It’s Official! Disneyland Paris’ Ratatouille Ride to Open July 10th

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Published on June 07, 2014 at 12:40 am with 24 Comments

Disneyland Paris officials have now made it official. The Ratatouille Ride at Walt Disney Studios will open this summer on July 10th. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog brings us the official press release. ~~Rick

It’s Official! Disneyland Paris’ Ratatouille Ride to Open July 10th
by Alain Littaye
Disney and more blog

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Here is the official press release of Disneyland Paris for the Ratatouille attraction along with new interior photos:


    The World of Ratatouille Unveiled at Disneyland Paris

    Opening 10 July 2014

    The 60th ride at Disneyland Paris

    The culinary world of the Disney Pixar film Ratatouille comes to life in RatatouilleL’Aventure Totalement Toquée De Rémy, a first of its kind Disney attraction that uses trackless ride vehicles matched to an enormous 3D projection system featuring original animation from Pixar Animation Studios.

    Guests shrink down to the size of a rat and join Rémy, the “little chef” from the film for a crazy culinary adventure that sends them scurrying through the kitchen, dining room, and walls of Gusteau’s famous Paris restaurant.

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    Synopsis

    The adventure begins when guests become rat-sized and board a “rat mobile,” a vehicle that looks like a cute version of the furry rodents from the film. Soon the ratmobiles are on a Paris rooftop where they encounter Rémy and the ghost of Gusteau as they discuss the special meal Rémy wants to prepare in guests’ honor. Moments later, Rémy’s excitement leads to him and the ratmobiles plummeting down to the kitchen floor of Gusteau’s restaurant. Being rats in a human world is fraught with danger, so Rémy and his new friends in the ratmobiles have to quickly move out of sight before Chef Skinner spots them. Rémy leads the way as all of therats move from one tight hiding place to another. Luckily, Rémy’s human pal Linguini is there to help.

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    Ride in the “rat mobile”

    Guests will discover a vehicle that is, shall we say, a little unusual, letting them enjoy the experience as though they were the size of our lovable little rodents. Welcome to theratmobile! Specially designed by our Imagineers, this strange and amazing car, which will make all real rodents green with envy, comes in five colours. It is great for families since it holds six passengers. The ratmobile travels in groups of three, but like real rats, none of them follows the same route. They move using a technology that requires no rails.

    Now guests can really experience what it’s like to be a furry little rodent in a human-sized world as they dart quickly from hiding place to hiding place during this zany culinary adventure.

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    La Place de Rémy: Disneyland tribute to Paris

    The new attraction, Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée De Rémy, will be located in a new area of Walt Disney Studios Park called La Place de Rémy in honour of the energetic “little chef” from the film and the city he loves, Paris. This new mini-land pays tribute to thereal City of Light while at the same time evoking the whimsical Paris seen in the film.

    Also on the Ratatouille-inspired menu is a restaurant, and not just any restaurant, butBistrot Chez Rémy, with a similar atmosphere and proportions to the restaurant experienced at the end of the attraction. Completing the mini-land, and arriving in the autumn, is a new boutique, once again paying tribute to France: “Chez Marianne – Souvenirs de Paris”.

    The Paris of Ratatouille draws inspiration from several iconic neighbourhoods of the City of Light. Place Dauphine and Boulevard Haussmann particularly influence its architectural design. The colours of building façades and the entire neighbourhood are purposefully more intense than in real-life Paris. The Imagineers chose the Paris of the Ratatouille film world which is a valentine to the City of Light. The vitality of the film is completely preserved.

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    One of the most important elements of La Place de Rémy is its fountain. Filmgoers saw a typically Parisian example in front of Gusteau’s restaurant in the film. To recreate it in the Park, the Imagineers studied many Parisian fountains. The inspiration for our fountain was found in Place des Vosges, with its circular basins and lion heads spouting water. Once the shape and dimensions were decided, the designer Harley Jessup, who worked on the filmRatatouille, personally added the finishing touches that make reference to Rémy, his rat friends and the kitchen. Gourmet rats, of course, hold up sculpted bottles of freely flowing champagne.

    La Place de Rémy will include two main streets: Allée des Marchands and Rue AugusteGusteau. A tribute to the world’s greatest chef, Paul Bocuse, who provided plenty of inspiration for the creators of Ratatouille, will be unveiled on the central square near BistrotChez Rémy. The lampposts and benches will also be typically Parisian. Thanks to all these elements created by Disney’s Imagineers, guests will be able to stroll through Paris as it appears in Ratatouille. Fans will also be able to spot references to the film, such as Linguini’s bicycle, Colette’s motorbike or the Vespa stolen by the dreaded Chef Skinner.

    Ratatouille on the menu at Bistrot Chez Rémy

    Delicious French cuisine, like that presented in the Disney – Pixar film Ratatouille, can now be enjoyed by all in Bistrot Chez Rémy, a themed table service restaurant inspired by the world and recipes of the film. The upscale, but light-hearted 370-person restaurant is the creation ofRémy, the rat who loves to cook, and is located in a new corner of Walt Disney Studios Park that’s been transformed into a Ratatouille-themed version of The City of Light. Join us for lunch or dinner at Bistrot Chez Rémy from 10 July 2014.

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    Bistrot Chez Rémy will welcome guests into a world where they are shrunk to the size of ratsimmersing them in an oversized world where jam jar lids serve as table tops and champagne corks are turned into chairs. Designed by Rémy and his friends, the restaurant also featureseveryday human items made large like paper cocktail umbrellas turned into parasols, giant cookbooks standing on end, and plates used to separate seating areas.

    On the menu during this Ratatouille-inspired experience, Rémy has prepared a unique menuthat includes entrecote, chips, and of course, ratatouille! The “little chef” recommends a seasonal salad to start and a choice of dessert: a selection of French cheeses, including Brie deMeaux, and a fruit salad. Bon appétit!

    From fantasy to reality with the creators of Disney’s attractions, the Imagineers

    Guiding Disneyland Paris guests from the dream of animated films to the reality of the Parks with their illusions intact takes more than the wave of a magic wand. It’s all in a day’s work for the Imagineers. This unique group of Creative and Technical people transforms the biggest animated films into immersive experiences you’ll find nowhere else.

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    The birth of the Imagineers

    Walt Disney Imagineering was formed by Walt Disney in 1952 to plan, design and build Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. Today, Imagineers are responsible for the creation, from concept initiation through installation, of all Disney resorts, parks, attractions, cruise ships and new entertainment venues all over the world. The Imagineering team includes planners, artists, designers, project managers, engineers, architects, art directors, audiovisual specialists, animators, production groups, programmers, site planners, financial analysts and researchers – more than 140 unique disciplines in total. But their work doesn’t stop there: they also design and create restaurants, boutiques and hotels, in short, everything that contributes to “immersing” guests in the magic of Disney.

    The unique strength of Walt Disney Imagineering lies in its fusion of creative and technical talents, building new types of shows and entertainment inspired by Disney’s dreams and stories. Thanks to their expertise, Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy puts state-of-the-art technology to work, to bring the story to life. John Lasseter who not only directs the Disney and Pixar animation studios but also holds the position of Principal Creative Advisor with Walt Disney Imagineering, himself said, “I promise you that we will not only continue to make the best films, but also the best attractions.”

    About the film Ratatouille

    Rémy is a young rat who dreams of one day becoming a great French chef. Neither the opposition of his family nor the fact that he is a rodent stuck in a job he hates can hold him back. Rémy is ready to do anything to live out his passion for cooking, and living in the sewer beneath the restaurant of the top chef, Auguste Gusteau, gives him just the chance he needs! Despite the danger and traps he encounters along the way, the temptation to venture into this forbidden world is too great.

    Torn between his dream and his role in life, Rémy is about to discover the real meaning of adventure, friendship and family, and to understand that he has to find the courage to be who he is: a rat who wants to be a great chef…

We’ll have a new pictorial update on Ratatouille soon thanks to new great pictures by Max, D&M contributor!

Just for fun, here’s the French version of the press release:

    Le Monde de Ratatouille se Devoile a Disneyland Paris

    Ouverture 10 Juillet 2014

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    La 60e attraction de Disneyland Paris

    Le monde culinaire de Ratatouille deviendra réalité dans L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy. Une attraction qui pour la première fois de l’histoire de Disneyland Paris, utilisera des véhicules sans rails et sera dotée d’un système de gigantesques projections 3D. Le tout dans l’univers original du plus français des films Disney•Pixar.

    A l’entrée de cette aventure gastronomique mouvementée, les visiteurs vont rétrécir à la taille… d’un rat. Ils pourront ainsi, de manière inédite, suivre les traces du petit chef depuis les toits de Paris.

    Synopsis

    Alors qu’il rêve de la recette parfaite à servir à ses invités, Rémy tombe à la renverse en plein cœur… de la cuisine du restaurant. Il entraîne avec lui le public dans cette zone à haut risque, en pleine effervescence. Comment s’en sortir indemne sans se faire repérer lorsque l’on est un rat au sein d’un prestigieux restaurant ? Une opé-rat-ion de secours à déguster… sans modé-rat-ion !

    Quelques indices sur les lieux que les visiteurs vont devoir traverser : qui dit restaurant ditcuisine, plans de travail, garde-manger, frigo, four… sans oublier bien sûr la prestigieuse salle remplie d’humains gigantesques prêts à se délecter!

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    Voyage à bord de la “ratmobile”

    Les visiteurs découvriront un véhicule pour le moins inaccoutumé, qui leur permettra de vivre l’expérience à la hauteur des adorables rongeurs. Bienvenue à la « ratmobile » ! Un modèle complètement inédit que l’on ne trouvera qu’à Disneyland Paris. Dessinée spécialement par les Imagineers, cette curieuse automobile au design à faire pâlir les véritables rongeurs sera déclinée en cinq coloris. Un véhicule résolument familial puisqu’il pourra accueillir sixpassagers. La ratmobile se déplacera en groupes de trois. Mais aucune ne suivra exactement la même trajectoire, comme de véritables petits rats. Elles avanceront via une technologie qui ne nécessite aucun rail.

    Le public va donc vivre l’expérience mouvementée de ses adorables rongeurs indési-rats-bles,dans une aventure 4-D riche en effets spéciaux dans un monde totalement disproportionné.Une aventure gastronomique… rat-dicalement toquée.

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    La « Place de Rémy » : Hommage de Disneyland à Paris

    L’attraction Ratatouille sera située dans un nouveau quartier du Parc Walt Disney Studios baptisé la « Place de Rémy » en l’honneur du héros à moustaches. Un nouvel univers qui rendra hommage à la Ville Lumière. Au menu, le petit chef proposera également un restaurant et pas des moindres puisqu’il s’agira du « Bistrot Chez Rémy » à l’ambiance et aux proportions similaires à celui que l’on découvrait à la fin du film. Un rêve qui deviendra réalité et se ponctuera de l’arrivée d’une boutique inédite à l’automne, toujours hommage à la France : « Chez Marianne – Souvenirs de Paris ».

    Le Paris de Ratatouille naîtra de l’inspiration de plusieurs quartiers emblématiques de la VilleLumière. La Place Dauphine et le Boulevard Haussmann auront particulièrement influencé son développement architectural. Les couleurs des façades des bâtiments et de tout le quartierseront volontairement plus saturées qu’elles ne le sont réellement dans la capitale. Les Imagineers ont choisi de coller aux dessins du Paris ludique des créateurs de Ratatouille pour un hommage à la Ville Lumière qui retranscrira tout l’esprit du film.

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    Un des éléments majeurs de la « Place de Rémy » sera sa fontaine. Les spectateurs ont pu apercevoir en apercevoir une typiquement parisienne devant le restaurant de Gusteau dans le film. Pour la mettre en scène dans le Parc, les Imagineers ont étudié les fontaines de la Place des Vosges avec leurs multiples bassins circulaires et leurs têtes de lions déversant l’eau. Une fois la forme et les dimensions définies, le designer Harley Jessup qui a travaillé sur le filmRatatouille, a lui-même ajouté les finitions qui feront référence à Rémy, ses amis les rats et la cuisine ! Les rats gastronomes justement, brandiront des bouteilles de champagne sculptées qui couleront à flots.

    La « Place de Rémy » abritera deux rues principales : l’Allée des Marchands et la Rue Auguste Gusteau. Un hommage au plus grand chef au monde, Paul Bocuse, qui a largementinspiré les créateurs de Ratatouille, sera dévoilé sur la place centrale près du « Bistrot Chez Rémy ». Une grande Colonne Morris rappellera les théâtres de la capitale, mais avec des affiches propres à l’univers du petit chef Rémy ! Les lampadaires et les bancs seront eux aussitypiquement parisiens. Grâce à tous ces éléments créés par les Imagineers, es passants pourront flâner pour la toute première fois dans le véritable Paris de Ratatouille. Les fans retrouveront également quelques clins d’œil comme la bicyclette de Linguini, la moto de Colette ou encore la Vespa volée par le redoutable Chef Skinner.

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    Ratatouille au menu du « Bistrot chez Rémy »

    Avec le film Ratatouille, le public a pu découvrir Rémy, petit rat gastronome, réaliser son rêve en devenant un grand Chef accepté malgré ses différences. La réalité dépassera la fiction à Disneyland Paris puisque Rémy va ouvrir son propre restaurant au Parc Walt Disney Studios. Rendez-vous dès le 10 juillet 2014 pour déjeuner ou dîner au « Bistrot Chez Rémy ».

    Ratatouille aura son propre restaurant au sein de l’attraction. Le « Bistrot Chez Rémy », 370 couverts, accueillera les visiteurs dans un décor de cuisine complètement démesuré qui prolongera l’immersion au cœur de l’aventure de Ratatouille, jusque dans les assiettes.

    Ici, les tables seront de gigantesques pots de confitures, les chaises seront des bouchons de champagnes. Les ombrelles qui décorent habituellement les cocktails des humains seront détournées par les amis de Rémy pour devenir de grands parasols. Les assiettes et livres de cuisines remplaceront les murs et l’argenterie décorera les lieux. Rien ne sera laissé au hasard.

    Au menu de cette expérience ir-rat-ionnelle, Rémy a prévu un plat unique avec l’aide de ses amis Colette et Linguini : entrecôte, frites et l’inconditionnelle ratatouille ! En entrée, le petit chef proposera une salade de saison et en dessert au choix : une sélection de fromages français incluant le Brie de Meaux et une salade de fruits. Bon appétit!

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    ( NDR: Le décor de fond de la photo ci-dessus montre très vraisemblablement le décor du restaurant Chez Remy )

    De la fiction à la réalité avec les créateurs

    Permettre aux visiteurs de Disneyland Paris de passer du rêve des dessins animés, à la réalité des Parcs, sans perdre leurs illusions ne se fait pas d’un coup de baguette magique. C’est le travail quotidien des « Imagineers ». Ce groupe unique de créatifs et de techniciens,transforme les plus grands films d’animation en expériences immersives uniques au monde.

    La naissance des Imagineers

    Les Imagineers sont nés en 1952 d’un savant jeu de mot signé Walt Disney (contraction en anglais des termes « Imagination » et « Engineer »). Ils sont donc les ingénieurs de l’imaginaire, ceux qui donnent littéralement vie à la magie Disney et leur savoir faire dépasse les limites du rêve. Ils imaginent, dessinent et construisent les Parcs à thèmes Disney, leurs attractions, leurs hôtels, les navires de croisières Disney Cruise Line et de futurs sites de divertissements tout autour du monde. Leurs équipes se composent de concepteurs de spectacles, d’artistes, d’auteurs, de chefs de projet, d’ingénieurs, d’architectes, de réalisateurs, de spécialistes de l’audiovisuel, d’animateurs, de groupes de production, de programmeurs informatiques, d’urbanistes, de concepteurs d’attractions, d’experts financiers et de chercheurs – plus de 140 disciplines uniques au total. Mais leur travail ne s’arrête pas là : ils conçoivent et réalisent aussi restaurants, boutiques ou hôtels, bref tout ce qui participe à l’«immersion» des visiteurs dans la magie.

    La force unique de Walt Disney Imagineering réside dans la fusion de talents créatifs et techniques, bâtissant à partir du rêve et des histoires Disney de nouvelles formes de spectacles et de divertissements. Grâce à leur expertise, Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy bénéficie de la meilleure technologie mise au service de l’histoire. John Lasseter qui ne se contente pas de diriger les studios d’animation Disney et Pixar mais occupe également le poste de Conseiller Artistique principal auprès de Walt Disney Imagineering, a lui-même affirmé : « Je vous le promets, nous n’allons pas seulement continuer à faire les meilleurs films mais aussi les meilleures attractions ».

    A propos du film Ratatouille

    Rémy est un jeune rat qui rêve de devenir un grand chef français. Ni l’opposition de sa famille, ni le fait d’être un rongeur dans une profession qui les déteste ne le démotivent. Rémy est prêt à tout pour vivre sa passion de la cuisine… et le fait d’habiter dans les égouts du restaurant ultra coté de la star des fourneaux, Auguste Gusteau, va lui en donner l’occasion ! Malgré le danger et les pièges, la tentation est grande de s’aventurer dans cet univers interdit.

    Ecartelé entre son rêve et sa condition, Rémy va découvrir le vrai sens de l’aventure, de l’amitié, de la famille… et comprendre qu’il doit trouver le courage d’être ce qu’il est : un rat qui veut être un grand chef…

Photos copyright Disney, Max Fan.

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  1. Wonderful! And this would also be a fantastic addition to the Epcot France area, and even the Hollywood section of Calif. Adventure!

    • “…even the Hollywood section of Calif. Adventure!”

      Oh I hope not! I would like to see it as part of a third gate, possibly a Westcot Park.

  2. @KENfromOC,

    I agree, although I’d rather get Crush’s Coaster before this in DCA, but it does sound like fun. Perhaps it might end up being at most a D-ticket attraction though…a little like the disappointment we all felt when DCA’s The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure finally opened, although this has the potential to be a bit more like Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin, which is just a dark ride with a Fastpass…go figure.

    In any case, Paris’s Walt Disney Studios Park really needs improvement and this will help…not like Cars Land helped DCA, but a big help nonetheless.

  3. Folks, at this point. ANYTHING remotely considered a Quality RIDE (like this) would be a great addition to ANY of the stateside Disney parks. But the concept of actually building attractions of THIS quality does not exist anymore for the stateside parks. Disney has decided that the people will keep paying the money for the same old same old. Disney has NO incentive to build anything like this, here.

    They’ll simply will never build anything like this, anytime within the next 5 years.

    Just like they’ll never build anything truly nice from FROZEN. Meet and greets will be the best we get, until people stop going. Simple.

    • I am still baffled as to why the US Disney parks will be the only ones that have yet to utilize this technology in their dark rides. The closest thing we have is in Ellen’s Energy Adventure at Epcot, but that attraction is part show part ride.

      A trackless dark ride would be absolutely PERFECT for a Frozen attraction. I can’t imagine them doing a ride to that movie in any other shape or form. I imagine something similar to the Empire of the Penguin dark ride at SeaWorld but with more special effects and animatronics.

    • I agree tooncity, unless, many of us have been saying, Universal starts kicking WDW’s rump hard enough to knock their mouse ears off.
      Universal grew 14% in 2013 (I think that’s correct), and Epcot grew 1.5%, AK grew 2%, and Disney Studios grew 2%.
      Universal did that with just Transformers and Springfield.
      MK grew 14% and no one is touching that when you add their base, of course.
      Universal and Islands of Adventure are not as far behind Epcot, AK, and DS as some folks think.
      It’s hard to imagine Diagon/London and Hogsmead area with Hogwarts Station/Train not being huge.
      I think it’s easy to see the possibility of Universal and IOA or both passing these weaker half day WDW parks.
      Universal is also adding interactive wands which, when used correctly, will activate practical effects (not cheap cartoons in windows like MK) in stores and windows throughout the old and new Potter areas.
      I love that Universal is going for broke these last few years. WDW could be the rabbit who rested on it’s laurels while the Universal turtle worked it’s rear off and took risks.
      The new Kong ride is already under construction.

  4. I like that the ride is trackless and features several different routes, but I can’t help but feel a little disappointed that the “rats” sit on a base that appears a lot like an elongated hockey-puck. For me, that kind of draws attention. Bummer

    • I’m thinking (more like hoping) that the rat car is supposed to tilt slightly or whatnot at certain parts of the ride. If you’re experiencing this from a rat’s perspective it would make sense. If that was the intention of the design than it’s forgivable.

      • Well I agree, a few simulated motions would be cool, but I still feel like even with that, the vehicle still distracts from the rat. Why couldn’t the whole vehicle be a giant rat that enveloped the vehicle carriage? -If they did it that way, it wouldn’t look like a rat riding a hockey puck.

  5. As much as I’m looking forward to getting to see the world of the rat sooner or later my enthusiasm was curbed at that most Universal of phrases 3d projection system

    • I agree, it brought back memories of Transformers the ride, and boy, if that’s what the ratatouille ride is… then maybe I don’t want to see it.

    • Yeah, like
      Star Tours
      Mission Space
      Soarin’
      Muppet Movie
      Monster Laugh Floor
      Toy Story Mania
      Ellen’s Energy
      Tower of Terror
      Rockin’ Roller Coaster
      Tough to be a Bug
      And all the new movies projected on characters faces at Dwarf Mound
      etc.
      You mean like those attractions with screens which you all hate?

      • Its not the same Cap, and yes, some of those I DO hate like:
        Soarin’
        Muppet Movie
        Monster’s Laugh Floor
        Ellen’s Energy
        Tower of Terror and Rockin’ Roller coaster.
        Yes I do hate those, but not for that reason, Soarin’s use of a screen was the only means to show the guests what they wanted to depict accurately. Other incarnations the ride could have been was something like Peter Pan’s Flight but over models of California and even then the environment was lacking envelopment just like the current incarnation of Soarin’.

        Muppet and Tough to be a Bug were INTENDED to be 3D films to show people (at that time) how cool a 4D experience can be.

        And the “fun” of Tower of Terror isn’t necessitated by the ONE screen it has. You’re argument with using those rides as comparison isn’t the same, because Transformers was literally like a transport vehicle whose purpose was to take you from one screen to the next. No attempt at animatronics and very little effort on their part, besides the cheap looking simulator.

      • You are quite a contortionist. How did you get your elbow behind your neck? Amazing.
        Universal’s rides that have screens suck but WDW’s rides that have screens don’t suck because they have better intentions!?!
        Transformers increased park attendance at Universal by 14% in 2013 compared to AK – up 2%, Epcot – up 1.5%, and DS – up 2%.
        Some credit might go to Springfield, just to be fair.
        Universal and IOA are right on the tails of these 3 old museum half day parks and here comes all the new Potter stuff, Cabana Bay, new City Walk, and Kong under construction right now.
        Avatar – which you will hate because it’s a Soarin’ screen rip off, will be out in about 5 years. Read they cancelled the boat ride because it was too expensive, so we will get a mess hall, stores, plastic light up plants and a smaller version of Soarin’ in 2020 if WDW doesn’t slow it down.
        What happens if Universal and IOA pass up AK, Epcot, and DS?

    • How about the 25 + rides at WDW which have screens and projections?
      Hate those too? Naw just the screens at Universal.
      Star Tours is great but Transformers is terrible because WDW can use screens and Universal should not.
      Toy Story Mania is great but Despicable Me doesn’t know how to use projectors correctly, right?
      Mission Space is a great use of screens but Forbidden Journey doesn’t know how to use screens.

  6. I’m looking forward to reading reviews of this new land, restaurant and attraction.

    Will it improve upon Tokyo’s beloved Pooh that opened long ago, or be closer in quality to Sea World Orlando’s recently opened Antarctica?

    Will the ratatouille served in the restaurant feature the fancy thin wheels as it did in the movie, or look like it came out of a food processor as it did in the photo in Alain’s (& Ricks?) last update of this from about two weeks ago?

    Will any tourists (excluding those on a short trip with small children) from outside of France be stupid enough to go to this small, Disney recreation of Paris and not also ever visit the actual city of Paris? :) I hope not.

    If this is popular it might inspire further necessary improvements for this park.

  7. We’ll just have to wait and see how it turns out. Looks great though! Can’t wait to see it in action! The whole area with the restaurant looks great also. Hopefully if the ride is a success, this will encourage them to spend more money on quality attractions at the studios.

    Oriental Land Co. I think owns the majority of Tokyo Disneyland so they can splurge on the best rides and the best parks that Imagineering can come up with. With their high attendance levels every year, they certainly can afford it.

  8. This or Mystery Manor would be a PERFECT fit for DCA 2.0(between mermaid and midway mania). Disney’s new inexpensive mini roller coasters don’t match the 2.0 quality.

    • Do you mean like in the area where Goofy’s Sky School is? I would like a Ratatouille ride, but maybe a better incarnation of this one. Ah heck, I know I’d ride it anyway, I might as well admit it. But maybe if the ride was located on the seven acre lot next to Carsland, they could build a miniature Paris there.

  9. Ok let’s be fair. A projection based ride and a ride that uses projection is not the same thing. Pirates of the Caribbean uses projection for simulating the clouds in the sky. But calling it a projection based ride is absurd for example.

    • Well danielz6, we could remove Rockin’ Roller and Ellen’s Energy but in length of time, half of each ride is based on watching a screen.
      The folks who criticize Universal for using screens all complained about Forbidden Journey and Gringott’s for having screens. These two attractions aren’t really screen based either as they have loads of practical effects and sets built in.
      Tower of Terror is pretty much a drop ride without the screens, of which I believe are two, if memory serves. They are the amazing parts where guests see the special effects.
      If Mission Space, Star Tours, Toy Story Mania, Monster Laugh Floor, Tough To Be a Bug, Muppets, Soarin’, and the Avatar “Soarin” ride coming in 2020, were at Universal, these folks would dismiss them like Forbidden Journey, Gringott’s, Spiderman, Despicable Me, or Shrek.
      My point is to show them how their prejudices affect their judgement.
      It doesn’t really depend on whether the attraction has screens or not, it depends on if the screens are at WDW or Universal.

  10. For me it really depends on the attraction and how the projection is used. I love soaring, star tours and forbidden journey(which is a nice mix of projection and practical effects) . But despicable me is a one time ride for me, Muppets bugs and Simpsons feel outdated imo, and transformers I feel is redundant after spiderman. Now if I was a fan of those franchises they’d offer more rerideablilty for me but I’m not. And I prefer non 3D to 3D.

  11. I’m really hoping for soft opening a few days before, so I don’t have to change around my vacation. However, the ride does look like it will not compete with Pooh or Mystic Manor. Pooh is full of amazing practical effects, while MM has video and practical effects. The pics of this ride, along with the leaked layout, lead me to believe it is some short dark ride sections through pretty much static huge props, and then you go through holes into the screen sections, where you will see people trying to kill Remy, from a fellow mouse’s point of view. It does sound as if there are motion bases on the rides, so they could move wildly, but since the pictures don’t really show much of a base, my guess is the motion is fairly limited. Meaning this ride will be essentially some free moving cars going from one dark hole to another. It doesn’t seem like the projections will blend with the rooms like Spider-man, And if the movements and practical are slim, this could be a VERY disapointing ride for those expecting the next MM.

    I sure hope I’m wrong. And I sure hope I don’t miss it during my first ever DLP tirp

  12. To replace one old film/projection based attraction with another AND most importantly have it match thematically, I think the best place to build a second incarnation of ‘Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée De Rémy’ is without a doubt @ EPCOT in the ‘France Pavilion’ in the spot currently occupied by ‘Impressions de France’. ;-)