Disney CEO Bob Iger Says A ‘Black Panther’ Ride Is In Development
Fans who loved seeing Wakanda on-screen could see it in real life as Disney’s CEO Bob Iger said a ride revolving around Black Panther is in the works.
Disney CEO Bob Iger is a pretty legit-smart businessman. Seeing how Black Panther has consistently dominated the box office, pop culture, the online social media world and the Billboard charts — the head guy in charge spoke with Wall Street analysts in New York to share a bit of news for those who champion #WakandaForever.
“[‘Black Panther’] is an important moment in culture, as fans line up for an hour in advance to meet the walkaround characters at Disneyland,” Iger said during the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in New York. When the press asked if a ride was in the works, Iger did indicated that it was in development.
“We haven’t had a chance to build a ride,” he said. “Though I am sure there are people who are working on it.”
Iger’s tease suggests that Disney will capitalize on the film’s momentum and universal acclaim, and create a ride to help push the socially relevant message about diversity that is portrayed in the film. With a Star Wars-themed resort on the way, Disney may even fast-track a Wakanda ride to provide fans such access to the Vibranium mine, Shuri’s lab or even the outdoor landscapes of Wakanda.
Black Panther is in theaters now and if you still haven’t seen it then what are you waiting for?!