Alwaleed's Disneyland Paris teams up with French chef for new ride

New attraction will be based on the popular 2007 animated blockbuster ‘Ratatouille’
Alwaleed's Disneyland Paris teams up with French chef for new ride
French chef Paul Bocuse. (Getty images)
By Staff writer
Sun 02 Feb 2014 03:52 PM

Disneyland Paris, the theme park in France 10 percent-owned by Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, has teamed up with renowned chef Paul Bocuse to device a new attraction based around the popular animated blockbuster ‘Ratatouille’.

The 2007 comedy, which was produced by Pixar Animation Studios, told the story of a rat named Remy who wanted to become a chef and earned a massive $623m at the global box office.

Disneyland Paris has now teamed up with Bocuse, who is often considered the godfather of French gastronomy, to create a new attraction based on Rémy’s adventures through the streets of the French capital.

The attraction, which will be known as “Le Monde de Rémy”, meaning The World of Rémy, will open this summer and it is estimated to have cost around $150m to build.

The theme park, which is 38.9 percent owned by the Walt Disney Company, was rescued from bankruptcy in 1994 when Prince Alwaleed injected $350m into its parent company Euro Disney.

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