Heading to Disneyland Paris? One attraction you won't want to miss is Ratatouille the Adventure, a ridiculously charming, one-of-a-kind attraction that took Walt Disney Imagineering six years to produce at a reported cost of $270 million.
This award-winning ride celebrates the culture and architecture of France and features new animation sequences that were created by Pixar especially to bring the characters from Disney's "Ratatouille" (2007) to life on this attraction.
Ratatouille the Adventure
Known in French as Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy ("Remy's Totally Zany Adventure"), this motion-based trackless 4D dark ride opened in July 2014 at Walt Disney Studios Park, the second of two theme parks at Disneyland Paris.
It is one of the most popular attractions at Disneyland Paris, and is available as a FastPass ticket. Like all popular rides, lines for this attraction tend to get longer as the day progresses. Want to ride without wasting time in a long line? Grab a FastPass or get to the park at the opening time and go straight to this attraction.
You enter the queue at Gusteau's restaurant in Place de Rémy, a Parisian courtyard. Through forced perspective and other techniques, this immersive ride makes you feel that you've been shrunk to the size of a rat. You wait on the rooftop of the restaurant and Rémy and Chef Gusteau discuss what meal they should serve, and no sooner do they decide on their ratatouille dish than your group falls through a swinging pane on the roof and end up on the kitchen floor. A chase begins with the cooks in hot pursuit and you and the other rats running for your lives. After barreling through the kitchen and< dining area, a riot ensues. In the end, you and your rat friends make it safely to Rémy's kitchen, where the ratatouille is being made. The ride ends with everyone safe and sound at theBistrot Chez Rémy.
For this ride, passengers wear 3D glasses and the cars move in a spinning and gliding motion. While the storyline for the ride is a chaotic chase, note that the motion on this ride is very smooth. Also, this is a fun ride that's suitable for all ages, so do not worry about scary moments or jerky motions. It lasts about five minutes from boarding to exiting.
Ratatouille the Adventure: Quick Facts
Location: Toon Studio area of Walt Disney Studios Park
Minimum height: None
Age: All ages can ride
Place de Rémy
Like the film "Ratatouille," the attraction's hub, La Place de Rémy, is a celebration of the city of Paris itself, with its gorgeous architecture, fantastic culture, and wonderful food. The square is home to Bistrot Chez Rémy, a table-service restaurant where you can enjoy (of course) a bowl of ratatouille, among other authentic French dishes. Also in this location is Chez Marianne, a boutique named as an homage to the iconic symbol of the French Republic./p>
The Toon Studio area is similar to the Mickey's Toontown is an area at three other Disney theme parks where guests can experience where Disney characters live and work. Other attractions in Toon Studio include:
- Art of Disney Animation: exhibit-style attraction where guests watch a film about the process of animation and participate in Animation Academy with tutorial in how to sketch a Disney character.
- Flying Carpets Over Agrabah: spinner ride where riders sit in magic carpets and act as extras in Genie’s directorial debut. The attraction is set against a large “movie set” backdrop of Agrabah.
- Crush's Coaster: spinning roller coaster where riders climb aboard sea turtle shells for a ride through memorable scenes from the movie.
- Cars Four Wheels Rally: spinning attraction where riders move through a Radiator Spring’s car service station.
- Toy Story Playland: kiddie section with three attractions for young kids (RC Racer, Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin, Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop)