TORONTO -- Mirvish Productions and Pacific Western, a motorcoach
concern, teamed to give passengers on Pacific Western's Airport
Express Service a "Lion King" experience.
Mirvish owns the 2,000-seat Princess of Wales Theatre in
Toronto, where "The Lion King" is running indefinitely.
Both firms, which welcome group business from the U.S., gave the
Airport Express Service buses a "Lion King" theme both inside and
out, complete with a jungle-like interior, music from the show and
The Airport Express Service runs 116 trips daily, carrying
visitors between the city's Pearson Airport and 14 downtown
Explaining the move, David Mirvish, co-owner of Mirvish
Productions, said that "65% of our theater customers are visitors
The bus conversions will not only benefit "The Lion King," he
added, but the entire theater district.
The commissionable fare is $9.20 one-way.
Mirvish also owns the 1,500-seat Royal Alexandra Theatre, where
the show "Mamma Mia" is running, and plans to take over the
2,300-seat Canon Theatre, formerly the Pantages.
Mirvish Productions can quote group rates for 20 or more for
For group sales, contact Mirvish Productions at (800) 724-6420
or (416) 593-4142.
For airport transfers, contact Pacific Western at (800)
387-6787; for group sales, (905) 564-3232, Ext. 225.