Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is set to open October 1, 2021, as part of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebration. The new EPCOT attraction is set in a new part of the France Pavilion that will have you and your family thinking you’ve stepped into the animated world of Remy and his pals.
The new expansion of the France Pavilion doesn’t just house the new attraction, it’s also home to a new restaurant, and is where you’ll find merchandise themed to the “Little Chef.” As you walk through the new addition, be sure to be on the lookout for easter eggs and nods to the film, Ratatouille. One favorite are the scooters outside of the entrance to Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure that belong to Chef Skinner and Colette.
What to Expect on Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is a family-friendly attraction, meaning it does not have any height requirements so everyone in your group can ride. The attraction is 3-D and you will need to wear a set of glasses to fully experience the ride.
As you walk under the marquee sign of the attraction you’ll notice some posters of Remy, Linguini, and Skinner that lead into a small hallway with unique wallpaper decorated with pictures of cheese, salt and pepper shakers, and silverware.
Eventually you’ll make your way to the rooftops of Paris and see the Gusteau’s sign, which magically comes to life as Chef Gusteau gives advice about being a chef and tells stories about Remy. When Gusteau isn’t chatting, be sure to listen for other sounds of the city, which include music, dogs barking, and people talking.
Be sure to grab your 3-D glasses before you head to the loading area and climb aboard an oversized rat-shaped ride vehicle. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure uses a trackless ride system similar to both Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
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At once you’re whizzing off over the rooftops and into the kitchen with Remy. There are temperature, water, and scent effects as you go through the attraction. When your ride is done you’ll get out of the ride vehicle and step back out into Remy’s version of Paris to go on your next adventure.
Because this is a screen-based attraction, those who get motion sickness likely shouldn’t ride. The screens are very close and the 3-D effects can make it seem like you’re moving even when you physically are not.
You’ll want to be sure to download the My Disney Experience app before heading to Walt Disney World because Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure will implement a boarding group system like Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance when it opens. To ensure your family can get on the attraction, double check that everyone’s tickets are linked together on one My Disney Experience account; that person should be the one to attempt to get the boarding groups.
La Crêperie de Paris
La Crêperie de Paris is a new restaurant opening with Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure on October 1. The first-come first-served table-service restaurant has indoor dining. La Crêperie de Paris will serve sweet crepes and savory galettes, along with French hard cider.
The sweet crepes are traditional French crepes with delightful fillings like house-made chocolate hazelnut spread, or banana and caramel. There are five different sweet crepes to choose from and all are worth trying.
The savory galettes are gluten free and made from buckwheat imported from France. Favorites include the ham and Swiss cheese with an egg, and the goat cheese, spinach, and walnut galettes.
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For those who want a larger meal, consider the pre-fixe menu, which includes a salad or soup, a savory galette, and a sweet crepe of your choice, plus a soda, juice, or French hard cider for $33.
Just outside the restaurant is a quick-service location called Crêpes À Emporter at La Crêperie de Paris, where you can order sweet crepes or savory galettes to go. The menu here is slightly different, with items like Brie galettes and béchamel, cheese and ham galettes. Sweet crepe options include butter and sugar or red berries.
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is a welcomed and much needed addition to EPCOT. As Walt Disney World gears up for the 50th anniversary, EPCOT will shine with the new attraction and dining location, along with the upcoming Harmonious fireworks show.