As if Paris could get any better.
That’s what I used to think.
Until it kind of just did.
Ratatouille is getting its own ride.
Its own Remy-inspired attraction based on the Oscar-winning Disney-Pixar film.
The seriously magnifique news came across the wires immediately following Euro Disney’s annual shareholder meeting on Feb. 28, where Euro Disney Chairman Philippe Gas announced plans for the continued development of Disneyland Paris, with the addition of a the aforementioned Remyness.
“Our new family-focused Ratatouille attraction, which is scheduled to open in 2014, symbolises all of the creativity, innovation and emotion that guests associate with a Disneyland Paris experience,” Gas said.
Set to open in Walt Disney Studios Park, the attraction is part of the group’s long-term commitment to investing in high-quality guest experiences. That strategy has been fundamental to strengthening the appeal of the multi-day destination, which achieved record-breaking attendance of 16 million visits in 2012.
“By developing this new Ratatouille attraction, we continue to ensure our guests can experience their favourite Disney stories in memorable ways that only Disney can provide. The theme, which is very français, is a tribute to our capital and the unforgettable characters that make Ratatouille the ideal choice for an attraction that fits perfectly at Disneyland Paris,” Gas said.
According to Gas, the unique attraction will take guests into the world of the Ratatouille and tell the tale of Remy – a talented young rat who dreams of becoming a renowned French chef. Disney storytelling and state-of-the-art technology will come together to bring le boom no doubt, and who knows? Perhaps plans to bring the deliciously foodie, uber Parisian, rat-you-would-actually-allow-in-your-kitchen awesome to the states will follow.
Gas went on to announce the extension of its 20th Anniversary celebrations until September 30, 2013, which means guests now have a second chance to enjoy the festivities that include a new twist on the award-winning “Disney Dreams!” spectacular, which us statesiders know as “Glow with the Show.”
The unforgettable show will include new scenes from The Lion King and Brave. What’s more, each performance will become interactive when guests wear Disney Light’Ears.
The magical Mickey ears will change color in time with the show, making Disney Dreams!’ even more amazing than it already is.
Here’s to Paris 2014…
You know you’re already looking at flights.
Photo credit: Disney Pixar
Information provided by Euro Disney