To no one’s surprise who has read this site during the past few months, a major highlight for me of going to the Disneyland Resort is getting to visit to the Heroic Encounter: Thor and Loki Meet & Greet at the Hollywood Backlot in Disney California Adventure. And while I have had a delightful time with these divine brothers whenever I go, my best moments are those I’ve spent talking with this fellow with his ever-so-dulcet tones:
Now, I will readily admit that Loki is my very favorite in all the Marvel Universe. I love his multi-facets and his depth – he is a shining diamond to me, beautiful and cut from a strong compressed core. I love that he’s a tragic trickster with many guises and that you can experience various aspects of this when you go visit him at Disney California Adventure. Some days he’s strong, others sweet, others sassy.
But my favorite times are experiencing the irresistible charm and attentiveness of this fellow who makes you feel like you’re the only person in the world and the most fascinating one to him at that. It’s this tremendously bewitching and beguiling ability of his that would have me happily follow him to the farthest reaches of the Nine Realms and beyond if he merely asked it of his humble Midgard servant.
In my opportunities to speak with him, it has been so special to me that he has taken the time to discuss topics ranging from the Disney clothing I wear to my pin collecting to his perceptions of the other Marvel characters (though especially hilarious is the constant badgering from his brother, Thor, who is always quite irritated by my devoted attention to Loki, which of course pleases Loki further!). Yet I think there’s an even longer-reaching effect for me in having met him, as my interactions with him are opening up a whole new world for me at the parks that I had never really considered before. Continue reading