Wait for Ratatouille Attraction is Almost Over

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

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Published on March 15, 2014 at 3:00 am with 21 Comments

Favorable weather is smiling upon the contractors for Disneyland Paris’ new Ratatouille attraction. Record temperatures in Paris will help Disney deliver this new ride in mid-July. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog has photos and video. ~~Rick

Disneyland Paris Ratatouille Ride Update with Photos and Video!
by Alain Littaye

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Spring has sprung in Paris and this weekend Paris had the hottest temperature on record since 1880 at 72 degrees! So it was a good time for Max, D&M contributor and DLPWelcome webmaster, to return to the parks and shoot some great photos of the Ratatouille ride. This time there is something new!

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What has changed since our last visit is that the scaffolding has been removed on all the fa├žades on the path located between the entrance of Toy Story Playland and the Ratatouille Plaza. This is the path that guests will walk along to access the ride. The path is still closed but that doesn’t stop us from shooting photos. Remember that the official grand opening is apparently now set for July 15th with soft opening starting around June 23 for cast members and June 28 for AP and WDS guests!

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Some scaffolding has yet to be removed, probably in a week or two, or less…

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Nothing new, though, on the “great hall” building designed like an old Parisian covered market under which guests will probably wait in the queue line…

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There is a bit more construction on the fountain at the center of the plaza…

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And we will end this Ratatouille update with a great video filmed by DLRPFans just a few days ago.

Pictures: copyright Max Fan DLPWelcome

Video: copyright DLRPFans

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  • jcruise86

    Thanks for this update with its video!

    This will improve the appearance of the Studios park, but coming so close to the opening of Diagon Alley and the London section at Universal Orlando, it had better be impressive. And building a recreation of Paris so close to Paris invites the question, “Why not see the real thing?”

    It’ll be interesting to see how the attraction compares and contrasts with the popular trackless Pooh attraction at Tokyo Disneyland. Tokyo’s Pooh set high expectations for the Sea World’s Antarctica attraction that harmed its opening.

    I hope this area and ride at the Paris studios are excellent and that this inspires more investment and energy into Disneyland Paris. So sad that many Europeans felt it necessary to petition Iger to improve things there.

    • Aviator621

      You do recall this is the company that thought it was a great idea to build a park that recreates the entire state in which it was located? Seriously though, I can’t wait to see this, and am also very curious on how the dining options there come out.

    • rstar

      Building a recreation of Paris near Paris would be like building a recreation of California in California. Disney wouldn’t do that! Oh, wait…..

      • DobbysCloset

        Thank you for making my morning wonderful — my computer window into the world opened with a smiling Ratatouille!

        The construction feels like a tease…Can’t wait for the final event!

      • DobbysCloset

        My comment above was supposed to be below, accompanied by a photo of a chihuahua and saying “Rattie” rather than “Ratatouille,” rather than above as a reply. And my reply was about thanking rstar for a funny comment. I think I need more coffee…

    • loaloa55

      In fact, i think the ride is going to be very good, i expect it to be even excellent, and wouldn’t be surprised – if it is as good as i think – that Disney start to think to build it at Epcot where they wouldn’t have to built a french area as it’s already done.

    • DobbysCloset

      The “real” Paris doesn’t have a friendly rat welcoming you to his restaurant!! And it doesn’t have a disfigured musician lurking in the sewers — that would be at Universal as well..

  • eicarr

    It looks pretty cool, and on a scale perfect for the park(glad it’s not a coaster). I like the taste of Paris in the park. The Hollywood Backlots, Monterey Bay sections etc bring out a little local California pride at DCA.

  • LoveStallion

    Disney should build a Florida area in EPCOT and have it consist of nothing but white trash and swamps.

    • lnsemsf

      That’s so offensive. We have plenty of trashy blacks and Hispanics too! Give us some credit for multiculturalism!

    • DobbysCloset

      I want animatronic alligators and snapping turtles and thirty foot anacondas on the Swamp Cruise!

      • LoveStallion

        We need Like buttons!

  • Fukai

    If any of you have ridden on Pooh’s Hunny Hunt in Tokyo Disneyland, which uses the same line-wire ride system, you wouldn’t be carping about silly stuff. The ride, like Pooh’s Hunny Hunt and Mystic Manor, will blow you away. That’s what is important.

    • CaptainAction

      Fukai,
      We have been waiting for 10 years for something at WDW Orlando to blow us away. So, carping will continue until WDW remembers what an E Ticket attraction is.
      Then we will carp until they prove they can build an E Ticket attraction in less than 7 years, which includes the 3-4 years they talk about building something new prior to construction.
      We are still waiting on a kiddie coaster which they talked about for 2 years and have been in construction phase for almost 3 years now. Still hasn’t carried a guest.
      Carp on

  • blondiemouse72

    Somewhat interesting comments being left on this article about the Ratatouille mini land or however one would choose to describe it, being added to the Studios Park in Paris(I refuse to put Walt’s name in front of that sorry mess).2 of our band of 4or so Underwhelming Studios Orlando Kool_Aid drinkers have attempted to turn it into a bash WDW conversation (strange place to do it but consistent-they’ll be ok once they get into some violently shaking ride vehicle stuck in front of a poor quality projected image ).The full on spoofing of a Ratatouille area being themed as Paris coming from others is …..well I don’t really know…correct in a way but what should the Ratatouille area look like ? …Berlin ?…New York…? Even the full on deluded management of Disneyland Paris aren’t saying skip Paris see a Recreation of it here at our Park..engineering just went with a stylised look of the Paris from the Pixar movie for the Ratatouille area

    • Marko50

      blondiemouse, you must be in agreement with the Disney Co. More and more, they’re also refusing to put Walt’s name in front of…well, anything.

      • blondiemouse72

        No…at the start of a movie from that company the stated name should be Walt Disney Pictures no more no less

    • CaptainAction

      You should remove Walt’s name from Walt Disney World for the past 10 years as well.
      Walt would fire all the current execs resposible for the lack of creativity, lack of anything new, lack of any new E Ticket attractions, Magic Handcuffs, taking 3 years to build a kiddie C Ticket coaster (Walt built Disneyland in 18 months), etc.
      WDW is not your father’s Disney park.

      I guess Walt was right when he said he had bought enough land to hold all their ideas. Current WDW leadership hasn’t had any ideas for the last 10 years.
      So, AK, Epcot, DS, and MK are becoming museums saluting attractions from the past.
      Like I said, Walt would fire all the WDW execs over the last 10 years.
      So, let’s take his name off of it like you said Blondiemouse; let’s just call it “World”.

    • blondiemouse72

      I thought why did I type engineering…I didn’t spell check substitutes this for the correct word

      • CaptainAction

        It’s not engineering at WDW anyway; it’s just engineer. They only have the one. He is the guy working with one other castmember on Dwarf Mound for the last 3 years.

  • TCadillac

    There’s some real angry fanboys on here…. geeez. Of all the things in the world to be angry about (high gas prices, getting taxed to death, high unemployment rates, NSA privacy invansion) you guys cry over a Snow White ride at Disney World like it’s someone building your own home that you plan to live in for 30 years. Unreal.