Fun Find Friday
May 4, 2012
Location: Dinoland, USA
When people think of Disney and superheroes their
thoughts most likely wonder off to The Incredibles or Disney's 2009
purchase of Marvel. Sky High may come to mind or even Mickey Mouse
in Runaway Brain. Most people would rarely have their first thought
go to Dinoland, USA at Disnney's Animal Kingdom, but sure enough,
that's where our Fun Find is located this week!
In the past we've discussed different fun finds
outside of Chester and
Hester's gas station and a
little ways down the road, but today we are going to be taking
our first look inside the gas station. While in the store you will
soon realize that there are items scattered throughout the store
that will overstimulate any guest that enters the shop. While here
you'll find trains, toys, dinosaurs galore, and our Fun Find Friday.
If you walk about half way through the store after
entering from the side facing Chester and Hester's Dinorama take a
look to your left. Here you will find a merchandise display with a
very interesting find just above it. You see, as the story goes,
Chester and Hester were your stereotypical gift shop on any other
road. They would sell anything and everything to make an extra buck,
and in the case of some gas stations (including this one) comic
books were an easy sell.
If you take a look above the merchandise display you
will find three separate comic books: The Amazing Spider Man, Code
of Honor, and Batman. How on earth do these comics connect with
Dinoland, USA? All three focus around some of our favorite super
heroes taking on dinosaurs (far fetched, but fun storylines!)!
Interestingly enough, all three of these comics were
present BEFORE 2009, the year Disney acquired Marvel. Even more
amazing is that while Disney does own the character of Spiderman
now, Batman is actually a DC comics character making it a character
of a competing company. That doesn't stop Disney from sharing the
love though! Even Batman has his battles that make him dino-sore.
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