China Eastern Airlines Enlists Mickey and Minnie for Shanghai Disneyland Launch

PHOTO: Passengers exit a Disney-themed plane from China Eastern Airlines in Beijing, April 26, 2016.PlayPei Xin/Xinhua/Newscom
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In anticipation of the June 16 opening of the Shanghai Disney Resort, China Eastern Airlines has unveiled a plane painted blue and featuring Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse portraits.

PHOTO: A Disney-themed Airbus A330-300 owned by China Eastern Airlines is pictured after arriving in Beijing, China, April 26, 2016.Yu ming/Imaginechina via AP
A Disney-themed Airbus A330-300 owned by China Eastern Airlines is pictured after arriving in Beijing, China, April 26, 2016.

It is the first of two planned Disney-themed planes.

PHOTO: Crew members from China Eastern Airlines present Disney souvenirs to passengers on a Disney-themed plane flying from Shanghai to Beijing, April 26, 2016.Pei Xin/Xinhua/Newscom
Crew members from China Eastern Airlines present Disney souvenirs to passengers on a Disney-themed plane flying from Shanghai to Beijing, April 26, 2016.

Shanghai Disney Resort will include two themed hotels -- Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel -- as well as Disneytown, a large retail, dining and entertainment venue, and Shanghai Disneyland. The resort will be located in the Pudong District of Shanghai.

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