Re: Armchair Engineering: Theming Cafe Orleans for Ratatouille
In case you guys haven't gone over to Cafe Orleans yet, I think they do give people Ratatouille hats to wear. I can't say for certain but I recall seeing people wearing those chef hats while dining there yesterday.
And sometimes not everything needs to be forced into the parks. There's a time and place for everything and Disneyland just isn't the time or place. There's literally thousands of disney characters and they all have some way to shine in the best possible way.
Epcot has a France world pavillion. If there was a restaurant location to be transformed, there it is. And nowhere else. Or it could work at French Quarters resort. Or at Disneyland Paris, it could probably work as a restaurant on Main Street or Fantasyland.
But it doesn't have to be shoe-horned in everywhere. I appreciate some form of synergy... but when it comes to New Orleans Square, temporary synergy is all I'd want.