!

West Jet airline's custom-painted "magic plane" took its inaugural flight Tuesday from Calgary, Alberta, to Orlando, Fla. The Canadian airline and Walt Disney Parks & Resorts have been partners since 2004. Marlie Morrison, managing director, marketing & sales, The Walt Disney Company Canada, called the Magic Plane a "true collaboration."

Besides the iconic character on the plane's exterior, customers will be treated to cookies in the shapes of Disney characters while on board. Over the next five years, the Magic Plane will fly more than 400,000 guests.

WestJet serves Orlando with 30 flights per week.

The Walt Disney Co. is the parent company of ABC News and Walt Disney Parks & Resorts.

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