You’ve Got A Friend In…The Air! Alaska Airlines Debuts Pixar Pier-Themed Plane!

Is it a bird? is it a plane? It’s Woody, Buzz, Jessie, and more of your friends from Pixar!  Alaska Airlines recently unveiled their special-edition plane named “Friendship and Beyond at Disneyland Resort.”

Alaska Airlines “Friendship and Beyond at Disneyland Resort” Plane ©Disney

The new plane pays tribute to Disney California Adventure‘s Pixar Pier in a very colorful way.

The 737-800, tail number N537AS,  plane has already hit the skies with its first departure from Seattle bound for Orange County with a stop in San Francisco for a gate ceremony.

The design is the result of a collaboration between Alaska Airlines, the Disneyland Resort, and Pixar Animation Studios. It took more than 2,800 work hours and 24 days using 50 gallons of paint in 44 primary colors and custom shades to bring the design the life. Watch this time-lapse video of the process.

Toy Story‘s Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and Jessie are on both sides of the plane along with Aliens on both winglets. Look for Rex the Tyrannosaurus as well in a special spot  (hint: he is in a place that will welcome everyone boarding the aircraft). On board while supplies last, kids can enjoy the Disneyland Resort Activity Fun Book and Kids’ Choice Picnic Pack.

Be sure to tag us if you spot this plane in your travels! Do you have plans to travel on Alaska Air soon? Let us know in the comments!

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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