Thor: The Dark World opened in theaters over the weekend and you better believe the Nerd Fu crew made it out to witness the latest offering from Marvel. We won’t drop any spoilers on you now (that’s coming soon) but we couldn’t think of a better time to share our first guest post, which just happens to be about another Thor experience.
Our good friend Jasmine (one of our line buddies from SDCC 2013) recently made it out to Disneyland in Anaheim to visit the all-new Thor: Treasures of Asgard exhibit. She took the time to capture some photos and write up this little gem. So without further delay:
My Trip to Asgard
guest posty by Jasmine (aka @lady_jazejaz)
With Disney’s purchase of Marvel they have begun to place things inside the park. The first Marvel display inside the parks was the Iron Man exhibit, which contains the first set of Iron Man suits used in the films. The Treasures of Asgard is located on the top floor of Innoventions in Tomorrowland. There is ramp that leads to the where you walk in.
Once inside, you queue around artifacts from Asgard. They have the swords and shields of the Einherjar, the warriors that protect Odin. They also have on display the weapons of The Warriors Three. Hogun’s mace is my favorite weapon on display
Once you go around all the armor you stop in front doors that lead to a room that has other artifacts on display, those are the Book of Yggdrash, and Loki’s shackles, helmet, and dagger among other things.
After you look at these you wait while a cast member talks to you about how Thor is charged with guarding this world and how the bridge between earth and Asgard has been repaired and people have been granted an audience with Thor.
Once in the throne room, Thor greets you and one person has the chance to hold Mjolnir. After someone is picked you get to have your picture taken.
It was a great experience. Disney is trying to engage it’s Marvel fans and that’s amazing. I just hope that when Captain America: Winter Soldier comes out people have the opportunity to meet the Captain!
About Thor: Treasures of Asgard
Want to know more about the exhibit, which will be at Disneyland through January, 2014? Head on over to the link below and read the articles from Shawn Slater (Communications Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment).
There doesn’t seem to be a page dedicated to the exhibit, so his articles are the next best thing.