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

Jun 04, 2021 in "Remy's Ratatouille Adventure"

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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aladdin200754 minutes ago

I get the feeling "temporary" will become permanent, which concerns me for the rest of WS costumes down the road.

castlecake2.01 hour ago

France has new “temporary non cultural” costumes for Rat and merchandise shops consisting of black pants/vest/bow tie. Though IDF for some reason is still wearing flag shirts.

SoFloMagic1 day ago

Yeah, a bit. In all, it felt like it moved a lot less than rise or runaway railway. The 3d really got in the way of me liking it more. The physical scenes were nice and I didn't like that the 3d glasses got in the way of my enjoying them more. Runaway railway accomplishes most (short of the cork gag) of the tricks without the use of 3d.

co100641 day ago

I take it based on the changed signage that single rider won't be available?

TimeTrip2 days ago

Had 3pm slot and got to ride 3 times in the span of about 20 minutes. The line for photopass was almost longer than the 3 rides.. at around 15 minutes. No wait for crepes at around 345. It seemed to be crowded at the top of the hour. As for the ride. Good fun. Only the left eye projector wasn't working in the outdoor scene before going "in". Didn't know the champagne scene could be different from ride to ride...

DisneyDodo2 days ago

Yet we can’t get them to throw a parade in honor of their biggest resort’s 50th anniversary…

FigmentFan824 days ago

sorry, it was my first time

castlecake2.04 days ago


MansionButler844 days ago

I’m sure. They just need to slow down and take a few weeks to get this set up right. Let the 50th start and then roll this out during the early November lull. Or barrel forward in a couple weeks….

gerarar4 days ago

castlecake2.05 days ago

Inw I wonder if originally that was the plan but someone somewhere wanted as many changes in place as possible by oct 1, not as much to make it part of the 50th but just to have a specific date where the majority of operational changes are completed.

MansionButler845 days ago

I just wish they’d slow down. No one said, “we want this for the 50th!” and it won’t make it for 10/1, anyway. What difference is a few weeks to make it all look nice?

castlecake2.05 days ago

I don’t disagree but with the mess the world is still in at least they made the temporary stickers match the area. I’ll give this one a pass for now.

Skibum19705 days ago