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5 Ways To Ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Without Long Waits

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5 Ways To Ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Without Long Waits

There’s no denying that Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is up there with Test Track and Frozen Ever After as a popular Epcot attraction. And now with Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind entering the picture, it is trickier than ever to fit it in.

With it being in such high-demand also means you may have to end up waiting a long time in line to actually board the adorable rat-designed ride vehicles. But, that’s why we’re here.

We want to help you do whatever possible to not only be able to get on the Ratatouille-inspired attraction, but to be able to do so without having to wait hours.

Here are 5 ways to ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure without long waits.

How to Get on Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Without Waiting in Long Lines

For most guests, there are 5 main ways that will allow you to ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure with the least amount of waiting:

  1. Pay to ride using an Individual Lightning Lane selection OR pay to ride using Genie+*
  2. Ride during Early Theme Park Entry (onsite guests only)
  3. Ride right when the park opens
  4. Hop in line right before the park closes
  5. Ride during Extended Theme Park Hours (onsite Deluxe and Deluxe villa guests only)

*During busy times of the year, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure may move from being available as an Individual Lightning Lane Selection over to Genie+

How to Ride Remy's Ratatouille Adventure without waiting infographic

Now, let’s take a look at all of these options:

Pay to Ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure (Either by purchasing an Individual Lightning Lane Selection OR purchasing Genie+)

In addition to your standard Standby Line, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure also has a “Lightning Lane,” which is the new name for the old FastPass line.

Why does it matter which line you use? Well, because the Lightning Lane allows you to bypass the Standby Line, and that means you’ll have less of a wait.

As you can imagine, skipping that long Standby Line isn’t free. You’ll have to pay extra for it, and this is where it can get a little bit confusing, but stick with us:

For nearly every attraction at Epcot (as well as the other 3 parks), no matter the time of year, the Lightning Lane is available with EITHER Genie+ or as an Individual Lighting Lane Selection – and they never switch back and forth between the 2.

BUT, there are 1-2 attractions at each park that, depending on the time of year, DO move between the 2 systems.

And at Epcot, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is one of the 2 attractions (the other is Frozen Ever After) where the Lightning Lane is available either as part of the Genie+ system OR as an Individual Lightning Lane Selection. But, it is never BOTH. It will always be one or the other.

remy's ratatouille adventure lightning lane entrance

That means that no matter what, if you want to bypass the Standby Line and use the Lightning Lane entrance for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, you’ll have to pay a fee in order to do so.

You’ll just either be paying for Genie+ or paying for an Individual Lightning Lane Selection.

Aside from a few special situations, if you’d prefer to not pay-to-ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure via the Lightning Lane, you’ll need to use the Standby Line. We have tips for how to minimize your waits using it down below.

How Much Does It Cost to Ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure?

Individual Lightning Lane

Currently, the average cost to pay-to-ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure ranges between $8 to $11 per person.

It’s important to remember that prices for Individual Lightning Lane attractions depends on the attraction, the park, and the time of year. Crowds and attraction demand play a big factor in cost.

Genie+

When Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is moved to Genie+, the cost is $15.98 (tax included), but that price also includes access to the other eligible Genie+ attractions in the park.

Do I Have to Purchase Genie+ to Ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure?

Sometimes.

We know this is confusing, but depending on the time of year, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure can be either an Individual Lightning Lane (pay-to-ride) selection OR a part of Genie+.

In general, this is the trend that we typically see:

  • Genie+ – busy times of the year (like summer and holidays)
  • Individual Lightning Lane – slower times of the year

How to Book an Individual Lightning Lane Spot for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure:

  1. Make sure you’ve downloaded the My Disney Experience app. It is not uncommon to have payment issues, so it is also handy to have a secondary payment method nearby just in case.
  2. A few minutes before 7:00 am, open up the app and hit the “+” button at the bottom of the screen and tap “View My Genie Day and Tip Board”.
  3. Navigate to the Tip Board, and, if necessary, change the park you are viewing. You can do that by tapping “Change Park” in the upper-left corner of the Tip Board.
    Remys ratatouille adventure my disney experience screenshot
  4. Time is of the essence, so use a watch or something with a clock that can count down the seconds. Refresh as the clock is turning to 7:00 am.
  5. Select Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. Important Note: If you plan to also snag a Genie+ spot for Test Track, we recommend you divide up those tasks between 2 people in your traveling party OR if you are unable to do that, secure Test Track first and then purchase your spot for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.
    Remys ratatouille adventure my disney experience
  6. Choose your preferred time and select “Continue”. Important Note: there are wide-spread reports (and we have experienced it ourselves) of having the return times vary greatly from what you selected to what you actually received. If this happens to you, go ahead and complete the transaction and then visit the Guest Services Team (the people wearing blue shirts stationed inside the parks at the blue umbrellas) to see if they can help.
    remys ratatouille adventure my disney experience
  7. If necessary, you can edit your party at this time. Then, tap “Confirm Party”.
  8. Review your details and hit “Continue”.
  9. Finally, confirm your contact and payment information and agree to the Terms and Condition before hitting “Purchase”.

The available pay-to-ride reservation spots are limited and snagging them can be very competitive, but with a little preparation, you should have decent luck getting one.

One thing to note:

Onsite guests are going to have a huge advantage when it comes to purchasing an Individual Lightning Lane Selection for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure because onsite guests can make their pay-to-ride purchases at 7:00 am, but offsite guests have to wait until the park opens before they can make theirs.

And, with the popularity of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, the spots can go very fast.

In fact, according to thrill-data.com, on an average day, most initial spots are gone between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.. Depending on the crowds, sometimes nearly everything will be gone by the time 9:00 a.m. rolls around or even earlier (which means offsite guests will likely need to use one of the other methods below).

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Lightning Lane Tip: Lots of people snag Lightning Lane spots right at 7:00 a.m. and those spots are held for 10 minutes. But, if the transaction isn’t completed – for example, a guest changes their mind or a payment method doesn’t go through – quite a few of those spots will open back up again around 7:10 -7:15 a.m.

That means, if you don’t get a spot right at 7:00 a.m., keep trying (at least until park opening) by refreshing the My Disney Experience App. On Apple devices, you do that by pulling down on the screen.

Also, keep in mind that while you can purchase Lightning Lane passes for parks you wish to hop to, each person can only purchase a maximum of 2 Lightning Lane passes per day.

How to Book a Genie+ reservation for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure:

  1. Before you can make a Genie+ reservation for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, you’ll need to make sure you have purchased Genie+.
    How to purchase Genie+
  2. A few minutes before 7:00 am, open up the app and hit the “+” button at the bottom of the screen and tap “View My Genie Day and Tip Board”.
  3. Navigate to the Tip Board, and, if necessary, change the park you are viewing. You can do that by tapping “Change Park” in the upper-left corner of the Tip Board.
    Remys ratatouille adventure my disney experience screenshot
  4. Time is of the essence, so use a watch or something with a clock that can count down the seconds. Refresh as the clock is turning to 7:00 am.
  5. Select Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. Important Note: If you plan to also purchase an Individual Lightning Lane selection for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, we recommend you divide up those tasks between 2 people in your traveling party OR if you are unable to do that, secure Cosmic Rewind first and then snag your Genie+ spot for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.
  6. Unlike Lightning Lanes, with Genie+ you can NOT choose your return time. Instead, you’ll be prompted to select the next available return time. Important Note: there are wide-spread reports (and we have experienced it ourselves) of having the return times vary greatly from what you selected to what you actually received. If this happens to you, go ahead and complete the transaction and then visit the Guest Services Team (the people wearing blue shirts stationed inside the parks at the blue umbrellas) to see if they can help.
    remys ratatouille adventure my disney experience
  7. If necessary, you can edit your party at this time. Then, tap “Confirm Party”.
  8. Review your details and hit “Continue”.
  9. You’ll then see a “Reservation Confirmed” screen and you’ll be able to view your other plans under the “View My Day” tab.

Confused about what you should book first at Epcot? Check out our handy chart for help:

What should you book first at epcot infographic

Front Park Entry vs. International Gateway

Where you enter Epcot makes a big difference when it comes to getting as close as possible to the front of the Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure line.

  • Those who ride the bus, drive, or use rideshare will enter at the front of Epcot
  • Those who use the Skyliner will enter at the International Gateway
  • Those who walk from a nearby resort (BoardWalk, Beach Club, Yacht Club, Swan, Dolphin, Swan Reserve) will enter via the International Gateway

What If I Enter at the Front of Epcot?

By entering at the front of the park during Early Theme Park Entry or when rope dropping regular theme park hours, this means you have to hike it all the way to the World Showcase and all those other guests using the International Gateway will be ahead of you.

So, let’s say you do enter at the front. First, you need to make sure you follow the signs to go the correct way to World Showcase due to all of the “progress”, aka construction walls. FYI: You want to go to the right of Spaceship Earth.

If you go the wrong way, you’ll be in line behind guests who are most likely heading to Test Track and that will force you to backtrack. And, even just a few minutes delay will mean extra long lines by the time you make it to Remy’s.

Spaceship Earth

Even if you do go the correct way from the front of the park towards the France pavilion, there’s a very high chance that you’ll be at a major disadvantage whether you’re staying onsite (have access to Early Theme Park Entry) or offiste (rope drop regular park hours).

Just think about all those people walking from nearby resorts and other guests using the Skyiner who will enter at the International Gateway.

They will probably already be in line for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure while you’re still walking to World Showcase.

What If I Enter at the International Gateway by the Skyliner?

By entering at the International Gateway, you’ll be closer to the France pavilion, where Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is located.

Upon entering the International Gateway, you’ll want to walk straight, make a right across the bridge towards the France pavilion, and head to the ride.

Depending on the time of day and crowds, you may see a Cast Member holding a sign directing you the correct way or to the end of the line.

disney skyliner at epcot international gateway

If you don’t have access to the Skyliner or aren’t staying a resort nearby, here’s a tip:

Make an early morning breakfast reservation at any of the hotels on the Skyliner or within walking distance to the International Gateway, so you can strive to have a lower wait time for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.

Important: Sometimes Disney Resort hotels are strict about letting guests just park at a hotel unless they have a room or dining reservation.

Two other possible options to consider…

You could drive, bus, or Uber/Lyft to Hollywood Studios and then take the Skyliner or walk to Epcot’s International Gateway. But, this will only work if the opening time for Hollywood Studios is way ahead of the opening time for Epcot. Plus, the walk from Hollywood Studios to Epcot is 1.2 miles and about 15 to 20 minutes, if you walk at a slower pace.

How to walk to Hollywood Studios

Ride During Early Theme Park Entry (Onsite Guests Only)

If you’re staying onsite and you want to avoid paying anything extra to ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, Early Theme Park Entry (only available to onsite guests) may be your best bet.

Unlike Extended Evening Theme Park HoursEarly Theme Park Entry is available to all onsite guests and occur every day at each park. This also means these hours are a bit easier to work into a schedule.

epcot early theme park entry crowds

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is open during Early Theme Park Entry, and sometimes they even begin letting guests on before the early entry is officially scheduled to start.

But to be successful with this approach, you’re going to need to make sure you arrive to Epcot ahead of the majority of the crowds.

How to Get to Epcot

Here’s what you need to know about how to get to Epcot in time for Early Theme Park Entry:

Bus

Bus stop at Caribbean Beach

The first buses typically begin running about 1 hour before Early Theme Park Entry. The goal is to be on that first bus, which means you’ll need to be at the bus stop about 90 minutes before Early Theme Park Entry begins.

Skyliner

Disney Skyliner

The Disney Skyliner can also form long lines, and although it moves quickly, you’ll still want to be at the front of the pack.

Typically, the Skyliner line to Epcot begins running approximately 1 hour before Early Theme Park Entry is scheduled to begin.

disney skyliner schedule
Photo courtesy of Kate Becker

And, just like with the buses, you’ll want to be at the front of the line to board. That means you’ll want to aim to be down to the station no later than 90 minutes before Early Theme Park Entry begins.

Car

Epcot parking lot

If you are driving, the parking lot booths typically open 1 hour before Early Theme Park Entry begins. Oftentimes, however, cars will begin lining up at the booths before that so arriving a few minutes before that 1 hour mark is a good idea.

Walk

If you are staying at a resort that is within walking distance of Epcot (Yacht ClubBeach Club & Beach Club VillasBoardwalk Inn & Villas, Swan, Dolphin, Swan Reserve), getting to Epcot ahead of the majority of the crowds is relatively easy, because you’ll be able to walk.

walking path to epcot - map

We recommend you plan to arrive by foot about 75 minutes before Early Theme Park Entry begins. When walking, you will arrive at the International Gateway entrance — which is better than the front of the park for this particular instance.

Why? You’ll be much closer to the France Pavilion, where Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is located, compared to the front entrance.

international gateway epcot skyliner

For reference, the walk from Beach Club to Epcot is about 5-7 minutes – more if you have shorter legged people with you and less if you tend to walk fast – but, 10 minutes is a good average to use.

If you arrive much earlier than that, you may be held back a bit from the gates, but the earlier you arrive the easier it will make it to position yourself ahead of the bus, Skyliner, and car crowds.

epcot early theme park entry crowds

Plus, being able to walk to Epcot is a huge advantage, so it makes sense to use it!

Once you get inside the park, to get to Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, you’ll walk straight, make a right across the bridge towards the France pavilion, and follow the crowds/Cast Members with signs.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is located in the new expanded area of the France pavilion.

What’s the Best Way to Enter Epcot During Early Theme Park Entry?

For guests who have access or choose to use the Skyliner, this is the best form of transportation to ride in the morning when trying to take advantage of Early Theme Park Entry at Epcot to get in Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Standby Line.

Why? Epcot’s Skyliner station is at the International Gateway, which means you’ll enter the park much closer to the France Pavilion, where Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is located.

If you’re staying at a nearby resort (BoardWalk, Beach Club, Yacht Club, Swan, Dolphin, Swan Reserve), we recommend walking so you don’t have to wait for transportation. This way, you’ll also be able to enter at the International Gateway.

This also may give you a better chance of getting to the front of the line compared to if you were to enter at the front entrance of the park by Spaceship Earth.

FYI: The Monorail drops guests off at the front of Epcot, not at the International Gateway.

We explain above about entering Epcot at the front vs. the International Gateway.

Arrive at Rope Drop for Regular Park Entry (Good for Offsite Guests)

If you are staying offsite, it is likely the Individual Lightning Lane passes will be gone by the time you can purchase one (but still check right at park opening, just in case!).

Remember, offsite guests aren’t eligible for Early Theme Park Entry, meaning all of the guests who are eligible will already be in line, since they have a 30-minute head start.

But, if you’re an offsite guest, your 2 best bets for minimizing waits will be to be at the front of the pack for regular park entry or hop in line at the end of the night.

If staying until the end of the night won’t work for you, or if you prefer to get your ride out of the way, being at the front of the pack when the park opens for offsite guests will be your best bet.

united kingdom pavilion epcot

You’ll still need to arrive to the park early. Aim to be at the gates about 1 hour before the park officially opens. If you are traveling during an extra busy time of the year (like the holidays), you may need to even be earlier.

You’ll be directed away from the onsite guests to separate lines. You’ll need to stay at the front of the pack of offsite people if you want to keep your wait for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure as low as possible.

What’s the Best Way to Enter Epcot at Rope Drop for Regular Park Entry?

For guests who have access or choose to use the Skyliner, this is the best form of transportation to ride in the morning when trying to take advantage of Early Theme Park Entry at Epcot to get in Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Standby Line.

Since Epcot’s Skyliner station is at the International Gateway, this means you’ll enter the park much closer to Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in the France Pavilion.

If you’re staying at a nearby resort (BoardWalk, Beach Club, Yacht Club, Swan, Dolphin, Swan Reserve), we recommend walking so you don’t have to wait for transportation. This way, you’ll also be able to enter at the International Gateway.

This also may give you a better chance of getting to the front of the line compared to if you were to enter at the front entrance of the park by Spaceship Earth.

FYI: The Monorail drops guests off at the front of Epcot, not at the International Gateway.

We explain above about entering Epcot at the front compared to the International Gateway.

Ride at the End of the Night (Good for Both Onsite and Offsite Guests)

Another great option for offsite guests or even onsite guests that plan to arrive to the park later in the day is to hop in the line at the end of the evening.

We recommend you don’t try to cut it too close, but as long as you are in line before the park closes, you’ll be allowed to ride.

remy's ratatouille adventure pantry scene

There are a couple downsides to this approach, though.

Although ride closures are less frequent now than they were when the attraction first opened, interruptions do still happen. And, if one happens late in the day, the ride may not be available before the park closes, which means you could miss out on getting a ride.

That doesn’t happen very often anymore, but it is something to keep in mind.

It’s important to also add that riding at the end of the night may also mean that you’ll miss out on seeing Harmonious. If you don’t care about the nighttime spectacular, great, but if you do, this is definitely something to keep in mind.

Ride During Extended Evening Theme Park Hours (Onsite Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Guests Only)

Unlike Early Theme Park Entry which is available to all onsite guests, Extended Evening Theme Park Hours are only available for Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa guests.

These extended evening hours allow eligible guests to stay at Epcot (or Magic Kingdom) for 2 hours past official park closing.

gusteau's sign remy's ratatouille adventure epcot

Disney doesn’t publish the schedule too far in advance, but the hours usually fall on Mondays or Wednesdays.

If you are lucky enough to be traveling at a time when one is available, the Extended Evening Theme Park Hours will be a fantastic option for riding Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure with minimal waits.

Keep in mind, though, that you’ll either need to have a Park Pass reservation for Epcot or have Park Hopping options on your tickets to participate.

VIP Tours: Another Way to Minimize Your Wait

VIP Tours are another option for minimizing your waits for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.

Although they are not an inexpensive way to skip the line, if one is in your budget, using a VIP tour guide will definitely keep your waits short on nearly every attraction at WDW.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure FAQS

Does Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Have a Single Rider Line?

Technicaly, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure technically has 3 lines:

  • Standby
  • Lightning Lane
  • Single Rider (not in use)

But, while the Standby Line and Lightning Lane are currently in use, the Single Rider Line at Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is not open and there is no word yet on when that might happen.

According to a January report from Blog Mickey, “One thing to note is that there is no single rider option available despite the attraction being built to support a single rider line. Cast Members said it might become available at a later time or date.”

All that said, we know from experience at other attractions with this option — like Test Track and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster — that Single Rider Lines can significantly reduce your wait, so if Disney does ever decide to open the Single Rider Line for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, that will be a good option to help with long lines, too.

Can I Use Rider Switch on Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure?

No, you cannot. Why? Because you don’t need to. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure doesn’t have a height requirement, meaning all guests are able to ride.

Can I Use The Disability Access Service (DAS) At Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure?

The Disability Access Service is *only* available for registered guests that, due to a disability, have difficulty tolerating the wait in a standard line or queue.

And to be clear, Disney’s official policy states:

“A Guest whose disability is based on the necessity to use a wheelchair or scooter does not need DAS. Depending on the experience, Guests utilizing a wheelchair or scooter will either wait in the standard queue or receive a return time at the attraction that is comparable to the current standby wait.”

But, while some attractions are available to be booked in the DAS system ahead of arrival, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is not.

Instead, registered guests using DAS will need to request their return time after they enter the park (we recommend doing this first thing!).

Don’t These Methods Still Require Waiting?

To be fair, with any method other than purchasing an Individual Lightning Lane spot, you will be spending some time waiting.

But, the goal is to do as much of the waiting as possible outside regular theme park hours. It just makes more sense to wait an hour before the park opens or after the park closes than it does to spend precious park touring time doing it.

So yes, while you’ll still be technically waiting, if you use one of the methods listed above you’ll free yourself up to tour the rest of the park with as minimal lines as possible.

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