Remember the movie Big? The catalyst that started the whole strange sequence of events was that young Josh couldn’t get on a roller coaster because he was still too short.
It’s easy to think that those requirements are arbitrary but it turns out there’s a really good reason for them, something actor Chris Hemsworth learned when he snuck his 6-year-old daughter, India, onto a roller coaster recently.
Hemsworth told Jimmy Kimmel during an interview that included several other Avengers cast members (in case you can’t keep your superheroes and/or your hunky actors named Chris straight, Hemsworth plays Thor) that he put “a couple of Snickers bars and things” into India’s shoes, under her heels, at Disneyland to give her a bit of extra height so she’d be able to get on a ride.
She wasn’t tall enough and she was really upset and I was like, ‘Nah, forget this, come here.’ So, I grabbed a couple of Snickers bars and things and slammed them in the back of her shoe under her heel…It gets worse. So, we’re sitting in the chair and this thing is, I dunno, how many hundreds of feet high and whatever. We’re at the top and I’m looking at her and she’s strapped in and the seat is massive on her.
He talks about fist-bumping with her because they “beat the system” but when the ride dropped, his wee daughter shot up to the very top of her chair and he had to basically hold onto her to keep her from flying away.
He joked about how he now knows why those height restrictions are put into place and assured everyone that his daughter was completely fine.
Everyone laughed about how the crowd cheered his irresponsibility. On Twitter, the reaction was much the same, with people calling him out, but also with people being impressed with how quickly he acted.
CHRIS HEMSWORTH REALLY PUT SNICKERS BARS IN HIS DAUGHTER'S SHOES SO SHE'D BE TALL ENOUGH TO RIDE THE TOWER OF TERROR— bails (@starkindxstries) April 9, 2019
CHRIS HEMSWORTH JUST SAID THEY TOLD HIS DAUGHTER SHE WAS TOO SHORT TO RIDE TOWER OF TERROR & SHE WAS SO SAD THAT HE SHOVED SNICKERS BARS IN HER SHOES TO MAKE HER TALLER. THEY WERE HAPPY THEY BEAT THE SYSTEM & FISTBUMPED AND RDJ IS SO MAD AT HIM FOR NOT BEING SAFE HAHA pic.twitter.com/nNF6pWaNLq— delaney : wine country (@bwaygirl24601) April 9, 2019
You can’t tell me that Chris Hemsworth sticking snickers into his daughters shoes so she would be tall enough for a rollercoaster ride isn’t EXACTLY what Thor would do for his kid.— Ansel (@iccarusflew) April 9, 2019
Chris Hemsworth shoved candy bars into his daughter's shoes so she'd appear tall enough to get on a ride at Disneyland.— Matthew Jackson (@awalrusdarkly) April 9, 2019
Adjust your Chris rankings as needed.
Chris Hemsworth putting chocolate bars into his daughters shoes so she was tall enough to get on a ride she wanted to go on is so irresponsible BUT SO FUCKING CUTE PLS— amy loves ashton ! today ! ︽✵︽ (@allmywronqs) April 9, 2019
The person who had the biggest reaction to the story was Robert Downey, Jr.
you guys, @RobertDowneyJr’s reaction to @chrishemsworth’s story about his daughter riding the tower of terror is sending me lmaoooo— ⎊ lex ⎊ (@lexmccarroll) April 9, 2019
“MAYBE?!” @JimmyKimmelLive #AvengersEndgame #JimmyKimmelLive pic.twitter.com/2WgWK5mOm7