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Update: Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure & France Pavilion Expansion at EPCOT

Epcot France Pavilion Expansion

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is a 3D trackless vehicle attraction that will takes guests on an adventure through a French kitchen from the perspective of a rat. The attraction is a copy from the Walt Disney Studios park in Paris Disneyland, but the expansion area behind the France Pavilion in EPCOT is unique to the park.

We recently stopped by EPCOT to have a look at the progress on the EPCOT expansion from the land and the air, courtesy the conveniently placed Disney Skyliner.

With more of the tarps down from in front of the facades from our last visit, we can now see how the lower buildings are themed to look like they are right off a street from Pixar’s “Ratatouille” including Linguini’s pink apartment building.

One of the things you notice from the overhead view is how much of the site’s utilities and infrastructure is being cleverly hidden by walls themed to look like buildings. Apparently, some things just couldn’t be moved without busting the budget.

Also note that there is a rather large fountain being added in the courtyard at the end of the main path to the attraction entrance. A similar fountain can be spotted in the movie in front of Gusteau’s restaurant. The fountain, along with the illuminated Gusteau’s sign, will serve as weenies and draw guests back through the land to where the queue begins.

It’s hard to see what work remains for the restaurant Le Crêperie. But we know it will have a regular service and a quick service option that specializes in sweet and savory crepes.

Over the coming weeks we expect there to be some additional landscaping added to try and obscure some of the Disney Skyliner towers and give the walkways more of a park-like atmosphere.

Last we heard, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is still on schedule for a late-May, early June opening. However, no official opening day has been announced yet. I’m sure Disney is racing ahead to add more capacity to EPCOT ahead of the summer crowds.