On September 28, Disney announced that it would be teaming up with Southwest Airlines in celebration of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebration. Southwest unveiled an incredible new plane that was decked out in complete 50th magic, with details to be found in every corner. The new 737 plane will be part of the Southwest fleet, but only for a limited time.
According to Southwest, the new Disney-themed airplane will only fly the friendly skies for about five months, with flights wrapping up in March 2022. Southwest shared the following information in a press release:
The unveiling of the co-branded aircraft at the Southwest Airlines Technical Operations Hangar at William P. Hobby International Airport in Houston featured Cast Members from Walt Disney World Resort performing iconic songs that celebrate treasured history, as well as “The Magic is Calling,” an anthem to the Walt Disney World Resort 50th anniversary. Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse joined the event to celebrate the collaboration and send the aircraft into service with its first stop at Orlando International Airport.
This special promotional aircraft also brings Walt Disney World Resort magic into the interior, as overhead bins and window shades sparkle with beloved Disney characters in the EARidescent treatment. The aircraft will fly around the Southwest system through March 2022. Fans can track the aircraft (tail number N954WN) and share photos using #Southwest50 and #DisneyWorld50.
In addition to its gorgeous new plane, Southwest also revealed that they will be doing a 50 Days of Giveaways Sweepstakes. Beginning on September 28 and running through November 16, a total of 50 days, Southwest will be giving away a vacation to Walt Disney World every single day! That means that 50 families will win a trip to The Most Magical Place on Earth to celebrate 50 years of magic.
You can read more about the Southwest 50 Days of Giveaways by clicking here.
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