It seems that the rumoured Ratatouille dark ride destined for Disneyland Paris is further ahead than anyone thought. Today, the Disney Central Plaza boards have uncovered some real gems that may just give us some ideas of what is on its way. As with many of the previously leaked art work, the source for the information is Chessy Town Hall. Take a look at the images below.
The concept below is very reminiscent of the French Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase. The new attraction will not only include a brand new attraction supposedly based upon the trackless ride system of Pooh’s Hunny Hunt but will also include a restaurant.
There has been speculation that the restaurant will look down over the attraction but looking at the plans above, it seems the new eatery will be to the left of the massive show building that would be created for the attraction. The exterior of the new building looks as if it will be hiding a huge amount of steel work behind it.
Looking at the view from above, the new attraction will be built in the exact location expected. At present, there is a Parisian road that leads to no where at the back of the Toy Story Playland expansion. If we were to overlay the new ratatouille building over Toy Story Playland, it would easily cover the expansion, showing just how big this new area will become. This is by no means a minor new addition, but something that could certainly be classed as a new E-ticket for the Walt Disney Studios Park.
From what we understand, Imagineers have applied for planning permission for the site and it is more than likely to be granted. had planning permission granted on 20th April 2011 and it is now down to the banks to decide whether this project can really go ahead. From reports, the attraction going to cost somewhere in the region of 150 million Euros and the resort will need the banks to help finance the project.With all the work gone in to it and the prospect of some many people returning to the park to try out the attraction, there is a big chance this is getting a green light.
As for an opening date, we could be hopeful for 2012’s 20th anniversary celebrations but the size of the project means it could be more like 2013 or beyond.