Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure: Fast and Cute: Travel Weekly
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla .– Have you ever tried to remember how big the world was when you were a kid? The new Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure ride at Epcot takes it a step further by creating a view of Paris from a rat’s perspective, much like the animated film the ride is based on, the 2007 Disney-Pixar feature film “Ratatouille “.
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Tom Stieghorst dined at the new restaurant in the futuristic World Discovery section of Epcot.
I was fortunate enough to try out the ride, finally open after Covid-related delays, on a preview trip for the Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration, which began on October 1. As a new ride, Remy will likely generate long lines, so be prepared for that.
Epcot has added a whole new block to its French pavilion, which serves as a sort of themed entry / queue area for the ride. There is a fountain adorned with cute Remy-like rats spouting water from French champagne bottles.
The French pavilion area includes a fountain adorned with rats resembling Remy. Water spouts from French champagne bottles. Photo credit: Disney
Inside the dark merry-go-round, guests enter a Parisian rooftop terrace with giant pipes, oversized windows, and a huge skylight. The riders are in trackless vehicles that can seat six people and are designed to look like giant rodents.
As in the movie, the ride soon plunges the riders through the skylight into the messy chaos of a kitchen in a French restaurant preparing a meal for Paris’ toughest food critic.
Rémy is notably 5-D in his execution. In addition to the sights and sounds, runners feel the movement of the crawler-less Ratmobiles through the crazy kitchen, feel the heat from above when Remy hides under the gas stove, get sprayed by the jet when a bottle of champagne is uncorked and, most noticeably, smelling the smell of fresh bread coming out of the oven.
Due to its fast pace, the journey seems to go by in a hurry. Speaking with people on the ride or overhearing conversations, I have more than once heard him described as “cute”, which I guess. I think what people mean is Remy doesn’t blow your mind, but it’s still a fun ride and worth it.
Ultra-Disney fans also like to say that Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is just a double of Ratatouille: The Totally Toque Adventure of Rémy, which opened at Disney World Paris in 2014. That is to say that it doesn’t innovate, but I don’t think the vast majority of Epcot customers care.
The ride can be a bit scary and overwhelming for very young children.
La Crêperie de Paris serves savory and sweet crepes, as well as four varieties of hard cider. Photo credit: Disney
Tasting of sweet and savory pancakes
At the same time as the opening of Rémy, the Pavillon France also has a new restaurant, La Crêperie de Paris, which takes place in the new street leading to the Rémy walk.
Offering both savory and sweet crêpes, the crêperie also specializes in hard cider produced in Normandy and Brittany, in four varieties. I had a glass of demi-sec with a dessert crepe made from fresh berries. Both were delicious.
Savory pancakes are priced at $ 15.95, desert pancakes at $ 8.95, ciders at $ 5.95, and there is a fixed price of $ 33 which includes soup / salad, a savory pancake, a dessert crepe and a drink of your choice.