Twelve months in, massive Ratatouille dark ride showbuilding shell almost completed

Monday, 11th February 2013 at 15:23 by
Anthony
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Ratatouille Kitchen Calamity dark ride construction (December 2012)

Farewell, Rémy and Emile! Only a year ago it was a cleared parcel of earth at the back of Walt Disney Studios Park, today it’s an enormous shell of a showbuilding to envy the “it’s a small worlds” of the Disney Park world. Work on the Ratatouille dark ride celebrated another milestone last week as the two towering cranes we nicknamed Rémy and Emile were gradually taken apart and removed from the site and construction entered a new phase.

New photos were shared by @InsideDLParis over the weekend and our friends at Photos Magiques earlier posted a nice high-resolution zoomable image from their January trip.

However, as we return from an all-too-long hiatus (apologies — blame moving house, moving computer, playful spooks and all that), let’s first jump back to share some photos from our trip in December 2012. Keen-eyed Rémy fans will be able to spot many further changes in the past eight weeks, but for those who haven’t been watching and for the sake of history it seems a shame not to pin these onto the construction timeline before moving onto current developments, so here we go…

Ratatouille Kitchen Calamity dark ride construction (December 2012)
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Ratatouille Kitchen Calamity dark ride construction (December 2012)Ratatouille Kitchen Calamity dark ride construction (December 2012)
Ratatouille Kitchen Calamity dark ride construction (December 2012)
Ratatouille Kitchen Calamity dark ride construction (December 2012)Ratatouille Kitchen Calamity dark ride construction (December 2012)
Ratatouille Kitchen Calamity dark ride construction (December 2012)
Ratatouille Kitchen Calamity dark ride construction (December 2012)Ratatouille Kitchen Calamity dark ride construction (December 2012)
Ratatouille Kitchen Calamity dark ride construction (December 2012)
Ratatouille Kitchen Calamity dark ride construction (December 2012)Ratatouille Kitchen Calamity dark ride construction (December 2012)
Ratatouille Kitchen Calamity dark ride construction (December 2012)Ratatouille Kitchen Calamity dark ride construction (December 2012)
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Rumoured to have the working title Ratatouille Kitchen Calamity, this major new “dark ride” is due to open in 2014 at the back of Toon Studio in Walt Disney Studios Park, next to Toy Story Playland and the backstage ‘Imaginations’ Cast Member building. Construction has required felling a large number of trees and moving the resort’s costuming workshop.

Also including a new restaurant integrated into the attraction, toilets and a Fastpass system, the development is costing up to €150 million. The ride itself has been rumoured to utilise everything from “trackless” ride vehicles to giant 3D projection screens in order to simulate a chase through the kitchens of a Parisian restaurant.

The exterior will be themed to a real Parisian square, complete with fountain.

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Comments

  • Looks amazing!! Can’t wait for it to open!!! x

  • Great you guys are back posting these perfect DLP news articles. I searched for alternatives during the last half year, but could not fin a comparable one.
    Furthermore, great to see how fast the Ratatouille area is developing, those building seem to be pretty tall! An possibility that there will be tests during this year’s christmas season?

  • Agree with Brian – great to have you back!

  • Great to have the news back guys, thanks, you’ve been missed

  • Like I’ve said in another post here, it’s good to have the news back, because the magicforum isn’t worth visiting anymore. It was a great forum, but now it turned into a trip planning and characters forum where people tell each other how great everything is at DLRP.

    That’s why I’m happy that DLRPToday is back.

  • At las tyou are back, cant wait for more updates. Seen this construction over the past 2 years start now waiting for it to be finished

  • Looks like it will be amazing. Hope it lives up to the hype. Back there next year for our 11th time, so just waiting on an exact date it will open.

  • great stuff!!! I can’t wait!

  • Finally decent news! No other site like this! Welcome back :D

  • Also very glad to see DLP news back on here. Great photos and well written reports. Thank you.

  • John – we have very active and friendly Disneyland Paris and Marne La Vallee forums on Trip Advisor if you ever feel like popping in. New posters are always welcome!

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