The Marvel Comics Cinematic Universe continues to gain a foothold in the Disney parks, as Captain America becomes the latest Avenger to join his comrades Iron Man and Thor at Disneyland in Anaheim in the Captain America: The Living Legend & Symbol of Courage exhibit, just in time for his third movie outing in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, hitting theaters this April.
This exhibit falls somewhere between the “Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries” and “Thor: Treasures of Asgard” ones, both situated in the same part of the Innoventions building in Tomorrowland. It’s not so much an exhibit as it is a character meet n’ greet with a little extra for the fans; something where you can take your little ones to pose with the good Captain, and then check out a few cool pieces of Cap memorabilia while you’re waiting in line.
As far as the exhibit part, you’ve got a wall that features a fairly detailed timeline of Steve Rogers life, from his birth to the events of The Avengers, up until Captain America: The Winter Soldier. There are some cool props on display, like a collection of Cap’s shields, mostly in their prototype forms, except for the classic shield which is on display it its full (although somewhat battle-damaged) glory. And finally, there’s Steve Rogers’ World War II suit from the first film.
Of course, the main attraction is Captain America himself, wearing the Avengers version of his costume, ready to pose for pictures. It’s a pretty accurate version of the movie costume, and if you’ve got kids who are big Marvel fans, then this is worth taking them to. The Disney cast member who they got to play Steve Rogers was delightfully earnest in a 1940’s way, upholding the Disney rule of never breaking the illusion.
Captain America: The Living Legend and Symbol of Courage exhibit opens to the public on March 7th at Disneyland, and there isn’t and end date (yet) for this or the other Marvel exhibits. Who knows? By the next couple of years, the Avengers could take over the entire Innoventions building.
All Photos by George Richardson