Walt Disney Studios Ratatouille Ride to Officially Open July 10th

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

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Published on April 27, 2014 at 3:00 am with 9 Comments

We have been bringing you regular progress reports on the Disneyland Paris Resort’s newest attraction – Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy (Ratatouille: the Totally Zany Adventure of Remy). Today it’s Disney’s turn to reveal the interiors of the ride through a video posted on YouTube. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog has captured some highlights of the video in his latest report. ~~Rick

Ratatouille Ride Officially Opens July 10
by Alain Littaye
Disney and more blog

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It’s official: Walt Disney Studios’ highly awaited Ratatouille ride will open on July 10th. The “Chez Remy” restaurant, adjacent to the attraction, will also open on July 10th. We can only speculate about the probable soft openings, but we’ll let you know if we hear something.

Disney released this great video revealing the inside of the ride with stunning views of the gigantic interior set pieces that await WDS guests. Remember, the storyline has riders being reduced to the size of a rat and then move into the kitchen. This would explain why everything is huge – from the oranges to the cheese to the hams. The attraction will have a trackless ride system and in addition to set decorations, each scene will have 3D projections (similar to those in Universal’s Spiderman and Transformers rides). The immersive experience will also include cold, heat and scent effects depending of the scenes.

Throughout the video you’ll see the craftsmen that made this ride possible, including Imagineers, painters and sculptors – each one of them putting their final touches on the ride prior to opening day.

What follows are some HD screen captures of the most interesting shots. Let’s start with images showing painters working on what seems to be Paris rooftops. Note: in the background of the second picture below you can see the loading/unloading platform which is set among the rooftops.

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The video then shows the giant food set pieces which are likely part of a scene set inside the restaurant storeroom.

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Others scenes show the arrival of giant kitchen props.

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And this next picture shows what is likely the giant wheel of a restaurant cart for a scene that takes place under the cart.

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Here’s one last shot of workers hoisting the Gusteau’s sign into place.

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These shots of the awesome ride interiors should dispel any doubts that the Ratatouille ride is going to be a genuine E-Ticket ride – and will no doubt become an instant classic!

Pictures and video: copyright Disney, Max Fan

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  • ssaamm

    Love your articles but can’t agree with your last line

    ‘These shots of the awesome ride interiors should dispel any doubts that the Ratatouille ride is going to be a genuine E-Ticket ride – and will no doubt become an instant classic!’

    Looks a D ticket to me at most at the moment, although I hope I am proved wrong.

    • jcruise86

      Yes, this was a GREAT UPDATE! THANK YOU! ! !

      Did that imagineer really say that this is the first Disney ride where guests will be shrunk? I can think of two others.

      I hope this does for the worst ever by far Disney park–the studios at Disneyland Paris–what Carsland and Buena Vista Street did for DCA. No one should mention Tokyo’s Pooh and Universal’s Spiderman & Transformers ride systems unless this actually equals those. Sea World Orlando set up Tokyo Pooh expectations and disappointed some of the most enthusiastic and vocal theme park enthusiasts. I do have high expectations for this, though. Af first I thought it was unwise to build a mini celebration of Paris right outside of that great city, but city dwellers are narcissists and will probably complain and then love it.

      I love the original Parc Disneyland in Paris and (again) really hope this leads to turning around the whole resort. If any of you Americans or Canadians reading this spend $4,000 on a WDW family holiday every year, consider skipping that one year and then instead of going to WDW the next year, travel to Paris or Tokyo and spending a couple days at those Disney parks, along with a week in Paris or Tokyo.

  • michael darling

    Way ‘grandeur’ than imagined. WOW.

  • tooncity

    Wow, they’re going to open this up for the 5th Anniversary of the beginning of construction.

    • jcruise86

      Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion took longer than that and was worth the wait
      (though it easy for me to write that since I wasn’t a grade school kid seeing the mansion in ’63, and was then unable to ride it till I was in college in ’69–that would have been frustrating.)

  • tooncity

    Don’t be sooooo defensive!

  • Ravjay12

    Wouldn’t this have been better to have at World Showcase in EPCOT? EPCOT really needs something new, and Disneyland Paris doesn’t need a Paris theme when they have the real thing down the street. They could’ve spent less money and have a huge impact like adding Toy Story Mania. It does look really cool though. We shouldn’t judge the ride before it opens. Might be blown away like Mystic Manor in China.

  • Rastuso

    I’m going to be in Paris July 5-8 or so. Can’t really stay to the 10th without major shuffling of vacation. Sure hoping on soft openings.

    I agree this looks like a D ticket, unless the videos really blow you away. But since they aren’t really integrated in, rather you run over to a screen, and sit there to watch, then back out and go somewhere else, I don’t know how it will be. And I have a feeling the motion will be pretty tame when you watch the videos.

    Hoping to experience, but what I’ve seen so far definitely hasn’t put it into the “can’t miss, no matter how I have to change vacation around” category.

  • danielz6

    Yay now USA is officially the only country without Disney’s cutting edge trackless ride system.
    Ravjay, of course this would’ve fit much better in epcot, but epcot earns 10+ million attendance a year, and until attendance drops or is surpassed by a universal park, Disneys investment in WDW will be minimal.