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Alaska Airlines’ newest painted Pixar-themed aircraft showcases Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park (along with a few well-known faces)

Alaska Airlines made this announcement:

In collaboration with the Disneyland Resort, Alaska Airlines showcased its latest special-edition aircraft livery today that offers a whimsical tribute to Pixar Pier, a reimagined land at Disney California Adventure Park.

In collaboration with the Disneyland Resort, Alaska Airlines reveals its latest special-edition aircraft livery, that offers a whimsical tribute to Pixar Pier, a reimagined land at Disney California Adventure Park.

A trio of familiar Pixar characters span both sides of the aircraft: Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Jessie of Toy Story fame. For more added fun, one of the Aliens from the popular animated movie series can be spotted on both winglets, and even Rex the Tyrannosaurus makes a special appearance at the boarding door. The plane is named “Friendship and Beyond at Disneyland Resort.”

“There’s nothing better than landing happy on the way to The Happiest Place on Earth,” said Natalie Bowman, Alaska Airlines’ managing director of brand marketing and advertising. “The Disneyland Resort is one of our signature West Coast friendships, and we love that we can celebrate Pixar Pier by taking these iconic characters on a brand-new adventure.”

The unique design is a collaboration between the teams at Alaska, Disney and Pixar. The Pixar Pier-themed 737-800, tail number N537AS, begins flying throughout Alaska’s route network today, welcoming guests with its artistic flair for many years to come. To get the job done, the exterior of the plane required more than 2,800 work hours over 24 days using more than 50 gallons of paint — in 44 primary colors and custom shades — to completely repaint the aircraft with the vibrant new livery.

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From the Alaska Airlines Blog:

How many characters can you spot on our newest Pixar-themed plane?

By Ali Myers.

Starting today, guests will start enjoying flights on our Pixar-themed Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Its playful design includes some familiar faces and magical places from the Toy Story animated film series spanning both sides of the plane.

They’re all heading to Pixar Pier, a reimagined land at Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort.

Can you spot the pieces of Pixar?

Sheriff Woody: Andy’s favorite pull string cowboy toy is certainly reaching for the sky on our plane – let’s hope his hat doesn’t fly off.

Buzz Lightyear: The evil Emperor Zurg is no match for this Space Ranger of Star Command who’s in between the tail and his friends. To infinity and beyond!

Jessie: The yodeling cowgirl can be spotted wrangling in her pals at the tip of the tail.

Rex: Look closely! You’ll spy the green head of Tyrannosaurus Rex peeking in the window near our plane’s front door. He’s there to say hell-roar to our guests!

Aliens: It’s a bird, it’s a claw … no, it’s an alien strapped to a rocket on our winglet! These identical toys, prizes from an arcade game at the fictional Pizza Planet restaurant, are painted on both winglets.

Luxo ball: It’s the ball that has enjoyed a roll in a number of Pixar movies, most notably ‘Toy Story,’ and the ‘Luxo, Jr.’ short. It sits at the tip of our plane’s nose.

Pixar Pier: It’s a sign. Pixar Pier is the latest reimagined land to explore at Disney California Adventure Park. There you’ll see beloved Pixar characters come to life from the Incredibles Park, Inside Out Headquarters to the Pixar Promenade and Toy Story Boardwalk.

Itinerary must-dos:

  • Looking for your own Bullseye? Don’t miss out on attractions such as the Incredicoaster, Jessie’s Critter Carousel and Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind.
  • Stomach starting to sound like Rex? Grab a bite to eat at Lamplight Lounge and Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats.
  • Want to wrangle goodies like Bo Peep and her sheep? Check out Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff and Knick’s Knacks.

A terrific friendship

This is our sixth paint scheme celebrating Disneyland Resorts. It’s called “Friendship and Beyond at Disneyland Resort.” The inaugural flight flew from Seattle, with a stop in San Francisco for a gate ceremony and then onto its final destination in Orange County (my guess, next stop: Pixar Pier).

“There’s nothing better than landing happy on the way to The Happiest Place on Earth,” said Natalie Bowman, Alaska Airlines’ managing director of brand marketing and advertising. “The Disneyland Resort is one of our signature West Coast friendships, and we love that we can celebrate Pixar Pier by taking these iconic characters on a brand-new adventure.”

The magic behind the paint:

The exterior of the plane required more than 2,800 work hours over 24 days using more than 50 gallons of paint — in 44 primary colors and custom shades — to completely repaint the aircraft with the vibrant new livery.