If your dream is to have a family holiday free of the influence of your child’s film idols, well, my advice is to just let it go. A specially-painted Frozen aeroplane has joined the WestJet fleet in Canada that will fly excited holiday makers in a custom jet – and straight to Disney World or the departure port for a Disney cruise.
The bright blue Boeing 737 plane features Anna, Elsa and Olaf from highest-grossing animated film of all time, designed by Disney artists to “tell a story”.
On the tail Anna and Elsa are surrounded by snow but the frosty end warms up along the fuselage to the front where Olaf can be found enjoying a summer day on the beach.
The plane was painted in Texas by a team that watched Frozen to get them into the spirit before work began. It took a crew of six painters working around the clock for 21 days to complete the jumbo job.
On the inside of the plane the overhead bins and headrest covers have a cold theme – each of the 54 bin doors has a unique decal. As you move towards the middle of the plane, the interior changes gradually to a warmer sunny theme at the front.
Sparkles were added to the exterior paint in sections to add shimmer and shine as the aircraft moves. “If this plane can make someone smile, then I think I’ve done my job,” says WestJet creative designer Dzung Tran.
While the themed plane is inspired by Walt Disney World Resort, it will operate flights throughout WestJet’s network, not just to Orlando. Though flying through the sky in a Frozen plane and then getting to meet your animated idols at the theme park upon landing would just make it the best holiday ever, right mum and dad?
For a new appreciation of the effort it takes to paint a plane, watch this video of how the magic happened.