Southwest Partners With Disney World For Joint 50th Birthday

Southwest Airlines has partnered with Disney World on a commemorative co-branded Boeing 737-700 to mark the 50th birthday of both companies. The aircraft has been painted with 50th-anniversary logos of Southwest Airlines and Walt Disney World Resort and received a special interior makeover. Southwest is also giving away a free trip to Disney World for four people every single day for the next 50 days.

Southwest Partners With Disney World For Joint 50th Birthday
Southwest Airlines and Disney World have partnered up for their 50th birthdays. Photo: Southwest

Southwest and Disney World celebrate 50th birthday

Southwest Airlines and Disney World are celebrating their 50th birthdays this year and have teamed up on a special commemorative aircraft to mark the occasion. A Boeing 737-700 (N954WN) has been adorned with 50th-anniversary logos of both companies and given a Disney-themed interior makeover.

Brandy King, Director of Public Relations at Southwest Airlines, said,

“Celebrating 50 years of making memories during our shared milestone anniversary is at the heart of this magical collaboration with the Walt Disney World Resort.”

The surprise unveiling ceremony took place at Southwest Airlines Technical Operations Hangar at William P. Hobby International Airport. Cast members from Walt Disney World Resort performed classic songs to mark the occasion, and even Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse showed up.

The plane’s first stop with its new makeover will be at Orlando International Airport, home of Walt Disney World Resort. The aircraft will operate within Southwest’s network until March 2022.

Southwest Partners With Disney World For Joint 50th Birthday
The Disney-themed aircraft will operate within Southwest’s network for the next 18 months. Photo: Southwest

Claire Bilby, Senior Vice President of Disney Destinations, said,

“As Walt Disney World Resort kicks off The World’s Most Magical Celebration commemorating our 50th anniversary, we are thrilled to bring even more magic to guests’ vacations and to the sky with the help of our friends at Southwest.”

An ‘EARidescent’ interior

Along with its eye-catching livery, the Boeing 737-700 has received an extensive interior makeover. Various Disney characters, including favorites such as Donald Duck, Bambi and Flounder, have been added to window shades and overhead bins in Disney’s ‘EARidescent’ style.

Southwest Partners With Disney World For Joint 50th Birthday
Disney has given the aircraft a glittery interior makeover. Photo: Southwest

Southwest customers can also watch exclusive footage of Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary celebrations through Southwest’s Inflight Entertainment Portal and the Walt Disney World on-demand TV series channel. From October 1st, Disney World will begin ‘The World’s Most Magical Celebration,’ set to run over the next 18 months to mark its anniversary.

50 days of giveaways

Southwest Airlines will offer customers the chance to win a Southwest and Disney World package every day for the next 50 days. The competition, running from September 28th to November 16th, will give each winner and three friends a vacation package to visit the Walt Disney World Resort.

According to the airline, the package will include “lodging, Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park tickets, a Disney Gift Card with a value of $200, and round trip air travel to Orlando, Florida, on Southwest.”

Southwest Partners With Disney World For Joint 50th Birthday
Southwest Airlines customers can win a trip to Disney World for four. Photo: Southwest

Brandy King added,

“For 50 years, Southwest has connected our Customers to the people and places that matter most. Whether a Customer is flying to visit relatives in another state, close a business deal with a client, or experience a family vacation, we are honored to be a part of those moments.”

Do you plan on entering the Southwest 50Days competition? Let us know if you end up a winner in the comments.

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