When you have kids, sometimes you have to get creative in order to keep them happy. At least, that’s what Chris Hemsworth taught us all in a recent Jimmy Kimmel interview. While promoting Avengers: Endgame on Kimmel, Chris, Scarlett Johannson, Robert Downey Jr., and Paul Rudd talked about visiting Disneyland together, which led Chris to share a story that in part made him his daughter’s “hero.”
It all started when his daughter India, now 6, wasn’t tall enough to go on the Guardians of the Galaxy ride.
“I took my daughter on it a couple of years ago when it was previously called the Tower of Terror or something, and she wasn’t tall enough and she was really upset. So I was like, forget this, and I grabbed a couple of Snickers bars and things and slammed then in the back of her shoe. So I propped her up, walked her up, and was like, what about now? And they were like ‘okay, in you come.'”
At this point, Chris did an adorable fist pump because, duh, he got his daughter on the ride! Once they were strapped in, though, he realized there might be a reason for those height restrictions.
“We’re at the top, and she’s strapped in, and the seat is massive on her. I’m like, ‘We beat the system, honey!'” When the drop came, though, India rose out of her seat, and Chris had to hold onto her the whole ride, per his wildly animated explanation of the situation. For what it’s worth, Robert Downey, Jr. did not go on the ride with the cast, since he “almost yakked” going on it for his kid’s birthday not long before the cast outing.
As the voice of reason, Scarlett added into his story: “It’s wildly irresponsible as well, and you’re all cheering!” RDJ also echoed the concern, shouting “MAYBE?!” when Chris admitted there might be a reason for the safety precautions.
Alas, per Twitter, most people sided with the cheering audience and thought the Snickers-in-the-shoe trick was pretty adorable. Even Jimmy thought it was creative! Though, to be clear, Chris also ended the funny story by saying “So, don’t do that.” Learn from Thor’s mistakes, people.