Disney Style Rides on Singapore Trains

Early this week SMRT rolled out its first Disney concept train on the Circle-Line route to mark the start of an 18-months collaboration between Disney and SMRT to bring Disney's favourite characters closer to over two million commuters in SMRT's transport network and hundreds of thousands more shoppers in SMRT's retail and digital networks daily.

Ms Dawn Low, Managing Director of SMRT's commercial arm and Mr Rob Gilby, Managing Director of the Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia)

The ceremony took place in the 'Star Wars' theme cabin, with the agreement being signed on a holocron* (for non-Star Wars fans, a holocron, short for holographic chronicle, is an organic crystal-lattice device that can store immense amounts of data and information.) by Ms Dawn Low, Managing Director of SMRT's commercial arm and Mr Rob Gilby, Managing Director of The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia) Pte Ltd.

Having a moment with Mr Rob Gilby & Ms Dawn Low

The Stormtrooper guarding the Holocron

Invited guests had the opportunity to board and admire the Disney-themed train before its first run. Some little guests came dressed for the occasion and had a ball of a time ogling at their beloved Disney characters.

Little Emma came dressed as 'Princess Anna of Arendelle' from the movie 'Frozen', her dress has lights and could sing!

Georgina Joseph from Disney and I got caught and are being escorted by the Stormtroopers 

 The Good Side :: May the force be with you, Yoda

The Dark Side :: Join me and together we can rule the galaxy, Darth Vader

"These characters from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars are loved by children, shared by parents and enjoyed by children of all ages." - Mr Rob Gilby, Managing Director of The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia) Pte Ltd

SMRT and Disney will engage and reward commuters and customers in SMRT's transit network, and also at the Kallang Wave Mall in the Singapore Sports Hub and SMRT's e-shop, iMOB Shop. The specially designed promotions will be centred on upcoming movies in 2014 and films from the Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar libraries.

The first phase of the campaign , in celebration of the year-end festivities will feature the screening of the immensely popular movie 'Frozen' from 20th Nov to 31st Dec 2014, followed by 'Cinderella' in 2015 to usher in the Chinese New Year. The campaigns will also have on-ground elements such as meet-and-greets with the characters, story-telling through digital platforms and other activities etc.

 THE most favourite cabin - 'Frozen' of course

Gliding into the Frozen train cabin

"Even as we commit to delivering a transport service that is safe, reliable and customer-centric, we hope to enhance the overall travel and lifestyle experience for our commuters. This collaboration with Disney is an exciting new initiative to bring more smiles every day to everyone who journeys with us." - Mr Desmond Kuek, SMRT President and Group CEO

We could be seeing an Avengers theme train in May 2015 when Avengers::Age of Ultron screens in theatres in May - won't it be cool after going to the movies to watch the movie, come out and hop onto the SMRT train travelling with the Avengers!

Marvel Avengers Assemble

Captain America's shield is embedded onto the seat who will be the lucky one?

Dressed in black like my favourite character - Black Widow

"Everything we do at Disney is about connecting with families. Those important shared family moments with our characters and stories are unique opportunities that only Disney can provide today. We are extremely happy to work with SMRT in taking the Disney brand of entertainment to our Singapore fans." - Mr Rob Gilby, Managing Director of The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia) Pte Ltd 

Train rides will never be the same again! Can't wait to bring my daughter on the circle line to catch the concept train!

Psst! From now till 31 Dec, stand to win Disney merchandise when you tell SMRT who's your favourite character and why. More details can be found HERE.