PHOTOS - First phase of the Ratatouille expansion opens at the France pavilion

Jan 18, 2021 in "Remy's Ratatouille Adventure"

First phase of the France pavilion expansion opens to guests

EPCOT this morning welcomed the first guests into the new Ratatouille area - at least as far as the restrooms.

Guests are now able to walk along the street that leads into the new area.

Click on the video below for a walk-through of the new area.

The new bathrooms are open, which is partly due to the bathrooms in the nearby Morocco pavilion now being closed for refurbishment.


A large construction walls prevents guests from venturing any further into the new area.

Click on the gallery for more pictures.

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Article Posted: Jan 18, 2021 / 10:40am ET
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MrzPalmtree2 days 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.

mm522002 days ago

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

pektas2 days 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?

lazyboy97o5 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.

_caleb6 days ago

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

FeelsSoGoodToBeBad6 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. 👻😱

Incomudro6 days ago

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

pdude816 days ago

Ladder budget cuts

HauntedPirate6 days ago

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

Prototype826 days ago

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

marni19716 days ago

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

JustInTime6 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 Analyst6 days ago

I’ll take Global Pandemic for 5,000.

marni19716 days ago

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