Tuesday, April 2, 2013

First Picture of WDS Ratatouille Ride Vehicle !


Except if it was an April Fools - and i don't think it is - the Disney Central Plaza forum has posted yesterday April 1st a very interesting picture of the WDS Ratatouille ride vehicle model. The picture was found at Chessy City Hall where DLP, according to the french law, must file some documents related to any new construction on site. The picture above and below shows the ride vehicle designed for disabled guests but what is interesting is of course its design.

As you can see the vehicle looks like a rat - with the face in the front and the tail in the back - and this confirmed what we have heard before, i.e that Ratatouille guests will have the illusion to be reduced at the size of a rat - and that probably the ride decors will be in proportions. The vehicle platform also confirm that the vehicle will use a trackless LPS system, probably like the Winnie the Pooh ride at TDL. Although WDI has still some time to change the vehicle design my feeling is that the final design should be close to this one, with eventually a change in the vehicle colors.

Edited: I've been told that this vehicle design concept is probably from 2010 so at least three years old, so chances are that the final design might have changed.



Picture: copyright Disney

15 comments:

tobias said...

now THAT is really interesting! I expected something like a cup (or a sauciére?) in which the guest could have the imagination of beeing shrinked to the size of a rat.... To be honest? Looks cheap.

Alain Littaye said...

Tobias, i think you're a little bit hard on this one. I don't think it look cheap, and also this is just a picture of a model, and even eventually only a 3D model. I'm pretty sure that the final version will look good.

Anonymous said...

Pour le moment, les vehicules ont l'air aussi cheap que le concept de cette attraction...

Anonymous said...

I have to say I hope that this either an April Fools, or is only the vehicle for the wheel-chair-using guests. It frankly looks terrible - despite the fact that it's only a basic rendering, it doesn't even look like a "Disney" rat.
- Kenneth

Marco Antonio Garcia said...

Yes, I think that the final version won't be orange.

Not sure what to think about the ride vehicles, but the ride is probably going to be awesome, especially with the trackless LPS system; I'm certain that it won't be a cheap attraction.

giles smallcombe said...

looks fake... produced by fan...

giles smallcombe said...

that's fake... produced by an amateur fan

Anonymous said...

That looks like a disabled cart.

I'd imagine the normal ones have 2 rows of 3.

Looking at the bottom right picture, it looks like the carts will spin.

Looks good.

Bob n Donna Angelo said...

It looks very similar to the wheelchair-access cars on Ariel's Undersea Adventure. The load very quickly and require minimal transfers.

Alain Littaye said...

To Anonymous: Avec un budget d'environ 10 M de $ si ce n'est d'euros, j'ai vu plus cheap comme attraction... Mais ces concepts datent d'il y a au moins trois ans donc il est possible que le design ait évolué depuis.

Anonymous said...

They looks the same vehicle as mystic manor at DLHK

Anonymous said...

Looks very similar to the ride vehicles on Pooh's Hunny Hunt in Tokyo Disneyland.

Anonymous said...

Seven words: ETF Multi Mover with Motion Platform. Look it up.

Jeff Kober said...

I think it looks a lot like the ride vehicles for Sea World's new attraction, Antartica.

Blake said...

The vehicle looks like a bumper car with it's black-wraparound bumper. It does not even look Disney like. Hopefully, this is either an early prototype or an April Fool's hoaxe.