About the 234MM Walt Disney's Original Airplane:

  • The plane, found along the winding road of the Studio Backlot Tour is a
    wonder to behold.
  • The tail number of N234MM would originally be called by the proper
    designation of “two three four metro metro,” but soon the FAA replaced
    the “metro metro” with “Mickey Mouse,” and so it was known for the
    remainder of its life.
  • The Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I twin-turbo-prop plane may not look like
    much, but it has plenty of stories to tell.
  • The plane, which began its life in 1963, was not the first plane owned by
    Disney, but it was the plane that Walt Disney used to locate the land that
    would become Walt Disney World. In fact, after flying over the expanse of
    land near I-4, the plane was on a refueling stop in New Orleans on
    November 22, 1963 when Walt Disney learned that John F. Kennedy had
    been assassinated.
  • It was on this same flight, from New Orleans back to California, that Walt
    decided that Central Florida would be the home of his Disney World.
  • In 1992, after years of shuttling Disney executives to and fro, N234MM
    was retired.
  • It was decided that the plane’s final resting place would be where any and
    all Disney enthusiasts could observe it, Disney-MGM Studios.
  • That October, the plane landed for a final time in Florida, along World
    Drive. After landing, it was lifted by a crane and towed to a resting spot
    along the Studios’ Backlot, near the Facilities Maintenance building.
  • It was gutted and sealed, assuring that it would no longer take to the air,
    and remained in this location for a number of years before being moved
    to its current location, behind Lights, Motors, Action!, during an overhaul
    of a majority of the Backlot

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You are bidding on this original Disney Executive/VIP guest of honor Award
Executives, VIP's or Guests of Honor that flew on the "Mouse" 234 MM Airplane
which was Walt's Personal Airplane he used to visit the site of Walt Disney
World prior to his passing. The plane then became the official Airplane of Walt
World prior to his passing. The plane then became the official Airplane of Walt
Disney World until they retired the airplane to MGM Studios Back Lot Tour
where the plane rests today.

It is an official unused and unnamed yet authentic award certificate with gold not
a copy, the gold leafing is a way to tell it is original because it is shiny and
embedded into the award so it can't be copied. It was only awarded to those
special VIP, Dignitaries, Guests of Honor that actually flew on the airplane and
the would have been signed by the Pilot and dated.

Mint Condition unused, original