In 2014, a unique family-focused attraction based on the Oscar winning Disney / Pixar animated movie ‘Ratatouille’ will open at the Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Paris. With this ‘progress report’, the ‘Designing Disney Research Center’ wants to give you periodic updates on the progress of the construction of this new attraction.
Will you be visiting Disneyland Paris soon? And are you interested in making a few photos of the ‘Ratatouille Kitchen Calamity’ construction site for us? If so, please let us know.
This is an interactive timeline. Click on the text in blue for photos and detailed information.
Soil is added or removed to create a perfectly level base for installing the concrete slab.
Crushed stone is placed to raise the elevation of the construction site or to replace a topsoil that wouldn’t be able to support the weight of the structure that is going to be build.
Piles are driven into the soil to provide foundation support for the structure that is going to be build. This technique is used to transfer the weight of the building to a more competent soil or rock at depth when the topsoil wouldn’t be able to support it.
Film is attached to the planks of wood to protect them against wind driven rain or snow.