Ratatouille land coming to Disneyland Paris

12 Feb

This summer, Disneyland Paris will get even more French.

Disney announced a Remy-inspired ride to be revealed in Disneyland Paris’s Walt Disney Studios park. The attraction sets out to retell the Pixar story, shrinking Guests down to the size of its rodent hero.

In the style of Epcot’s The Seas with Nemo and Friends, the ride Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy will be attached to a small-scale restaurant called Bistrot Chez Remy. On the menu? What else but the finest of traditional French cuisine, including Remy and Linguini’s signature ratatouille.

As Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald explains in the video below, Imagineers worked for nearly 5 years on perfecting the concept, story design, and mechanisms used to run the attraction, working closely with Ratatouille‘s director Brad Bird. (Note: If you don’t speak fluent French, just fastforward to 2:00 in the clip.)

The ride will run on a trackless system, a relatively new innovation to attractions which debuted in 2000 with Pooh’s Hunny Hunt in Tokyo Disneyland. Only a handfull of rides use this Local Positioning System technology, and none of them are found within the United States. Aquatopia in Tokyo DisneySea and the recently finished Mystic Manor in Hong Kong Disneyland are the other two.

Ratatouille land will probably not be as expansive as its neighboring Toon Town Pixar section, but it will be just as intricately crafted. Bon appetit!

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