You Disney and Marvel enthusiasts out there probably know that there is now an Asgard section in the Innovations building in Disneyland. For those of you who don’t know, you’re welcome.
For the past few months I have been trying to find the time to make it over to the Magic Kingdom so that I could
harass Thor experience this exhibit myself.
I didn’t know what to expect. When I approached the “Treasures of Asgard” exhibit all I found was a line of excited people, but I had no idea where the line went. While in line I did get to gaze upon some fun Asgardian artifacts.
All of the artifacts came with descriptions so that we megere Midgardians would be educated in the ways of Asgard. I, for one, found them all to be shiny and oh so pretty.
After waiting in line about fifteen of us were taken into another room with more artifacts. According to our Disney wrangler the artifacts were donated by Jane Foster.
I wasn’t able to get a picture of the other artifacts in the room, but they had Loki’s helmet among other neat treasures. While gazing upon these treasures colorful lights started to flash and fog appeared. It turns out the exhibit was on the end of the Bifrost! We were being sent to Asgard!
Another door open and then BAM. We were greeted by Thor himself who said with that perfect bravado, “Midgardians, welcome to Asgard!”
We walked into the room and Thor continued to to greet us. He then said, “Now before I show you Asgard I believe pictures are to be taken.” He then pointed to a little boy and said, “You! You shall be first.”
After I let a couple of families go before me (I wanted to let the kids get their pictures before potentially traumatizing them) I approached Mr. Prince of Asgard. The conversation went something like this:
Thor: And what is your name?
My Inner Monologue: I love you.
My Mouth: Uh, Giselle.
Thor: Alright, Giselle, would you like to pose as a warrior?
My Inner Monologue: Our children would be so blonde.
My Mouth: Uhh..ss..ss.ssure!
Here it is. My picture with the Almighty Thor.
Disney did an excellent job making the process of meeting Thor as fun as possible. You don’t just wait in a line outside in the heat to get your picture taken, you get to be temporarily immersed in the Marvel Universe. I’m such a sucker for experiences like this because for twenty minutes I get to pretend that I am a kid again and going to a new and exciting world. The man who played Thor wasn’t just a dude in the costume, he totally embraced the part and made sure that every kid in that room was having fun.
Disney, thank you. You did not disappoint.