The Ratatouille Ride at EPCOT: Tips for Riding, What You Should Know

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My sister visited Disney World recently. While there, she messaged me to say that the new Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind ride at EPCOT was the best ride she’s ever experienced. 

Disney World has added many new exciting rides and attractions across its theme parks over the last few years, and more are in the works. 

However, there may be one at EPCOT that you may have overlooked: Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

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Gusteau's Ratatouille EPCOT
Guests ride through Gusteau’s Restaurant from the Disney movie (photo by James Overholt/

What is Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure?

The original version of the Ratatouille attraction opened in Disneyland Paris back in 2014. It was based on the 2007 Pixar film “Ratatouille” starring Patton Oswalt. 

The trackless dark ride came to EPCOT’s France pavilion more recently in 2021. The ride takes Disney fans through Gusteau’s restaurant from the movie. 

The twist is that you’re experiencing everything as though you were the size of a rat. You creep into the restaurant’s pantry where stacks of enormous canned olives loom all around you.

From there, you scurry into the dining room where you try not to be spotted by servers and guests. Retreating to the kitchen, you dodge the footfalls of bustling chefs and hide under the stove. 

Ratatouille Ride
The Ratatouille ride is worth the wait (photo by James Overholt/

Is the Ratatouille ride worth it?

I really like this ride, so I think it’s worth it. 

That being said, EPCOT now has several very popular rides with long wait times. Rides like Soarin’ and Test Track have been at EPCOT for many years but remain popular. 

Frozen Ever After is another fan-favorite ride in the World Showcase. This can make it difficult to ride and experience everything you want to do and see in one day. 

However, there are a couple of strategies guests can implement to minimize their wait time for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. 

guests ride rat-shaped cart at remy ride in epcot surrounded by larger-than-life food items
Guests are surrounded by larger-than-life items as they experience life as the size of a rat on Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure (media photo courtesy of Disney/Matt Stroshane)

Tips for minimizing your wait time

One feature that many people don’t immediately realize about EPCOT is that it has two entrances. Most guests enter the park through the main entrance near Spaceship Earth. 

For guests staying at one of the resort hotels near Crescent Lake, there’s another entrance on the World Showcase side of the park. These hotels include Disney’s Boardwalk Inn, Disney’s Yacht Club, Disney’s Beach Club and the Swan and Dolphin hotels. 

I love staying in this area because of the proximity to both Hollywood Studios and EPCOT. 

Additionally, guests staying at a Disney Resort Hotel with Disney Skyliner Access can also take a gondola to EPCOT’s International Gateway entrance. These include Disney’s Riviera Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Disney’s Pop Century Resort.

If you’re staying at one of these hotels or if you can get to the International Gateway entrance at the park opening, you can rope drop this new attraction. This will minimize your time in the standby line. 

Remember, Disney hotel guests have an early entry benefit that allows them to access the parks 30 minutes prior to the listed opening time.

Guests staying at Disney resorts in the deluxe category are also eligible for extended park hours after the listed closing time. 

This benefit is only available at specific parks on specific dates, so be sure to check the My Disney Experience app for the most up-to-date information. 

disney service phone mockup with castle in background
Ratatouille is usually offered as an Individual Lightning Lane (mockup by with My Disney Experience app screenshot)

Is Ratatouille part of the Lightning Lane or Genie+ system?

If you’re not staying at a Disney resort hotel, you can also choose to pay for an Individual Lightning Lane to skip the standby line altogether on Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. 

Although this attraction is usually offered as an Individual Lightning Lane, it may transition over to the regular Disney Genie system.

Rides that are offered as a Lightning Lane or on Genie+ seem to depend on crowd levels. Usually, the newest rides are offered through a virtual queue.

If all else fails, sometimes hopping in line just as the park is closing can also shorten your wait time significantly.

My family has had success doing this with other EPCOT rides like Frozen Ever After in the past. The posted standby queue wait time was listed as 70 minutes, however, we only had to wait about 15-20 minutes. 

The downside to this strategy at EPCOT is that you’ll definitely miss the Harmonious night-time spectacular. At EPCOT, the show is almost always scheduled to coincide with the park closing.

Read Also: Lightning Lane vs Genie Plus at Disney, what’s the difference?

Remy's Ratatouille Ride EPCOT
Ratatouille is not a coaster and does not have a height requirement (photo by James Overholt/

Is the Ratatouille ride at EPCOT a roller coaster?

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is not a roller coaster and doesn’t have a height requirement.

It does have some fast-paced thrilling elements, though. I think this makes it an excellent ride for families like mine with both older and younger kids. 

The trackless ride vehicle technology is very similar to those on a couple of Disney’s newer attractions at Hollywood Studios. It has a very similar feel to both Rise of the Resistance at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway in the Chinese Theater.

Remy's Ratatouille Fountain
Ratatouille is currently up and running at Disney’s EPCOT (photo by James Overholt/

Is the Ratatouille ride open at EPCOT?

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure opened in October 2021 as part of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebration. The ride was a major component of the expansion of EPCOT’s France Pavilion.

The expansion more than doubled the size of the France pavilion.

It included the ride and a popular new table service restaurant called La Creperie de Paris. The expansion also features a Parisian-inspired fountain. 

The 'Rat' Cars Ratatouille at EPCOT
Remy’s Ratatouille ride transports guests in “rat” cars (photo by James Overholt/

Is the Ratatouille ride at EPCOT scary?

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure has some surprising elements, but it’s not really scary. 

Since there are no height requirements, even small children can ride. We’ve even taken our twin toddlers on the ride. They just sit on a parent’s lap.

The ride takes place in the dark. I have one kid who dislikes scary rides, and he did not have a problem with this one. 

Guests in a boarding group climb into a ride vehicle that is designed to look like a rat. The ride takes guests through a series of scenes from which they can experience the world through the perspective of a rat like Chef Remy. 

Have you been on the Ratatouille Adventure Ride at EPCOT? Let us know in the comments!

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