On Friday, Oct. 1, Walt Disney World will officially welcome guests to its newest Epcot attraction, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.
The attraction, a 4D ride experience located in a new, expanded section of France pavilion of the theme park, is a family-friendly ride that invites guests into the world of Remy, the main character from the 2007 Pixar animated movie Ratatouille.
Guests are shrunk down to rat-sized and get to experience the perspective of Remy scurrying around Chef Gusteau’s restaurant in Paris, with sights, sounds, and smells to accompany them on their journey. Guests are swung through the attraction on a trackless ride system.
The ride will employ the virtual queue system that Disney has made use of in recent years, most notably with Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance in the Disney Studios. Reservations open at 7 a.m. each morning with additional slots available after 1 p.m., all through the Disney Parks app.
The expanded area that the attraction sits in includes a new eatery, La Creperie de Paris, both a quick-service and sit-down restaurant where guests can enjoy Parisian fare including both sweet and savory croissants and hard cider. The menu was crafted by celebrity chef Jerome Bocuse.
In total, the added area more than doubles the size of the existing French pavilion. The centerpiece is a Ratatouille-inspired fountain, a three-basin structure in the center of the expansion with rates holding bottles and flutes of champagne with water shooting out toward the top of the basin.
The attraction is just one of the many enhancements that Disney has made to celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. That celebration kicks off the same day as Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure’s official opening to guests, and, among other things, will include a new nighttime celebration called Harmonious, new food and drink offerings around all four theme parks, and more.
It also includes the biggest transformation of Epcot in the park’s history, with a rebrand of many of the park’s lands and areas, and new additions, aside from Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, in the works around the park.
TMR was on hand this week in Orlando to preview the attraction, including new merchandise from the ride.