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Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I - Walt Disney's Airplane - Disney World, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
N 28° 21.197 W 081° 33.731
17R E 444905 N 3136466
Quick Description: On display at the Disney's Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World is Walt Disney's personal plane.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/25/2007 2:15:51 PM
Waymark Code: WM1BHH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dew Crew
Views: 284

Long Description:
This plane was used by Walt Disney while he was scouting out places to built Walt Disney World in Florida. He would bring himself and his Imagineers (designers) from California to help in the planning.

The plane is a Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I twin engine turboprop that was built in 1963 and put in service May 1964. The tail number of N234MM was specially assigned to the plane by the FAA (MM meaning Mickey Mouse). By 1978, the plane had logged 4.3 million miles or 12,300 hours. It was retired to Disney World for display October 1992.

The only way to see the plane is to take the Backlot Tour at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Towards the end of the tram ride you will see it on display. Admission to the Studios is required, and the fee varies greatly on the type and length of ticket purchased.
Type of Aircraft: (make/model): Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I twin turbo-prop

Tail Number: (S/N): N234MM

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): Disney's Hollywood Studios

inside / outside: outside

Other Information:: Not listed

Access restrictions: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Photo of aircraft (required - will be interesting to see if the aircraft is ever repainted or progress if being restored)
Photo of serial number (required unless there is not one or it is a replica)
Photo(s) of any artwork on the aircraft (optional but interesting)

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