Iconic moments from Disney’s “Lady and the Tramp” and “Fantasia” animated movies already add to the atmosphere at Pizzeria Bella Notte Restaurant in Paris’ Disneyland Park, and now the Italian vibe of “Luca” will be honored in an upcoming expansion.
In keeping with Fantasyland’s homage to European fairy tales, the modern story of Pixar’s animated film “Luca” will bring a charming Italian Riviera ambiance to the restaurant through nods toward the story of a young sea monster who discovers an unexpected secret.
When Luca meets a fellow sea monster who becomes his new best friend, he learns he can take on human form when he leaves the water, and he can walk on dry land. Keeping their ability to transform a secret sets the tone for this family-friendly story of love and inclusiveness.
“‘Luca’ is a beautiful coming-of-age tale that reminds us of the beauty of acceptance of one another, but also from within. Discovering who we are can be a daunting challenge, but friendships can help us on that journey,” said Tracy Eck, art director at Walt Disney Imagineering Paris – Design & Show Quality. “I’m really happy that we are able to bring elements from the story of ‘Luca’ here to Fantasyland.”
The new dining room will feature characters from the movie and a seaside atmosphere inspired by Luca’s home town of Portorosso, told through details and objects reminiscent of the town’s fishing culture and cuisine.
More details will be shared in the coming months.
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