Ratatouille is not a property that is seen often throughout Disney’s theme parks. The main character, Remy, used to make an appearance at the Chefs de France restaurant at Walt Disney World’s Epcot park, in a great interactive session with diners. An attraction is currently being built, though, at Disneyland Paris’ Walt Disney Studios park, and it looks like it will be a great addition. More details have been released, about the story of the ride, which you can take a look at after the break!
Disney rides have been famous for their focus on story ever since the opening of Disneyland. Walt Disney was insistent that the attractions at the original Disney theme park have a story that would suck guests in and allow them to escape to fantastical lands as well as those that transport them to the past and the future. Disneyland Paris has issued a press release for its upcoming Ratatouille attraction (via Dedicated to DLP), and it provides some more of the story that guests will encounter:
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. 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, Cars Race Rally and Toy Story Playland, 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.
*Opening scheduled during Summer 2014
**Opening scheduled during Autumn 2014
The press release confirms that guests will be shrunken down to the size of a rat, which we assumed from the image above, which was released a few months back. Like the film, Chef Skinner, seems to serve as the antagonist. So far, the ride looks like it will place the riders in various rooms of Gusteau’s, the famous restaurant that serves as the main setting in the film.
In addition to the ride, a restaurant, Bistro Chez Remy, and a shop, Chez Marianne Souvenirs de Paris, are being built. Below are a few photos of the exterior of the buildings, taken by @InsideDLParis:
“Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy” is scheduled to debut at Disneyland Paris this summer.
This article is cross-posted with The Pixar Times.