Psst… If you still haven’t seen Thor: The Dark World, this will probably spoil most of it for you. If that’s the case, please stay on this side of the Bifrost and cover your eyes.
Loki’s helmet and shackles, the swords of Heimdall and Lady Sif, a hauntingly beautiful Dark Elf mask, the book that contains the history of Yggdrisil – they’re all part of what makes Marvel’s exhibit at Disneyland‘s Innoventions fit for the gods.
“Thor: Treasures of Asgard” invites the exploration of an epic collection of objects and artifacts brought to Earth straight from the helm of the Nine Realms, before transporting guests across the Bifrost to Asgard itself.
And while certain relics like the Casket of Ancient Winter and the Aether are too dangerous to display – not that The Collector would let the latter out of his milky-eyed sight – there is so much to take in, you won’t even miss them. Besides, once Odin’s voice booms down in a flash of smoky thunder, you’ll be so utterly gobsmacked by the awesome that your jaw will fall off and roll into a dark corner of the exhibit room.
Odin bellows the following to all gathered:
Welcome to “Thor: Treasures of Asgard,” an exhibition designed to create a better understanding between our two great worlds.
With the discovery of extraterrestrials and ancient Asgardian “gods” and the reappearance of an American legend after seventy years, life on Earth has been irrevocably changed since the Battle of New York.
These dramatic new developments have been difficult for our world to accept, but astrophysicist Jane Foster has been working with Thor himself to forge an alliance between Earth and Asgard.
More smoky flashes, and the Rainbow Bridge that unites the dimensions opens, allowing visitors to enter the Odin Father’s throne room.
As you turn around, not fully realizing what you’re looking at, hidden doors sweep open grandly to reveal the Mighty Avenger Thor. With his Mjolnir.
Hear that? It’s the sound of your mind being blown.
The exhibit will remain open until early 2014. For more photos from the “Thor: Treasures of Asgard,” click over to Pilar Clark’s Instagram and search #ThorDarkWorldEvent.
Photo credits: Pilar Clark, Marvel and Walt Disney Pictures (featured image and corresponding image in lead slide only)
Photo caption credits: “Thor: Treasures of Asgard” exhibit
Travelhound Pilar wouldn’t mind being at Walt Disney World eating the ears off a Mickey ice cream bar right about now. But, since she can’t be at her “second home” year round, she curates happy thoughts on Disney Social Media Magic, a virtual springboard where breaking news and other Disneyfied thingamabobs are shared. For more mouse-minded geekery, join Pilar on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and personal site, One Mom Media.