Remy's Ratatouille Adventure

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Ratatouille: L'Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy
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Above: Logo of the Epcot port, Remy's Ratatouille Adventure
Below: Attraction entrance at Walt Disney Studios Park
Walt Disney Studios Park
AreaWorlds of Pixar (Toon Studio)
Coordinates48°52′2.87″N 2°46′33.83″E / 48.8674639°N 2.7760639°E / 48.8674639; 2.7760639
StatusOperating
CostUS$270 million
Soft opening date21 June 2014
Opening date10 July 2014
Epcot
NameRemy's Ratatouille Adventure
AreaWorld Showcase (France)
StatusOperating
Soft opening dateAugust 20, 2021
Opening dateOctober 1, 2021[1]
General statistics
Attraction typeTrackless dark ride
DesignerWalt Disney Imagineering
ThemeRatatouille
MusicMichael Giacchino
Capacity2,220 riders per hour
Vehicle typeRatmobile
Vehicles36
Riders per vehicle6
Rows2
Riders per row3
Duration4:40 minutes
Queue hostAuguste Gusteau
Ride hostRemy
Single rider line available

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure also known as Ratatouille: L'Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy (lit., 'Remy's Totally Zany Adventure') is a motion-based trackless 3D dark ride, based on the 2007 Disney-Pixar animated film Ratatouille, located at Disneyland Paris's Walt Disney Studios Park in France and at Walt Disney World's France Pavilion at Epcot.[1][2][3][4]

Disneyland Paris officially announced the attraction in March 2013.[5]

History[edit]

The attraction was revealed as part of internet rumours of an expansion of Walt Disney Studios Park's Toon Studio area. Other rumours about the expansion included a reincarnation of the popular Toy Story Midway Mania attraction to be put in the operating Toy Story Playland. The ride is one of the biggest additions to Disneyland Paris; its show building is similar in height to that of the expansive Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at the neighbouring Disneyland Park, and cost an estimated US$270 million to complete.[6] Following the initial rumours, articles on the Internet surfaced concept paintings, ride blueprints, and images of the first phases of construction, confirming that there would be such an attraction.

Construction of the attraction officially began in 2012.[7] It was formally announced in March 2013 at the Euro Disney S.C.A. annual shareholders meeting, with construction completed in June 2014. On 21 June 2014, the attraction was officially inaugurated by then-president and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, Robert Iger. The attraction fully opened to the public on 10 July 2014.

On July 15, 2017, Disney Parks announced during its D23 Expo presentation that a duplicate of the ride would come to Epcot's France Pavilion at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida in 2020.[2][3][4] Construction began in November of the same year with land clearing.[8] After construction delays and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the attraction opened on October 1, 2021, on the 50th anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort and the 39th anniversary of Epcot, along with a new restaurant, La Crêperie de Paris, located nearby the attraction.[1]

On August 27, 2021, following Disneyland Paris' reopening, Walt Disney Studios Park announced that the attraction was set to become part of Worlds of Pixar.

Ride experience[edit]

The attraction's exterior is that of Gusteau's restaurant, and the surrounding buildings of a Parisian plaza, with the queue set in an artist's loft leading to the rooftops of Paris, where guests are "shrunk" to the size of a rat.

After guests board their "ratmobiles" on the roof of Gusteau's restaurant, Remy and the spirit of Chef Auguste Gusteau are deciding which meal to prepare for them. After deciding on their famous ratatouille dish, Remy and the guests fall through a swinging roof glass-pane, landing on the restaurant kitchen floor. This starts a chase sequence with Remy leading the guests and other rats away from the cooks, passing through the walk-in freezer and under a hot oven.

Guests eventually end up in the dining area, attracting attention from customers and causing a riot. Chef Skinner tries to get rid of the rats and the guests, while Alfredo Linguini tries to help them escape into a nearby vent. The escape through the vent in the walls is almost wrecked by Skinner, who angrily attempts to grab the guests through the venting grids. In the end, they make it safely to Remy's kitchen, where the cooking of the ratatouille is ongoing.

The guests are bid farewell by Remy and the spirit of Gusteau, while the rat colony is feasting on Remy's cooking. In Paris, the attraction exits at the restaurant Bistro Chez Rémy, unlike at Epcot.[5]

Patton Oswalt and Brad Garrett reprise their voice roles from the original film as Remy and Gusteau, respectively.[citation needed]

Technology[edit]

The attraction uses LPS trackless ride technology, similar to Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway and Mystic Manor. The ride uses rat-shaped vehicles to automatically slide across the ground with no track. It also contains 3D dome segments of the ride that the vehicles ride into. Different scent effects are employed in each room of the ride, similar to Soarin'.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c @DisneyParks (9 March 2021). "Just Announced! Remy's Ratatouille Adventure will open at EPCOT on Oct. 1, 2021 to help kick off the opening season of the @WaltDisneyWorld Resort 50th Anniversary celebration" (Tweet). Retrieved 9 March 2021 – via Twitter.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ a b Bevil, Dewayne. "Coming to Disney World: Tron, Guardians of the Galaxy ride, 'Star Wars' hotel". OrlandoSentinel.com. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  3. ^ a b Lambert, Marjie. "4 new rides coming to Disney World: Ratatouille, Tron, Mickey Mouse, Guardians of the Galaxy". Miami Herald. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  4. ^ a b Fickley-Baker, Jennifer. "'Guardians of the Galaxy' & 'Ratatouille' Attractions Coming to Epcot". Disney Parks Blog (in American English). Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  5. ^ a b MacDonald, Brady (7 March 2013). "Disneyland Paris pulls back the veil on Ratatouille dark ride". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Ratatouille dark ride project tracker | WDSfans". WDS Fans. 31 July 2009. Retrieved 18 March 2011.
  7. ^ "Disneyland Paris Is Building a Ratatouille Ride".
  8. ^ "PHOTOS: Land Cleared for Ratatouille Attraction and France Pavilion Expansion".

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