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Shrink down to the size of a rat in the newest ride in Walt Disney World: Remy's Ratatouille Adventure. The ride is in the France pavilion in Epcot. As with all new attractions, it's extremely popular and draws a big crowd. Its wait times are up there with Frozen Ever After and Test Track. But, we're going to cover the best strategy for how to ride Remy's Ratatouille Adventure with the shortest wait time.
First, here's some basics about the attraction itself. While it's new here in Florida, it's based on a ride that opened in Disneyland Paris about a decade ago. It's a dark, trackless ride, most similar to Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway in Disney's Hollywood Studios. The ride is an immersive 2D experience, suitable for guests of all ages and heights.
When the ride first opened in Disney World last Fall it used the virtual queue system. Now it has a traditional standby line and is one of Epcot's Individual Lightning Lane attractions. Here's a breakdown of those two options:
The Standby Line
The first (and most reliable) option for how to ride Remy's Ratatouille Adventure is to join the regular standby line. Since the ride is so new, the line does tend to be pretty long. You can expect it to generally range between 60 and 75 minutes, but it can definitely hit 100 minutes or more during the busier times and days. But, there are some times throughout the day when the wait times seem to dip the most:
If you're an offsite guest (not staying in a Disney resort), the first time would be about an hour after the park opens until around noon. This gives the resort guests with early access time to finish up for the day, but gives you time to sneak in line before other guests make it to World Showcase. If you're a resort guest, rope-dropping (arriving to the park right when it opens) and heading straight to the France pavilion might be the best option.
Your next option is to use Disney's new Lightning Lane (formerly known as the Fast Pass system). Remy's Ratatouille Adventure isn't a ride that's included in the complimentary Genie+ system, so if you choose to go this route, you'd need to purchase your Lightning Lane spot a la carte. This can be done through the My Disney Experience app. Here's your best options for claiming a Lightning Lane spot:
If you're staying at a Disney resort, your best time to get a Lightning Lane spot is right at 7 a.m. when they first drop for the day. If you're not staying at a Disney resort, you can snag a Lightning Lane spot as soon as the park opens. You can plan ahead by checking the park hours during your stay online or on the My Disney Experience app. Either way, make sure to keep refreshing the page in the app to catch the spots when they're first released. The Lightning Lane prices change daily, but they tend to range from $8-$11 per ride, per guest.
Resort guests who are trying to get a Lightning Lane pass at 7 a.m. and other guests trying at park open may claim a spot but not go through the entire payment processing stage. If this happens, those spots will be released back, so it can't hurt to check again about 10 minutes later if you aren't able to get a reservation on your first try.
When deciding your game plan for this attraction, there's a few other factors to consider: