Toad Express

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The Toad Express flying.

The Toad Express is a pink plane owned by Peach, Mario, Toadsworth, and some Toads. They used this plane to fly to Isle Delfino in Super Mario Sunshine. The plane landed abruptly at Delfino Airstrip as strange Graffiti covered most of the runway and came to a screeching stop, causing Mario, Peach, and Toadsworth to jumble around inside.

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In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Peach again uses this plane to get to the Beanbean Kingdom; however, when she arrives at the Beanbean International Airport, it is congested by Piranha Plants and the Mom Piranha, preventing the plane from landing. Mario and Luigi got rid of the Piranhas so the Toad Express could safely land. After the player beats the game, the plane is used by Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toadsworth and Bowser to go back to the Mushroom Kingdom (although Bowser was dropped to his castle mid-flight).

In Mario Golf: Advance Tour it makes a small cameo appearance, when it is shown bringing Neil and Ella to the Mushroom Kingdom. It also makes an appearance in Mario Tennis: Power Tour, to bring Clay and Ace.

The plane's interior[edit]

The Toad Express' interior.

Inside of the plane there appear to be four (possibly five, depending on the arrangement) Mushroom-themed seats. There are moderately large windows with elaborate curtains, many fancy details, and a stunning ceiling that is painted (or is possibly a lamp) bright blue with yellow stars and white clouds.

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • The design of the Toad Express used in Super Mario Sunshine appears to be based on certain real-world Flying Boats and STOL Aircraft such as the Antonov An-72, PBY Catalina, Martin P5M Marlin, Yokosuka H5Y, and Kawanishi H6K, while the one in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga is more based on 'Jumbo Jet' Aircraft such as the Boeing 747.
  • In the tourist guide to Isle Delfino under the Delfino Airstrip section, there is an airplane that looks like the Toad Express, but a blue paint job is shown.
  • In the cutscenes of Super Mario Sunshine, the Toad Express has a pink body, white underside and red on the tips of its engines. However, in gameplay, the red highlights are missing.