Making its official debut July 10, 2014, Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy is the name of the new ride in the Walt Disney Studios theme park at Disneyland Paris.
Over the weekend, a press preview was held to unveil the new attraction, Bistrot Chez Remy restaurant, and surrounding mini-land inspired by the Oscar-winning Disney/Pixar film “Ratatouille.”
Our friends at DLP Welcome were there to capture all the fun, bringing back video, photos, and a report from the new area.
Video: Ratatouille grand opening at Disneyland Paris with Bob Iger, Tom Staggs
Video: Ratatouille mini-land overview & full ride at Disneyland Paris
The “Ratatouille” mini-land is located in a new corner of Toon Studio, featuring Parisian elements straight out of the animated film, along with plenty of fictional touches. There’s even an Guestau’s sign that illuminates and animates at night.
A fountain is its centerpiece, filled with tiny sculptures of chef rats, designed as if the water feature is bursting with a bit of bubbly.
In the ride Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy, guests shrink down to the size of a rat and join Remy 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.
Trackless rat ride vehicles take guests through all the twists and turns of the attraction that combines real life set pieces with plenty of 3D imagery on large screens. It’s a similar type of ride experience to Universal Studios’ Transformers: The Ride 3D.
Video: Full POV ride on Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy
Here is a ride report submitted from DLP Welcome (translated from French):
Compared to Transformers, Ratatouille is better!. The story of Transformers is simply a battle to save the planet, while with Ratatouille we relive the film by being not only actor, but also becoming the size of a rat, with differents traps and adventures.
During the ride, you feel air currents which increase the sensation of speed. Screens are encompassing, makes it all very immersive, unlike the Transformers screens which all takes place in front of you, due to the high walls on each side of the vehicle. For these reasons Ratatouille is, for me, a more successful experience, though each of these attractions are among the best in the world.
The movement of Ratatouille’s ride vehicles are more soft and fluid than Transformers, making Ratatouille a true family ride for all. It’s a dark ride, 3D, and sensory ride in one.
In addition to the attraction, the mini-land also features a shop, Chez Marianne Souvenirs de Paris, and a rat-scale themed table service restaurant, Bistrot Chez Rémy. It’s not Gusteau’s, but rather a restaurant Remy himself has set up. Again, guests are shrunken down to his size to enjoy the experience.
Video: Bistrot Chez Remy restaurant tour at Disneyland Paris
Here is the new restaurant’s menu:
And a sampling of the food, including the namesake ratatouille dish:
Longtime Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald oversaw the creation of this Ratatouille land, restaurant, and ride, and is now assigned to work on Epcot at Walt Disney World. Naturally, this move has fueled rumors that a similar attraction will come to the France pavilion at Epcot, but nothing has been confirmed or announced.
Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy officially opens at Walt Disney Studios Park, Disneyland Paris, on July 10, 2014.
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