Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is the first all-new major attraction to open at EPCOT World Showcase since 1988. The ride will welcome guests as of October 1st, the official date of the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World. We are excited and know that you are too. In celebration of the 2022 edition of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, the opening of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, and Disney’s big anniversary, we are holding our Ratatouille giveaway. Here’s a bit about the ride, the movie that led to the new attractions, and ratatouille—the dish.
One lucky winner will receive a Blu-Ray copy of the movie Ratatouille and a copy of our brand-new The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2022. But first read on, learn about the origin of the movie, the ride, and the dish!
A New Ride and a New Table-Service Restaurant
The ride is similar to Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy, which opened July 10, 2014, at Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Paris. Ratatouille, produced by Pixar and released by Walt Disney Pictures, opened in American theaters on June 29, 2007. Ever since, the lovable rat Remy, the star of the movie, has won many accolades, such as the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, as well as nominations for Best Sound Editing, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Sound Mixing.
Seated in a six-person ride vehicle, guests (donning their 3D glasses) are whisked over the rooftops of Paris and through scenes from the film.
While the trackless ride may scare small children, it is a family-friendly experience with no height restrictions. When the ride initially opens, in order to experience the attraction, guests will be required to join a virtual queue. You must have a Disney Park Pass reservation to secure a ride on Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. Just like for Rise of the Resistance, guests will be able to get a chance to join a boarding group at 7 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. A full review of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure will, of course, follow soon.
Also new at the France Pavilion is La Crêperie de Paris, a table-service restaurant featuring a menu compiled by celebrity chef Jérôme Bocuse. Sweet and savory crêpes and galettes are served, including a Ratatouille Galette. At a pick-up window, guests can get crêpes to go.
The Origins of Ratatouille and How to Make Your Own Confit Byaldi
Originating in the Provence, the dish was a summer vegetable stew made by peasants with fresh eggplant, zucchini, onions, green peppers, tomatoes, and garlic.
If you want to create the dish that Remy made in the movie, brace yourself with lots of patience. Remy used a recipe by Michelin Star, James Beard, and Bocuse d’Or winner Chef Thomas Keller.
The dish, called Confit Byaldi, is a culinary take on ratatouille. Check out the recipe here. It is also no surprise that Chef Keller served as a food consultant for the movie. It is laborious but worth it. I still think that the menu I had at Chef Keller’s New York City restaurant Per Se was one of my best meals ever! For a more traditional ratatouille recipe I recommend you stick to Julia Child.
And now to our Ratatouille GIVEAWAY. Enter for your chance to win a Blu-ray copy of Ratatouille and a copy of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2022.
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