Disney confirms Remy's Ratatouille Adventure opening will move to 2021

Nov 16, 2020 in "Remy's Ratatouille Adventure"

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure marquee sign

Disney has today confirmed that Remy's Ratatouille Adventure at EPCOT will open in 2021.

The announcement was made by Josh D’Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, as he took the virtual stage at the IAAPA Expo: Virtual Education Conference.

The ride in the France pavilion had been originally planned to open in 2020, but the COVID-19 closure and subsequent restrictions on theme park operations means that Disney will wait until it can properly market the attraction to drive guests back to Walt Disney World next year.

The exterior of the expansion is largely complete, and we understand from sources that ride system testing is already underway inside the show building.

Based on Disney and Pixar’s hit film, “Ratatouille,” the family-friendly attraction will invite you to shrink down to the scale of a rat for a culinary adventure with Chef Remy. During each adventure, you’ll race across Gusteau’s kitchen floor aboard special trackless ride vehicles in a thrilling 3D chase. The ride originally debuted at Disneyland Paris Resort.

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Article Posted: Nov 16, 2020 / 12:32pm ET
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MisterPenguin3 hours ago

Like a line that stretches to Canada?

marni19713 hours ago

Last I heard VQ had been looked at and discounted. But that was when it was thought Covid would blow over. VQ/ boarding groups wouldn’t surprise me if safety dictated it.

MrHappy4 hours ago

Would you say that it would open only as Standby only? Or would there be a virtual queue (ie digital fastpass)? Or boarding groups? Or just keep walking because it would be a sea of humanity?

Magicart874 hours ago

It wouldn't be the first time they've taken a page from RollerCoaster Tycoon.

UNCgolf4 hours ago

Exactly. Disney would love to get some extra revenue by charging for toilet usage! Although the paid toilets in Paris have mostly disappeared. The majority are now free to use.

EricsBiscuit4 hours ago

You’d have to pay for them too! I’ll never forget leaving Notre Dame and then finding out I had to pay to use the restrooms haha.

MansionButler845 hours ago

Indeed.

raymusiccity7 hours ago

Agreed! We had a nicer meal at The Wave!

wdwmagic9 hours ago

When the area opened to guests they were still adding distancing signage to benches, so I'm not surprised they didn't get to the bathrooms yet. I think the opening of this area was brought forward from what was originally planned.

hakunamatata10 hours ago

Don't see the standard "How to wash your hands" signage that you see in other facilities on property.

HauntedPirate1 day ago

The Dining Plan is truly the gift(?) that keeps on giving, isn’t it?

donsullivan1 day ago

Blame that on the dining plan. Over the years, many people who would never have chosen these restaurants, chose them due to dining plan. They don’t look at the menu, the chose for the location, or the atmosphere. Then they complained about the ’traditional’ menus resulting in everything getting homogenized into boring themed versions of meat and potatoes.

HauntedPirate1 day ago

It’s typical Disney table service offerings but with French words in the titles. Unless you think - “Grilled tenderloin of beef, green peppercorn sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans” (The description of a dish straight from the MDE menu) - is something authentically French.

GrandCanyonConcourse1 day ago

How so....