We’ve already gotten the chance to walk through some of this expanded area. But, recently we got the chance to experience a special preview of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in EPCOT and we got the chance to ride the new attraction for the first time. Now we’re sharing everything you need to know about this NEW ride right here!
Before we get to the ride itself, let’s take a quick look at the area right in front of the attraction!
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Of course, you can’t miss that large fountain of RATS right in front of the attraction’s entrance.
One cool thing to note about this is that Disney used a new piece in this fountain for the champagne bottles to make it look like you’re popping bottles of champagne, rather than just having water regularly pouring out of the fountain.
That’s just one of the cool details about this fountain!
Click here to learn more about the fun features in this fountain and more about the expanded area in general!
As you approach the ride, you’ll see the gorgeous sign above the ride.
You’ll notice the ride is has various signs indicating the lines guests can join.
Speaking of queues, let’s talk about just how the lines will be handled here.
Virtual Queue and Individual Attraction Selection
Also, it’s important to note that when Disney Genie+ and Individual Attraction Selection launch, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is set to be available through Individual Attraction Selection. That means it will NOT be available through the $15 paid Disney Genie+ service that gives you the ability to skip the standby line at various attractions. Instead, if you want to skip the standby queue here (or virtual queue in this case), you’ll need to pay to use the Lightning Lane for this ride individually.
Click here to get full details about how the virtual queue will work for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.
Age and Height Limits
Note that Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure does not have a height or age limit.
But, children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a person 14 years of age or older. There is wheelchair access for this ride. When we asked, a Cast Member informed us that there are ride vehicles equipped for guests in wheelchairs where the guest may remain in their wheelchair and does not need to transfer to a seat, but it is for wheelchairs only not ECVs. There is also a vehicle that opens wider to allow for more easy wheelchair transfers for those guests who want to transfer to a ride vehicle from their wheelchairs.
Alright, let’s get into the ride itself! We weren’t able to take photos on the ride during our preview of the ride, but we’ll describe all of the parts of the ride to you so you know what to expect! If you’re trying to avoid any and all spoilers about the ride, you’ll want to skip ahead to the end of this article!
Alright, let’s begin! The attraction vehicles themselves are designed like…you guessed it, RATS! Each “rat” is 2 rows with 3 seats in each row, for a total of 6 guests per ride. The seats are sort-of like benches, except there are little dividers between each seat.
Three “rats” go into the attraction at a time from what we saw. The vehicles are similar to the ones used at Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway in the sense that they operate on a trackless system. Again, keep in mind that this version of the ride in EPCOT is essentially a replica of the one that already exists in Disneyland Paris.
When you first go into the ride, you’ll see a small Chef Gusteau floating around with your 3-D glasses and he mentions that Remy is expecting you. Then, you’ll head to the roof of Gusteau’s Restaurant where you see Remy. Remy is trying to decide what dish to make for the food critic in the restaurant. (Hidden detail!! At this point in the ride, you’ll see the shadow of a very familiar truck from Toy Story in the far right in the window — keep your eyes peeled!)
Remy decides he’s going to make ratatouille for the critic, and then the window opens to the restaurant below. That’s when you and Remy “fall” into the kitchen and you realize you’ve shrunken down to the side of rat! You and Remy scurry around the floor of the kitchen as Linguini tries to hide you from Skinner.
Note: there is no drop in this ride. The “fall” is just an illusion created by the screens. Again, there’s no actual drop or fall.
Linguini tries to help you hide and you end up into the cooler in the kitchen. Then, you come back out into the kitchen and Linguini tries to sort-of mop you away to help you escape. You might even feel a bit of a splash as the mop hits you!
You head into the next area and end up near the furnace, which turns on and you can FEEL the heat! Throughout the entire attraction, you’re essentially trying to not get caught by Skinner.
Eventually you jump onto a serving cart that takes you into the kitchen. You’ll even see the wheels of the cart spinning next to you — be sure to look out for that!
Skinner spots you and Linguini quickly helps by pushing you through a vent in the floor. Then you continue to run all over the place as Skinner tries to catch up! At one point Skinner even reaches his hand through a wall and then gets caught in a rat trap. (Ouch!!) Eventually, you reach the point in the story where all of the rats are helping in the kitchen and then FINALLY you make it, unscathed, to Remy’s personal dining area on the roof where his family and friends are ready to welcome you!
When you get up to this area you’ll smell a delicious scent, very much like fresh bread. And that’s where the attraction ends. You eventually reach the unload area and hop off your rat.
Overall, the attraction is fun for the whole family. There are lots of different elements to look for — physical props in the attraction, the action on the screens, and all of the extra effects in terms of heat, water, and smells!
We were later provided with the opportunity to take photos and videos inside the attraction.
As we mentioned, be sure to look for that truck from Toy Story in the ride. We were told that there are no hidden Mickeys in the ride, but you may find some in the queue and you will find all kinds of fun details throughout the ride and in the space around it.
For example, in one area near the entrance to the ride you’ll see a display of various wines named Chateau Ego — you’ll recognize that name and the image on the bottles from the Ratatouille film! But, you’ll want to pay extra close attention to all of the details here. Take a close look at the years on the bottles. Recognize them?
2007 is the year that Ratatouille was released. While 2014 is the year the Ratatouille attraction opened in Disneyland Paris and 2021 is the year the ride will debut in Disney World!
We have a feeling there will be lots of other great details to spot in this entire space, so be sure to look carefully as you explore the expanded area.
And that’s our look at the Ratatouille ride and a bit about the surrounding area. We’ll keep an eye out for more news and we’ll be sure to share all of the latest Disney updates with you!
Are you excited to ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure? Tell us in the comments!