The clock is ticking on the completion of Disneyland Paris’ Ratatouille Ride. In this latest update, Alain Littaye brings us photos showing just how close the ride is to completion. Park managers are fine tuning the attraction – going so far as to actually change out one of the giant signs that was erected just weeks ago. ~~Rick

Workers Race Against The Clock to Complete Ratatouille Ride
by Alain Littaye
Disney and more blog

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Today we’ll visit Walt Disney Studios thanks to great photos from Max Fan, D&M contributor and DLPWelcome webmaster.

Studios guests can now meet Spiderman at the Backlot, and banners are now in place at the entrance of Studio 1 to make sure they don’t miss him.

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Banners have been placed all along the Backlot and near the Blockbuster Cafe where Spidey is meeting and greeting.

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Spiderman merchandise products can also be found at the Backlot – action figures and Spidey LEGO sets are on sale between Armaggedon and the Moteurs… Action! stunt show.

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Let’s move over to the Ratatouille construction site as there are plenty of things to see. Let’s start with aerial views shot by Max from the Toy Story Playland Parachute Drop.

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Note in these ground shots that the fountain in the center of the plaza is now ready. When Max shot the panoramic picture below, it was not yet the case.

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In these next photos shot a few days later you’ll see it almost fully finished!

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Note the sculpture of Remy on the base…

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And here are some new pictures shot last Thursday…

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Almost everyone thought that the big Ratatouille sign at the entrance of the attraction was too big and quite ugly. Apparently park executives agreed, as last Tuesday the sign was dismantled. It is supposed to be replaced by a sign less big and hopefully without the very ugly huge and flat cooking pot.

Before:

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Now, with the sign removed, waiting for a new one:

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They did the same over the Fast Pass sign as the text “L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Remy” was not clearly visible because of the choice of colors. My advice: get rid of this unbelievably long title!

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On the other hand, the “toilets” sign is now in place…

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And on these warning signs below is written: “Join Remy in a 3D cooking adventure for the whole family in the world of Ratatouille and be prepared to whirl forward or even backward! Children must be watched at all times”.

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Good news, there will be an access for single riders!

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Lamp posts are now all in place and workers have finished placing the cobblestones on the street.

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On these new pictures shot one week later, you’ll note that two new lamp posts have appeared near the ride entrance.

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The “covered market” facade, which will hide the previous costuming building, is still in the works.

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Curtains have been placed in the windows of the building facades…

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Work is still going on at the future merchandise shop…

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The street going from the entrance of Toy Story Playland to the Ratatouille area is now almost completely finished, including curtains behind some of the windows.

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More pictures shot last Thursday.

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I have to say that I’m extremely impressed by the quality of the theming. Being a Parisian myself, I can tell you that they did an amazing job recreating a Paris quarter. Walt Disney Studios guests will be amazed, whether they are French or not. Congratulations to all the workers and DLP Imagineers!

 

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Pictures: copyright Max Fan – DLPWelcome