Southwest Airlines Celebrates Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary

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“The World’s Most Magical Celebration” beginning Oct. 1 to honor the past, present and future of Walt Disney World Resort on its 50th anniversary, got a jumpstart Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, in Houston, Texas, with the unveiling of a Southwest Airlines jetliner unlike any in the skies. The 737-700 sparkled inside and out with EARidescent Disney decorations in a high-flying celebration of 50 years of Walt Disney World Resort. Southwest Airlines – also marking 50 years – joined Disney in splashes of colorful graphics throughout the aircraft. Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in the EARidescent fashions they will wear throughout the 18-month celebration in Florida, joined in Tuesday’s festivities at William P. Hobby Airport. Inaugural flight of the commemorative co-branded aircraft was to Orlando International Airport, itself decorated in fantastical Walt Disney World Resort 50th celebration décor. (Harrison Cooney, photographer)