One of our favorite things that we got to see at this year’s D23 Expo was Walt’s Plane exhibit. The plane has been restored and is looking great! There’s even some fun new merch for Walt’s Plane that can be found on Amazon. Read all about Walt’s Plane and the fun new Mickey Mouse One merchandise that can be found to celebrate this amazing plane.
Walt Disney’s Plane
Did you know Walt Disney owned his own plane? It’s true! He wanted to buy his own private airplane after having some not so great experiences flying commercially. However, he had to convince his brother Roy that it was a good business investment, and that financially it would make sense. After running some figures, Roy approved of the purchase and the rest is history. This specific plane was often used by Walt for travel between Burbank, CA and Orlando, FL. And it was eventually even affectionally nicknamed “The Mouse”. And even had little Mickey Mouse touches throughout.
Walt’s Plane Exhibit at D23 Expo
The Grumman Gulfstream I made its return to the public eye at 2022’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. With help from Amazon, a platinum D23 sponsor, she was returned to all her former glory. This exhibit was one of our favorites and we loved seeing all of the archival materials that really brought this exhibit to life. Guests of the Expo got a look at the seats and interior of the plane. Cocktail napkins and gift bags given to guests boarding the plane were also on display. Obviously, as Disney history fans, this was incredible for us to see!
Where is Walt’s Plane going after the D23 Expo?
Starting October 15, 2022, Walt’s Plane will be on display at the Palm Springs Air Museum in Palm Springs, CA.
Walt’s Plane Merch and where to find it
Of course, a new exhibit means new Disney merch! You can find all of the Mickey Mouse One: Walt’s Plane merch on Amazon. From new Mickey Mouse t-shirts to new ears. Mickey Plushes, postcards and pop sockets. This is such a fun and nostalgic line and perfect for any fan of Walt’s plane, or just a bit of Walt’s history. You can see some of our favorites and we’ve included links for each item. Just click the photo and it will take you there!
We hope you’ve enjoyed this look at Walt’s Plane as seen at the D23 Expo. We loved this exhibit and are so happy we could share it with you!
Melanie Renee is a photographer, writer, designer and mom. Visiting Disney destinations since 2010, she is also an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. When she's not creating her next coffee recipe, or designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's seeking beautiful sunsets and planning her next trip .