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(6/17/13) Some potential sad news for Disneyland Paris fans… DLP.info reports that despite a successful run over the last threee years the Terrorific Nights Halloween fright event (MORE...)
(6/6/13) Disney and More is back with another look at what’s going on inside the new Ratatouille dark ride. Near the end they show off some other great concept artwork from a side-view (MORE...)
(6/3/13) Disney Central Plaza has posted some great images taken showing off the plans posted for public review for the new Rataouille attraction on their Facebook page. The layout for the ride is kind of crazy looking (MORE...)
(4/25/13) A new construction update on the Ratatouille ride in Paris has been posted to Disney and More this week (MORE...)
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General Park News - (6/17/13) Some potential sad news for Disneyland Paris fans… DLP.info reports that despite a successful run over the last threee years the Terrorific Nights Halloween fright event held at the Studios park will not return this fall. This is quite sad as I know many American guests have long lamented that a more mature age true ‘haunt’ event was never held at Walt Disney World or the Disneyland Resort. So far the word from our Hong Kong Disneyland sources says that their own haunt event is still safe as the only remaining Disney ‘haunt’ style event in the world.
(10/17/12) New information was sent in to Screamscape regarding the Crush’s Coaster incident. The 22-year old maintenance worker was injured early in the morning, long before the park opened to guests, at approximately 5am. According to what I’ve been told, he didn’t “fall” but rather fell INTO a piece of machinery he was working on, involving a belt drive and a pulley. His hand was pulled into the machine where I’m told part of his hand was severed. While in serious condition, sources tell us he was quickly taken to a nearby hospital where they were able to successfully reattach it.
(10/15/12) Looopings has the latest update on the incident involving Crush’s Coaster this week. According to their report, the incident actually involved a maintenance worker who fell. Disney has so far not reported on exactly the nature of the injury, or how it happened. The coaster reopened to guests again over the weekend according to RDC.
(10/12/12) Looopings reports that an accident took place on the Crush’s Coaster ride at Walt Disney Studios Paris that caused serious injury to a Cast Member, and the ride has been closed until further notice due to the investigation. Anyone know more about just what happened?
2014 - Ratatouille - (6/6/13) Disney and More is back with another look at what’s going on inside the new Ratatouille dark ride. Near the end they show off some other great concept artwork from a side-view which really shows off not only how tall the rooms will be inside this dark ride, but that they will be filled with gigantic props to make you feel as if you have been shrunk down to the size of a rat.
(6/3/13) Disney Central Plaza has posted some great images taken showing off the plans posted for public review for the new Rataouille attraction on their Facebook page. The layout for the ride is kind of crazy looking, as seems to be the norm with trackless vehicle rides. Based on the look of things, the cars appear like they were head off in groups of three through the attraction, as there are several areas where it looks like they will pause in front of three screens or viewing areas along the ride before backing out and moving on to the next segment.
(4/25/13) A new construction update on the Ratatouille ride in Paris has been posted to Disney and More this week. In addition to the work taking place on the facade of the attraction building, they also show off some artwork for how the ride cars will look. Check it out!
(4/3/13) Disney & More shows off a look at concept art of the new Ratatouille dark ride vehicle this week.
(4/1/13) Disney & More reports that External themeing has begin on the fašade for the new Ratatouille ride at Walt Disney Studios. Plus they have a great set of pictures shot all over the Studios with virtually no guests inside as the photographer was one of the first in the park on a freezing cold morning visit.
(3/28/13) Visit PhotosMagiques to see some new construction photos of the Ratatouille attraction site.
(3/4/13) In what may have been one of the worst kept Disney Secrets of all time, the Disney Paris has finally confirmed the new Ratatouille themed attraction is under construction at Walt Disney Studios Paris, and will open in 2014. While we’re talking about Ratatouille, a new look at the construction site can also be seen over at Disney & More this week.
(2/5/13) New pictures showing off a snow covered version of Walt Disney Studios has been posted to Disney and More, as well as some new close-up construction shots of the Ratatouille building.
(1/18/13) A great new look at the Ratatouille construction site has been added to Disney & More this week. The ride building seems to be in place, and the raw slightly themed exterior set walls are also in place, so it wont be much longer until they start to dress this setting and bring the Paris landscape to life.
(12/31/12) Take a look at the Ride Fašade plans for the new Ratatouille dark ride going into the Disney Studios Paris, as posted to Disney and More this week. With the construction progress already well under way, it does make me wonder just how much longer DLP will make us wait until they make the official announcement about the new ride.
(12/18/12) Disney and More is back with a new construction update on the Ratatouille ride structure, where the front end is really starting to show off a peek at the future shape of the Paris building fašade.
(11/26/12) Disney and More has a great new update showing off the latest look at the Ratatouille dark ride at the studios, as well as great look around Disneyland Paris for the holiday season as well. Plus our friends are having a special Cyber Monday price on the Disneyland Paris: From Sketch to Reality book, dropping it down to the lowest price ever. The sale ends at Midnight (California time) on Monday, where you can order a copy for just 75 Euros ($108) instead of the regular 120 Euro ($153) price. To learn more on how to order, click here. I’m told that this limited new print of the book (English and French versions) are getting very close to selling out, so if you want one, you better hurry and order your copy before they are gone.
(10/31/12) Disney and More takes a new look at the Ratatouille ride building, as the walls are now starting to rise up into place, and some interesting metal structures can now seen just inside. The belief is that the metal dome looking structure will be part of a projection screen effect for the ride.
(10/23/12) A new construction update for the Ratatouille dark ride has been posted to Disney and More this week as the large vertical walls are being set into place around the new attraction building.
(10/12/12) Disney and More has posted a large new construction update for the Ratatouille ride construction site.
(10/2/12) A few new pictures from Walt Disney Studios Paris showing off the progress on Ratatouille can be found at RollerCoasterRevolution this week.
(9/26/12) Disney and More checks into the latest construction progress for the yet to be announced Ratatouille dark ride.
(8/10/12) CoasterCommunity has posted a few new pictures of the Ratatouille ride site along with what looks like a possible building fašade piece.
(7/26/12) A few new construction pictures of the Ratatouille dark ride area have been posted to TheThemeParkGuy, with diagrams showing off how the site may be laid out between the new restaurant and ride.
(7/23/12) New construction pictures from the Ratatouille attraction site have been posted to Coaster Community. So far two tower cranes have been set up on site to build a large structure.
(6/6/12) In case there was any confusion, I’m sorry to report that the preview trailer (see below) for the Ratatouille ride was simply a very well made fan creation and not from Disney itself.
(6/4/12) CoasterCommunity has posted new pictures from the Ratatouille construction site where they’ve installed a pair of cranes on site which means that things are going to go vertical very soon.
(6/2/12) The first teaser video for the new Ratatouille attraction on the way to Walt Disney Studios Paris has been found online. Check it out below. You can also find some new shots from the construction site posted to CoasterCommunity.
(5/3/12) A new construction site update for the future Ratatouille dark ride can be found at Roller Coaster Revolution this week.
(4/18/12) The CEO of Disneyland Paris talked with the French media again this week and mentioned a few interesting items about possible new attractions. According to the breakdown posted at NewsParcs, he gave several hints, all seeming to indicate that the long rumored Ratatouille ride is indeed the new 2014 attraction as well as other hints for future Disneyland Paris attraction concepts.
(3/19/12) I’m told that it has come to light that an error was indeed made with the interview with DLP CEO Philippe Gas, who only reported that one new attraction was coming in 2014 to the Walt Disney Studios Paris park, and not two.
(3/15/12) An announcement about future attractions and plans for the park may come this Friday as the park will hold a ceremony for the park’s 10th Anniversary that has promised to have a few surprises as well. Stay tuned.
(3/14/12) According to DLPToday the Walt Disney Studios can expect to see two new attractions open in the park for 2014 as part of a 150 million Euro investment. At this point it seems everyone knows about the Ratatouille dark ride under way at the park already… and even the film’s director Brad Bird has confirmed it. Seems he replied to a question on Twitter about the Ratatouille dark ride by saying, “It’s going to be really cool.”
So this leaves us to wonder just what else may be in the works? If Ratatouille is the E-Ticket, then I would hope we could also see a new C or D ticket level attraction in the works as well. While we had seen a previous rumor suggesting Soarin’ was considered for the park, I don’t think it’s still on the books anymore. Lots of directions we could see Disney go with this, and it could range from a new attraction to a revamped existing attraction, or perhaps a new direction entirely. If I had to guess, I think we could see a new small ride added to one of the existing areas, like perhaps a copy of the the Luigi’s Flying Tires ride from California Adventure to fit in near the existing Cars flat ride. Of course a copy of Toy Story Midway Mania would also be a nice touch, but I don’t think that would quiet fit into the budget just yet.
And finally we have to consider that perhaps there was a bit of a misunderstanding when they mentioned two new attractions. What is the second attraction is at Disneyland Paris instead? I know a Star Tours 2 conversion package is ready to go, just waiting for budget approval. Plus major new attractions opening in 2014 at each park is a sure fire way to increase not only park attendance at both gates, but also give people a ready to stay in the on-site resort hotels.
(3/9/12) The latest construction picture from Walt Disney Studios Paris showing off the early site work for the rumored Ratatouille ride has been posted to CoasterCommunity. There is even an overlay of a sketch of the possible ride building placed over the site.
(1/16/12) The construction permit thought to be for the Ratatouille dark ride has been posted at the park, which you can see over at Disney and More. The working title of the ride is “Ratatouille Kitchen Calamity”. Follow the link to see the rest.
(1/11/12) Disney and More reports that Disneyland Paris has obtained 150 million Euros in revolving credit from the Walt Disney Company in conjunction with an approval from its lenders to increase its investments. According to the official press release the investment will lead to a “multi-year expansion of the Walt Disney Studios park, which includes a new attraction”.
So in essence it sounds like the park has been given the green light to start moving ahead on the plans for a Ratatouille dark ride, which is said to have a price tag of about 150 million Euros. How’s that for a convenient coincidence?
(5/17/11) New plans have been approved, along with concept artwork found, over at CoasterForce showing off what appears to be the new Ratatouille dark ride project at the Walt Disney Studios Paris. Apparently these plans were given approval by the government office on April 20th and seems to include both a large attraction building as well as a functional restaurant in the front half.
(6/8/10) According to Disney and More, the new Ratatouille dark ride project is all but confirmed for the 20th Anniversary celebration of Disneyland Paris, and will premier at the Walt Disney Studios park at an estimated cost of $130-150 million. The ride will feature 3-D Projection technology mixed with trackless ride vehicals.
(2/18/10) According to this article posted to DLRP Today an odd dome shaped structure was seen being built, labeled as a “Ratatouille Ride Element”. It seems the 30 foot radius dome is intended to become a projection surface for footage for a new Ratatouille dark ride experience. The thought is that this first dome is being built to allow for some scale testing of the technology they want to use for this proposed dark ride experience.
(8/3/09) According to the latest news post from the Disney and More, Walt Disney Studios Paris are said to have given final approval for the park to build a major E-Ticket ride for 2012 based on Ratatouille. From the description, this will be a giant dark ride experience that will make guests feel like they are the size of a rat running through gigantic environments, such as Gusteau’s restaurant kitchen. They also expect this ride to see the same trackless vehicle system put to use on the Pooh ride in Tokyo and on the way for the new Mystic Manor in Hong Kong.
???? - Marvel Attraction or Land - Rumor - (3/4/13) With a Marvel area now confirmed as being planned for Hong Kong Disneyland you might think that Paris could be next. Unfortunately Screamscape sources tell us that there are other plans in store for the Paris parks outside the Marvel Universe... for now at least.
(2/19/13) Disney & More reports that Phillippe Gas, President of the EuroDisney resort, confirmed to DLP stockholders that the next attraction coming to the Studios after Ratatouille wont be based on a Pixar film, which means a clone of Toy Story Mania is off the grid for now.
So if not Pixar based, what will it be themed to? Assuming that the Star Wars stuff is staying over at Disneyland Paris, there are rumored reported Marvel comics themed attractions possibly taking over the “Backlot” area. With a Marvel ride rumored to be on the way to Disneyland, possibly themed to Iron Man, it would make sense to get the Marvel heroes into the Paris resort as well, as quickly as possible.