Earlier this year, we learned that Disney would begin to integrate Marvel’s superheroes into their theme parks. Shortly after that, Stark Industries brought a new exhibit to Innoventions in Tomorrowland that showcased the Iron Man technology. Then, at this year’s D23 Expo, the House of Mouse announced that Captain America would appear on the Disney Magic cruise ship in the Avengers Academy. Now, yet another one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes is being integrated into the Happiest Place on Earth.
According to the Disney Parks Blog, as a way to promote ‘Thor: The Dark World’ before it hits theaters in the fall, the Asgardian Avenger will be making an appearance in Disneyland. There is currently no word as to whether or not Thor’s installation will replace the ‘Iron Man 3’ exhibit, or if he’ll be the only Asgardian making the trip to Southern California, but the post promises more details next month.
Hopefully, Thor won’t be taking over Iron Man’s spot in Tomorrowland so as to bring even more of the Marvel Universe into the Disney parks. Plus, from a storytelling standpoint, the Asgardian mythology doesn’t really fit with the technological themes of that area of the part. If I were to take a guess, I’d think that he’d set up shop in Adventureland or maybe Fantasyland. Can’t you just picture it? Instead of the Disney princes, the princesses in Fantasyland flock to the new King of Asgard. Or maybe Thor will team up with Indiana Jones or Aladdin to take on the magic that plagues them. No matter where he ends up, it’ll be pretty cool to have another Avenger walking around the streets of Disneyland.
Now that Thor is planning his trip to Disneyland, do you think that you’ll start making yours too? In what capacity do you think the God of Thunder will be appearing in the parks? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
‘Thor: The Dark World’ starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano, Zachary Levi, and Anthony Hopkins is scheduled to hit theaters on November 8, 2013.