Visitors to Disneyland Paris will soon have the opportunity to experience life as a rat scuttling along the baseboards of a charming Parisian restaurant, sniffing out crumbs and bits of discarded food. Or, at the very least, its theme park equivalent: careening through a giant animatronic-filled restaurant in an adorable multi-seater rodent car. The new $150 million dark ride, Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy, is based on the 2007 Pixar film Ratataouille and scheduled to open this summer.
Set in the Le Monde de Rémy (The World of Rémy) section of Disneyland Paris’s Walt Disney Studios Park, the ride is scaled to appear a few inches from the floor of the fictional restaurant Chez Gusteau. “By developing this new Ratatouille attraction,” says Euro Disney president and CEO Philippe Gas, “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.”
Of course, guests will be able to purchase souvenirs in the new gift shop Chez Marianne, Souvenirs de Paris and dine in Le Bistrot de Rémy, a new human-sized bistro created under the supervision of famed French chef Paul Bocuse.