News! Ratatouille Themed Restaurant Will Open in Disneyland Paris this Summer

The popularity of the Disney-Pixar film Ratatouille has inspired a new ride and restaurant opening in Walt Disney Studios at Disneyland Paris this Fall!

Ratatouille - The Ride!

Ratatouille – The Ride!

And it’ll be brought to guests from the viewpoint of Chef Rémy — the rat who followed his cooking passion despite his kind being unwelcome in the kitchen.

Chef Paul Bocuse (Monsieur Paul) will oversee the project, which includes the ride Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy.

The Ride!

Taking place inside the film’s Chez Gusteau, guests will explore the restaurant from Rémy’s point of view. While sitting in a “rat” vehicle, a thrilling adventure takes place with antagonist Chef Skinner on the chase.

Watch out for Chef Skinner!

Watch out for Chef Skinner!

The Restaurant!

The adjacent restaurant, Le Bistrot de Rémy, will open in Summer 2014 and, of course, feature ratatouille on the menu!

With Chef Bocuse at the imagineering helm, we know it will definitely be something to get on your dining list if you’re visiting Disneyland Paris this year!

Chef Bocuse and Chef Remy

Chef Bocuse and Chef Remy

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Walt Disney Ate Here: The Tam O’ Shanter

Located just a few miles away from the Disney Studios in Burbank, The Tam O’ Shanter is Los Angeles’ oldest restaurant that has remained in the same location under the same ownership and management since 1922.

AND Walt Disney ate here. A lot. 

The Tam O’ Shanter was very close to Walt’s Hyperion Studio when it opened. He frequented the restaurant so often that is was commonly referred to as the “studio commissary.”

The Tam O' Shanter

After seeing Beauty and the Beast in 3D at the Disney Studios, my family and I decided head over to The Tam O’ Shanter to check it out — and possibly sit where Walt once sat, Table 31. 

Atmosphere

I made us a reservation, which I highly recommend as the restaurant does get fairly busy. I even requested Table 31. Since it was dark, my pictures really don’t do the building justice. The restaurant looks like a quaint cottage located smack in the middle of a busy Los Feliz Boulevard.

The Tam O' Shanter

The entrance is guarded by a robust lion statue, and an old phone booth stands just to the left of him. As you enter the lobby area, you feel as though you’ve stepped through a time portal… [Read more…]