Things are moving quickly since we first posted this report on Sunday morning. Disneyland Paris Resort management staged a press opening for the new Ratatouille attraction in the Walt Disney Studios park on Sunday morning. We then received a report from several MiceChatters in Paris that the attraction had actually soft opened. We have now posted actual videos of the ride plus a video featuring the Chez Remy Bistro compliments of the Disney and more blog. ~~Rick

EDITED TO ADD THESE VIDEOS:

Thanks to Max, D&M contributor, here are two new videos, the first video featuring a ride-through of the Ratatouille attraction and the second video showing the impressive and highly themed new Ratatouille restaurant. “Bistrot Chez Remy” which is now the biggest restaurant at Disneyland Paris!

CAUTION: VIDEOS CONTAIN MAJOR SPOILERS!

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These photos were taken just before the press event this past weekend! As always, let’s thank Max, D&M contributor and DLPWelcome webmaster for his help and pictures!

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Everything is clean and ready for the press event but the big news today is that the Remy fountain in the center of the plaza is now finished and ready for opening. And we’re not just talking about the scaffolding removal, but of the addition of champagne bottles held by rats and also the contrast enhancement on the stone to highlight the reliefs.

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The Fast Pass sign is back… and totally unchanged.

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The blue gate at the beginning of the Parisian street, near Toy Story Playland entrance, has been removed and replaced by vegetation and a mesh wall. The entrance on the Parisian street and all the scaffolding on a portion of the Imagination building were removed, as well.

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The merchandise shop won’t open before this fall but in other WDS shops you will find the very first items linked to the attraction. Here you can find a Emile plush for $30.99, a child’s cap (one size only) at $22.99 etc…

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MICECHAT EDITORS NOTE: This column originally contained a full ride-through of the new Ratatouille ride posted to YouTube by Kris Van de Sande. Further analysis reveals that this video may have been filmed with a Go Pro-type camera with a hyper wide angle lens. This may have contributed to the problems mentioned in the comments below. We have added a much higher quality video above.

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