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.