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Walt’s Plane Hasn’t Left Walt Disney World Yet but It Did Get a Bath

Walt’s plane is making a comeback… well, sort of! We previously shared the news that Walt Disney’s Grumman Gulfstream I airplane will be available as a new exhibit at the upcoming D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. A recent photo shows that Walt’s plane hasn’t left the Walt Disney World Resort just yet… but it looks like it has had a much-needed bath.

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Of course, to be part of the massive Disney fan expo means the plane will need to leave its current location near Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, and make the trip across the country from Central Florida to California.

With the 2022 D23 Expo being held in September, Disney still has a little time to move the plane from one location to the next to complete the restoration of the plane and have it ready to be on display for this year’s D23 Expo Guests. The new exhibit will be called “Mickey Mouse One: Walt’s Plane” with the short teaser revealed below:

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We will say that it looks like Walt’s plane has received a nice bath and is cleaned up in preparation for the big move. @bioreconstruct shared a photo on January 30, 2022, of Walt’s plane still located at Walt Disney World Resort noted with, “Aerial photo of the plane Walt Disney flew in to survey land bought to build Walt Disney World. As seen today. In storage North of Animal Kingdom.”

Check out the January 30, 2022 photo compared to the August 22, 2021 photo in the tweets below:

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Looking good! Here was the before photo:

It looks like Disney is making strides to clean up Walt’s plane which is sure to be a Disney fan favorite at this year’s D23 Expo. We’ll post photos and videos of the exhibit as we attend this year’s expo!

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.