Last weekend, my family and I had the opportunity to attend an Annual Passholder preview of the new ride – Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at Epcot. This new ride opens to the public on October 1, 2021 – which also happens to be Epcot’s 39th birthday and Walt Disney World’s 50th birthday!
Located in the France Pavillion of the World Showcase, we had the opportunity to go on the ride twice and each time, my family of four noticed different things – from sights to smells and even motions.
It is definitely a kid-friendly ride, but one that adults will enjoy just as much. In fact, during our time in the new area, I saw two older ladies on scooters get in line four different times for the ride. They came out laughing and smiling after each ride. It follows the movie wonderfully, so you might want to watch it again for a bit of a refresher.
Things to Know About Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
I went into this ride without knowing anything – I avoided all spoilers and the only thing I knew was that I would be “shrunk down to rat size”. I don’t believe in giving out spoilers, so here’s a few things to know before you go on the ride –
- Pick up your 3D glasses as you make your way through the ride queue.
- This ride uses a virtual queue, so make sure you download the My Disney Experience mobile app and be ready to snag a same-day spot in line at 7 a.m. on the day you plan to visit Epcot. They will also open up the queue again at 1 p.m. daily, but you must be inside Epcot to access the afternoon queue.
- In addition to snagging a spot in the virtual queue, you must also have a park reservation to enter the park.
- If you get motion sickness pretty easily, be aware that the ride car spins, tilts and shakes a bit during the ride. No one in my family had any problems.
Be On The Lookout
What did I love most about this new ride? There are sights, smells, a few sprays of water and Hidden Mickeys throughout Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. All your senses are used on this ride, so be ready at all times for lots of fun.
While the entire ride was fun, the final scene in the ride had a lot of great details. Remy gets pretty creative in using everyday items for his rat friends and family – the tops of jelly jars are used for rat tables, spools of thread for rat chairs, etc. There are so many things to look at in the final scene. So, pay attention!
A Welcome Addition to Epcot
While I was extremely hesitant to see Disney characters make their way into the countries around the World Showcase, I am slowly coming around to it. With that said, my girls were THRILLED to see this new addition to the park. The area still *feels* like France, if that makes any sense. The new area is beautiful and the ride is a perfect-fit, themewise and with the overall atmosphere too.
I hope that others come to love Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure as much as my family. My girls are already begging to go back to Epcot so that we can go on the ride again!