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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matt91124 hours ago

Imho would be best to not hype anything....as in you just build it an open it. Pull something from universal. The massive marketing machine they seem to use for everything only sets expectations...too high.

Waters Back Side18 hours ago

Isnt Remy going to be an IAS option as well as VQ? It almost seems now its VQ or nothing. I was under the impression it would be a non Genie + IAS ride like Test Track. If someone wants to pay for LL access is that still an option? That was the problem and complaint with Rise (aside from not being able to just wait).

CJR2 days ago

Absolutely. Given that he came from the parks, he no doubt has a much more hands on role in that division over the others at the time being. Not to mention, we knew long before Josh D'Amaro got promoted that they were wanting a paid FP. Iger was CEO back then too and definitely did nothing to stop it. I'd say that he enabled it, as the matter of fact. I do think Josh might have a played a big role in the Lightning Lane rebranding and the discontinuation of free Fastpass+, but most of what we're seeing was coming long before then. Had the pandemic never happened, I do think the name "Fastpass" would still be here, especially given that they put it on the signs of the newest attractions. Lighting Lane, as a name, was definitely conceived pretty recently (think last year and a half).

HauntedPirate2 days ago

Oh, not at all. I do not discriminate with my anger towards Disney CEO’s named “Bob”. $lappie just happens to be at the front of the line right now, and he really hit “turbo boost” on the pricing BS. The Weatherman has earned plenty of ire, for many reasons.

SteveAZee3 days ago

I think that, adjacent to the Law of Large Numbers, there's a model for guest behavior that Disney's got dialed in, and in general, given the millions of visitors, they can somewhat accurately predict which direction the herd (or subsets of the herd) will go. If they see that their model isn't working well enough, they'll adjust the model, tweak the perks and prices, and continue on. It's unlikely that a 'fall off the cliff' scenario will happen (financially), so they'll adjust if/when the herd shifts. I don't know this for a fact, but I believe it to be true. :)

ImperfectPixie3 days ago

Don't leave Iger and the BoD (and possibly the various parks Presidents) out of your wish. This ball of nickel/diming/price gauging/cut perks has been rolling for a bit.

HauntedPirate3 days ago

I firmly believe they don’t want to push anyone out, but they do want as many people as they can get paying the highest prices possible. From my chair, it feels like Disney believes they will be able to keep guests flowing in as in the past plus have them paying for more things than ever before. But… Human nature is a fickle thing, particularly when it comes to financial matters. All the sharp pencil people who model scenarios can’t account for someone having a bad day and deciding “Nope, this isn’t worth the money today”. They can’t account for the number of people who will see $15/day/person for Genie+ and say “No thanks”. They can’t account for a person’s tolerance for having Disney’s hand in their wallet as seemingly every turn right now and just not going. Leisure spending is not infinite. There are a plethora of other options available to people. The pseudo pay-to-play model they are implementing is something I genuinely hope is a massive failure. Nothing short of $lappie being unceremoniously tossed out on his bald head (and his stupid “Master Ship Builder” sign at Castaway Cay ripped out and burned) would make me happier right now. Well, maybe someone removing the oil rigs in WSL… 😉 Anyway… Voting with one’s wallet is the best way to send a message, and stopping by GS on your way out and sending emails to voice your disgust never hurts either.

aladdin20073 days ago

I hope they get so many complaints when guests get turned away and told they are not allowed to wait in line to ride, that it changes sooner rather than later....and I agree you should have the freedom to wait in a line if you choose. The direction they are going with all this stuff is ruining it for so many, this is exactly what Disney wants though, to push people out because of the overcrowding problems, and sadly it will work because if you don't agree to let the app dictate to you what to do and pay for extras, Disney is showing you the door.... check out the rick steves radio show if you can from todays broadcast,,this was all stated loud and clear and theories behind it. It was very telling and just reaffirmed the direction they are taking.

J45464 days ago

i really dont think VQ will last long with this ride, it will be a standby / lightning lane within a year or two. Same with Web Slingers. Thats not to say the rides arent good, I really like WS and RAT looks to be a great addition to Epcot. Hopefully RotR gets its VQ removed in DL sometime soon because I really dislike VQ and would rather have a 5+ hour standby line oppourtunity than nothing.

SplashZander4 days ago

DCBaker4 days ago

Ratatouille has been added to the Virtual Queue page -

castlecake2.05 days ago

It’s a visa related issue. Cultural reps have to wear their “national costume” as part of their visa which can’t be worn by domestic cast unless they are from that country originally. So World Showcase should be fine once cultural reps return. In the meantime though yes, it’s a lot of generic costumes in the countries as they can’t wear the national ones.

aladdin20075 days ago

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

castlecake2.05 days 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.