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(6/30/14) Ratatouille Construction Video (MORE...)
(6/25/14) More Ratatouille Photos (MORE...)
(6/24/14) Ratatouille Now Open, See the POV Video (MORE...)
(6/17/14) Official Ratatouille Video Advert (MORE...)
Walt Disney Studios Paris: Ride Rehabs - The following information is not guaranteed to be 100% accurate.
Flying Carpets - NOW CLOSED through July 11, 2014
Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop - Sept. 22 through Sept. 26, 2014
Armageddon - Oct. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17
General Park News - (4/22/14) Spiderman has arrived at the Walt Disney Studios Paris this week, and you can see pictures of him at Disney & More, along with the 80 minute wait just for the privilege. Scroll down a bit more and you can also see more construction pictures from the Ratatouille area as more of the final themeing and details are added into place.
(4/15/14) The latest update to Disney & More shows off an incredible vision designed by “Sam Wilson”, who seems to have a really great idea of just how the Walt Disney Studios Paris park can be expanded and built out, adding dozens of new attractions and lands themed to various film brands like Marvel, Pixar, Tim Burton films, Lucasfilm and Studio Ghibli. While this is only a fan creation, it looks quite professional and would effectively triple the size of this small park and turn it into a true full day destination.
(4/14/14) Walt Disney Studios Paris has announced that Spider-man will soon be appearing to meet guests in the park. An interesting sign of things to come, as I believe this may be the first Marvel character to enter into the Disneyland Paris Resort.
(6/17/13) Some potential sad news for Disneyland Paris fans… DLP.info reports that despite a successful run over the last threee years the Terrorific Nights Halloween fright event held at the Studios park will not return this fall. This is quite sad as I know many American guests have long lamented that a more mature age true ‘haunt’ event was never held at Walt Disney World or the Disneyland Resort. So far the word from our Hong Kong Disneyland sources says that their own haunt event is still safe as the only remaining Disney ‘haunt’ style event in the world.
2014 - Ratatouille: Remy’s Totally Crazy Adventure - (6/30/14) Disney & More has some video footage showing off the construction of the new Ratatouille ride.
(6/25/14) Disney & More has some great pictures from the new Ratatouille attraction area posted this week, shot during the ride’s press event.
(6/24/14) The new Ratatouille dark ride has soft opened this week ahead of the July 10th grand opening at Disney Studios Paris. You can watch a POV video of the queue and ride itself below. Based on the video, it is an interesting looking attraction, though with any ride that mixes project screens and sets, the videos seldom do the final product justice, as they don’t convey the sense of motion and surrounding environment. I’m glad to see Disney trying something new at last, though the ride cars seem a bit on the small side. A second video has also been added, showing off the inside of the new Bistrot Chez Remy restaurant. Thanks to DLP Welcome for the great video footage.
Another video clip from DLP Guide showing off the ride’s official dedication by Bob Iger, Tom Staggs and Philippe Gas can also be found here.
(6/17/14) Disneyland Paris has released their first real ad for the Ratatouille ride. It’s nice but it just seems to lack the fun of the fan made teaser video. Give it a look below and see what you think.
(6/16/14) An amazing fan made video to promote the opening of the new Ratatouille attraction at the Disneyland Paris Resort just has to be seen. Beautiful work. You can see it over at Disney & More.
(6/12/14) Disney & More is back with a another look at the Ratatouille ride and attraction area as we inch ever closer to the grand opening.
(6/2/14) Disney & More is back with a new press release from Disneyland Paris all about the new Ratatouille attraction and restaurant area, along with some new images. I can’t wait to hear about how this ride turns out, and can’t help but wonder if we will see any clones make their way stateside. I mean, dropping this entire project into Epcot’s World Showcase in place of the current France pavilion just seems like a winning scenario.
(5/20/14) Another wonderful photo update from Disney Studios Paris has been posted to Disney & More showing off the new Ratatouille ride area.
(5/13/14) A great new construction update from the Ratatouille attraction site has been posted to Disney & More this week. Don’t miss it.
(4/16/14) Disney & More shows off an awesome new video all about Ratatouille, showing off some of the inside of the dark ride for the first time, along with the confirmation that it will open to the public on July 10th. The inside of the attraction areas shown are fantastic looking, with really HUGE props and set pieces that make you feel as if you are the size of a rat.
(4/4/14) Disney & More has a new photo update from the Ratatouille construction site as more signage and fine details are being added to the buildings, including the main attraction sign.
(3/31/14) Disney & More has new pictures from Walt Disney Studios Paris this week, showing off some rehab work taking place outside Crush’s Coaster as well as the new Gusteau’s sign added to the roofstops in the Ratatouille attraction area.
(3/14/14) A new construction report from the Ratatouille attraction area was posted to Disney & More this week, just in time to catch many of the themed buildings with the scaffolding freshly taken down.
(2/26/14) The photo update of the Paris themed facade surrounding the new Ratatouille attraction area can be found at ThemeParkInvestigator.
(2/17/14) Disney & More is back with another look at the progress taking place around the outside of the Ratatouille attraction at Walt Disney Studios Paris.
(2/15/14) The latest update to Disney & More features great footage about the making of the Ratatouille attraction by Tim Fitzgerald shown as a presentation at the DLP Annual Stockholder Meeting. They show off many of the props for the ride being built, as well as the unique props that will go into the exciting Chez Remi restaurant where guests will dine, while still shrunk down to the size of a rat, using unique items for seats and tables.
(2/13/14) Walt Disney Studios has released the first teaser video of 2014 for the new Ratatouille attraction. Watch it below, though I admit the teaser is a little deceptive, as it almost seems to indicate that the attraction is at Disneyland Paris and not the Walt Disney Studios Paris park next door.
(1/22/14) A new construction update from the Ratatouille attraction area has been posted to Disney & More this week.
(1/6/14) Disneyland Paris has released a teaser video for the new Ratatouille attraction opening later this year, which can be seen below. According to Disney & More a press release that also came out this week in French describes “Ratatouille: Remy’s Totally Crazy Adventure” as “an immersive experience... at the size of a rat! Guests will move in Remy's perilous adventure at the heart of renowned parisian restaurant "Chez Gusteau" imagined by director Brad Bird. From the roof of Paris to the restaurant kitchen not to forget the cold room and of course the restaurant hall itself watched by chef Skinner, the adventure promised to be turbulent and full of flavors...”
“In addition of an new attraction it's a whole world inspired by the movie who will be built in "la Place de Remy" ( Remy's Square ). This new land will pay tribute to Paris and the film sets. Exceptionally in a DIsney theme park Ratatouille will have its own restaurant at the heart of the attraction. "Bistrot chez Remy" will propose to visitors to taste the famous ratatouille of the small chef in an oversized decor. A special shop "Chez Marianne, Souvenirs de Paris" will also open (Ndr: shop opening scheduled for fall 2014 )”
(12/31/13) A new brief Ratatouille construction update has been posted to Disney & More this week.
(12/24/13) A construction update on the Ratatouille ride at the Disney Studios, along with some great Christmas decoration pictures taken in both parks, has been posted to Disney & More today. Check it out.
(12/4/13) A new construction update on the Ratatouille dark ride project going up at Disney Studios Paris has been posted to Disney & More this week.
(11/5/13) Disney and More has another look at the Ratatouille ride building at Walt Disney Studios Paris this week.
(10/23/13) A new construction update for the Ratatouille dark ride can be found at Disney & More this week.
(10/1/13) The latest construction pictures of Ratatouille can be found at PhotoMagiques this week.
(9/23/13) Disney & More has a great new update for Disneyland Paris this week, starting with new pictures and concept art about the new Ratatouille dark ride under construction. This includes the first piece of official promotional artwork for the ride and the official French name which will be, “Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémi“ which I believe roughly translates into English as: “Ratatouille: Remi’s Totally Zany Adventure”.
As expected, the official description of the ride experience says that through the use of state-of-the-art effects technology guests will be reduced to the size of a rat for an adventure through the chaos of a very busy Parisian restaurant kitchen.
(9/12/13) Disney & More is back with another new look at the Ratatouille attraction area.
(9/3/13) A great construction update showing off some up close images of the Ratatouille attraction area have been posted to the latest update at Disney & More this week.
(8/22/13) Disney & More takes a look around the Disneyland Paris theme parks this week, including a long look around the Ratatouille attraction area construction site.
(7/24/13) Disney & More is back in Paris this week with a new look at the Ratatouille construction site
(7/10/13) Photos Magiques has posted a great construction update of the new Ratatouille attraction going into the Walt Disney Studios Paris theme park this week. There have been lots of changes and updates made to the themed exterior as of late.
(6/24/13) A new construction update from Walt Disney Studios Paris (and Disneyland Paris) has been posted to Disney and More this week. The second half of the page has many new pictures showing off the external themeing going up for the new Ratatouille attraction.
(6/6/13) Disney and More is back with another look at what’s going on inside the new Ratatouille dark ride. Near the end they show off some other great concept artwork from a side-view which really shows off not only how tall the rooms will be inside this dark ride, but that they will be filled with gigantic props to make you feel as if you have been shrunk down to the size of a rat.
(6/3/13) Disney Central Plaza has posted some great images taken showing off the plans posted for public review for the new Rataouille attraction on their Facebook page. The layout for the ride is kind of crazy looking, as seems to be the norm with trackless vehicle rides. Based on the look of things, the cars appear like they were head off in groups of three through the attraction, as there are several areas where it looks like they will pause in front of three screens or viewing areas along the ride before backing out and moving on to the next segment.
(4/25/13) A new construction update on the Ratatouille ride in Paris has been posted to Disney and More this week. In addition to the work taking place on the facade of the attraction building, they also show off some artwork for how the ride cars will look. Check it out!
(4/3/13) Disney & More shows off a look at concept art of the new Ratatouille dark ride vehicle this week.
(4/1/13) Disney & More reports that External themeing has begin on the façade for the new Ratatouille ride at Walt Disney Studios. Plus they have a great set of pictures shot all over the Studios with virtually no guests inside as the photographer was one of the first in the park on a freezing cold morning visit.
(3/28/13) Visit PhotosMagiques to see some new construction photos of the Ratatouille attraction site.
(3/4/13) In what may have been one of the worst kept Disney Secrets of all time, the Disney Paris has finally confirmed the new Ratatouille themed attraction is under construction at Walt Disney Studios Paris, and will open in 2014. While we’re talking about Ratatouille, a new look at the construction site can also be seen over at Disney & More this week.
(2/5/13) New pictures showing off a snow covered version of Walt Disney Studios has been posted to Disney and More, as well as some new close-up construction shots of the Ratatouille building.
(1/18/13) A great new look at the Ratatouille construction site has been added to Disney & More this week. The ride building seems to be in place, and the raw slightly themed exterior set walls are also in place, so it wont be much longer until they start to dress this setting and bring the Paris landscape to life.
(12/31/12) Take a look at the Ride Façade plans for the new Ratatouille dark ride going into the Disney Studios Paris, as posted to Disney and More this week. With the construction progress already well under way, it does make me wonder just how much longer DLP will make us wait until they make the official announcement about the new ride.
(12/18/12) Disney and More is back with a new construction update on the Ratatouille ride structure, where the front end is really starting to show off a peek at the future shape of the Paris building façade.
(11/26/12) Disney and More has a great new update showing off the latest look at the Ratatouille dark ride at the studios, as well as great look around Disneyland Paris for the holiday season as well. Plus our friends are having a special Cyber Monday price on the Disneyland Paris: From Sketch to Reality book, dropping it down to the lowest price ever. The sale ends at Midnight (California time) on Monday, where you can order a copy for just 75 Euros ($108) instead of the regular 120 Euro ($153) price. To learn more on how to order, click here. I’m told that this limited new print of the book (English and French versions) are getting very close to selling out, so if you want one, you better hurry and order your copy before they are gone.
(10/31/12) Disney and More takes a new look at the Ratatouille ride building, as the walls are now starting to rise up into place, and some interesting metal structures can now seen just inside. The belief is that the metal dome looking structure will be part of a projection screen effect for the ride.
(10/23/12) A new construction update for the Ratatouille dark ride has been posted to Disney and More this week as the large vertical walls are being set into place around the new attraction building.
(10/12/12) Disney and More has posted a large new construction update for the Ratatouille ride construction site.
(10/2/12) A few new pictures from Walt Disney Studios Paris showing off the progress on Ratatouille can be found at RollerCoasterRevolution this week.
(9/26/12) Disney and More checks into the latest construction progress for the yet to be announced Ratatouille dark ride.
(8/10/12) CoasterCommunity has posted a few new pictures of the Ratatouille ride site along with what looks like a possible building façade piece.
(7/26/12) A few new construction pictures of the Ratatouille dark ride area have been posted to TheThemeParkGuy, with diagrams showing off how the site may be laid out between the new restaurant and ride.
(7/23/12) New construction pictures from the Ratatouille attraction site have been posted to Coaster Community. So far two tower cranes have been set up on site to build a large structure.
(6/6/12) In case there was any confusion, I’m sorry to report that the preview trailer (see below) for the Ratatouille ride was simply a very well made fan creation and not from Disney itself.
(6/4/12) CoasterCommunity has posted new pictures from the Ratatouille construction site where they’ve installed a pair of cranes on site which means that things are going to go vertical very soon.
(6/2/12) The first teaser video for the new Ratatouille attraction on the way to Walt Disney Studios Paris has been found online. Check it out below. You can also find some new shots from the construction site posted to CoasterCommunity.
(5/3/12) A new construction site update for the future Ratatouille dark ride can be found at Roller Coaster Revolution this week.
(4/18/12) The CEO of Disneyland Paris talked with the French media again this week and mentioned a few interesting items about possible new attractions. According to the breakdown posted at NewsParcs, he gave several hints, all seeming to indicate that the long rumored Ratatouille ride is indeed the new 2014 attraction as well as other hints for future Disneyland Paris attraction concepts.
(3/19/12) I’m told that it has come to light that an error was indeed made with the interview with DLP CEO Philippe Gas, who only reported that one new attraction was coming in 2014 to the Walt Disney Studios Paris park, and not two.
(3/15/12) An announcement about future attractions and plans for the park may come this Friday as the park will hold a ceremony for the park’s 10th Anniversary that has promised to have a few surprises as well. Stay tuned.
(3/14/12) According to DLPToday the Walt Disney Studios can expect to see two new attractions open in the park for 2014 as part of a 150 million Euro investment. At this point it seems everyone knows about the Ratatouille dark ride under way at the park already… and even the film’s director Brad Bird has confirmed it. Seems he replied to a question on Twitter about the Ratatouille dark ride by saying, “It’s going to be really cool.”
So this leaves us to wonder just what else may be in the works? If Ratatouille is the E-Ticket, then I would hope we could also see a new C or D ticket level attraction in the works as well. While we had seen a previous rumor suggesting Soarin’ was considered for the park, I don’t think it’s still on the books anymore. Lots of directions we could see Disney go with this, and it could range from a new attraction to a revamped existing attraction, or perhaps a new direction entirely. If I had to guess, I think we could see a new small ride added to one of the existing areas, like perhaps a copy of the the Luigi’s Flying Tires ride from California Adventure to fit in near the existing Cars flat ride. Of course a copy of Toy Story Midway Mania would also be a nice touch, but I don’t think that would quiet fit into the budget just yet.
And finally we have to consider that perhaps there was a bit of a misunderstanding when they mentioned two new attractions. What is the second attraction is at Disneyland Paris instead? I know a Star Tours 2 conversion package is ready to go, just waiting for budget approval. Plus major new attractions opening in 2014 at each park is a sure fire way to increase not only park attendance at both gates, but also give people a ready to stay in the on-site resort hotels.
(3/9/12) The latest construction picture from Walt Disney Studios Paris showing off the early site work for the rumored Ratatouille ride has been posted to CoasterCommunity. There is even an overlay of a sketch of the possible ride building placed over the site.
(1/16/12) The construction permit thought to be for the Ratatouille dark ride has been posted at the park, which you can see over at Disney and More. The working title of the ride is “Ratatouille Kitchen Calamity”. Follow the link to see the rest.
(1/11/12) Disney and More reports that Disneyland Paris has obtained 150 million Euros in revolving credit from the Walt Disney Company in conjunction with an approval from its lenders to increase its investments. According to the official press release the investment will lead to a “multi-year expansion of the Walt Disney Studios park, which includes a new attraction”.
So in essence it sounds like the park has been given the green light to start moving ahead on the plans for a Ratatouille dark ride, which is said to have a price tag of about 150 million Euros. How’s that for a convenient coincidence?
(5/17/11) New plans have been approved, along with concept artwork found, over at CoasterForce showing off what appears to be the new Ratatouille dark ride project at the Walt Disney Studios Paris. Apparently these plans were given approval by the government office on April 20th and seems to include both a large attraction building as well as a functional restaurant in the front half.
(6/8/10) According to Disney and More, the new Ratatouille dark ride project is all but confirmed for the 20th Anniversary celebration of Disneyland Paris, and will premier at the Walt Disney Studios park at an estimated cost of $130-150 million. The ride will feature 3-D Projection technology mixed with trackless ride vehicals.
(2/18/10) According to this article posted to DLRP Today an odd dome shaped structure was seen being built, labeled as a “Ratatouille Ride Element”. It seems the 30 foot radius dome is intended to become a projection surface for footage for a new Ratatouille dark ride experience. The thought is that this first dome is being built to allow for some scale testing of the technology they want to use for this proposed dark ride experience.
(8/3/09) According to the latest news post from the Disney and More, Walt Disney Studios Paris are said to have given final approval for the park to build a major E-Ticket ride for 2012 based on Ratatouille. From the description, this will be a giant dark ride experience that will make guests feel like they are the size of a rat running through gigantic environments, such as Gusteau’s restaurant kitchen. They also expect this ride to see the same trackless vehicle system put to use on the Pooh ride in Tokyo and on the way for the new Mystic Manor in Hong Kong.