Ratatouille: L'Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy

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Ratatouille: L'Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy
Ratatouille, L'Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy.jpg
Walt Disney Studios Park
AreaToon Studio
Coordinates48°52′2.87″N 2°46′33.83″E / 48.8674639°N 2.7760639°E / 48.8674639; 2.7760639
StatusOperating
CostUS$270 million
Soft opening date21 June 2014
Opening date10 July 2014
Epcot
NameRemy’s Ratatouille Adventure
AreaWorld Showcase (France)
StatusUnder construction
Opening dateMay 2020
General statistics
Attraction typeTrackless dark ride
DesignerWalt Disney Imagineering
ThemeRatatouille
MusicMichael Giacchino
Capacity2220 riders per hour
Vehicle typeRatmobile
Vehicles36
Riders per vehicle6
Rows2
Riders per row3
Duration4:40 minutes
Single rider line available

Ratatouille: L'Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy ("Remy's Totally Zany Adventure"), also known as Ratatouille: L'Attraction, Ratatouille: The Adventure, and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is a motion-based trackless 3D dark ride based on the 2007 Disney·Pixar animated film Ratatouille in Walt Disney Studios Park located in Disneyland Paris, France and announced for Epcot in Walt Disney World.[1][2][3]

Disneyland Paris officially announced the attraction in March 2013.[4]

History[edit]

The attraction was revealed as part of internet rumours of an expansion of Walt Disney Studios Park's Toon Studio area. Other rumours about the expansion included a reincarnation of the popular Toy Story Midway Mania attraction to be put in the operating Toy Story Playland. Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy is one of the biggest additions to Disneyland Paris; its show building is similar in height to that of the expansive Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at the neighbouring Disneyland Park, and cost an estimated US$270 million to complete.[5] Following the initial rumours, articles on the Internet surfaced concept paintings, ride blueprints, and images of the first phases of construction, confirming that there would be such an attraction.

The attraction was formally announced in March 2013 at the Euro Disney S.C.A. annual shareholders meeting, with construction completed in June 2014. On 21 June 2014, the attraction was officially inaugurated by president and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, Robert Iger. The attraction fully opened to the public on 10 July 2014.

On 15 July 2017, it was announced during D23, the ride would come to Epcot's France Pavilion at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. It will be open in May 2020.[1][2][3]

Ride[edit]

The attraction's exterior is that of Gusteau's restaurant, and the surrounding buildings of the Parisian plaza.

After queuing on the rooftops of Paris, guests board their "ratmobiles" and find themselves "shrunk" down to rat size on the roof of Gusteau's restaurant, with Rémy and his imaginative Chef Gusteau trying to decide what meal they shall serve the riders. After deciding on their famous Ratatouille dish, Rémy and the riders fall through a swinging roof glass-pane, winding up on the restaurant kitchen floor. This starts a chase sequence with Rémy leading the riders and other rats away from the cooks, passing through the cold room and under the hot oven.

The little group eventually ends up in the dining area, attracting attention from customers and causing a riot. Chef Skinner tries to get rid of the rats and the guests, while Chef Linguini tries to help them escape into a nearby vent. The escape through the vent in the walls is almost wrecked by Chef Skinner's angry attempts to grab the rats or the guests through the venting grids. In the end, the little group makes it safely to Rémy's kitchen, where the cooking of the Ratatouille is ongoing.

The ride ends at the Bistrot Chez Rémy restaurant, where guests are bid farewell by the rat colony (and the imaginary Gusteau) and invited to join in.

Technology[edit]

The attraction uses LPS trackless ride technology, similar to Pooh's Hunny Hunt (in Tokyo Disneyland) and Mystic Manor (in Hong Kong Disneyland), which uses rat-shaped vehicles to automatically slide across the ground with no track. It also contains 3D dome segments of the ride that the vehicles ride into.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bevil, Dewayne. "Coming to Disney World: Tron, Guardians of the Galaxy ride, 'Star Wars' hotel". OrlandoSentinel.com. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b Lambert, Marjie. "4 new rides coming to Disney World: Ratatouille, Tron, Mickey Mouse, Guardians of the Galaxy". Miami Herald. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  3. ^ a b Fickley-Baker, Jennifer. "'Guardians of the Galaxy' & 'Ratatouille' Attractions Coming to Epcot". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  4. ^ MacDonald, Brady (7 March 2013). "Disneyland Paris pulls back the veil on Ratatouille dark ride". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Ratatouille dark ride project tracker | WDSfans". WDS Fans. 31 July 2009. Retrieved 18 March 2011.