The Disneyland Resort Paris has confirmed the opening date for Ratatouille: L'Aventure Totalement Toquee de Remi, the high-tech new dark ride at Walt Disney Studios.
The attraction, known as Ratatouille: The Adventure in English, will officially open on July 10, 2014. This is slightly earlier than the previously-rumoured opening date of July 14, and suggests that a "soft opening" period towards the end of June is very likely, during which guests will be able to get a sneak preview of the ride in action.
Ratatouille: L'Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy and the surrounding Paris-themed area, dubbed La Place de Rémy, are both inspired by Pixar's 2007 animated movie. The ride will begin in Gusteau's restaurant, before taking riders on a wild chase through key scenes from the movie. Disney claims that it has invented a completely new ride system for the attraction, which will feature 6-seater "Ratmobiles". In reality, it will be similar to the trackless systems employed by Pooh's Hunny Hunt at Tokyo Disneyland and Mystic Manor at Hong Kong Disneyland, allowing for full 360 degree rotation of the cars.
Riders will pass through the restaurant's kitchen, dining room and walls, whilst being chased by the mischievous Chef Skinner. They'll also take to the rooftops above Paris. The video below, released by Walt Disney Imagineering, reveals some further details:
Meanwhile, another famous Disney-owned character is on his way to Walt Disney Studios. Spider-Man, acquired by Disney when it bought Marvel in 2009, is expected to meet-and-greet guests at the park from April 19 to July 14, according to InsideDLParis. The character will be on hand at a photo location close to the Blockbuster Cafe.
The move is designed to promote the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The movie's stars, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, recently visited the park, lending it a genuine air of Hollywood glitz and glamour that has often been missing since its debut in 2002.
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