10 Things You May Not Know About Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

1. Bonjour!

The arrival of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure saw an expansion of Epcot’s France pavilion, nearly doubling its size. The most stunning addition might just be the fountain outside the attraction entrance. Ornately carved rats can be found on every layer, including statuettes clutching champagne bottles. Topping it all is Chef Remy himself, wearing his toque and wielding a wooden spoon like a royal scepter.



2. Details Are Everywhere

Little rat footprints adorn the cement as you make your way through the pavilion, and the manhole covers are decorated with an image of Remy riding a cookbook atop the waters of the sewer. You’ll also find several plaques, including a non-descript one for the offices of Nadar Lessard, the health inspector from Ratatouille!



3. They Were Very Good Years Indeed

As you wander about, you may notice a storefront called La Cave D’Ego, a reference to the character Anton Ego. You’ll find bottles of fine wine in the window labeled Chateau Ego. They have a variety of vintages listed, including 2007, 2014, and 2021. Respectively, the dates represent the year Ratatouille was released in theaters, the year the attraction Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy opened in Disneyland Paris, and the attraction’s opening date in Epcot. 



4. Wait, We’ve Seen Them Before!

Before entering the attraction building, take a quick detour to the left. Here you’ll find a pair of mopeds, one red, and one black. Fans of the film Ratatouille will recognize them as belonging to Colette and Chef Skinner. 



5. A Grand Entrance

The attraction’s marquee stands 10 feet tall and stretches 14 feet wide. The gold leaf surrounding the image of Remy was hand-applied, and nearly two hundred lights decorate the structure. Close inspection will reveal several Hidden Mickeys tucked away in the scrollwork.



6. Getting Around

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure uses the same trackless technology used in Rise of the Resistance and Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. The rat-shaped vehicles are guided by Wi-Fi and RFID-based local positioning systems. Each vehicle operates autonomously and can rotate 360 degrees, allowing Imagineers to truly control what you see at all times, as though they were directing scenes in a film.  



7. Welcome to Gusteau’s

One of the best examples of this can be seen shortly after boarding. You are whisked to the top of Gusteau’s restaurant, where you’ll see the great chef himself (albeit in spirit form). There, he speaks with Remy about what food he should prepare. This scene also contains a clever Easter Egg hidden by the Imagineers: the silhouette of the Pizza Planet truck from Toy Story in one of the windows to your right!



8. You Never Know What Will Happen Next

The trackless system allows each vehicle to have its own “personality.” Some may spin more than others, while others might vibrate a lot. The vehicles can also take unique paths through the attraction, meaning that no two journeys will ever be quite the same.   



9. Take That, First Order!

The spinning effect is achieved by the hockey puck-shaped platforms beneath the ride vehicle, which also allows them to tilt. The tilting is a unique feature not present in Rise of the Resistance.



10. Whew!

You may notice that as you venture further into the queue, you are slowly being shrunk down to rat size. Watch as items such as floor tiles grow larger, making it seem like you are getting smaller. After de-boarding, you begin the process of returning to normal size. The giant tiles on the floor begin to shrink back down, and by the time you’re outside, everything is back to “normal!” Also, be sure to examine the wallpaper very carefully! Just as in Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, you’ll find lots of surprises hidden away in the designs!

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