New EARidescent Southwest Airlines Aircraft Celebrates 50-Year Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort

From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Taylor Atkins

We have some exciting – you might say lofty – news to share. “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” honoring the past, present and future of Walt Disney World Resort on its 50th anniversary, is taking to the skies!

This afternoon, before media and special guests in Houston, Southwest Airlines unveiled a very special 737-700 — dramatically pixie-dusted, nose to tail, in colorful graphics commemorating the 50th anniversary celebration of Walt Disney World Resort. Fanciful Disney accents also brighten the cabin space – down to the pulldown shades. Awesome, isn’t it?

Today’s surprise reveal at Hobby Airport filled the hangar with the joyful sounds of music and included Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in the EARidescent fashions they’ll wear throughout the 18-month celebration in Florida, beginning Oct. 1.  Southwest also celebrates 50 years of flying in 2021, so this special aircraft is a double scoop of festive for two great brands.

New EARidescent Southwest Airlines Aircraft

To underscore the collaboration, the decorated plane flew its maiden flight to Orlando International Airport, where the arrival experience has been transformed with fantastical Walt Disney World Resort 50th anniversary celebration décor.

So now “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” extends to the land AND the sky. Let the celebration begin, and congrats to Southwest Airlines for 50

Be sure to check out the latest stories and experiences for “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” in our new special section here on the Disney Parks Blog.  Also, visit to learn more about a Walt Disney World Resort vacation package to the 50th Anniversary Celebration.

#DisneyWorld50 | #WaltDisneyWorld | #Southwest50

Leave a Reply

The Main Street Mouse