Happy New Year everyone! Here’s to a happy, healthy, peaceful and prosperous 2014 for you and yours.
2013 certainly has been an exciting year for Disneyland Paris fans, starting with the new “Brave” and “The Lion King” scenes being added to the original Disney Dreams, an amazing Halloween season with beautiful decorations and great entertainment (like the brand new Mickey’s Halloween Celebration Parade), a spectacular Enchanted Christmas season (which is still in full swing until 6th of January!), featuring a brand new Christmas tree, a new Magical Christmas Wishes tree lighting ceremony and a great new Christmas Cavalcade and of course the amazing, totally new Disney Dreams! of Christmas nighttime spectacular! Last but not least might I humbly add to that list that 2013 also saw the launch of the Disneyland Paris Treasures blog 😉
2014 promises to be an even more important year, as this year will at last see the opening of Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy, the brand new, much-anticipated 150 million-euro Walt Disney Studios Park dark ride!
It has almost been a year since Disneyland Paris officially announced the attraction with a press release in February 2013 and since then there has been little official information, aside from the revelation of the attraction’s official name and the release of a marketing visual via Disneyland Paris Twitter account.
So imagine my excitement when I received the official press release from Disneyland Paris, which was to be posted not before January 1st. Today’s the day, so here it is:
The world of Ratatouille comes to
Disneyland Paris in 2014
Next summer, Disneyland Paris will unveil a major new attraction and mini-land inspired by the Oscar-winning Disney•Pixar film Ratatouille. The film, directed by Brad Bird, tells the tale of Rémy, a young rat who has amazing talents in the kitchen and dreams of one day becoming a great chef. This leads to a fun but perilous journey that eventually lands him as the head chef of one of the most famous restaurants in Paris. Now Rémy has arrived at Walt Disney Studios Park to share his culinary delights and crazy adventures with the entire family.
On the attraction Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy*, guests will shrink down to the size of a rat and join Rémy and his friends as they scurry through the kitchen, dining room, and walls of Gusteau’s famous Parisian restaurant, all the while trying to avoid the nemesis from the film, Chef Skinner. This first of its kind Disney attraction will immerse guests into an animated world like never before as they experience what it’s like to be a rat in a human sized world.
The attraction is located in a new corner of Toon Studio that’s been transformed into a Ratatouille-inspired version of the City of Light. In addition to the attraction, this mini-land also features a shop, Chez Marianne Souvenirs de Paris**, and a rat-scale themed table service restaurant, Bistrot Chez Rémy*. The restaurant, which is the only one of its kind across Disney Parks worldwide, is directly adjacent to the attraction and serves the “little chef’s” famous dish, ratatouille.
After Crush’s Coaster(1), Cars Race Rally(2) and Toy Story Playland(3), Ratatouille will be the fourth attraction at the Walt Disney Studios Park inspired by a Disney•Pixar film. Disneyland Paris will once again combine its narration skills with state-of-the-art technology to offer the best possible experience.
Next summer, join us for Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy, only at Walt Disney Studios Park, Disneyland Paris.
(1) Crush’s Coaster is inspired by Disney•Pixar’s Finding Nemo
(2) Cars Race Rally is inspired by Disney•Pixar’s Cars
(3) Toy Story Playland is inspired by Disney•Pixar’s film Toy Story.
*Opening scheduled during Summer 2014
**Opening scheduled during Autumn 2014
So there you have it: a boutique named “Chez Marianne Souvenirs de Paris” and a rat-scale themed table service restaurant named “Bistrot Chez Rémy” will all be part of this amazing new Ratatouille mini-land. I for one can’t wait to take a stroll down this Parisian Plaza!