Remy’s Kitchen Garden & Ratatouille Preview

June 21st, 2014 by Dirk

As already reported DLP.info will report live via Twitter and Facebook throughout both days of the weekend as Remy presents his new attraction and restaurant this weekend at the Walt Disney Studios Park.

As a little teaser take a look at the new kitchen garden that Remy set up on the grounds of the Hotel Cheyenne to be able to serve his famous Ratatouille with fresh vegetables and spices. You can find the garden on East Desperado Street if you cross between the buildings “Wild Bill Hickok” (20) and “Butch Cassidy” (23)
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Please note: the new Parisian area of the Walt Disney Studios and with it the new attraction “Ratatouille l’attraction” and Remy’s restaurant only open July 10 officially for guests. DLP.info has been granted access to a preview on Sunday and will also be able to report from the press event on Saturday thanks to co-operation with other invited guests.

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Ratatouille Open House

June 20th, 2014 by Andy

Remy is moving in his new home at the Walt Disney Studios in Disneyland Paris.

The new attraction “Ratatouille: The Adventure – L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy” is planned to open on July 10th. This weekend however is a big press event. DLP.Info will report live via Twitter and Facebook account throughout the weekend!

Make sure to follow us there as we share the arrival of Remy at his new home.

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Management changes ahead

April 30th, 2014 by Dirk

Following yesterday’s breaking news from the US that Daniel Delcourt is about to return to Disneyland Paris in a leading position the rumor mill went into overdrive … the good part about that: slowly but surely it seems to get clearer which position he is about to take over – and it does not seem to the the position of Philippe Gas as CEO of Euro Disney S.A.S. Instead in the meantime the majority of sources state that he is about to replace Joe Schott. That would mean he becomes the “Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer”. Joe Schott moved into that position in December 2009 coming from Walt Disney Attractions Japan with experience at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort Anaheim.

Please note that Disneyland Paris has not yet confirmed this management change in an official press release to our knowledge.

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Management shake up at Disneyland Paris?

April 29th, 2014 by Dirk

For the latest inside scoops concerning the Disneyland Resort Anaheim MiceAge has long established itself – in particular the updates by Al Lutz are a hot topic among fans (for various reasons). The latest story by him was only published today, April 29, under the title “Disneyland Executive Shuffle“. However, what starts out a your “usual” report about a shuffle of management members in charge at the Disneyland Resort Anaheim then suddenly includes hot news for Disneyland Paris as well. Al Lutz writes: “after a few short years in America, Disneyland Resort Hotels VP Daniel Delcourt will return back to France with a promotion to head up Disneyland Resort Paris“.

Al LutzThe article leaves no room for speculation that Daniel Delcourt will return to Disneyland Paris – which means he and his wife have to relocate from Newport Beach, CA – it is rather ambiguous as far as his new position in Paris is concerned. At the time of publication of this news (04/29, 4:15 pm CET DST) neither the websites of the Anaheim resort nor of the Paris resort reflect the management shuffle reported by MiceAgeAl Lutz. However, the statement could be read as implying that Daniel Delcourt may replace Philippe Gas, the current CEO of Euro Disney S.A.S. – at least in midterm. In any case we should learn this soon as any management change of the magnitude implied by MiceAge’sAl Lutz’ statement has to be announced by Disneyland Paris publicly as well…

 Please note our follow-up report published April 30 concerning the latest rumors about the position Daniel Delcourt may take over!

More on Daniel Delcourt:

The married Belgian graduated from the Hotel School of Namur, Belgium, having earned his degree in Hotel Management and holding a master’s degree in Food and Beverage Management. According to his public LinkedIn profile Daniel Delcourt started his Disney career in April 1996 as “Food and Beverages Manager” at Disneyland Paris (04.06 – 09.97), before becoming “Operations Manager Disney Village” (09.97 – 01.99), which led to the position of “Ranch Davy Crockett and Disneyland Paris Golf Course General Manager” (02.99 – 06.2000), followed by “Hotel Sequoia Lodge and Disneyland Paris Golf Course General Manager” (06.2000 – 06.02), “Entertainment Operations Director” (06.02. – 06.04) and “Production/Operations/Techniques/Support Logistics Entertainment Director” (01.02 – 12.06) and finally “Hotels and Business Solution Vice President” (01.07 – 04.12) before moving to Anaheim, CA, for the position of “Vice President Resort Hotels and Downtown Disney District” (as of 04.12). As described on the public affairs website of the Disneyland Resort Anaheim, “in this role, Daniel oversees the operation of three resort hotels, including two AAA Four Diamond accredited locations, as well as over 20 acres of exciting restaurants, shops and nightclubs in the Downtown Disney district“.

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Just a thought…

April 29th, 2014 by Dirk

Usually we only publish hard fact and news as well as the occasional rumor in this section of DLP.info – therefore I would like to point you to our “other” blog today, the Mousekingdom Blog. Yes, that blog may not be as active as we (and hopefully you) would want it to be but just yesterday we posted about the upcoming sequel to the Disney Channel hit “Disney Teen Beach Movie” – and also included some thoughts on the potential of this franchise for the Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris … let us know what you think about it!

P.S.: there is also another new post about Robert Iger’s statements concerning additional investment in the Shanghai Disney Resort … while fans of Disneyland Paris continue to hope for more money from TWDC for “their home resort”.

 

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Get ready for Spiderman

April 14th, 2014 by Dirk

As reported by DEADLINE Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, stars of the upcoming Marvel / Sony feature “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ recently visited Disneyland Paris as part of their international promotion tour for the movie. Deadline goes on showing off a French advertising poster for the latest offering of the resort, the meet’n'greet with Spiderman – you can find it online at http://www-deadline-com.vimg.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Spiderman-Castle-Background_A3_FR__140414074112.jpg.

Interestingly the poster shows off Spiderman next to Sleeping Beauty Castle – despite the meet’n'greet being located in the Walt Disney Studios park, taking over the former terrace of the Blockbuster Café most recently used as “overflow” Annual Passport office during busy times. According to the latest rumors, Spiderman will start greeting guests in his new “lair” on April 19. Rumors stated that the meet’n'greet is only scheduled till mid-July, however, the French poster used by Deadlinenow identifies July 14 as more specific end-date.

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Gusteau has arrived

March 23rd, 2014 by Stefan

Gusteaus Sign

Saturday the large light up sign for Gusteau’s restaurant was installed above the buildings of the new Parisian area in the Walt Disney Studios as the exterior work is racing toward the finish line.

Gusteaus-Sign-01While the head of Gusteau’s above the “tunnel” connecting the Parisian street / plaza with Toy Story Playland is still behind a cover (that was installed prior to the grand opening of Toy Story Playland) the huge light up sign visible already from the entrance of Toy Story Playland now gives all guests with a bit of Disney Pixar knowledge a clear hint about the theme of the area and attraction to open later this year.

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Remy’s Previews and Soft Openings

February 28th, 2014 by Andy

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It is almost time for Remy to make Disneyland his new playground. The opening of the Ratatouille attraction is getting closer and everybody is waiting with anticipation (we at DLP.info are).

But before the official opening there will be some special preview dates. Cast Members will be able to ride the attraction on the 23th of June while regular park guest might get the chance to test the new attraction as from Saturday 28 of June.

Start planning your trip to see Remy in Action. Beware though that these are soft opening dates and there is no guarantee that you will be able to ride it on those days.

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Paris is Almost Ready

February 14th, 2014 by Andy

RatatouilleFeb2014-1Paris is almost completely built. Or should we say a little part of Paris within the Walt Disney Studios. Also known as the new facade to the new Ratatouille attraction. With the progress done so far you can already see how it will turn out. It looks good already but will look fantastic once done. Only until summer before we will see the finished product. Enjoy the pictures, where you can see a team hard at work so it will all be ready in time.

RatatouilleFeb2014-2One thing we do notice is the Costuming building sticking out above the facade. Let’s see if they get this hidden once the area is completed.

The opening dates are still unknown. Even during the Shareholders meeting no dates were given. And if a guest tried to convince Philippe Gas to spill the beans, he would not budge and only say that we need to be patience until summer time.

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Old Temple Going Down

February 14th, 2014 by Andy

IndianaNEW1 The big guns are out!

The Indiana Jones et le Temple du Peril is closed down for a big overhaul. They are bringing down the temple so they can build a new one. To be able to take it down big cranes and tools are needed.

So while Disney likes to put all the work behind the green fences, they can’t hide the big machines. Once you enter Adventureland you’ll see the big crane sticking out above the temple.

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IndianaNEW2The works have started at the beginning of January. With the big overhaul like this, that will get us a new temple and loop, we are looking at another couple of months before the work will be ready and we can all start enjoying this adventure again.

 

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