With the construction crane visible from inside both parks and the Parisian street that functions as the exit / back entrance for guests into Toy Story Playland closed off with a blue wooden gate the construction of the park’s next addition has entered a serious phase. That the new attraction would be based on the Disney Pixar feature Ratatouille had been rumored since the Toy Story Playland construction phase and had been confirmed most recently repeatedly by the resort and by Brad Bird, director of the 2007 hit movie.
Now Brad Bird has taken to Twitter once again to provide his followers with an update on the progress at Disneyland Paris. His exact words: “$ limitations made theater build not viable. 3D version of RATATOUILLE done and waiting. Ride in works.”
So the dark ride (which will be the first dark ride for the Walt Disney Studios) is still “in works” – which reflects the construction that can be witnessed by guests every day inside the park and confirms that there was no change to the general idea on short notice.
However, Brad Bird confirmed also via Twitter that the Ratatouille dark ride which will open at the Walt Disney Studios was just one of two attractions that had been planned based on the hit movie for the resort. The other one was the theater (mentioned in his earlier tweet of last night) that was cancelled for financial reasons. A 3D conversion of Ratatouille apparently already has been created for this (now cancelled) theater attraction.
UPDATE: Brad Bird seems to be rather upbeat about what the Walt Disney Studios will get – the ride – as he stated via Twitter last night as well: “The ride will be cool.”