Here is a new DLP update but as Disneyland Paris unveiled today on their Facebook page a series of news about the future as well as the first visual and the official name of the Ratatouille ride, i've combined them with my pictorial update that i had scheduled to post this week-end.
So, let's start with DLP official news and the first one is of course the one which was awaited by DLP fans, i.e a first visual and the official name of the WDS Ratatouille ride which will be called in french: "Ratatouille: L'Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémi". DLP announced that "This world-first adventure uses state-of-the-art technologies that will reduce you to the size of a little rat … Plunge into the heart of a particularly excited Parisian kitchen!" The picture above shows clearly the ride vehicle and the fact that guests will be indeed "reduced" at the size of a rat with oversized decors all along the ride. Also note that there is a play on the word "toquée" as "toqué" means crazy in french but the word "toque" also means the hat of a cook. So, in this case one of the translation in english could be "Ratatouille: Remi's totally crazy adventure". They probably won't use this one but it seems that the original english title " Ratatouille Kitchen Calamity " may not be used finally, we'll see...
The next DLP official news is about the Halloween Season : "Do you like to shake with laughter? Our first surprise is about to begin! As of 5 October, make way for the Disney Halloween Festival. Mickey and his Friends have prepared an unforgettable party for you in the Park, more invaded than ever by pumpkins and ghosts! Come meet Uncle Scrooge and his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie for a brand new Cavalcade before learning to sew at Minnie’s Costume Couture. And if you have a sweet tooth, Goofy will adjust his remarkable candy-making machine to make your "mouth water!"
I'm adding that Jack and Sally as well as Disney villains will always be part of Halloween as well as the Disney Dreams! show which will play every night too!
And now, the news about the Christmas season which confirm that there will be a special Christmas version of the Disney dreams show with new sequences! :
"Would you rather shiver when a snowflake falls on the tip of your nose? Right! Well then come join us as of 10 November for the most magical Christmas at Disneyland Paris. Come meet the heroes of the next Disney animation movie “Frozen, the Snow Queen”, admire our new Christmas Cavalcade and dream of the presents you would like to discover on Christmas day at the foot of our brand new 24-meter tall Christmas tree … Last –but not least- make the dream go on and on by staying wide awake in front of our unique and mind-blowing nighttime show “Disney Dreams ! of Christmas”. You have now understood that at Christmas time, more than any time, Disneyland Paris slips into its most beautiful light costume and piles on the presents, all for you!"
Another news about the future, but this one was NOT unveiled today by DLP but by the Disney Gazette forum and it is a plan showing a project scheduled for between 2015 and 2020 of a new hotel and convention centre as well as a new bus station will be built near the Disney Village and the Vinci parking lot.
And now, here is the DLP pictorial update thanks to pictures of Max Fan, D&M contributor and Dlrp Welcome webmaster. As we had today a special announcement about the Ratatouille ride let's start with the latest picture of the Ratatouille construction site.
The scaffoldings have been removed on the part of the show building where will be the ride entrance!
Here are some closer shots...
...as well as pictures of the others building on the right.
Here is something else which will interest you, always about the Ratatouille ride: the pictures below were posted by Disney Magic Interactive and shot at the EAS show recently and show decors made by the PnP company. What is interesting is that PnP previously worked for DLP on some floats of the Once Upon a Dream parade. Max think - and me too - that these might show some of the oversized decors elements which will be inside the Ratatouille ride. I remind you that the guests are supposed to "have" the size of a rat during the ride. And by the way the caption on the left "Major theme park, 2014 attraction" confirms that this is very probably for the Ratatouille ride.
At the Disneyland Park, nothing special except that they already started to put the Christmas lighting on Sleepy Beauty Castle - but you won't notice it from the ground.
Another good news is that Peter Pan's Flight is open again...
...but the Carousel de Lancelot is now in refurbishment!
Outside the parks, works are still going on on the new esplanade gate, the one leading to the Vinci car park, as you can see on the pics below from Disney Central Plaza and Dlrp Welcome.
And a small bad news to end this update as the new Lego Store at Disney Village will have a delay in its opening as a fake ceiling fell down during the installation and now all works have been stopped.
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