Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure: Your Ultimate Guide + Review

THE Chef Remy has made his debut in the pavilion and is waiting for you to come try out his dishes on Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.

That’s right!

If you have been to EPCOT since October 1st recently, you may have noticed that the France Pavilion has expanded! Be ready to embrace more of the beauty that is the culture of France alongside a certain Parisian chef. He’s known to be up and coming despite his stature.

Fortunately, I was able to attend an Annual Passholder Preview prior to the debut of the ride’s opening. I am so excited to share all the details with you and what I think you should know before you take your own adventure with Chef Remy.

New Ratatouille Ride at Epcot Gusteau's

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Here’s what we will be covering today:

  • Expansion Area Details
  • Story
  • Walkthrough
  • Ride Details
  • Overall

New Expansion Area to Epcot’s France Pavilion

With the construction of the ride, came the birth of an expansion to house it. When entering the pavilion, going through the Perfumerie’s tunnel, you will see an archway towards the very back.

Plume Et Pagette France Pavilion with Remy Topiary Epcot

You can also take the path by the waterway for a dreamy effect into the new area. Passing through, you are transported to another area that encapsulates the beauty of France’s architecture, culture and tastes with touches of Disney flair.

The transitions of the expansion blends in seamlessly with the current pavilion, thus doubling it in size as well!

Alley of the Merchants

Once through the archway, you enter a charming open market area named, “Alley of the Merchants.” The transition from real world France to Remy’s world was made with great detail in partnership with Pixar and Imagineering.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in France Pavilion Epcot

As you get closer towards the attraction, you can see the architecture of the buildings become more whimsical and vibrant similar to the film.

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La Creperie de Paris

Another addition to the pavilion via this expansion is the La Creperie de Paris. This quick service and sit-down location serve up sweet and savory galettes and crepes inspired by the Brittany region of France, where these creations originated from.

La Creperie de Paris Entrance at Disney Epcot

The menu was crafted by Chef Jerome Bocuse, who created the menus of Chefs de France and Monsieur Paul in the pavilion.

It has a wide variety of French ciders and wines that pair perfectly with the crepes and galettes, even a pre-fixe menu that comes with the soup of the day or salad, a savory galette with a glass of hard cider, soda or juice and finished with a dessert crepe. C’est Manifique!

Entering Remy’s World

As you slowly take in the sights, sounds and smells of the new area, you will go through the cast iron arcade to enter the Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure area where the details of how real-world France and Remy’s France is very evident.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Front Entrance

In front of the attraction’s entrance is a ornate fountain that features the tiny chef at the top, wearing his chef hat and spoon with pride!

You can see rats holding champagne bottles and flutes that shoot out water towards the top where Remy stands. And if you look closely, you can see Remy running around the fountain in carvings along the basin in an adorable touch!

Remy’s Water fountain with Disney Skyliner in the Background Epcot

But let’s not waste any time! Time to go inside or watch the full video here!

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Storyline of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

I will do things a bit differently and give you the story first before the queue, as there are a few cute details in the queue we must discuss.

Remy’s Ratatouille Ride Merchandise

As you approach the ride from the outside, you will notice that the attraction looks like Gusteau’s restaurant! You’ll then hop into the ratmobile and be magically shrunken to Remy’s size.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Ratmobile Epcot Walt Disney World

Remy and Chef Guestau are trying to figure out what to serve the guests in the ratmobiles and, of course, they winner is Ratatouille!

Suddenly, you fall through a window pane and onto a restaurant kitchen floor! whoops!

It’s now a mad dash led by Remy to get you out of harm’s way through the kitchen including a cold storage room and zipping under a blazing oven.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Large Olives Jar Epcot Orlando Florida

After a while, you think you’re safe, but you now end up in the dining room of the restaurant and chaos ensues!

Linguini helps you and Remy escape while Skinner works to get rid of the rats and guests. You eventually make it to Chef Remy’s Bistro restaurant where you join the colony of rats, Remy and Chef Gusteau on feasting on the scrumptious Ratatouille.

Going Through the Queue of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

Now that we have gotten through the ride itself, let’s backtrack and go through the queue.

Remys Ratatouille Adventure Lightning Lane Entrance

You enter through a theater, which i discovered my second time riding when i noticed where the Cast Members are standing is actually a ticket booth. Here is normally where Disney wows guests with its immersion and interactive experiences but it lacks here.

Skinner Le Chef Poster on Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Epcot

You will either make a turn into an overflow section that is inspired by 1800s Las Halles Centrales (famous fresh food market in Paris that was demolished in 1971) or you can go into the queue further.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Queue with red wallpaper

You will notice as you travel through that you see Remy themed wallpaper, which you see in the exterior queue a bit too!

Gusteau’s Restaurant

Jaws drop once you exit out of the theater hallways and enter the rooftops of Paris, where you can see the Gusteau Restaurant sign.

Gusteau’s Restaurant in Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

Occasionally the sign will come to life and Gusteau will chat with you! This is what we as Disney fans have come to expect when it comes to queues such as Rise of the Resistance, Peter Pan’s Flight and Flight of Passage.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Queue Area

You can hear the streets of Paris below and truly feel as if you are high above the city.

Parisian Art Studio

The next room has you walk through a Parisian Artist’s studio. This scene is not featured in Disneyland Paris’s version, but it is very fascinating and you should take a few moments to look around.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Artist Room Orlando Florida

It is reminiscent of the paintings you see along the river and waterways as you enter the pavilion, which you can read more about in our France Pavilion post. You feel a closer connection to these artists and to the pavilion.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Artist Room Epcot Disney World

Overall, the queue isn’t what one normally expects, but it does have its special highlights that one should take a moment or two to appreciate.

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Ride Details

Prior to entering the loading area, you will pick up your 3D glasses. Nothing fancy with them, just standard similar to Star Tours or Muppetvision. After exploring the artist’s studio, your back on the Parisian rooftops, but this time, preparing to board your ratmobile.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure 3D Glasses

The ratmobiles are three different color options per vehicle which can seat up to 6 guests, 3 to a row and holds you with a lap bar.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Mouse Mobile

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventuer is a 4D ride with mostly screens but awe-inspiring physical sets when you go through. It is also joining the line of numerous trackless attractions including Rise of the Resistance and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.

It seems that Disney is starting to embrace screen-based rides more similar to their competitor Universal Orlando.

Why 4D and Not 3D?

As I mentioned, the ride is considered 4D due to its effects such as the water sprinkler, bursts of air, food smells, my favorite being the citrus and baguette, and the heat effect from the oven.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Water Fountain in France Pavilion

In terms of intensity, it’s comparable to the effects of Philharmagic in Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland. I thought it was really unique and fun to have those effects because it added to the overall immersion of my ride experience.

There are more screens than actual sets versus Rise of the Resistance that is all sets and animatronics with very little screen technology.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure final scene Walt Disney World Epcot Theme Park

It is also important to keep in mind that this attraction is a carbon copy essentially of its Disneyland Paris sister. But the physical sets are very cool too! The one that made me go “Oh my goodness!” is the storage room/ pantry set!

Large Sausages on Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Epcot

The use of perspective was executed brilliantly! Guests travel underneath the pantry as they continue to be rat sized and honestly it was similar to when i first saw the AT-AT walkers and stormtroopers in Rise of the Resistance. Definitely one of my favorite parts of the attraction experience.

Technology of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

Overall, I think the screen technology in the ride would have benefitted more if it was similar to that of Runaway Railway.

Eiffel Tower from Remy area of Epcot France Pavilion

The screens didn’t necessarily blend in with its environment too well but again this is a copy of a ride created back in 2007 whereas the trackless, screen tech was more updated with Flight of Passage, Runaway Railway and Rise of the Resistance.

There are also no animatronics in the ride which would have been pretty neat to see in the ride versus following Remy on a screen the entire time.

Remys Ratatouille Adventure Ride Footage

The ride does have charm, including details like the exit where my friends over at FortheLoveofThemeParks mentioned that the tiles of the ride grow in size as you return to human size from your rat size as you exit!

It’s details like that that truly show how much work went into the attraction by imagineers.

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Remy’s Ratatouille Virtual Queue

This ride utilizes the virtual queue system that Rise of the Resistance currently had since 2019/2020.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Merchandise

Personally, I don’t feel that the attraction needs the virtual queue system with the addition of Disney Genie and Lightning Lane, which we broke down in a separate post.

But as it is, currently the only way to ride the attraction is through booking a boarding group in the virtual queue system or purchasing an A la carte Lightning Lane.

Red Scooter in the France Pavilion Epcot Orlando Florida

The Virtual Queue can be booked at 7 a.m. prior to entering the park with a Park Pass Reservation or at 1 p.m. after you have entered EPCOT.

For tips on getting a boarding group or to find out what the virtual queue system is, use our informational how to post!

Final Thoughts

Overall, I am confident that Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure was exactly what EPCOT needed. It is an enjoyable, immersive and fun ride that caters to all variety of guests.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure outdoor queue Epcot

While I could do with better immersion when it came to the screens, it didn’t ruin the experience for me. The queue lacked a bit but I did appreciate the nods to the details in France Pavilion on the ride with the Artists’ studio. It felt like the story was truly being connected.

My Hesitations

I was a bit nervous using 3D glasses but was told by Cast Members that they are consistently cleaned. Masks are required on the ride too as is the case with all indoor attractions and areas for Walt Disney World as of this post.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure final scene Walt Disney World Epcot Theme Park

I have to commend the imagineering team in the immense set detail. However, I was a bit confused as to why you enter in a theater when the exterior is Gusteau’s restaurant.

I feel like it would have made more sense to connect it more to the fresh food market, especially since that is what the expansion draws its inspiration from.

Regardless, the attraction is a great addition to the park and i hope we continue to see more of these kinds of attractions as the park undergoes its Neighborhood transition in the future.

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About the Author

Victoria Wade Disney Writer at ThemeParkHipster

Victoria is a professional solo traveler here to make your solo trips as stress free AND enjoyable as possible for you.

She has over 5 years of Disney and Non-Disney travel experience and was featured by POPSUGAR as one of the Top 50 Black Disney Creators you should follow.

She is a Proud Native to Baltimore, Md but always will call Disney World home. You can find her at Disney Tea with V.

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