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Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Epcot Construction Update – December 2018 (France Canal Area Closed)

In our Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Construction Update for December 2018, we take a look at the progress being made to Epcot’s newest attraction and we see that the attraction building is almost finished as well as the Canal area in France now closed.

A lot of news has broke since our last update, including….well the name itself.  Before we didn’t know the official name of the Ratatouille attraction coming to Epcot’s France Pavilion, now we know that it’s going to be called officially: Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure!  It’s a little different than the official name of the original Ratatouille attraction in Disneyland Paris which goes by when translated: “Remy’s Totally Zany Adventure.”  The Epcot version isn’t quite as colorful, but gets right to the point.

Thanks as usual to @bioreconstruct over on Twitter for taking amazing aerial photos around Walt Disney World property, giving us a unique point of view of all the construction projects in progress.  Let’s see what’s new with Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure then…

 

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This is around the side of the France pavilion in World Showcase at the point where the Disney Skyliner comes in.  Here they are installing concrete forms for the project:

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure Construction Update December 2018 concrete forms

A closer view of the concrete forms:

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure Construction Update December 2018 concrete

Don’t forget that the expansion is happening to the entire France pavilion, not just Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure coming in.  Guests will enter moving around the side of the France pavilion here, then turning left where they will enter a big square with shops and dining too.  At the end of the square is where Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure attraction will be.

Here is the side of the France pavilion where guests will enter from:

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure Construction Update December 2018 side of France pavilion

This is what it will look like when finished: France expansion Epcot concept art

Now back to the current timeline, we can see the whole thing from this aerial shot.  The huge green building on the right is the Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure attraction building which has pretty much been sealed up on three sides, with only the side facing the square not finished yet.  The area behind the current France pavilion where all the construction work is happening is where the square will be.  Quite a difference in the above photo when it’s done!

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure Construction Update December 2018 aerial shot

Arrow points to the Disney Skyliner which arrives from the Caribbean Beach and Riviera Resort till stopping at the International Gateway.

Now we see the only side left exposed of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, again where the entrance will be.  Looks like all the steel work on the inside is complete, with the areas being divided to where the rooms will be:

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure Construction Update December 2018 night

Stay tuned for more updates on Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure soon…

UPDATE 12/17/18 – Aerial Shots and Canal Area in France Pavilion Closed:

More progress on Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in Epcot has taken place over the last couple weeks since our last update so let’s start by taking a look at some aerial photos of the area:

Here you can see the huge green attraction show building on the left in between France and Morocco.  Notice the Disney Skyliner station on the right at the arrow:

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure Construction Update December 2018

Strange that this is going to take all the way till Summer of 2020 to finish considering the Ratatouille show building is all but buttoned up and they are essentially cloning the existing attraction in Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Paris.  It’s probably because of the very large square that’s being built behind the existing France pavilion which will serve as the lead-up to the attraction.

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure Construction Update December 2018

The canal area of the France pavilion is now closed and you can see construction fences behind the gardens and the meet and greet spot there:

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure Construction Update December 2018

Another look around the side of the France Pavilion shows the extensive working taking place here:

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure Construction Update December 2018

You can see some of the France storefronts in the distance behind the construction:

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure Construction Update December 2018

The exit to canal garden from the arcade in France is now closed too and will stay that way until the entrance to the new area is complete:

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure Construction Update December 2018

It’ll be interesting to see if you’ll be able to see into the new area from the water or the International Gateway as you can see some new walls going up leading to the Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure area…

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure Construction Update December 2018

 

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure doesn’t have an exact date yet, but we do know it will be opening in Summer 2020.  Also Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is opening in Fall 2019, but that’s more in Late Fall, probably December so we should definitely see Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure before that.  Stay tuned for more updates and info….

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Your Thoughts:

I want to know what you think about this Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Construction Update December 2018…

  • Are you happy Ratatouille is coming to Epcot?
  • What do you think of the Disneyland Paris version?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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Photos: @Bioreconstruct

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