A win for families
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.
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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