The sun is high in the noon sky, casting rays of powerful heat onto the civilians below. As you make your way through the hoards of mortals gathered by a galactic structure, a broad shadow looms, covering the land in darkness. Wary – but determined – you amble forward, stepping across the threshold. And instantly, you’re transported into another time. You’ve crossed the “cosmic bridge” into Asgard.
One of the highlights of our #DisneyVacayCA at Disneyland, California was the ability to get up close and personal with some of our favourite Superheroes at Innoventions. Located in Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park, Innoventions is a 5,000-square-foot home of the future, where you can learn how the advancements of today—and the technology of tomorrow—seamlessly interconnects within the home, the surrounding community and the whole world.
It also happens to be the home of Thor, the Mighty Avenger!
“Ready yourself for a thunderous encounter as you come face-to-face with the crown prince of Asgard.”
Hint – he’s hot. No really, I know he’s Thor and all – and never once did he break character, so it’s all good for the kids – but really, kudos to Disneyland for this casting decision. Someone up there decided that a young Brad Pitt-lookalike made perfect sense for the role, and set out to find him. Well, he’s there folks. From 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM every day.
“Begin your journey by first entering a fascinating display where you can learn about the rich culture and history of Thor’s home planet. Examine the walls where you’ll find formal portraits of Thor and Loki, in addition to other treasures and artifacts—including the fabled book of Yggdrasil.”
Yes, there’s the anticipation. In fact, no one does anticipation better than Disney – from the many “artifacts” of Asgard on display (recognizable props from the Thor movies, such as weapons used by the Warriors Three and Heimdall) to the possessions of the dark elves, we’re given a glimpse into Thor’s world. And then, upon entering the Bifröst, the voice of Odin himself can be heard, welcoming us at the gateway to Asgard. Finally, Odin’s throne room opens – revealing Thor standing in splendour.
So… how do you handle a hot superhero?
Tip #1: Bait the hot superhero into a sidelong glance. You know, the type where he looks at you from the corner of his eye. Confirm his hotness, and then move over to a more central location to get a better photograph.
Tip #2: Creatively blur out your husband (accidentally on purpose?) and focus on the hot superhero. Note that your 6-year old is touching his mighty hammer, Mjolnir – which Thor is also touching – which means that in a way, Thor is actually touching you. Be secure in this knowledge and accept it as truth.
Tip #3: Yell over at the hot superhero to encourage more contact with the kid, which again, through parental osmosis, means more contact with you. Remember that your husband is still in the photo frame and oblige by including him in the picture. Note that Thor continues to carry his 350-pound mighty hammer with sexy ease and grace.
Tip #4: Pretend to fumble with your camera’s settings while zooming in on the hot superhero’s face. Scowl as your husband shows off his stealth photobombing prowess by inserting himself into the picture at the last moment.
Tip #5: Be a good sport and zoom out, encompassing both your husband and child in the photo. Acknowledge that even though the hot superhero is otherworldly in his attractiveness, focus on the two boys that have your heart.
And that, friends, is how to handle a hot superhero. Meet Thor at Innoventions daily from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, located in Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park. Innoventions is wheelchair and ECV accessible and appropriate for all ages. Special thanks to Disney Parks Canada who arranged this visit as part of our #DisneyVacayCA experience.
I had to laugh at tip #4, these were all great tips especially #5, great story!!
Thanks Lynda! The character meet and greets are such a fun aspect of a visit to Disneyland!
OMG Lena!!! This is hilarious and I am now thinking this attraction is a must see in Disney! Way to sell it lady!
Yes, it is a must see! And I’m glad I sold you, LOL!
Amazing photos and fun post! You made me giggle!
Oh! LOL had to laugh at all the tips! Yes he is a hottie!
They both are! (Said in my best stage voice because I’m sure my husband will be watching the comments on this post!)
Didn’t know Marvel heros were at Disneyland. Thanks for letting us know.
You’re welcome Frank!
Who’s the hottie in the front with the triceps popping out almost ripping his t-shirt? You are one lucky lady.
Yes, I know I’m a lucky lady…. I got to meet Thor! Huzzah!
OMG that is just so funny, thanks for the giggle today!
My 10 year old daughter absolutely loved meeting Thor, she talked about it all day.
Aw, that’s so awesome! He is pretty special!
Bwhaha Full confession. I didn’t have a lot of interest in meeting Thor…until now!! Um, need to go book a ticket!
Hahaha yes you do! Y’all have the same gorgeous hair!
lol this was so epic. great way to tell a story and let us know about the meet and greet.
Thanks Jolee! Glad you liked it!
Um, he is hot. *fans self* The character meet and greet is looking a whole lot more attractive. Hubba hubba.
I *may* have used the words “hubba hubba” when describing him too :)
A good chuckle for the day Thanks & yes you are right !!
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Okay Lena…was seriously crying with laughter at this post…between your sweet hubby photo-bombing and all that touching through osmosis – it sounds like an unforgettable experience! Will have to share this post with my sister tonight – I know she’ll love it as much as I do ;-P
“All that touching through osmosis”… yep, was quite the sexy time!!
great pics! what a fun time you all had!
It was a blast! Thanks Nicky!
Way too funny girl !!! I think I have recovered enough to be able to see my way to type now…. love your hubby’s photobomb shot :) Nope – not recovered enough – I will go back to laughing my head off now… LOL
Hahahaha and I LOL’ed at your comment! xx
HAHA! Thanks for the great post!
good tips. will use them in the future.
Yeah be sure you do that!
Haha! Love these tips… you so funny! :)
:) Thanks Rossana!
Everyone looks handsome in the picture!
Aw, thanks Yuen!!
haha too funny ..looks like tons of fun :)
We had an awesome time!
That’s hilarious, and makes me want to plan a trip to DLand without kids so I can hog Thor to myself, and hubby too I guess.
LOL it’s definitely a “must see” when in Disneyland :)
Great Story. Enjoyed it. Tip # 5 if my favourite.
Mine too :)
Very good tips lol.
Also, I thought Thor was female now ?
What?? I’ve never heard this… how is that even possible?
hahahaha – Love this!!! My husband sure enjoyed all the Disney Princesses when we were at DisneyWorld years and years ago….Both my daughter and I would love to meet the Disney Thor!
Brilliant point Lee-Ann!!!
:) Thanks Victoria!
I love how you zoomed in right on the super hero, I could totally infer what you were thinking.
HA! Great minds??
LOL. Love your narration and tips Lena ;) Hey, when there’s a hot guy you do what it takes!
That’s why I shared the tips! To share my knowledge ;)
Thanks for reading, Darlene!
So funny Lena!
Love the tips Lena and your pictures are amazing keepsakes especially for your son. Love the parental osmosis tip which technically will not create a restraining order!
Ahhh…. I never considered that! You’re so smart!!!
oh my, he is easy on the eyes lol. Now to convince my husband to take me to Disney
Hahaha good luck!
Chandra Christine O'Connor
omg you are cracking me up.
Hey, I try!!
This is just too funny. I like the “bait him into a sidelong glance” and husband’s “stealth photo bombing prowess.”
It took a lot of effort to bait him!
LMAO you seriously crack me up.
haha,i had to laugh at tip #4.You are priceless Lena !!
Debbie White Beattie
Great tips Lena! I’ll have to see if I can get through them without cracking up. You’ve got a great sense of humor.