Disney begins the process of recruiting the opening team for Remy's Ratatouille Adventure at EPCOT

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First phase of the France pavilion expansion opens to guests
Posted: Friday June 4, 2021 1:47pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney is beginning the process of assembling the opening team for Remy's Ratatouille Adventure which will officially open on October 1 2021.

Billed as one of the main additions to Walt Disney World for for “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” honoring Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary, we know that the official opening date for the attraction is October 1 2021. However, Disney has been careful to use the word "official" opening when discussing October 1, which leaves the door very much open for an earlier soft opening.

With Disney already beginning the process of onboarding the opening team Cast Members, it appears to support the theory that we may well see some type of opening perhaps even as early as the summer. Interestingly, it would also seem to suggest that at least initially, the ride will be operated by local area Cast Members, and not making use of the currently suspended International Program participants from France.

Originally planned to open in 2020, and then delayed by the pandemic, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure invites guests into the flavorful world of Disney and Pixar’s “Ratatouille,” where they will feel as if they shrink to the size of Chef Remy and scurry through Gusteau’s famous restaurant. Guests will find Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in a newly expanded area of the park’s France pavilion.

Also debuting October 1 in this section of the pavilion will be La Crêperie de Paris, offering both table and quick-service options. The menu will feature sweet crepes, savory buckwheat galettes (naturally gluten friendly) and authentic French hard cider. 

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doctornick2 days ago

Well, I would frame it more as opening up new attractions to draw crowds, really. They aren't doing Ratatouille and Harmonious and such just for the sake of being nice. I absolutely agree that October 1 will be a mob scene - and Disney wants a ton of people coming. But one thing that can occur is that Disney can use the Park Reservation system to limit guests at one (busy) park and shunt them to other parks - if that is something Disney wants to do.

runnsally2 days ago

The Park Reservation system should make things interesting at Guest Services.

pdude812 days ago

But that would mean they wanted to limit crowds at the time they are releasing new attractions to absorb crowds.

doctornick3 days ago

Not if they are still using Park Reservations. I mean, it could be crowded sure, but they could use that system to limit overcrowding if that is the desire.

Snow Queen 833 days ago

Yeah, but every place is going to be crowded during this time.

James Alucobond3 days ago

That's literally the point. Open it when Magic Kingdom will be most crowded to potentially divert traffic to one of the least crowded parks.

Snow Queen 833 days ago

Good idea Disney, lets open it at one of the most crowded times. .... I'm being sarcastic.

egg10 days ago

The problem is, if boarding passes run out in seconds, I imagine it would be pretty tough to get a CM to snag you one.

uncle jimmy10 days ago

I may be wrong, but when we were at DHS for ROTR in GE, there were Castmembers stationed for people who had problems on their phones and I believe there were also CM that were for people without smart phones... Want to say guest services make the effort to support those guests who don't have a smart phone (like they still offer the key to kingdom card & magic bands). Know before you go, cause timing is key.

Figments Friend10 days ago

I will be at Epcot on October 1st, so will get to witness first hand the likely crush of people converging in France for this. Assuming Disney will be implementing a similar reservation system through the MDE app for those wishing to expereince the new Attraction........which of course shuts me out since i don't have access to that ( no smart phone / digital toys that work ) No big deal, i have plenty of other things to keep me occupied at Epcot ( and elsewhere ) that day....but it shall be fun to watch it all take place in person. -

DCBaker12 days ago

If you were looking for an Epcot Park Pass on Oct 1st as an AP, passes were just refreshed -

Sirwalterraleigh15 days ago

Of course it is...and that’s a huge problem. but you know - food booths

Squishy15 days ago

You think they'll let me on?

marni197115 days ago

It’s run regularly.