Yesterday (September 3) I attended a media preview of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. I covered it for Disney Dining, you can read my full writeup here. Instead of totally recapping what I said there, I thought I’d just add a few highlights.
Pay attention to the details in the new section of the France Pavilion. I’ve never been to Paris, but it has the right feel. (I took French in high school and college, so I’ve heard stories and seen plenty of pictures.) There are little nods to Ratatouille throughout the area. Some are subtle, some are more in your face. I love the fountain. It features Remy and some of the other rats, as well as champagne bottles that “bubble”. It’s creative and fun.
Although the ride is reportedly the same, I’ve heard that the queue is different from the one at Disneyland Paris. If you can, stay and wait for something to happen with the Gusteau’s sign inside the queue. It’s fun to watch, but you don’t want to hold up the line.
The ride itself is adorable. The story is straight out of the movie. Your ride vehicle is a rat, and you’ll see everything from a rat’s perspective. The 3D is amazing. There are no height restrictions for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, but there is a lot of movement in the car. If you have problems with motion sickness be prepared to close your eyes or take off your glasses. The screens are from floor to ceiling, placing you in the center of the story.
We also were treated to a meal at La Creperie de Paris. I loved the Ratatouille Galette, and would order it again without hesitation. There is a Prix Fixe menu, or you can order a la carte. I think this is going to be a great full service option. The quick service restaurant, Crepes a Emporter, wasn’t open during our preview. I’m looking forward to trying that, because the Ratatouille Galette is on the menu for a lot less than at La Creperie de Paris.
There are some creative merchandise options associated with Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. I love the ears. You can buy a wearable remote control Remy or Emile, a chef’s hat with Remy inside, kitchen items, ride vehicles, plush, and plenty of other items. There are some really cute choices.
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is currently holding Annual Passholder Previews. It will open to the public on October 1. When that happens, it will use a virtual queue. The lines are set for Single Rider and FastPass+ (I’m sure that sign will change to Lightning Lane soon) so I doubt that the Virtual Queue will be around forever. It’s an adorable ride, but it’s also not going to be on the top of many must-do lists a year from now. I’m glad that I was able to ride. I have my own Passholder Preview in a few days. I’m excited to hear what my daughter thinks. I also hope that Crepes a Emporter will be open then so that I can check it out!