China Eastern Airlines Announces Disney Zootopia Express Aircraft


Shanghai Disney Resort and China Eastern Airlines have collaborated to launch the Disney•Zootopia Express, to celebrate the opening of the world’s first Zootopia-themed land at Shanghai Disneyland. The Zootopia-themed airplane is part of a longstanding alliance between the resort and the airline.

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The Zootopia Express was unveiled at a ceremony in Shanghai with guests including Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde, actress Wu Yanshu, musical actor Ayanga and executives from both companies. The plane marks the sixth Disney-themed aircraft in the China Eastern Airlines fleet.

The Disney•Zootopia Express features a vibrant aircraft livery decal exterior showcasing images of characters from the Disney Animation film, including Judy Hopps, Nick Wilde, Fru Fru and Officer Clawhauser dressed in casual wear, ready for a vacation.

The interior continues the Zooropia theme with unique touches including luggage containers designed for different-sized mammals along with fold-out trays featuring a map of Zootopia highlighting different characters’ favourite spots in the metropolis.

Passenger’s Zootopia experience will start before even boarding, with Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport offering over 30 Zootopia-themed check-in counters and self-service kiosks. Passengers will also receive commemorative boarding passes to commemorate their journey.

“We are thrilled to join China Eastern Airlines in celebrating the opening of the world’s first and only Zootopia-themed land by launching Disney•Zootopia Express,” said Joe Schott, president and general manager of Shanghai Disney Resort. “The new themed plane will be an extra touch of magic to passengers’ travels as it brings guests to visit Shanghai Disney Resort and experience the wonders of our newest land firsthand.”

To celebrate the launch of the Zootopia Express, Shanghai Disney Resort and China Eastern Airlines are offering a limited-time flight-hotel-park ticket promotion until June 4, 2024. The package includes round-trip flights from select cities to Shanghai, a one-night stay at the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel with Zootopia-themed room decor, breakfast at Lumière’s Kitchen, single-day tickets to Shanghai Disneyland, Disney Premium Access for Zootopia: Hot Pursuit, and a Park Dining Voucher Set.

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