Alain Littaye has some great photos of the theming in the area surrounding the new Ratatouille attraction in Walt Disney Studios at the Disneyland Paris Resort. ~~Rick
Ratatouille Land: An In-Depth Look!
by Alain Littaye
Disney and more blog
Here’s a new Disneyland Paris update thanks to Max, D&M contributor and DLPWelcome webmaster. This time we’ll have a look at the area surrounding the new Ratatouille attraction. You’ll see plenty of new theming that you’ve not seen before!
This land has become instantly popular from day one, with long lines to access to the ride. It’s nice to see plenty of guests enjoying it after we’ve seen it in construction the last two and a half years. Just like in the real Paris, you can even see – picture above – two lovers relaxing on a bench…
Note that the weather was cloudy and rainy a few days ago when Max shot the pictures.
By the way, the water pressure on Remy’s fountain at the center of the plaza was reduced to avoid having too much water “flying” when there are strong winds.
In addition to the new pictures showing you other parts of the land that you’ll see in a few seconds I also asked Max if he could shoot pictures of the “reverse angle”, as well as the arch leading to Toy Story Land, the one with the bust of Gusteau which was hidden during the works.
The main reason I was interested to get some shots of the reverse angle was to see if there is a visual intrusion of Toy Story Playland Parachute Drop and RC Racer rides for someone standing in the Ratatouille land . As I suspected and as you can see on the pictures above and below, there IS a serious visual intrusion problem. You can’t escape seeing the Parachute Drop and RC Racer from Ratatouille land. And, as Peter, a D&M reader just reminded me on the D&M Facebook page, let’s not forget the “scream intrusion” with the screams of the guests on RC Racer! Don’t blame DLP Imagineers as it was almost impossible to hide the two rides, unless the Ratatouille land would have been built in a different location. Hopefully when the vegetation grows up in the future it might hide them a bit more.
Here is a panoramic view that I’ve quickly done with two of the views above to show you all in one shot.
Not too far from the fountain, the merchandise shop “Chez Marianne” is still not open to guests but the exterior is complete.
I’ve promised you pictures of the land that you’ve not seen before, so let’s explore the theming of the area in and around the covered market structure where guests are waiting before entering the show building.
Giant poster advertisements with Gusteau and Anton Ego are displayed on the walls.
Near the covered market structure is more theming, like these shop and hotel facades.
A plaque in tribute to the great Chef Paul Bocuse who partly served as inspiration for Gusteau can be seen on the walls.
At the ride entrance Fast Pass guests will note the hidden Mickey “holding” the clock.
Let’s have a look now at some pictures of the queue decor and loading room!
There are so many rooftops and chimneys in there, they could do a Mary Poppins ride!
Max did the ride once again…
…and suddenly: a 101! Technical problem, projections and vehicles stopped, guests were escorted by cast members to the exit… and Max filmed everything as you will see on the video below.
There is more Disneyland Paris updates coming very soon and next time we’ll have a look at the Disneyland park.
Pictures: copyright Max Fan – DLPWelcome
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