PHOTO - An aerial view of the Ratatouille site at Epcot

Aug 22, 2017 in "Remy's Ratatouille Adventure"

Aerial view of Ratatouille site

Construction is yet to begin on the new Ratatouille ride in Epcot's France Pavilion, but permits are now being filed for some of the early site work.

The aerial image above shot a few days ago shows the France Pavilion and the current state of the backstage area that will become home to the Ratatouille expansion.

The expansion pad is currently used to store the Food and Wine Festival kiosks, with a few of those still visible in the photo. Most are already out in World Showcase ahead of the upcoming festival.

Based on the popular attraction at the Walt Disney Studios park in Paris, Ratatouille is expect to open around the Spring of 2020.

Aerial photo for WDWMAGIC by Colin Chardavoyne @cchard.

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Article Posted: Aug 22, 2017 / 9:13am EDT
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lazyboy97o1 day 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.

_caleb1 day ago

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

FeelsSoGoodToBeBad2 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. 👻😱

Incomudro2 days ago

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

pdude812 days ago

Ladder budget cuts

HauntedPirate2 days ago

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

Prototype822 days ago

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

marni19712 days ago

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

JustInTime2 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 Analyst2 days ago

I’ll take Global Pandemic for 5,000.

marni19712 days ago

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

JustInTime2 days ago

How is this not open yet? Can’t wait to get my charcuterie boarding pass. Lol EDIT: sorry for my failed attempted at humor. 😂

lazyboy97o2 days ago

I think believing your customers are too stupid to notice is a horrible way to run any business, especially one supposedly built around experience and service. But then there are things like the crêperie thread where people earnestly argue that how buildings look has no bearing on the theme park experience.

castlecake2.02 days ago

Yah those are hideous, I got nothing more to say about that lol