We are thrilled to share our newest custom-painted aircraft with everyone today. We call it the “Magic Plane” and it features Mickey Mouse in his most famous role, Sorcerer Mickey.

Teams from WestJet, WestJet Vacations and Disney Parks & Resorts (Canada) collaborated to design the  aircraft, which is known in the social media world as the #MagicPlane.

External design features
WestJet Magic Plane Sorcerer Mickey Tail 650
The special livery is designed to tell a story from tail to nose. It starts with Sorcerer Mickey, prominent on the aircraft’s tail, with magic stars coming from his hands. The magic stars swirl around the fuselage and past the wings, culminating with fireworks over the Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World.

Similar to what we’ve consistently done throughout our nearly decade-long relationship with Disney, The Magic Plane’s design is intended to lead the viewer to Walt Disney World with us.

Internal design
WestJet Magic Plane antimacassars
In addition to the magic on the plane’s exterior, there is a bit of magic on the inside of this aircraft too.  Regardless of which route they are flying, guests on the Magic Plane will receive cookies in the shape of Disney characters.

We’ve also installed custom antimacassars on the seats. Wait… did we just use “antimacassar” in a blog post?!  That’s worth 16 points. Score!

For those not in the inner circle of the aviation geek community, antimacassars may also be referred to as “headrest covers” on an aircraft. Macassar oil was commonly used as a hair product in the 19th century, and became so popular that many people began installing antimacassars on their furniture to keep it from being damaged.

The antimacassars on the Magic Plane have stars on them, and will add to the in-flight ambiance inside the cabin.
Fun facts about the Magic Plane

Magic Plane Cinderella Castle

  • 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 determine 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.
  • The cookies that will be served on board are a special treat in the shape of Disney characters.
  • Over the next five years, the Magic Plane will fly more than 400,000 guests a total of nearly eight million kilometres.

If you spot the Magic Plane, be sure to post a photo on our Facebook page, or Tweet it to us with the #MagicPlane hashtag. It will be operating flights throughout our network – not just exclusively to/from Orlando – so you have a chance to see it in more than 80 cities.

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  • twschmoo

    Nice to see WestJet finally used my idea of theme planes. = )

  • Shruti

    yay…I am going to disney world on 21st dec..wana fly on this plane…

  • Tammi Roy

    Love it!!! ;)

  • MrPricklepantsA113

    That one element not mirrored has to be the Castle. Can’t have one of the most iconic symbols of Disney look wrong!

  • TheFluidic

    This looks terrible! Is WestJet an American company now?? I would say this was a huge waste of money and resources.

  • Alex P.

    Looks like the Care-Antee aircraft with new livery.

  • Sherri Adams

    awesome..great paint job guys…will this plane be used for terminally ill children or anyone…..either way it is an awesome plane and hope to have a trip in it

  • Anne-Marie Levesque

    wish one day I will able to fly with thiis magic plane too wonderful!

  • root user

    You’re trolling a WJA blog, really?

  • Rob Jeannette Marshall

    Not surprising that #WestJet can afford to have a customized airplane because all they do is nickel and dime passengers and don’t pay attention to their own PR (based on my past two flights with West Jet to Vancouver and return this week from Cabos San Lucas, Mexico with WestJetVacations) #GoAirCanada … After paying for seat upgrades live via telephone with one of their AGENTS, was not given option of their PLUS program, to only discover that a mother/daughter was upgraded free when checking in at the airport, even AFTER I’d pre-booked and requested wheelchair assistance. I provided feedback and they have not even responded. Compared to my travel last year to New York at this time, I got a good price, and there were NO surprises whatsoever and I got a FREE movies, FREE meal, seat placement and FULL luggage, all included in the same price #PoorCustomerService

  • http://blog.westjet.com/author/dhailes Darren Hailes

    Hi there, we’re sorry that you had a negative experience. In one of your other posts, you mention that you sent your comments in via westjet.com. Thank you for doing this. Our Guest Relations team will see them, and be in touch with you in the coming weeks. They will reply to all of your concerns. Thanks. ~Darren

  • Cheryl Keoughan

    AWESOME :D :D :D ……………..

  • disqus_iOllDUwICQ

    I don’t understand… What does it ‘do’? Or is it just a paint job with a hashtag, and media release about a paint job with a hashtag?

  • Andrew Grantham

    WestJet wouldn’t pay to Disney-up a plane. That’d be Disney’s dime.

  • Andrew Grantham

    My guess.. It magically transports its occupants from one location to another! Through the air! How crazy is that?

  • Iain

    Damn good idea – i hope westjet picks up on it

  • Roger

    You mean “LESJET don’t you? The seat pitch on this airline is compliant with the dimensions of short fat people. If the passenger in front of you reclines his/her seat this will crush your legs if you are of normal stature. Putting a rat on livery scheme is not cute. Yes, Mickey mouse is a rat! LESJET indeed!

  • popsiq

    WestJet: a Canadian success story.

  • Steven Morton

    Nice Job… looks magical! lets open up the sky and stop being so protectionist in our airways… how bout some real cheap competition, hash tag that.

  • Chris Spence

    Flew on this jet on March 25th from Puerto Plata to Toronto. No disney character shaped cookies … cookies were same as on other flights. Cool looking plane outside and in. Picture will be posted shortly.