To commemorate the launch of its 60th attraction, which is dedicated to the movie “Ratatouille,” Disneyland Paris is planting its very own vegetable garden. Located near Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne, the “Potager Ratatouille” should be ready in late June.
White Egg eggplants, Golden Marconi peppers, White Wonder tomatoes… These are among the unusual varieties of produce visitors will find growing in Disneyland Paris’s new vegetable garden this summer. By the time Ratatouille: The Adventure opens on July 10, the theme park should have ready access to all the ingredients needed to make the famous Mediterranean dish. The new garden will undoubtedly come in handy for the chefs at Chez Rémy, the gourmet restaurant scheduled to open simultaneously with the new attraction. Of course, it seems likely that the eatery will offer a version of ratatouille made with the ingredients grown on site.
To create this new outdoor space on the grounds of Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne, which already includes an orchard and a flowering meadow, Disneyland Paris called upon Louis-Albert de Broglie, whose aristocratic heritage and devotion to sustainable farming has earned him the nickname of “the Gardener Prince.” An heirloom vegetable enthusiast, de Broglie provided Disneyland Paris with around 60 tomato plants from his National Tomato Conservatory at the Château de la Bourdaisière.
Around ten varieties of tomatoes will be grown in the new garden, offering a wide range of flavours, textures and colours. Alongside the more traditional red fruits, visitors to the Ratatouille Vegetable Garden will find white, green, orange, pink and even black tomatoes.