Restaurant des Stars has closed permanently as it will make way for an Ant-Man themed restaurant as part of next year’s Avengers Campus.
The restaurant closed its doors for the final time with the end of operating hours yesterday, 5th January, coinciding with the end of another piece of the parks original lineup – Studio Tram Tour.
An opening day restaurant for Walt Disney Studios Park, Restaurant des Stars was intended to be a more premium dining experience within the second gate. Themed as a location where Hollywood stars would eat, the interior attempted to keep a golden age of film vibe with art deco and modern furnishings with portraits of famous stars around the walls.
The restaurant ultimately however failed to capture the imagination of guests ever since its opening 18 years ago. Many criticised it for its dull and boring theming with the buffet menu serviceable but nothing to write home about.
The late 00’s and early 2010’s tried to see a resurgence in the restaurant when chez mistero Remy of Ratatouille fame made his debut within the culinary doors, surprising guests in life size form under a clough. His appearances quick left however with the arrival of Place des Remy in Toon Studio.
Restaurant des Stars closure marks the forth entry of Backlot to be permanently dismissed from the park as work is now underway transforming the old area in Marvel’s Avengers Campus. The land will feature two new attractions themed to world renowned heroes Spider-Man and Iron Man with an Avengers meet & greet planned nearby.
Details are still scarce as to what will become of the Restaurant des Stars building exactly, but confirmation has already been made that it will remain a restaurant and feature PYM Technologies of Ant-Man fame of some description. This may suggest the Parisian Avengers Campus will receive the PYM Test Kitchen announced for Disney California Adventure, but no confirmation has yet been revealed.
Official plans also hint that more than one restaurant could open in the revived land, just as how Restaurant des Stars and Blockbuster Café shared the same show building during WDS’ first eighteen years. This however is also just speculative for now.
Avengers Campus will open in Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris in 2021.