PHOTOS - Ratatouille construction pictures from the air

May 14, 2018 in "Remy's Ratatouille Adventure"

Ratatouille aerial construction pictures - May 2018
Posted: Monday May 14, 2018 11:55am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Today we have a great set of aerial images of the Ratatouille construction site at Epcot's France pavilion.

Since going vertical less than a month ago, a lot fo progress has been made on the steel structure of the main ride building.

The ride, based on the popular attraction found at Disneyland Paris is still some way off from its Walt Disney World debut, with current estimates of a Spring 2020 opening.

Aerial photos for WDWMAGIC by Colin Chardavoyne @cchard.

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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).