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Walt Disney World’s Magic Reaches New Heights with their New Partnership with Southwest Airlines

In celebration, you and three guests could win a trip package to Walt Disney World on Southwest for the 50th Anniversary Celebration for the next 50 days!!

With a new and somewhat surprising “secretive” reveal today, Walt Disney World announced its newest partnership in the realm of partnerships moving into the 50th Anniversary Celebration. Also celebrating their 50th Anniversary, the partnership with Southwest Airlines is no surprise, as the relationship with travelers who fly in to Orlando International Airport (MCO) has been a long and profitable one for both companies.

“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,” said Claire Bilby, Senior Vice President of Disney Destinations. “Both Walt Disney World Resort and Southwest Airlines share an incredible 50-year legacy of creating exceptional vacation experiences and treasured memories for guests.”

The unveiling of the co-branded aircraft at the Southwest Airlines Technical Operations Hangar at William P. Hobby International Airport in Houston featured Cast Members from Walt Disney World Resort performing iconic songs that celebrate treasured history, as well as “The Magic is Calling,” an anthem to the Walt Disney World Resort 50th anniversary. Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse joined the event to celebrate the collaboration and send the aircraft into service with its first stop at Orlando International Airport. 

The aircraft will fly around the Southwest system through March 2022. Fans can track the aircraft (tail number N954WN) and share photos using #Southwest50 and #DisneyWorld50.

Southwest also celebrates 50 years of flying in 2021, so this special aircraft is a double scoop of festive for two great brands. As you know, I have partnered with Southwest in the past and I can honestly say it is one of the most comfortable, clean and affordable airlines to fly in and out of MCO.

Especially flying during the pandemic, their in cabin filtration system, sanitization efforts as well as their attention to detail during those times, made flying feel safe and they still are taking all the measures needed to make sure that your next trip is as safe, healthy and comfortable as possible. Now, there is even more to look forward to with the amazing details and touches to this special 50th Anniversary Celebration aircraft and the pixie dust inside.

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? I love the sparkle on the outside of the plane itself, from the 50th Anniversary banner on the side to Mickey “steering” the nose of the plane with his dance moves. I bet it looks amazing when it is taking off or landing on the runway with the sun causing that ‘earidescent’ sparkle to shine!

Southwest Customers can enjoy a sneak peek at some of the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort 50th anniversary celebration with exclusive video on the carrier’s Inflight Entertainment Portal and the Walt Disney World on-demand TV series channel. The video highlights some of the special moments at the resort to come throughout the 18-month anniversary celebration, and will be available onboard beginning Oct. 1, 2021, when The World’s Most Magical Celebration begins.

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 years.

But that’s not all! Celebrating THEIR 50th Anniversary, Southwest is giving away 50 vacation packages, one each day for the next 50 days!! Each package provides one lucky winner and three guests the opportunity to experience The World’s Most Magical Celebration – the Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary!

You can enter for the chance to win one of the 50 vacation packages for you and three guests, discovering all there is to see, do, taste, dance to and sing to at the Walt Disney World Resort. To enter visit: southwestvacations.com/wdw50 

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, to learn more about a Walt Disney World Resort vacation package to the 50th Anniversary Celebration.

No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC (excluding Alaska) age 18 or older at time of entry. Ends November 16, 2021 at 11:59pm CT. Void where prohibited. Visit website for Official Rules to enter.

Spokesmaye; Disney Parks Blog; Southwest Airlines Media