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A win for families

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure courtyard with guests and Skyliner
Image: David Vega

Despite this, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure does ultimately land as a win, especially as a family attraction. It holds enough elements to make it a step up from Disney dark rides of the past, particularly in its zany chase sequences and massive set-pieces, a sort of spiritual successor to classics like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride and Roger Rabbit’s Cartoon Spin. The ride also ends on a warm note distinctly appropriate to World Showcase.

Is Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure for everyone? No. Its not the type of attraction I would go out of my way to ride again, and it’s definitely not one I personally would wait in a queue longer than 20 minutes for unless I had a child with me (or any of my Ratatouille-loving teen students). I am glad I got to experience it, but it seems like its going to appeal to a very specific niche of Epcot visitors.

The ride is, however, a win both for families and for World Showcase. Epcot is in the final stretch of shedding its old reputation as Disney’s just-too-adult park—while you could argue this reputation has never really been accurate, Disney has made some major strides in making Epcot more appealing for families. Like Frozen Ever After before it, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure will definitely increase the park’s value for guests with children.

Remy Fountain with water spraying out of bottles
Image: Jett Farrell-Vega

In addition, the new section added to the France pavilion was really the highlight of the visit for us. The new creperie is a real gem (once again, we recommend the table service version), and the atmosphere makes for a lovely expansion for one of Epcot’s most popular pavilions.

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"While the ride surprised me a few times, it never elicited that same childlike wonder I’ve felt in other recent attractions."
This honestly doesn't need the 'other recent attractions' bit at the end.
I rode this in Paris, and was underwhelmed. I rode it several times and I enjoyed it less and less each time.
This relies way too much on screens, if you ride Winnie The Pooh in Tokyo you will see a trackless ride done the Disney way (and done well).
I love Remy & Ratatouille (movie) but this ride was incredibly average, I had hoped the EPCOT version might improve, but it seems it hasn't

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