Walt Disney World’s big 50th anniversary officially kicks off on October 1, 2021, and Disney has now announced that the new ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure will also open at Epcot on that same day.
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is the highly anticipated 3D dark ride coming to the newly expanded France pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase. The attraction was originally expected to open last summer, but its debut was delayed due to the pandemic. Now, Remy’s Florida premiere will become one of the centerpieces of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary, which will be celebrated for at least 18 months.
The indoor attraction will be located in a new courtyard behind the original France pavilion. Guests can already get a preview of the area—which will also include a new quick-service crepe restaurant—either on foot or from the air while riding the Skyliner gondolas.
The new Ratatouille ride is actually a near-clone of Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquee de Remy (Remy’s Totally Crazy Adventure), which opened at Walt Disney Studios Paris in 2007.
Both versions of the ride feature trackless vehicles shaped like adorable rodents, which take guests on a larger-than-life journey through Gusteau’s kitchen.
The biggest difference between the two versions will be the finale, which features a glimpse into the actual Bistro de Remy restaurant in Paris. The Orlando version will not have a similar table-service restaurant attached, so Epcot guests will see an altered final scene.
No details have been announced yet about early Annual Passholder previews of the attraction, or if guests will require a Boarding Pass like Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. However, it’s a safe bet that Ratatouille will quickly become the park’s most popular attraction. Visitors will want to consider staying in (or taking a rideshare to) the Boardwalk resort area, in order to get a jump on the morning crowds via International Gateway. Rest assured, the Unofficial Guides team will be there when it opens to bring you a comprehensive review of this exciting addition to Epcot!
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