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Disneyland Paris - Ratatouille Update
It has been a while since we saw a construction update from Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Resort Paris…and with Ratatouille growing rapidly on a daily basis even I was shocked at how far ahead the Disney Imagineers are in the photos above (courtesy of DisneyandMore.
I would imagine that external theming would start to appear in the new year.
Disney’s California Adventure - Christmas with Cars
The holidays have come to Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park! If you haven’t seen all the automotive-themed decorations and Christmas trees that line Route 66 in Radiator Springs, make sure you check out this recently released video from the guys over at Disney Parks Blog! Amazing!
Disneyland Paris - Ratatouille Construction Update
Check out these brand new images from the Walt Disney Studios, for the construction of their brand new E ticket dark ride Ratatouille. The external façade is almost complete now with some theme appearing around the roof. In addition, you can start to see the structure of the restaurant too. It is looking great, hopefully it opens before 2014….we can all dream right?
Disneyland Paris - Crush’s Coaster Accident
The Crush’s Coaster attraction at the Disneyland Resort Paris’ Walt Disney Studios has reopened following a serious accident on October 11, 2012.
Radio Disney Club reports that a maintenance worker was hurt in the incident, and is currently in hospital with non-life threatening injuries. It is rumoured that one of the roller coaster’s cars ran over the man’s hand, causing extensive damage. However, this is yet to be confirmed by official Disneyland Paris sources.
Crush’s Coaster was swiftly reopened to the public, returning to action the very next day. An investigation is underway into the causes of the incident, although the short period of the closure suggests that Disneyland Paris is confident that the coaster remains safe for riders.
Disney California Adventure - Cars Land
The INCREDIBLE new Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park only opened this year, but Disney Imagineers are already adding little features here and there to improve guest experience. From Route 66 to Ornament Valley, you really feel like you’re in Radiator Springs! Of course, the experience wouldn’t be complete without getting to meet some of the town’s automotive residents. In this video, Sr. Show Director Glenn Kelman introduces us to Red, DJ, Mater and Lightning McQueen.
Disneyland Paris - Ratatouille Construction
Check out the latest photo set from the construction ground over at Disneyland Paris’ Walt Disney Studios Park. It shows Disney’s all new Ratatouille dark ride, Kitchen Calamity, which is due to open in Spring 2014.
The entire basic structure has shot up in the last few weeks with a definite shape appearing in the enormous space behind the old costumes unit.
Keep watch for more pictures are we get them.
Photos courtesy of DLRP Welcome.
Walt Disney World - Avatar Land Out, Cars Land In?
Rumours have emerged online that the planned Avatar Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom could be delayed or even cancelled, due to creative differences with director James Cameron.
Reports suggest that Walt Disney Imagineering has suffered from a rocky relationship with Cameron, with IGN claiming that this could push the opening date for Avatar Land past the planned 2015/16 time window.
If true, the delay would be a blow to Disney, which had hoped for a significant attendance boost from the debut of Avatar Land. The project was announced in September 2011, with Cameron serving as a consultant on the project, having had previous theme park experience when developing Terminator 2: 3D for Universal. Plans are already in place to close the popular Festival of the Lion King show this fall and move it to a new location in order to create space for the Avatar area.
Inevitably, the Avatar Land reports have strengthened rumors that a version of Disney California Adventure’s Cars Land will be installed at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. With much of the work of designing Cars Land having already been done, this would potentially enable Walt Disney World to debut a major new area in a shorter timeframe.
According to the IndieWire report, the start date for production on the first two sequels to the original Avatar is also shrouded in mystery. If these are delayed, Disney’s ability to co-promote the new Avatar area would be diminished, and a delay to the theme park project could be less impactful - provided Cars Land could be installed in the meantime.
The move to secure the rights to Avatar theme park attractions has widely been reported as Disney’s response to the massive success of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure. The first Avatar movie grossed more than $2.7 billion at the box office worldwide, and is based on the story of the indigenous Na’vi people’s attempts to fend off mining activities on the idyllic planet of Pandora.
Disneyland Paris - Ratatouille Dark Ride Construction UPDATE
Check out the latest snaps from the Walt Disney Studios over at the Disneyland Resort Paris, where Disney Imagineers are hard at work construction the new Ratatouille Kitchen Calamity - their new major E ticket dark ride based on the infamous Pixar film. The site is looking ready for vertical construction, and as you can see in the last photo there is even some new facades appearing…whether they are for the ride is another question.
Disneyland California - CELEBRITY SPOTTING
Sheryl Crow and her sons, Wyatt and Levi, stopped by Cars Land recently. It was hard to tell who was more excited about walking through Radiator Springs!