Air New Zealand’s Boeing 777-300 aircraft bearing the image of the mythical dragon Smaug from the “Hobbit” trilogy wasn’t the only magic-themed jet making its debut yesterday.
Monday in Calgary, Canada, WestJet, WestJet Vacations and Walt Disney Parks & Resorts (Canada) unveiled a custom-painted Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 featuring Mickey Mouse as Sorcerer Mickey, a role the cartoon character first portrayed in the Walt Disney Productions film Fantasia, which came out in 1940.
The plane sets off for its inaugural flight today flying from Calgary to Orlando, Fla., the home of Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney World Resort.
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