So back in 2013, okay, last month if you want to get picky. Anyway, 2 weeks ago I was contacted by someone who said they had some exclusive news about the Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy restaurant and shop. I published that in this article on December 16th. It seems spreading the news about Ratatouille was on everyone’s minds, because the very next day I received the official press release from Disneyland Paris, which was to be posted on January 1st, today. So here it is…
The world of Ratatouille comes to Disneyland Paris in 2014
Next summer, Disneyland Paris will unveil a major new attraction and mini-land inspired by the Oscar-winning Disney●Pixar film Ratatouille. The film, directed by Brad Bird, tells the tale of Rémy, a young rat who has amazing talents in the kitchen and dreams of one day becoming a great chef. This leads to a fun but perilous journey that eventually lands him as the head chef of one of the most famous restaurants in Paris. Now Rémy has arrived at Walt Disney Studios Park to share his culinary delights and crazy adventures with the entire family.
On the attraction Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy*, guests will shrink down to the size of a rat and join Rémy and his friends as they scurry through the kitchen, dining room, and walls of Gusteau’s famous Parisian restaurant, all the while trying to avoid the nemesis from the film, Chef Skinner. This first of its kind Disney attraction will immerse guests into an animated world like The attraction is located in a new corner of Toon Studio that’s been transformed into a Ratatouille-inspired version of the City of Light. In addition to the attraction, this mini-land also features a shop,
Chez Marianne Souvenirs de Paris**, and a rat-scale themed table service restaurant, Bistrot Chez Rémy*. The restaurant, which is the only one of its kind across Disney Parks worldwide, is directly adjacent to the attraction and serves the “little chef’s” famous dish, ratatouille.
After Crush’s Coaster, Cars Race Rally and Toy Story Playland, Ratatouille will be the fourth attraction at the Walt Disney Studios Park inspired by a Disney●Pixar film. Disneyland Paris will once again combine its narration skills with state-of-the-art technology to offer the best possible experience.
Next summer, join us for Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy, only at Walt Disney Studios Park, Disneyland Paris.
*Opening scheduled during Summer 2014
**Opening scheduled during Autumn 2014
This press release confirms the information I was given, but doesn’t talk about the nature of Bistrot Chez Remy, though the line which is the only one of its kind across Disney Parks worldwide makes me think the one main course style is true. I also think next summer should be changed to this summer, unless it has been delayed until 2015? No, I don’t think so – I think that part is just left in from the previous press release.
It’s here – the year of Ratatouille (I can’t bring myself to use the year of the rat – it sounds so, well, vermin-like!) is here. It’s 2014 and that means a brand new e-ticket attraction is coming to Walt Disney Studios in Disneyland Paris. Like Dreams! before it, this is something that can’t be seen in other Disney Parks and will be unique to Disneyland Paris. Not only that, but we get a restaurant, shop and themed mini-land to go with it.
The attraction is due to open in summer with the shop opening in Autumn. It’s a bit odd that they won’t be opening together – I hope the ceiling of the shop didn’t collapse like the soon to open LEGO Store in Disney Village. I summer launch of the attraction could mean anywhere from early June to mid September, and the sooner we have a more specific opening date the sooner we can start planning and counting down.
The following photos were taken by @InsideDLParis just yesterday, and show some of the fantastic detail to the window areas of the buildings.
You can see from those photos that the building detail is fantastic, as you’d expect from a Parisian inspired area, The roofs look a bit dirty already, but then it is winter and I’d imagine they will get a good wash before the opening weekend. It’s going to be an area where you will be thrilled, dined and keen to spend time taking some great photos.
Welcome to 2014 – the Year of Ratatouille!