Anonymous said: What are your thoughts on things like theme-park rides based on things you are a fan of, ie the Iron Man Adventure at Hong Kong Disney, or Harry Potter World? (or, if you want, what do you think the characters think of stuff like that?)
IDK, I don’t really have thoughts on it? Like, I like a nice theme park ride as much as the next person, but I’m there for the ride. I like Pirates of the Caribbean because you’re on a boat floatin’ past dioramas, I don’t care who’s in them as long as it’s scary and fun. There’s that one ride, you have a gun with foam balls in it and you shoot them at targets, that’s brilliant because it’s interactive, but I’m sure it’s fronted by a cartoon character and I couldn’t tell you who. My favourite roller coasters are generally the ones that look like if you lean at the wrong time you’ll die horribly, rather than the branded ones. (The Big Dipper at Santa Cruz and the Grizzly at Great America, fyi.)
The idea of a fictional character interacting with a ride based on them gets a little more complex because either they gave the rights to have that done or it’s a bootleg where it’s like, the Smarry Smotter ride, and the first is voluntary and the second is violating.
There are a few exceptions — jeandrawsstuff and I joke that Captain America is trademarked while Steve Rogers is not, and after Steve went into the ice there was a Stark-Disney bidding war over the rights to the image of Captain America, which Disney eventually won. Howard Stark never forgave the Disney company, while Disney made Captain America into a flagship Disney Prince.
I think it would be pretty funny for Steve to end up at Disneyland super-baffled by all the Captain America merch while Tony Stark continues to sullenly hate all things Disney as his father did before him and Sam Wilson buys a Mickey Mouse Ear Hat with Captain America shields for ears.