The Mouse Is On the Move: Walt’s Plane Moving to Anaheim for D23 Expo 2022


D23 Expo 2022 will feature a rare sighting of Walt Disney’s company plane. Mickey Mouse One, as the plane was known, was on display for years in Disney Hollywood Studios as part of the studio backlot tour. Currently, it is under restoration by the Walt Disney Archives. Once restoration efforts are complete, the Grumman Gulfstream I will be transported from its current location backstage at Walt Disney World to the Expo location in Anaheim, CA.

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D23 Expo Platinum sponsor Amazon is sponsoring the restoration and transportation effort, as well as the D23 exhibit, which will be called “Mickey Mouse One: Walt’s Plane.”

Here’s a video originally shared on D23:

The massive D23 fan event will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center from September 9th through September 11th. Expo event details are available at D23 online

Tickets for the event go on sale on January 20th (January 19th for Gold Members who are also Disney Visa cardholders). D23 Gold Members will have access to discounted expo tickets. A D23 Gold Membership is $99.99 for an individual plan, or $129.99 for a duo plan. More information on the perks of D23 Gold Membership is located on the D23 Membership Page.

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