Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is a new 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!
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
In its opening months, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure utilized a Virtual Queue as a line management tool common to new attractions.
However, on January 10, 2022, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure switched to a traditional Standby line for rider access.
Guests can opt to purchase Lightning Lane access (and thereby bypass the Standby line) for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure for a fee that varies by date and time, typically between $9 – $11 per guest.
*PLEASE NOTE: Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is available as a Disney Genie+ option from May 31 – August 7, 2022 (which means that guests who purchase the Disney Genie+ option at $15 per guest, per day are able to access Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure as one of the included ride options during those dates). You can learn more about how Disney Genie+ works HERE.
Click HERE to learn more about Individual Attraction Selection as a pay-per-ride option (AND Disney Genie+) to access Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.
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 new 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!
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 accompanying 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.
The marquee for the attraction, which was installed in October 2020, is unique in that it is meant to begin the transition from “authentic” Paris, to the more animated, Ratatouille-style Paris as discussed above.
Looking back over the history of the expansion, in January 2021 we were able to take our first look at the France pavilion’s expansion, as the first of the construction walls were removed from the area.
And in July, we were able to step further into the pavilion!
The expansion includes a charming new park with benches, and plenty of places to relax and enjoy the scenery, which includes views of the Disney Skyliner.
And, if you look closely, you’ll find nods to our friend Remy just about everywhere! For example, if you give a good long look at this fence facing the Disney Skyliner station, you may notice that something in the iron-work seems familiar…
Look carefully at these designs, and you can see the outline of a rat! His pointy nose and ear are on the left, and his long, curly tail extends to the edge of the gate section.
And that’s just ONE example. Click here to see many more!
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Merchandise
Want to take home a souvenir or two (or more 😉 ) to remember your adventure with Remy? Well, you most certainly can, as a HUGE array of merchandise made its debut along with the attraction!
Items include apparel such as t-shirts and jackets.
With everything from rolling pins to wooden spoons to cheese boards, you’ll be ready to cook like REMY!
And remember… “ANYONE CAN COOK!”
Looking for a cuddly plush to take home? Our friends from Ratatouille pop out of stuffed cheese!
You can even take home your own rat ride vehicle… in toy form. 😉
From the fancy…
… to the FUN, there is a TON to choose from!!
We even spotted a remote control Remy!
Believe it or not, this just a glimpse of what’s available, and you can see the ENTIRE COLLECTION here!
Click HERE to see ALL of the NEW Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure merchandise! (And guess what? You can find even more HERE!)
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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