Whoopi Goldberg is calling for Disney Parks to create a Wakanda attraction instead of another Frozen one.
The actress and talk show host took to Twitter to call on the theme park to consider the idea to honor the memory of Chadwick Boseman.
“Dear People in charge of building NEW experiences Disney Land and World,” she wrote. “We don’t really need another Frozen land BUT what we could use is Wakonda, please Disneyworld Disneyland PLEASE build in Chadwick Boseman’s name WAKONDA.”
On Friday, Boseman, the 43-year-old actor who played the hero King T’Challa in the 2018 Marvel superhero film Black Panther, died of colon cancer at 43, shocking the world.
Could there be a potential Wakanda park attraction in Disney Parks? Chairman of Disney, Bob Iger, has spoken about how proud he is of Black Panther before.
“I received more calls and notes than I’d ever received about anything I’d been associated with in my career,” Iger wrote in his memoir, The Ride of a Lifetime, about the reaction to the film in 2018. “There may be no product we’ve created that I’m more proud of than Black Panther,” he continued.
After its opening weekend, in which the film grossed over $200 million, Black Panther went on to gross more than over $1.3 billion worldwide. Such a commercially viable film would likely be high on the list of the Disney park priorities.
Following the release of the film, it was reported by Cinemablend that lines to meet the Black Panther character in California were almost three hours long.
According to Disney, visitors will “find heroic encounters throughout the campus, including Black Widow, Ant-Man and The Wasp, Doctor Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Super Heroes from Wakanda and Asgard, and Iron Man.”