Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is an attraction in EPCOT’s France pavilion in World Showcase. The ride, a replica of the original attraction from Disneyland Paris, occupies a brand new area in the back of the France Pavilion, and officially opened on October 1, 2021 — the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort!
We are so excited to share this fun adventure with you here!
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- Setting the Scene for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in EPCOT’s France Pavilion
- The Storyand Ride Features of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure (SPOILER WARNING)
- Rider Access — How to Get on Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
- Fun Features! Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
- EPCOT’s France Pavilion Expansion
- Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Merchandise
- Ride Specifications (Including Height Requirement and appropriate Age Groups)
In Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, riders “shrink” to rat-size and embark on a journey across Chef Gusteau’s restaurant kitchen in Paris.
The ride bombards guests with the sights, sounds, and smells of the kitchen as they’re chased through it on their way to safety!
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure — Setting the Scene
Prior to the opening of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, Disney shared that this attraction was designed specifically to match the environment of EPCOT’s France Pavilion. Roger Gould, a creative director with Pixar, described it as “Ratatouille’s Paris,” rather than recreating an “authentic” Paris.
As part of Ratatouille’s Paris, Remy has received his very own fountain!
Disney used a new piece in this fountain so the presentation mimics the popping of bottles of champagne (as opposed to having water regularly pouring out of the fountain).
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure — The Story
Let’s start with a SPOILER ALERT: If you do NOT wish to learn anything about the story before experiencing the ride for yourself, just keep scrolling to the next BOLD TITLED SECTION to learn about important things like ATTRACTION ACCESS, fun “SQUEAK PEEKS” and more!
Sooo… what carries you around Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure? Why, it’s your very own RAT!
Each “rat” ride vehicle offers 2 rows with 3 seats per row (for a total of 6 guests per ride). The bench-like seats have small dividers between them.
Chef Gusteau himself is ready to greet you when you first enter the attraction, and you’ll see him in a brand new way — along with everything else in the ride — thanks to your 3-D glasses. (P.S. You may even spot a Hidden Mickey in the introduction!)
Chef Gusteau mentions that Remy is expecting YOU. Next, you’ll head to the roof of Gusteau’s Restaurant where you’ll see Remy! (FUN FACT: Chef Gusteau’s sign comes to life and speaks to riders in both French and English within the attraction, making it the first bilingual show in Disney World!)
Remy is trying to decide what dish to make for the food critic visiting 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!)
Perhaps you can guess… Remy chooses to create his signature dish: RATATOUILLE! (You can find the RECIPE here!)
The window opens to the restaurant below… and YOU fall along with Remy into the kitchen. Surprise! You’ve suddenly shrunken down to the side of rat! You’ll scurry with Remy around the the kitchen as our pal Linguini tries to hide you from Chef Skinner.
If you’d love to learn all sorts of fun details and the rest of the story from Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, CLICK HERE!
And from there? Well, ONLY watch this FULL RIDE THROUGH video if you want to see it all! Complete with 4-D effects like water, wind, and even fragrances adding to the experience, get ready to STEP IN to Ratatouille like never before!
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Ride Access
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure offers a traditional Standby line for rider access.
The ride is also available as an option for booking Lightning Lane access via Disney Genie+. Disney Genie+ is an optional paid service which allows guests to bypass standby lines and enter the Lightning Lane at select attractions by paying a base price of $15 per day*, per ticket at Disney World. (*Prices vary by date and by park, and Lightning Lane access is subject to availability.)
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is available during Early Theme Park Entry (a benefit available to all Disney World Resort hotel guests) and Extended Evening Hours (a benefit available to select Disney World Resort hotel guests).
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure — Fun Details!
Aaah, we love those famous Disney details, don’t you? Here’s an example: in an area near the entrance to the ride you’ll see a display of various wines by the name of Chateau Ego — you may recognize both the name and the image on the bottles from the Ratatouille film.
Now, you’ll want to pay extra close attention here. Take a close look at the years listed on the bottles.
2007 is the year that Ratatouille was released. In 2014, the Ratatouille attraction opened in Disneyland Paris. And 2021, of course, is the year the ride made its debut in Disney World!
France Pavilion Expansion
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure occupies a building at the back of the France Pavilion.
The ride building is visible from the park’s International Gateway, and can also be seen by guests as they travel by way of the Disney Skyliner!
As guests wind their way to the attraction through the newly expanded area, they’ll also see the Table Service restaurant, La Crêperie de Paris, and its accompanying Quick Service window, Crêpes À Emporter.
Disney Imagineers previously expressed that the restaurant at the end of the Disneyland Paris version of the ride is a crucial element to the design, so EPCOT required a real food element as well, which is reflected in the form of the Crêperie and the Crêpes window.
At its core, the ride is about experiencing food, much like Remy does, so having a way for guests to interact with cuisine after experiencing the ride was of major importance during the design phase.
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure — Ride Specifications
- Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure does not have a height or age limit; however, children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a person 14 years of age or older.
- Appropriate Age Groups: Disney classifies this ride as Family-friendly, and appropriate for “All Ages”
- Select ride vehicles are equipped for guests in wheelchairs where the guest may remain in their wheelchair and does not need to transfer to a seat. There is also a vehicle that opens wider to allow for easier wheelchair transfers for guests who wish to transfer to a ride vehicle from their wheelchairs.
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