As much as we love hitting the France pavilion at World Showcase at Epcot for a trip to Les Halles and to grab a Grand Marnier Orange Slush, there’s now another reason to stop by: Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, of course.
Based on the Pixar movie Ratatouille, this ride shrinks us down to the size of a rat and takes us through Gusteau’s restaurant.
Modeled after the popular attraction Ratatouille: The Adventure in Disneyland Paris, this trackless 4D family-friendly ride gives us a peek at the world of the movie from Remy’s perspective, including scents and other effects that really make you feel like you’re there.
Just watch out for Chef Skinner!
Ready to visit Gusteau’s yourself? Follow along with our guide to Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Quick Facts
Description: Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is a fun, family-friendly trackless 4D ride themed after the Pixar movie Ratatouille.
Guests will enter a world where they’re the size of a rat and experience effects — including the smell of fresh baguettes, the feel of heat from an oven, and the mist of water from a mop — that will make you feel like you’re really at Gusteau’s in Paris. The queue and the ride itself are both incredibly detailed, and fans of the movie will appreciate the theming.
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is in the France pavilion. Head down the path under the sign that says “Ratatouille,” and follow it around, past La Crêperie de Paris. Here’s where you can find the attraction.
How to Ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
Though Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure was once accessible by virtual queue only, that ended in January 2022, and now, the ride operates like most others at Walt Disney World.
The attraction now offers both a Standby Line and a Lightning Lane. There is no Single Rider Line available.
If you’re going the standby route, it would be a good idea to get in line as soon as the park opens or right before closing, since this ride is a popular pick, especially for families traveling with little ones.
The ride is still new, having opened in October 2021, and you can expect wait times to be over an hour over the course of the day, with longer lines during the busier times of the year.
For that reason, if you have access to the Early Theme Park Entry or Extended Evening Hours resort perks, this is also a great choice for rides to check out during this time.
Do I Need to Use Genie+ at Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure?
Like we mentioned, since Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is still a new ride that many guests haven’t experienced yet and is very popular in general, it’s a great use of a Lightning Lane pick via Genie+.
Due to its popularity, earlier time slots for this ride may go quickly, and on busy days, it might even sell out, so it’s a good idea to grab it as one of your first Lightning Lane selections.
For more tips on using Genie+ in the park, be sure to check out our touring strategies for Epcot.
Rider Switch/Child Swap
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure doesn’t have Rider Switch available since that service is typically reserved for rides that have a height requirement. The good news? Most children, including the youngest ones, do really enjoy this family-friendly ride.
What to Expect When You Ride
The queue for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure begins outside, where you’ll likely be a bit warm, but much of it is covered.
And then, once it weaves its way inside, things get adorable very quickly. The theming in this queue is quite detailed, and fans of Ratatouille are going to love pointing out everything they recognize from the movie.
First, you’ll walk down a hallway with wallpaper with a design that includes familiar imagery of mice, cheese, and various cooking tools.
Round the corner, and you’ll find yourself on a rooftop in Paris, getting an up close look at the Gusteau’s restaurant sign, featuring the famous chef himself (and a few surprises).
As your journey through the queue continues, you’ll weave through a Parisian artist’s studio, which features a video on the canvas showing how you’ll board the ride vehicles.
Then, you’ll grab your 3D glasses and head towards the boarding area as you hear safety instructions from Remy’s brother, Emile.
The trackless ride vehicles are part of the fun at Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure — they look like mice!
Though they do vary a bit by color, each ride vehicle is essentially the same and includes two rows of bench seating with lap bars for safety.
The ride seats three guests per row, and riders who are bringing infants along will want to ride with them in their lap.
Guests using ECVs must transfer to a wheelchair to ride. There is a wheelchair accessible ride car available.
Those using ECVs can either transfer to a ride vehicle or an attraction wheelchair to use the accessible wheelchair vehicle.
The wheelchair will be secured to the floor of the vehicle, and guests will stay safe with a lap seatbelt and a pull-down bar similar to the ones in other ride vehicles. It can also accommodate one additional guest.
For guests with hearing disabilities, a handheld device is available to provide captioning.
Those prone to motion sickness may find they experience it on this attraction, especially those who struggle with 4D rides.
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is screen-heavy, and there are several moments and movements during the ride, including spinning, that could cause motion sickness.
Check out our guide on motion sickness for more information and tips.
On the Ride
If you’re hoping to be surprised going into this attraction, you may want to skip the next part — spoilers are ahead!
After weaving your way through the very French queue, you are rewarded by the opportunity to climb into a rat-shaped vehicle and take a gentle (and rather romantic) spin through Paris at night, until you’re met by the ghost of legendary chef Gusteau.
After witnessing Remy decide to prepare ratatouille — obviously — you’re dropped into Gusteau’s restaurant, experiencing it all as if you were the size of a rat.
This is when things get wild. After dodging people’s feet and restaurant carts, trying not to get squished, Linguini ushers you to safety. In the stock room, you discover shelves filled with ingredients (and the eyes of Remy’s relatives as they chow down on the supplies).
Following a very close call with the oven, you’ll face your biggest challenge yet when there’s a showdown with Chef Skinner. Manage to escape his clutches, and you’ll be treated to how much fun it can really be when the rats are in charge of the kitchen.
Is Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Kid-Friendly?
Whether the kid in question is a fan of Ratatouille or not, this attraction is a fun one for children (and adults) of all ages.
The trackless element of the vehicles and the familiar characters make this ride a blast, and it’s not inherently scary.
However, this ride can be a bit loud at times, and some kids might not be big fans of the 4D effects or the rat’s-eye-view perspective. In that case, you might want to skip it.
If you’re looking for more guidance, check out our list of attractions that may scare little ones at WDW.
You will not be able to take a stroller into the queue of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, but fortunately, there is plenty of designated stroller parking close to the ride.
Once you enter the back of the France pavilion near the attractive entrance, you will find the area next to the bathrooms and across from La Crêperie de Paris.
Be sure to take anything valuable with you, like your phone, wallet, or keys, and you may want to cover your stroller before leaving in case one of those pesky Florida rainstorms pops up while you’re on the ride.
The first iteration of this ride was called Ratatouille: The Adventure (or L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy) and opened at Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris in 2014, and has been pretty popular ever since.
So it was no surprise that, at the 2017 D23 expo, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure was finally confirmed to be coming to Walt Disney World.
The ride was originally planned to debut in the summer of 2020, but due to the pandemic, the opening date was pushed back.
Ultimately, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure opened on October 1, 2021 on Disney World’s 50th anniversary.
Other Fun Details
- There are many Easter Eggs in the expanded France pavilion area, but as for the actual ride, pay attention to the window on the right in the first scene of the ride where Gusteau is talking. You’ll be able to see the Pizza Planet truck from Toy Story!
- You’ll hear both French and English while riding, which makes for a more authentic (and fun) experience.
- On your way into the attraction, look down. You might see some rat footprints in the cement!
- Speaking of looking down… on your way to the exit of the ride, notice how the tiles on the floor get smaller and smaller as you transform from rat to human size.
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