Trip Report: Captain America: The Living Legend & Symbol Of Courage at Disneyland - March 7, 2014

On Friday, I headed down to Disneyland with one primary objective that day - meet Captain America!

I didn't know how long the line would be given it was opening weekend.  I know that they "sold out" of Annual Passholder registrations the week before.  And, given the long lines when Thor: Treasures of Asgard opened, I wasn't really sure what to expect.  All I knew is that I was going to wait if it took me all night long.

When I arrived at Innoventions, I noticed that they added Captain America and Avengers banners along side the Thor and Iron Man ones wrapped along the building.  In fact, with the exception of Asimo, it looks like Innoventions is all Marvel from the outside.




When you enter Innoventions now, instead of heading to the right to get to the attractions, you now travel to the left past the Iron Man and Thor exhibits, the XBOX and Project Tomorrow interactive exhibits and the Honda Asimo Theater to get to Captain America: The Living Legend & Symbol Of Courage.

Once you make your way around, you see a very patriotically designed area, complete with timeline of Captain America's history.







One of the cool things in the queue is the lenticular graphic of Steve Rogers before the super serum and what he looks like after.  In the movie, while we knew he became more bulked up and bigger, you still don't really get a sense as to how much bigger he got.  But, if you look at the pictures below, you'll see it is actually quite a bit.


Right before you get to meet Captain America, you see the costume Captain America wore during World War II...


And, finally, it's time to meet Captain America!  As with meeting Thor, I got a little chocked up as well.  Again, like Thor, Cap is a childhood hero and, to see him fully realized, it makes me emotional.





The friend of Captain America that I met was great.  He was very affable and larger than life.  I enjoyed meeting him very much.

After meeting him, you get to see a series of Captain America's shield designs.


Now, I've heard some people complaining that the Captain America meet-and-greet is not as nice or big as the Thor: Treasures of Asgard meet-and-greet.  But, one has to remember that the one for Thor is probably the most elaborate one they've done for a character.  At least to my knowledge.  And, I am a huge character person.  So, trying to compare the two is a little unfair.  That said, graphic design tastes aside, I thought Captain America: The Living Legend & Symbol of Courage was perfect for Marvel's most patriotic hero and a great addition to the growing Marvel presence at Innoventions.

To see all my photos of my visit to Captain America: The Living Legend & Symbol Of Courage, check out my photo set at Flickr!

Also, check back tomorrow for more about my latest trip to the Disneyland Resort!

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