A few months ago, we were bringing you news of the record cold snap in Paris and how it was affecting the Disneyland Paris Resort. Now, Alain Littaye and the Disney and more blog team reveal how record HIGH temperatures are wreaking havoc in some areas of the parks! ~~Rick

Disneyland Paris Update : Ratatouille Ride Pictures, New DLP Portals, and much more…
by Alain Littaye
Disney and more blog

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We have a big Disneyland Paris update for you today with photos and the latest news about the parks thanks to Max Fan, D&M contributor and DlrpWelcome webmaster! Temperatures are high right now in France – reaching the mid-90’s in the parks – in two words: bloody hot! But this won’t stop us from bringing you an update! Let’s begin with what you’re all waiting for – the latest pictures of work on the Ratatouille ride construction site.

So, let’s walk through Walt Disney Studios…

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…to Toon Studio land and the construction site where a crane has been installed to move the metallic structures for the upcoming theming on the Ratatouille building.

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The progress on the theming of the show building and restaurant facades since the last update is pretty amazing.

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Outside the Studios and near the World of Disney Store, something new is coming. New doorways will mark the entrance to the parks area. In the background of the picture below, you can see the first of the two new structures.

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How will it look when it will be finished? These computer renderings will give you an idea of how the front and back of the new portal will look.

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As a matter of fact, once finished, the real thing should look very similar to the big arch located at the entrance of Hong Kong Disneyland, as seen below.

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Nearby, the previous arch at the entrance of the Disney Village has been partially removed and is now sitting in a half-demolished condition that doesn’t look very nice for visitors. Let’s hope they will finish this as soon as possible…

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Let’s move over to the Disneyland Park where fresh paint awaits guests at the entrance.

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On the park map, guests now view an ad for the new Disney Dreams Light Ears. Park management is doing everything it can to promote the new Light Ears in the hope that guests will buy them…

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Near the castle, the lawns are suffering from the heat as well as the constant trampling from visitors desperate to find a good spot to watch the parades and the Disney Dreams! show.

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Speaking of the castle, apparently new adjustments have been made on the castle hill where steps and railings between the castle and the hill have just appeared. Perhaps this was done for security reasons for Disney Dreams! maintenance cast members and gardeners.

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In Adventureland, the non-skid surface that I mentioned in a previous update is still being installed.

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And good news, the Cool Post located in front of the Hakuna Matata restaurant is now open again with its brand new thatched roof.

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A little way through Fantasyland…

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And here we are at the entrance of Discoveryland.

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Unfortunately, the heat is also responsible of the appearance of moss in the water. The state of the fake rocks at the land entrance is also getting worse.

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A structural issue apparently developed a few weeks ago on Space Mountain. On July 6th, a part of the exterior structure was removed. It hasn’t been that easy and they had to literally cut out the problem area. (Photos from DisneylandParisFans and InsideDLParis).

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The removed section has now been restored and is back in place.

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Alain is the author of the acclaimed book, Disneyland Paris from Sketch to Reality. A small final shipment of English Edition copies of the book has finally become available. They are now available for sale in the MiceChat Store at a special discounted price which includes shipping! Act quick, these are extremely popular books which will soon sell out!

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Pictures: Max Fan – Dlrp Welcome