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9 Tips How To Ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

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.

Basics

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.

Timing

Another good time to try the line is the last hour before the park closes. The park tends to slow down in general around this time, but if you’re not interested in the fireworks show Harmonious, you can hop in line while everyone else is claiming their spots for the show.
 
Whenever you decide to try the standby line, it’s a good idea to always be checking the live wait times. This can be done on the My Disney Experience app. The app will show the waits for attractions in real-time, so you’ll know if there’s ever an unexpected drop in the wait time.
 

Lightning Lane

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.

Pro Tip

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:

Park Arrival

Disney resort guests currently have a bit of an advantage. As a part of Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebration, if you’re staying on Disney property you have the opportunity to enter the park 30 minutes before it opens. Not only does staying on the property allow you to book your Lightning Lane spot early, but this early arrival gives you a head start on your walk to the France pavilion if you prefer to just head to standby.
 
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Other Epcot Rides

 
Another consideration when planning your strategy is which park entrance you’re using. The France pavilion is right by the International Gateway entrance to Epcot, which is not the main entrance. The International Gateway entrance is near the back of the park, right by the France pavilion. If you choose it over the main entrance, you’re saving yourself about 10 minutes of walking time. If using the main entrance is more convenient for you based on transportation to the park, once you make it to World Showcase from the front of Epcot and see the fork in the road, take a right towards the Canada pavilion. This route will give you a shorter walk to the France pavilion. Depending on the resort you’re staying in, however, entering through the International Gateway might even be more convenient transportation-wise.
 
Here’s some more tips about transportation to International Gateway:
 

Transportation to the International Gateway

If you’re staying at the Riviera, Caribbean Beach, Pop Century, or Art of Animation, you can take the Skyliner to Epcot. The Skyliner drop-off is right by the International Gateway entrance, just a few minutes walk to the France pavilion.
 
If you’re staying at the Beach Club, Yacht Club, Swan, or Dolphin, you can actually make the 5-10 minute walk from your resort to the International Gateway.
 

The Future of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

Unfortunately, If you know how to ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure doesn’t seem to be one of those rides whose wait times will drop after it’s been open for a while. Epcot isn’t an attraction-heavy park, so the rides that are there tend to consistently draw crowds. For example, Frozen Ever After opened back in 2016 and continues to have some of the longest waits in Epcot. So it’s probably safe to anticipate strategically joining the stand by line or purchasing a Lightning Lane spot for the foreseeable future.

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