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Wish Granted: French Disney Cooking with Remy the Rat

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The Make-A-Wish Foundation is well known for its spectacular efforts to grant the wishes of children suffering from severe and terminal illnesses. The Walt Disney Company is the non-profit’s biggest partner in making those dreams come true. Just this year, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida celebrated the 150,000th wish granted through their partnership. And now, a Disneyland Paris wish…

A non-profit organization in France called Petits Princes does the same wish work with Disneyland Paris. Some children want to meet a Disney Princess or an Avenger or simply visit a Disney Park with their families. Little Aleys had a bit quirkier of an idea for her magical Disney wish, and the result is as adorable as it is classy. Her dream was to cook at Bistrot Chez RĂ©my!

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Disneyland Paris describes Bistrot Chez RĂ©my as “Typical French Dining with a Rat’s Eye View.” The restaurant is located in Disneyland Paris’ Walt Disney Studios Park and is themed after the character Remy from the Disney/Pixar movie Ratatouille (2007). It is designed to resemble a Parisian bistro with a dining experience that immerses Guests into the world of the movie. The restaurant serves French cuisine, including dishes inspired by the film, such as ratatouille, of course! The interior of Bistrot Chez RĂ©my is decorated with oversized props to make Guests feel like they have been shrunk down to the size of a rat, just like Remy in the movie.

With Petits Princes, Disneyland Paris granted Aelys’s wish!

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Aelys was able to put aside the daily struggles she encounters due to her illness and made some magical memories at Bistrot Chez Rémy with her family.  The restaurant’s chef personally greeted her and delivered her chef’s hat and coat. Aelys even got an authentic gold Cast Member name tag!

Aelys explored the kitchens and followed the chef’s encouragement and instructions to make delicious treats with her sister. Remy himself made a surprise experience once Aelys and her family sat down at the table to eat her creations! Remy is her absolute favorite character, and she had him sign her recipe book!

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Here’s what Disneyland Paris shared about their efforts,

For 30 years, Disneyland Paris has wanted to bring optimism, joy, and hope, especially to seriously ill children, who can thus experience the continuation of their treatment positively. Since 1992, 20,000 wishes have been granted in collaboration with over 40 French and European associations.

Aelys and her family look so happy, and I love her love for Remy! Disney Paris made her Disney dream come true. Check out their happiness below.

About Lana Porter

Lana has never lost a Disney Trivia night. Maybe it’s the hundreds of times she’s been to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, her love for Disney’s ’90’s era hand-animated musicals, or the fact that she’s often likened to cartoon characters, but Disney and its magic have a special place in her heart. Her favorite Disney experiences include the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, eating Mickey Bars on the PeopleMover, and crying during the Magic Kingdom fireworks show. One day she hopes to be chosen as the rebel spy on Star Tours. When Lana isn’t Park Hopping, she’s at home reading books of all topics, watching her favs on Disney+, or snuggling her two cats, which she swears are not named after Disney characters. She loves surprising people with her knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but admits she is still catching up with Star Wars. She is happy to combine her excitement for writing with her love for Disney-style storytelling and share what she can with the world!