Remy's Ratatouille Adventure will open October 1 2021 at EPCOT

Mar 09, 2021 in "Remy's Ratatouille Adventure"

First phase of the France pavilion expansion opens to guests
Posted: Tuesday March 9, 2021 1:30pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

During today's virtual annual meeting of shareholders of The Walt Disney Company, Disney CEO Bob Chapek announced the grand opening of Remy's Ratatouille Adventure at EPCOT will be October 1, 2021.

This new family-friendly attraction will officially debut as part of the kickoff for “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” honoring Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary.

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. 

Although the ride is already complete, it appears the company has opted to wait for the parks to return to a more normal operating status before opening the expansion. It should also be noted that the while the official opening date is October 1, this does not rule out previews and soft openings prior to that date should conditions allow.

The ride was originally planned to open in 2020, but will now instead be Walt Disney World's only major new addition for the 50th celebrations. The company had originally expected to have a full line-up of new attractions for the 50th, including TRON at the Magic Kingdom, Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind, Remy's Ratatouille Adventure and Harmonious at EPCOT.

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doctornick10 hours ago

Once Rat opens, I'm sure that it will open with the park just like FAE. So, the question just becomes "do they rope of between Morocco and China?" forcing everyone to go the UK/Canada route or do they just open up all of WS walkway and let people walk either direction. I feel like they'll just do the latter but have the pavilions closed.

castlecake2.014 hours ago

Previously there would be a rope with a cast member at China and the France bridge or Morocco transition (depending on bakery hours)

co1006416 hours ago

I guess since the whole park (Future World + World Showcase) opens at one time, it's hard to say what will happen, but in the past, were guests able to walk all the way around World Showcase at park open, or were there ropes blocking off the pavilions from Norway to France? I'm interested to see what park operations will look like once Ratatouille opens (in terms of if you'll be able to walk from Frozen to Rat and vice versa). I feel like with two "headliner" attractions in World Showcase, it will start to look increasingly poor to have so much closed in that section of the park.

NobodyElse17 hours ago

It sounds like you're asking them to give a rat's @$$ about a rat's @$$.

doctornick4 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.

runnsally4 days ago

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

pdude814 days ago

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

doctornick4 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 835 days ago

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

James Alucobond5 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 835 days ago

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

egg12 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 jimmy12 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 Friend12 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. -