Much like Marvel’s Iron Man display at San Diego a few years ago, their Thor throne display is finding new life at Disneyland. As announced in August, Thor will appear in Disneyland’s Innoventions area as part of Thor: Treasures of Asgard at Disneyland park.
The exhibit features “an epic collection of objects brought to Earth straight from Thor’s home world of Asgard,” which you can see below. You’ll also be able to walk across the Bifrost bridge to meet Thor.
In a rather vague announcement, Disney revealed today that it will bring more of the Marvel Universe to its theme parks this fall, when Disneyland guests will have a chance to visit Asgard and “come face-to-face” with Thor himself.
It’s obvious the attraction is designed to coincide with the Nov. 8 release of Marvel Studios’ Thor: The Dark World, but beyond that, no details have been made public. More information is promised next month on the Disney Parks Blog.
A cryptic new teaser released by Disney and Marvel suggests the two may announce a theme park-inspired comic this weekend at D23, the official fan event held at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
Using a design familiar to Marvel fans, the teaser states “Ask For Something Weird,” with only the final word receiving special treatment. It’s that dripping font that leads the Disney news blog Inside the Magic to speculate the project could involve Museum of the Weird, an early concept for the Haunted Mansion theme park attraction.
Beyond that clue, all we know is that it’s definitely a comic book, as the teaser is filed under “Comic News” on the Marvel website.
A recent announcement by the Hong Kong government that the city’s struggling Disneyland will expand with a Marvel superheroes area appears to have been premature.
“We haven’t confirmed anything about it as yet,” Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs told The Wall Street Journal. The Marvel plans are being characterized as only part of the “potential options” for an expansion of the seven-year-old theme park.
Disney officially announced today that its D23 Expo will be a biennial event, alternating years with Destination D, a smaller event exclusively for members of the D23 fan community.
News that the second D23 Expo won’t be held until 2011 leaked out last week, but it wasn’t known until today what, if anything, Disney had planned for this year.
The inaugural Destination D, with a theme of “Disneyland ’55,” will be held Sept. 24-25 in the Grand Ballroom of the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. Presentations and screenings will center on the 55th anniversary of the theme park.
Disney also set Aug. 19-21, 2011, as the dates for the next D23 Expo, viewed as Comic-Con for Disney fans. Tickets go on sale Aug. 19, 2010. The debut event drew a reported 40,000 fans to Anaheim for presentations on Disney’s film slates, appearances by stars like Johnny Depp and John Travolta, and displays by Disney divisions and licensees.