PHOTO - Work beginning on Ratatouille at Epcot's France Pavilion

Dec 08, 2017 in "Remy's Ratatouille Adventure"

Ratatouille construction aerial view

Although not expected to open until Spring of 2020, work is now starting to get underway on Ratatouille at Epcot's France Pavilion.

As you can see from the aerial photo above, ground clearing is underway, equipment is being moved into position, and construction trailers are on site.

Before we see anything vertical, expect to see ground work and utility preparation.

In this recently filed construction permit, you can see the outline of the new building (the grey block), along with the new walkways and restrooms that will be located directly behind the existing Impressions de France building.

Aerial photo for WDWMAGIC by Colin Chardavoyne @cchard.
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Article Posted: Dec 08, 2017 / 10:10am EDT
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MrzPalmtree6 hours ago

Actually, MK is only open until 9 pm March 14-20. The additional hour may be added as the dates get closer as that week looks to be a good bit busier than the week before, but currently most of the week is set for 9 pm closing.

mm522006 hours ago

Nope just busy spring break period anticipated. MK is open till 10 every night that week too

pektas6 hours ago

Starting March 13 Epcot is open 11-11 every day until march 20......guessing not but any chance the extended hours have anything to do with this possibly opening during that time?

lazyboy97o3 days ago

It’s supposed to be the railing of a Juliet balcony. A piece of wood painted to match the wall isn’t what those normally look like? How you are supposed to use your balconet or get to your flowers with a fixed window is another question. It’s a shame the French don’t have some sort of eponymous door they use in such situations.

_caleb3 days ago

Or close the window all the way because for some reason there’s a wall-colored panel in the way...

FeelsSoGoodToBeBad3 days ago

Those are my people. I have a black thumb and the flower box would eventually look like some sad wasteland of tears and terrors. 👻😱

Incomudro4 days ago

The people who live in that apartment don't put flowers out.

pdude814 days ago

Ladder budget cuts

HauntedPirate4 days ago

(Fake) flowers can’t grow that high up? It’s the same in the south-facing wall as well.

Prototype824 days ago

I'm going to shift some focus away from the sign discussion and ponder this: Is this driving anyone else nuts?

marni19714 days ago

It could operate if it had the staff and was finished and tested.

JustInTime4 days ago

Wait. So you mean that rides can’t operate during this pandemic while other rides are operating? (Also, the point was the punchline and I was looking for an excuse to use it. Sorry it was bad but it was mostly rhetorical).

Disney Analyst4 days ago

I’ll take Global Pandemic for 5,000.

marni19714 days ago

Because of Covid. Crewing. Unforseen circumstances. Covid. Need I go on?