Walls down in the France Pavilion as Cast Member previews begin at EPCOT'S Remy's Ratatouille Adventure

Aug 19, 2021 in "Remy's Ratatouille Adventure"

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure Cast Member previews
Posted: Thursday August 19, 2021 11:23am Et by WDWMAGIC Staff

Construction walls are now down at the France Pavilion as Remy's Ratatouille Adventure begins Cast Member previews.

The walls blocking entry to the Ratatouille Courtyard have been removed, with preview guests being checked for admission near to the archway at the front of the pavilion.

Cast Member-only previews begin today August 19 through to September 2, with an additional round of previews for Cast Member sweepstake winners, which will allow guests to accompany the Cast Member winners.

In addition to the cast days, Club 33 previews will take place on September 3, and Disney Vacation Club previews are planned for September 5, 17, and 20. Dates for the now sold-out Annual Passholder preview include September 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, 16, 23, 24, 27, 28.

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EricsBiscuit7 days ago

They have no problem sitting parties of two with random people (happens to us all the time) but they don’t open the single rider line? Weird… staffing issue? Training issue?

egg8 days ago

The difference is the original movie pavilion idea was about movies (like DHS was), today it would just be based off of a movie/movies but have nothing to do with the actual medium. It would be purely an excuse to stick more movie IP in the park.

Epcot82Guy18 days ago

That's actually my point. There were a couple of initial renderings of a movie focused pavilion for Future World. They were exploring new pavilion ideas. It was not nearly fleshed out as legend makes it seem. Namely because all of the concepts moved over to the new high priority studios park. So, it's not really accurate to think GMR (as we know it) was going to be in Future World.

raymusiccity18 days ago

Back in the day, there were artist concepts of The Great Movie Ride, located in EPCOT.....oh, get me some smelling salts !☺

Ginzuishou18 days ago

poor planning looks like

Epcot82Guy18 days ago

Actually, the concepts were either focused on how films were created or the creative process around the artistry of film. So, it would be much more about film creation or film history. It would have been made to fit Future World's story, and there actually were concerns on whether it would fit - INSIDE the company, not in the fandom. So, I don't know that your assumption would reflect reality either then or now.

RSoxNo118 days ago

At some point that switched and MK and DHS became about rides with EPCOT and DAK being about experiences.

HauntedPirate18 days ago

No. Not at all.

doctornick18 days ago

Can you imagine if a movie themed pavilion were announced for Future World today? I can already picture the gnashing of teeth and complaining about it... But since it was being considered in the 80's in the Epcot heyday, I can only assume that it obviously is a perfect fit and would have been embraced by all had it opened then. Probably would have been hyped as the next evolution of Epcot's celebration of human achievement or somesuch.

HauntedPirate18 days ago

I read elsewhere that there is currently no single rider line open.

gerarar18 days ago

The indoor queue (once you pass the ticket booths and CMs) isn't that long. Iirc it's only like four switchbacks until you reach loading. Majority of the queue is right outside with the covered switchbacks.

Magic Feather18 days ago

The real question of importance: Did the Single Rider queue open today?

Marc Davis Fan18 days ago

Why such a long queue if the wait time is only 40 minutes? Isn't there queue space inside?!

Epcot82Guy18 days ago

Oh totally. There was a long-standing belief that the pavilion was actually fully developed and then became the GMR and the inspiration for the whole of DHS. That's not historically accurate. But, the idea of a Movies/Movie Production attraction for Epcot in future world was certainly in the ether.