A clone of the Ratatouille Attraction from Disney Studios Paris is under construction at Epcot’s France Pavilion. The Epcot version of the attraction will be known as Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.
The show building for the attraction is located between the existing Morocco and France Pavilion. The entrance for the attraction will be on the International Gateway side of the France Pavilion with a path to the attraction entrance behind the existing Impressions de France pavilion.
The ride will use the trackless/LPS (Location Position System) ride system and the expected opening in Late 2020.
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June 3, 2020: WDWMagic.com user martni1971 is reporting that when the parks closed, Ratatouille was approximately 9 weeks away from opening. He also suggested that depending on when work begins and training takes place that this timeline could be used again.
May 10, 2020: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 is reporting that Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure may be open by Christmas.
May 5, 2020: On Disney’s Quarter 2 Fiscal Year 2020 earnings call, Disney Chief Financial Officer Christine McCarthy stated the company’s plans to reduce capital expenditures during the Covid-19 pandemic. McCarthy stated that capital expenditures for the parks and resorts would be reduced by $900 million by way of pausing refurbishment and construction projects.
Details of specific projects that may be subject to delay or cancellation were not stated, but construction on all ongoing Walt Disney World projects was suspended shortly after the park closure in March.
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is far enough along on construction that it is highly unlikely the project would be cancelled, however its opening may be delayed beyond the original Summer 2020 announced date.
March 10, 2020: BlogMickey.com has posted photos of a new Ratatouille signed installed in the France Pavilion. The sign is at the beginning of the walkway that leads to the attraction and the new area of the France Pavilion.
January 14, 2019: Recently Disney installed the Gusteau’s restaurant marquee outside Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. While no new restaurant is accompanying the attraction, the restaurant marquee is from the Disney Pixar movie Ratatouille and represents the setting of the attraction.
December 3, 2019: The Disney Parks Blog shared a photo of the current interior of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in Epcot’s France Pavilion.
October 23, 2019: Twitter user @Mrfurious32821 posted a photo from a Cast Member event that shows a ride vehicle for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. The vehicle appears identical to those used in Paris.
— James Keaton (@Mrfurious32821) October 23, 2019
September 29, 2019: WDWThemeParks.com posted a photo of the construction for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.
August 25, 2019: During the Parks and Resorts presentation at the 2019 D23 Expo, Bob Chapek confirmed a Summer 2020 Opening date.
May 15, 2019: WDWNT.com is reporting that Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is ahead of schedule and is now set to open in April 2020.
March 17, 2019: The Disney Parks Blog announced that a new Creperie will soon be coming to Epcot’s France Pavilion. The new location will offer both table service and quick service dining with offerings from celebrity chef Jerome Bocuse. Bocuse is the chef behind both Chefs de France and Monsieur Paul.
The restaurant will be built in a new location near the under construction Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and will be inspired by the Brittany region of France.
November 17, 2018: At the D23 Destination D Event, Bob Chapek (Chairman of Disney Parks, Events, Consumer Products) announced that the Ratatouille attraction under construction at Epcot’s France Pavilion will be called Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.
September 6, 2018: WDWNT.com is reporting that Disney is targetting a May 2020 opening date for the Ratatouille attraction.
August 27, 2018: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 is reporting that work on the walkway entrance on the West Side of the France Pavilion should begin soon.
August 17, 2018: @LenTesta on Twitter is reporting that Disney is conducting surveys of possible names for Epcot’s new Ratatouille attraction. The attraction is expected to be similar to the Ratatouille attraction in Disney Studios Paris. The name that appeared on the original attraction concept art is Ratatouille: Kitchen Calamity.
The names on the survey are as follows:
- RATATOUILLE: Chef Remy’s Kitchen Chase
- RATATOUILLE: Remy’s Culinary Adventure
- RATATOUILLE: Remy’s Dinner Dash
- RATATOUILLE: Remy’s Culinary Chase
- RATATOUILLE: Remy’s Mealtime Madness
- RATATOUILLE: Chef Remy’s Dinner Dash
- RATATOUILLE: Chef Remy’s Mealtime Madness
- RATATOUILLE: Chef Remy’s Crazy Kitchen Adventure
- RATATOUILLE: Chef Remy’s Culinary Chase
- RATATOUILLE: Chef Remy’s Crazy Kitchen Adventure
- RATATOUILLE: Chef Remy’s Culinary Adventure
- RATATOUILLE: Remy’s Kitchen Chase
November 19, 2017: WDWMagic.com user danlb_2000 is reporting that Disney has filed a permit with the south Florida Water Management District that show plans for the attraction. The facade for the attraction will be behind the existing Impressions de France building. A new path will be constructed around the right side of the existing France Pavilion with new facades built on the back side of many existing buildings.
October 10, 2017: BlogMickey.com and WDWMagic.com are reporting that Disney has filed a Notice of Commencement for work on the Ratatouille attraction. The notice identifies the project as “Project MI”
September 13, 2017: WDWMagic.com user WDW1974 is reporting that the Ratatouille Attraction coming to the France Pavilion, “may or may not be plussed” from the Disney Studios Paris version.
July 15, 2017: At the 2017 D23 Expo, Disney officially confirmed that a Ratatouille Attraction will be added to Epcot’s France Pavilion. The attraction will be identical to Ratatouille: The Adventure from Disneyland Paris and will be placed between the existing Morocco and France Pavilion. The new attraction is not expected to result in the closure of any existing attractions or facilities currently in the France Pavilion.
While no specific date has been given, the attraction is expected to be open by 2021.
June 23, 2017: WDWMagic.com user danlb_2000 is reporting that Disney has filed permits with the South Florida Water Management District for work between the France and Morocco Pavilions. While Disney has not confirmed the reason for this work, however it is speculated that it is related to the Ratatouille attraction rumored for the France Pavilion.
A map posted by WDWMagic.com user MisterPenguin shows the potential layout of the new attraction building and surrounding area.
May 26, 2017: On the latest episode of the Unofficial Guide’s Disney Dish podcast, Jim Hill discusses the permit for work taking place behind the Ellen’s Energy Adventure Pavilion and describes it as the first move of a $2 billion investment into Epcot. The project is expected to take at least 5 years extending beyond 2021.
April 14, 2017: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 is reporting that the Ratatouille ride may result in the closure of Impressions de France. This was followed up by WDWMagic.com user Magic Feather mentioned an alternate proposal where Impressions de France is replaced by another theater show featuring an intellectual property.
April 9, 2017: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 is reporting that the Ratatouille ride is expected to open in early Summer 2020.
March 24, 2017: WDWMagic.com user MansionButler84 is reporting that the Ratatouille ride has been green lit for the France Pavilion in Epcot.
March 21, 2017: WDWMagic.com user MagicFeather is reporting that the expected likelihood of projects taking place in Epcot is as follows:
- Mission: SPACE update/refurbishment
- Ratatouille attraction in the France Pavilion
- Guardians of the Galaxy attraction replacing Ellen’s Energy Adventure
- Small attraction addition to the United Kingdom Pavilion
- First new country in World Showcase (Likely Brazil)
- Living with the Land/The Land Pavilion refurbishment
- Second new country in World Showcase (Likely Spain)
October 18, 2016: Len Testa (co-host of the Unofficial Guide’s Disney Dish Podcast) posted on WDWMagic.com that since they recorded the episode released on October 15 that the Ratatouille project has been green lit.
October 18, 2016: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 is reporting that the expansion pad between Morocco and France is being considered, but Ratatouille has not been confirmed as the intellectual property nor has the project been green lit.
October 15, 2016: On Episode 112 of the Unofficial Guide’s Disney Dish Podcast with Jim Hill, Jim mentioned that Disney is looking to add the Ratatouille ride to Epcot’s France pavilion in time for 2021’s 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World.
July 1, 2014: Jim Hill reported on Episode 61 of the Unofficial Guide’s Disney Dish podcast that Paris would have the Ratatouille ride exclusively for 4+ years. This would mean that the earliest the attraction would be brought to Walt Disney World would likely be 2019-2020.
May 10, 2014: @HateToFly has posted an image of the France Pavilion on Twitter with a teaser tweet that reads, “Listen you can hear rumbles of bulldozers, earth, and traps? #rumor #disney”
April 25, 2014: WDWMagic.com has reported that Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald has been appointed as the lead Imagineer of Epcot.