Frontierland Construction at Disneyland Paris

Written by Rick Wright. Posted in Disneyland Paris, Features, Weekend Update

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Published on May 05, 2013 at 12:02 am with 4 Comments

Here’s another Disneyland Paris resort update, thanks to Allain Littaye of the Disney and more blog. New construction has begun on Big Thunder Mountain and the new Ratatouille attraction at Walt Disney Studios is progressing surprisingly quickly. ~~Rick

Our Disneyland Paris update this time is essentially about Frontierland’s Big Thunder Mountain. Work has begun near the attraction’s show building. Our thanks for the photos again goes to Max Fan, D&M contributor and Dlrp Welcome webmaster.

On our way we see that there is currently a little refurbishment on the ground of the path leading to Frontierland entrance…

…and that the Fuente Del Oro fountain is now working again!

But, as I mentioned before, it’s on the BTM building that work is happening as you can see…

Let’s have a closer look at this now demolished rock.

Apparently the construction is taking place because DLP decided to create a new and easier access for disabled guests, especially those in wheel chairs. Here’s some concept art posted on the DCP forum showing what they plan to do:

They had already retrofitted the attraction with a new access on the other side, but that one was for guests with Fast Pass and was unusable by wheel chairs, as you can see.

A few more pictures with one of a BTM locomotive exiting the load building…

…a close shot of Big Thunder Mountain…

…and a nice one of Phantom Manor.

Now we move over to Walt Disney Studios for a new update with pictures of the Ratatouille construction site thanks to Max Fan, D&M contributor and Dlrp Welcome webmaster. We did an update just one week ago and it’s amazing how fast the workers have been progressing on the facade theming, especially on the main show building. Last week I told you that it looked like there was six months of construction remaining. Based on the progress we have seen in the last ten days, the exterior theming will probably be finished in just a few months.

Before we take a look at Remy’s new home, here are some nice shots of the entrance with a clear blue sky.

As before, the show building is in the center and on the left is the building for the Ratatouille restaurant.

Pictures: copyright Max Fan – Dlrp Welcome

Alain Littaye is the author of one of the most collectible Disney theme park books of all time, Disneyland Paris From Sketch To Reality. The English language version is currently out of stock, but more books are expected soon.

Disneyland Paris From Sketch To Reality

About Rick Wright

Rick has been a long term MiceChat author and co-founder of the Weekend Update. You will often find Rick in the position of "Greeter" at official events due to his warm and welcoming spirit. If you've got photos, news or trip reports to share, Rick would love to hear from you: [email protected]

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  1. Nice update, thanks!

  2. Thank you Alain and Rick. I love these Disneyland Paris updates. Keep them coming!

  3. Thanks! Great update, as always.

  4. I sincerely hope that the wheel chair guests to Big Thunder are not brought in through the exit, and are allowed to experience the front Q area where all the Museum quality mining artifacts have been staged as foreplay to the actual climax of the show on the Thunder Mining Company Railroad out to Big Thunder Island. Fast pass guests should also experience this same area from the front gate in, before climbing the elevated fire escape. There are artifacts here that many museums wanted but lost out on for the Thunder Mesa guests to experience here. Thank you Alain and Rick for the watchful Spring update. Everything is so green and the seasons make it the most realistic Fronteirland or 5.