On October 16, 2015, Canadian Airline WestJet revealed its re-imagined six year old Boeing 737. WestJet, WestJet Vacations and the Walt Disney Company (Canada) have collaborated to create this one-of-a-kind aircraft in a breathtaking theme, based on Walt Disney’s hit film Frozen.
This amazing aircraft was brought together by a talented group of painters from Canada, the United States and Germany. To create the full design, the team used more than 170 gallons of paint! More than 23 colors were used in the design. Sparkles were also used in some sections of the design to create the effect of shimmer and movement as the aircraft flies through the sky. The tail section features Elsa and Anna in a “Celebration of Sisterhood” and the front section boasts a picture of Olaf relaxing on the beach. The painting took groups of 6 painters at a time working 12 hour shifts 24/7, 21 days to complete.
The interior of the aircraft was designed to depict the seasons. Guests will notice when they enter the aircraft that the colors will turn from warm to cold which mirrors the painting on the exterior of the aircraft. The front bulkhead of the aircraft shows a summer theme with signature sunflowers which then transition to fall colors mid-cabin and finally a full freeze with snowflake theme at the rear of the cabin. The overhead bins, bulkheads, lavatory mirrors and headrest have all received a Frozen-themed makeover.
This aircraft joins WestJets’ other custom plane, The Magic Plane, which features Sorcerer Mickey on the tail and was introduced by WestJet in 2013. WestJet Executive Vice-President Commercial Bob Cummings says that the #MagicPlane is the “Most anticipated and most photographed aircraft in WestJet history.” He goes on to say that WestJet is “proud to team up once again with Disney to create a sequel like no other.”
Both of these beautiful aircraft will service all of WestJet’s 737 flight networks, not just flights to Orlando. According to a flight plan filed by WestJet, the maiden voyage for the Frozen-themed plane was to have been on Monday October 19th on their daily Toronto to Orlando flight. I sure am hoping to get a chance to experience one of these beautiful aircrafts on my next WestJet flight!