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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ilovetotravel1977Dec 08, 2022

Those dividers definitely weren't there this past Friday when we road it.

DonniePeverleyDec 07, 2022

Its' a nice little attraction that is perfect for Paris. I would have expected a better queue however.

Surfin' TunaDec 04, 2022

When you're lucky that adds additional smells to the attraction - no upcharge

HauntedMansionFLADec 03, 2022

I was riding Soarin’ the other day and the person next to basically sitting in my lap.

Surfin' TunaDec 03, 2022

Looking at my own hips that aren't where they were a few years ago, I support this move. Wait, did I just agree with something they're currently doing at Epcot? ?

SirwalterraleighDec 03, 2022

…I wasn’t thinking of that (I swear!)

IncomudroDec 02, 2022

That's because the lower halves of so many Americans are too large to fit into one third of that seat.

gerararDec 02, 2022

It's been flying under the radar recently, but modifications are apparently being made to the RV's at Remy's Ratatouille Adventure at Epcot. Ride opened a little over a year ago. The seat dividers are being removed from the bench-style seats, presumably to allow more room for guests. Picture here of removal: This is what it looked like before, where two dividers seats 3 people per row:

gerararJul 18, 2022

Had the opportunity to ride the original Ratatouille in Walt Disney Studios during my trip to France. It's pretty much the exact same thing as the Epcot clone, as far as I can tell/remember. It was in both French/English, like most attractions in DLP/WDS. Some of the effects were kinda tame compared to the Epcot version. Like the tilting of the RV's was nonexistent on 3/4 RVs I rode in and the rumbles were "softer". I did a total of 4 rides in a short span, thanks to the single rider line (<5 mins waits!). The unload was the biggest difference, as this grants you a view of the attached sit-down restaurant. Epcot really should have gotten the same thing, tbh. I will note the RV's in WDS's version are in very rough shape. Scuff marks and paint missing, aka the usual. Plus as noted above, the tilting in some RV's are broken. Heat and water spray was working in their respective scenes. The courtyard at WDS where the ride sits in is beautiful, but I think I prefer Epcot's setup behind the France pavilion more, where it's treated as more as an alleyway leading to the ride. However, bonus points must be given to WDS as they have actual detailed facades everywhere as opposed to Epcot's painted flat facades behind the attraction and minimal actual facades. The stroller parking right at the entrance/queue kinda ruins the vibe, while Epcot has theirs hidden away near the Creperie. Overall, am glad I got to experience this version. It had many pluses and really no negatives. The negatives I did note are just ride defects that can be easily fixed when given time/maintenence. Also, am happy that I got multiple rerides with little to no wait, but in Orlando I only got one ride (at the time) because of the VQ system in place.

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SplashZanderJun 28, 2022

Ratatouille went down at around 7:00 for the day. According to a cast member, one of the rats randomly stopped, which shut down the ride for the rest of the day because they couldn’t get the computer system in check. So from 7 until 11, the ride was not operational.

SplashZanderJun 25, 2022

Tilting and slight motion cars (tapping sensation to mimic the running of a rat), heat under the oven, water from the broom, and smells in certain scenes.

DisneyfanMAJun 25, 2022

Thanks for this detailed write up. I just found out the other day that Rat has tilting cars and also has smells and possibly heat (under the oven?) so its 4D right? I am excited for this ride and think it will be a highlight for my 3 children. Definitely an E-ticket ride. It's Disney!

SplashZanderJun 24, 2022

Does anyone know if the far wall projections in the Rat loading area are unique to Orlando? I thought they were lovely, but I didn’t remember them from Paris. I thought it was just blue lighting (like the other loading wall).