Here is a new Disneyland Paris update, thanks to Max, D&M contributor and DLPWelcome webmaster. And this time we will have a look at the WDS Ratatouille land in a different way than before, and you'll see plenty of new theming that you've not seen before!
But first, let me remind you to don't miss the great summer special offer on the DLP book which include not only the special price of 60€ on both english or french editions copy but also a great surprise gift that you will love! At the end of the article you'll find the video showing you the whole book if you haven't seen it yet.
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Let's move now to the new Ratatouille land which became instantly popular from day one, with long lines to access to the ride. Good to see this land with plenty of guests enjoying it after we've seen it in construction the last two and a half years. Just like in the real Paris, you can even see - picture above - two lovers relaxing on a bench...
Note that the weather was cloudy and rainy a few days ago when Max shot the pictures, apparently the sun is back now.
By the way, the water pressure on Remy's fountain at the center of the plaza has been reduced to avoid to have too much water "flying" when there is strong winds.
The main reason why i was interested to get some shots of the reverse angle was to see if there is a visual intrusion of Toy Story Playland Parachute Drop and RC Racer rides for someone standing in the Ratatouille land . And yes, as you can see on the pictures above and below, there IS a serious visual intrusion problem, it's the least we can say, as you can't escape to see Parachute Drop and RC Racer from the Ratatouille land. And, as Peter, a D&M reader just reminded me on the D&M Facebook page, let's not forget also a "scream intrusion" with the screams of the guests on RC Racer! Sure, it's a pity, but don't blame DLP Imagineers as it was almost impossible to hide the two rides, except of course if the Ratatouille land would have been built in a different location. Hopefully when the vegetation will grow up in the future it might hide them a bit more.
Here is a panoramic view that i've quickly done with two of the views above to show you all in one shot.
Not too far from the fountain the merchandise shop "Chez Marianne" is still not open yet but the outside is ready for opening.
I've promised you pictures of the land that you've not seen before and there we go to explore the theming of the area in and around the covered market structure where guests are waiting before entering the show building.
Giant posters Ads with Gusteau and Anton Ego are displayed on the walls.
Nearby this covered market structure there is more theming, like this shop and hotel facades.
A plaque in tribute to the great Chef Paul Bocuse who partly served as inspiration for Gusteau can be seen on the walls.
At the ride entrance for guests with a Fast Pass you'll note the hidden Mickey "holding" the clock.
So many rooftops and chimneys they could do a Mary Poppins ride in there !
Max did the ride once again...
...and suddenly: a 1.0.1! Technical problem, projections and vehicles stopped, guests were escorted by cast members to the exit... and Max filmed everything as you will see on the video below.
There is more Disneyland Paris update coming very soon and next time we'll have a look at the Disneyland park. In the meantime, don't miss the special offer price on the great Disneyland Paris "From Sketch to Reality" book - for both ENGLISH or FRENCH editions! Thanks to this special offer you will save $50 on the normal price, so if you don't own the book yet i'm sure you don't want to miss it! Paypal and credit card payments are accepted, so make sure you to place your order now!
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Pictures: copyright Max Fan - DLPWelcome