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BREAKING NEWS: Disney to Drop Virtual Queue for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

Since its opening in October 2021, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure has utilized a Virtual Queue. Any guests wishing to ride the attraction needed to join the virtual queue or purchase access to the Lightning Lane. Beginning soon, the traditional standby line will open for guests. Learn more below.





 

Here are all the details from Disney Cast Member Mallory Heinz Ledet:

The newest attraction at EPCOT, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, had its delicious debut just in time for The World’s Most Magical Celebration honoring the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort! Since the attraction opened on Oct. 1, 2021, scores of EPCOT guests have joined Remy in a visit to Gusteau’s bustling kitchen using the virtual queue, which we introduced as part of the exciting launch.

Now, guests may experience this incredible attraction using a standby queue instead of a virtual queue beginning Jan. 10, 2022. With this change, we will end the use of virtual queue for now for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. Guests also have the opportunity to purchase access to a Lightning Lane queue at this attraction.

Virtual queues continue to be helpful with the launch of popular attractions and the debut of new experiences and offerings, so we may use it again from time to time for select attractions in the future.

Be sure to take advantage of the complimentary Disney Genie service, helping guests create their best Disney day. Built right into the My Disney Experience app, Disney Genie does the planning for our guests—with a personalized itinerary feature and all of their favorites displayed instantly with real-time tips and predictions. Guests may also purchase next available Lightning Lane entry at select attractions with Disney Genie + service or by purchasing access to Lightning Lane entry at select individual attractions for added flexibility. *

Whether you’ve visited Gusteau’s kitchen before or not, I can’t wait to see you at EPCOT — “bienvenue” to you!

*Attractions with Lightning Lane entrances that are Disney Genie+ and individual purchases are limited in availability, subject to change or closure, may vary by date, are not guaranteed and may not be available at all on the date of visit or at the time you make a selection.

RELATED ARTICLE: Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure – Our Review and What You Need to Know

by Chad and Cindy Nykamp

The expansion to the France pavilion in World Showcase is now open. Anchoring this expansion is Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, a new family-friendly attraction inviting guests into the larger-than-life world of “Ratatouille.” Catch our review of this attraction and what you need to know below.


 

1 – Remy Comes to the France Pavilion

Remy, the “Little Chef” from Disney and Pixar’s award-winning “Ratatouille” film, has a passion for food that goes well beyond good taste, and he’s on a continual quest for creativity and innovation. This makes Chef Remy the ideal inspiration for a new mini-land in EPCOT, the Walt Disney World Resort theme park that invites guests to explore the magic of possibility. As a result, the France pavilion has expanded. New offerings include Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and La Creperie de Paris, a new restaurant offering authentic French cuisine in both table- and quick-service options, and a menu from celebrity chef Jérome Bocuse. Click here to learn more about the France pavilion expansion and La Creperie de Paris.

2 – Crookedology

After passing La Creperie de Paris, guests walk under an ornate, cast-iron arcade that serves as the transition from real-world France to the fantastical vision of Paris from “Ratatouille.” Pixar artists coined the term “crookedology” to describe the fanciful interpretation of the “City of Light” in their film, and Disney Imagineers applied this aesthetic to Remy’s Paris at EPCOT. Imagineers worked with Pixar to design buildings in the pavilion that evoke the whimsical, handmade architectural style seen in “Ratatouille,” where lines become a bit less straight, colors are bolder. Other exaggerated details create the feel of an animated film.

3 – Ratatouille Fountain

The theme continues with a “Ratatouille”-inspired fountain as the focal point of this fanciful area of the pavilion; the three-basin structure features rats holding bottles and flutes of champagne as water shoots out of the bottles toward the top basin. There Remy stands atop the fountain wearing his classic French toque (hat) and holding a cooking spoon.

4 – Parisian Theater

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is a family-friendly attraction where guests feel as if they shrink to the size of a rat and race through Gusteau’s restaurant, joining the “Little Chef” in creating a culinary masterpiece. The attraction’s entrance, located at the end of the pavilion’s new plaza, looks like a Parisian theater and features a classic marquee with hand-laid gold leaf and nearly 200 lights that is 10 feet tall and more than 14 feet wide. Guests enter the theater for the attraction queue.


 

5 – Fanciful Queue

After entering the theater, guests move along from the theater to the rooftops of Paris. When guests enter the queue, they see the sign up close and receive a special magical message from Gusteau reminding them, “anyone can cook.” Next, guests enter a French artist’s loft created especially for the EPCOT attraction, modeled after the art studio seen briefly in the film. As they pass through the room, guests see French-inspired paintings, cupboards filled with art supplies, and two magical canvases that come to life. Finally, guests will enter the boarding area.

 6 – Join the Rat Race

Guests board colorful rat-shaped vehicles and then don 3D glasses to begin their adventure, seeing everything from a “rat’s-eye view.” Imagineers worked with Pixar artists to create animated 3D scenes that feel as if the film has come to life right before guests’ eyes, blending with oversized sets to provide an immersive environment full of sights, sounds, smells, and other effects celebrating “Ratatouille.”

From falling through a skylight to scurrying through Gusteau’s kitchen to hiding out in the restaurant’s pantry, guests feel as if they’re right alongside Chef Remy. At times they may dodge a mop, avoid being trampled by giant feet, or marvel at massive pieces of food all around them.

7 – Inspired by the Film

The attraction finds inspiration in several scenes from the film, including Remy’s first view of Paris, his fall through a skylight into Gusteau’s kitchen, the pantry where he hides from Chef Skinner, and the leafy restaurant Remy creates for himself and his family and friends. Many of the oversized products seen throughout the attraction call back to the film, including olive oil named for Linguini and sparkling wine named for Gusteau.

Remy’s Rata makes guests feel as if they shrink to the size of Chef Remy as they scurry through Gusteau’s restaurant. Credit: Disney/Matt Stroshane

8 – Trackless Vehicles

The trackless vehicles travel in groups of three and move forward and backward while spinning, tilting, and bouncing along as the rats scamper from one scene to the next. Depending on which vehicle guests board, they may take a slightly different path through the attraction and notice new details if they experience Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure multiple times.

9 – Ride Experience

This attraction is a lot of fun, especially for younger riders. The movements, along with some surprise moments, bring a lot of laughter. If you have a Remy fan, they will absolutely love it!

Motion sickness warning! I (Cindy) suffer from motion sickness and especially have a problem watching things on a screen while moving in a vehicle. I can’t ride Star Tours at all and had a strong reaction to Flight of Passage (another one I can’t ride). Most of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure has screens. Add to that the 3D glasses, and you’ll need to decide if this attraction is one you can manage. My first time riding it, I was able to watch and (mostly) enjoy the attraction, but towards the end, I was feeling sick. I had the opportunity to ride it multiple times, and each subsequent time, I watched less and less and had my head down and eyes closed for the screen parts. While I don’t want anyone to get sick, I encourage you to try this one since it has parts where you don’t look at a screen. But likely, if you a prone to motion sickness, this will be a one and done.

Take a ride with us and see scenes from the new attraction. This is not a full video of the attraction but does contain some spoilers.

 

10 – Virtual Queue and Lightning Lane Individual Attraction Access

Through January 9, 2022, you’ll need to join the Virtual Queue at 7:00 am on the day you want to ride. Beginning January 10, the traditional standby queue will open for guests.

Virtual Queue

Here’s how guests will use the virtual queue to experience Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure:

  • Guests with a valid ticket or pass and theme park reservation who will start their day at EPCOT can access the virtual queue system via the My Disney Experience app and check for an available boarding group starting at 7 am on the day of their park reservation. This can be done before guests arrive at the theme park.
  • If guests are unable to join the morning virtual queue opportunity, they may check for an available boarding group starting at 1 pm after they have entered the park. Keep in mind, Guests must be at EPCOT to access this second virtual queue opportunity, and access to a boarding group is subject to availability and not guaranteed.

Tips for Getting into the Virtual Queue

By the day prior to their visit, guests should make sure to have done the following:

  • Have an account in My Disney Experience
  • Download the My Disney Experience mobile app on their smart device or ensure they have the most updated version of the app before arriving at the park
  • Link their tickets to their My Disney Experience account
  • Have a valid Disney Park Pass reservation for EPCOT for the day

The virtual queue is only accessible via the My Disney Experience mobile app.

Please keep in mind, only one guest per traveling party should attempt to enroll in virtual queue. Multiple guests and devices attempting to enroll the same party could complicate securing a boarding group. As a reminder, in order to be eligible for the 1 pm virtual queue enrollment, all guests in a party must already be inside EPCOT.

Guests who need additional help joining the virtual queue for the 1 pm enrollment time should seek out a Guest Relations or Guest Experience Team Cast Member at EPCOT.

Individual Lightning Lane Attraction

If you wish to pay to “skip the line” you can purchase access to the Lightning Lane for this attraction. Remy’s is one of two a la carte attractions at EPCOT. Lightning Lane selections for the top-tier individual attractions are be made on the same day of your visit and can be made across multiple theme parks (great for those who have the Park Hopper Option). Access to purchase Lightning Lane for the individual top-tier attractions is available to all guests at park opening. However, guests staying on Disney World property receive the benefit of early access to top-tier reservations and can make their purchases at 7:00 am on the day of their visit. Access to the Lightning Lane can hit capacity and will sell out, so we highly recommend you purchase access right at 7:00 am if you plan to purchase access. Prices will vary by date, attraction, and park. We’ve seen prices range anywhere from $7-$15 per person, per attraction.

11 – Ride Merchandise

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure inspires a new line of merchandise available at the newsstand in the new France pavilion expansion and other select retail locations at EPCOT. Guests can purchase fashionable finds perfect for Remy-inspired looks and the “Little Chef” in everyone from apparel to accessories. Highlighting this collection is a new Interactive Chef Hat that looks as if Chef Remy is cooking alongside the wearer, just as he did with Linguini in the film. Check out some of the merchandise in our Instagram post below.

 

For a no obligation, FREE Quote on a Disney vacation package, please contact our travel partner Magical Vacation Planner at 407-442-0227 (407-442-0215 for Spanish). You can also request a FREE quote online by Clicking HERE.



 

 

 

Chad & Cindy Nykamp

After years of multiple Walt Disney World vacations, Cindy and Chad's dream of living in Orlando came true in 2010. After friends and family made them their go-to-people for Walt Disney World advice, Cindy and Chad launched DisneyLists.com in August 2015 to share their knowledge and love of Disney. Chad and Cindy have been Disney World Annual Passholders for years, DVC members, together have raced more than 70 runDisney races, and particularly love cruising on the Disney Cruise Line. Chad and Cindy also regularly represent DisneyLists.com at Walt Disney World media events. While attending these events, they get an insiders view of all the new things that have come to Walt Disney World. These experiences have helped them gain knowledge and expertise they happily pass on to their followers. They still can't believe how lucky they are to have such an amazing opportunity and will continue to share Disney with anyone who will listen!
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