Disneyland’s Ratatouille Ride – What we know

June 14, 2012

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We mentioned back in April the announcement of a new dark ride which had been announced for Disneyland Paris.

There have been a lot of rumours about what the ride might actually be like and what it would include. Would it be faithful to the movie? As a dark ride, will it include 3D? Well, we’ve been teased with bits of information so far, but we’re gathering as much as we can.

Here’s what we know

  • It will cost between $120 and $150 million to build and will be located between Toon Studio and Toy Story Playland.
  • It’s no surprise that Disney should choose its park in Paris to host this new attraction as this is where the film was set. Guests will be immersed in Franch décor and will find themselves on the Parisian rooftops while queuing for the ride. A forced perspective will make it feel like you can see for miles across the city and will most likely feature a view of Gusteau’s restaurant from the film.
  • Guests will board a trackless carriage using LPS technology which is also used for Winnie the Pooh’s Hunny Hunt in Disneyland Tokyo. This will allow for more freedom of the vehicles, which would be able to move 360 degress.
  • Guests will be reduced to the size of Remy once the ride begins and there will be an exaggerated scale of props and scenery to make it feel as if you really are as small as a rat.
  • The ride will begin in Gusteau’s restaurant, where guests will be chased through the kitchen involving some key scenes from the movie, although not following a chronological order of events.
  • Although we’re not sure if the ride will feature 3D, we do know that it will have some impressive animatronics, including some giant sized humans.

We’re looking forward to hearing more news about this future attraction and will be sure to shout about it when we do, so watch this space!

About the author

Phillipa Standley

Phill is a member of the Marketing team at AttractionTix. Her first love is travel, but it’s followed closely by cheese and wine! Her ultimate holiday is touring California, from theme parks like Disneyland to Alcatraz in San Francisco and not forgetting the Napa Valley vineyards!

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