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AirTran's Wizarding World of Harry Potter Aeroplane Takes to the Sky (Updated)

Posted by: Rosi
June 16, 2010, 04:36 PM

In anticipation of the Harry Potter attraction's Grand Opening on Friday, AirTran and Universal Studios have today unveiled a Wizarding World of Harry Potter themed aircraft. The Boeing 717 aeroplane features graphics advertising both the attraction and the Universal Orlando resort, as well as a wizarding hand holding a magic wand. A press release issued by Air Tran comments that the plane is "the latest expansion of a partnership that includes exclusive travel packages and special offers to people traveling on AirTran Airways to the Universal Orlando Resort."

To celebrate its launch, the plane flew winners from NBC Today Show's "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort" contest to Orlando International Airport. Photos of the aircraft can be seen right here in our galleries.

Update: A video of the plane being cleaned and moving around the concrete can now be seen here in our video galleries.

Additionally, AirTran and Universal Orlando Resort announced that they are giving away a three night trip for four to the park, including three nights at the Hard Rock Hotel. More details about the contest can be found on the Air Tran website at this link.

Thanks, Anne, for emailing in!

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3777 Points

super awesome design

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on June 17, 2010, 01:38 PM report to moderator
835 Points

That is the most beautiful jet I have ever seen!

Posted by Gryffindor Cutie on June 17, 2010, 01:54 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

How cool!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on June 18, 2010, 08:32 AM report to moderator
1373 Points

and the air hostess should wear wizarding robes and hold magic wands!!!!!

Posted by Pollytomat on June 18, 2010, 11:09 AM report to moderator
1373 Points

and of course, Butterbeer is the official drink on the board! :)

Posted by Pollytomat on June 18, 2010, 11:10 AM report to moderator
80450 Points

I have Hedwig in the side window of my Riley Rocket…

Posted by Won_Two on June 18, 2010, 03:10 PM report to moderator
3777 Points

i would totally ride that beast

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on June 21, 2010, 05:48 PM report to moderator
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Posted by Slytherin Boy 2010 on June 24, 2010, 04:29 PM report to moderator
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