PHOTO - Latest look at the Ratatouille site from the air as first permits are filed for construction

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Ratatouille construction site from the air

Pictured above is the latest look at the backstage area of the France Pavilion at Epcot, which will be home to the upcoming Ratatouille ride.

Not too much has changed since our last aerial shot, but with the Food and Wine kiosks now out in the park, the area is cleared and looks ready to begin work.

Walt Disney Imagineering has also just filed a permit for the very early stages of construction, describing the first stage as "Project MI - Core and Shell - Underground MEPF, Structural Steel, Concrete, Metal."

It isn't clear what the Project MI name means, but it is likely an internal code name for the project.

Balfour Beatty Construction is the contractor, a company that frequently works with Disney on large construction projects.

No expiration date is listed, which typically means the work will be done within a year. However, it is important to note that this is just the first phase of construction, and is for the most basic parts of the building. 

We are likely to see more permits in the coming months as work progresses, but as of now, expect Ratatouille to open around the Spring of 2020.

Aerial photo for WDWMAGIC by Colin Chardavoyne @cchard.

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Article Posted: Oct 10, 2017 / 1:10pm EDT