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Walt Disney World… Wakanda?
That idea might seem far-fetched, but Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger said that a Black Panther ride is surely in the plans for the company’s theme park division. At the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in New York City earlier this week, Iger was asked about Black Panther’s addition to the theme park given that there’s usually a one-hour wait to meet the character at various places at California’s Disneyland.
“We haven’t had a chance to build a ride,” Iger said (via The Hollywood Reporter). “Though I’m sure there are people who are working on it.”
Iger framed Black Panther as the twelfth “billion-dollar franchise” at Disney, and that they would be monetizing it over different divisions in the near future.
“I pretty much guarantee that this coming Halloween and even Christmas, you know you’ll be seeing a lot of Black Panther merchandise,” said Iger.