News Remy's Ratatouille Adventure coming to Epcot

FigmentFan82

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I'm there firs week of May and last week of June. Having this for both trips would be great but I'll take just the June one if it opens late May.
 

Josh Hendy

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I would be excited about the idea of having "pretend" service doors and things to cover up secrets if they were well integrated and themed accordingly.
What if it had "Fromagerie" painted on it? Lol.

I keep going back to this but in any of the Harry Potter lands it seems to be difficult to find any "bad show". Such as bad sightlines (with one or two exceptions), visible backstage infrastructure or broken effects. Disney treats bad show as "good enough" and there are examples of it posted here almost every day. And it's not like HP fans are more demanding than Disney fans ... it's 100% corporate culture.

I don't think this one is a huge deal. It's not as bad as leaving important ride effects broken and unfixed for 10 years plus. But Walt ... or Universal ... would have redesigned that facade to incorporate the door in an unobtrusive way instead of saying, meh, we'll plant a couple of trees in front.

If the ride building is going to be a huge, green, box from several viewpoints including within the park then that's a big deal.
 

disneyC97

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Tiki Room had/has the cover on the preshow, the Main Street Station has more cover than Disneyland, plus IASW and the FL dark ride queues were under cover from day 1.
 

Rich Brownn

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Tiki Room had/has the cover on the preshow, the Main Street Station has more cover than Disneyland, plus IASW and the FL dark ride queues were under cover from day 1.
My understand IASW wasn't inside/covered because of rain, but because of how the area is designed (it's ground level, versus rooftop). Also the design is different (flooded building vis trough in a warehouse). Remember these are the same people who didn't put a roof over the teacups.
 

JohnD

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Rat building is on the new park map for F&G.
SSE is closing May 26.
I'm hoping for soft opening days the week before...
I had a trip scheduled to start 3/30. With WDW closing 3/15-3/31, I rescheduled my trip to start 5/25. My first day is planned for Epcot. I'll be sure to get that FP for SSE before closure.
 

JohnD

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Anyone know when in the "summer", Rat is scheduled to open? I rescheduled my March trip due to the WDW March closure for May 25-29.
 

CastAStone

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Anyone know when in the "summer", Rat is scheduled to open? I rescheduled my March trip due to the WDW March closure for May 25-29.
It had seemed like the plan was late May. It is unclear at this point if the park closure will accelerate or delay the initial timeline.
 

JohnD

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It had seemed like the plan was late May. It is unclear at this point if the park closure will accelerate or delay the initial timeline.
Probably delay. My first initial thought was the construction workers could go work unimpeded by guests. But then it occurred to me: the virus doesn't care if they're guests, CMs, or construction workers. They would still be around each other. So everything, including construction, may stop.
 

CraftyFox

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I know I’m a little late to the party, but the yellow building is still extremely fake-looking. I’m shocked they still didn’t refurbish it further. It’s like the McMansion interpretation of “French architecture”. The disproportionally large arch on the side of the roof supported by those skinny little columns reads more 80’s postmodern than anything else. I really don’t understand why it wasn’t renovated further.
 
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Timothy_Q

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I know I’m a little late to the party, but the yellow building is shockingly fake-looking. It’s like the 90’s McMansion interpretation of “French architecture”. The disproportionally large arch on the side of the roof supported by those skinny little columns looks more postmodern than anything else. I really don’t understand how this design was approved.
Yes, it's really ugly.

But it's been there for decades, and was only meant to be seen from a distance and not from inside the pavilion.

They should've spent more money now to retheme it instead of just repaint it
 

Prototype82

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There seems to be a lot of departure from the concept art here. Of course it's only concept art..But the creperie was supposed to have multiple color facades. Seemed more "city street" to me. It follows the same building shape but I think that's a lot of beige considering painting looks complete. Maybe the shutters and awnings will complete the look. I'm obsessed with this project. lol
 

Timothy_Q

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There seems to be a lot of departure from the concept art here. Of course it's only concept art..But the creperie was supposed to have multiple color facades. Seemed more "city street" to me. It follows the same building shape but I think that's a lot of beige considering painting looks complete. Maybe the shutters and awnings will complete the look. I'm obsessed with this project. lol
Painting of the creperie looks nowhere near complete
 

Purduevian

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Construction workers have been spotted at a few construction spots, Universal included. Which is a good thing!
Depends on your view of this if a good thing or not.

A) Construction is going along as planned and things should be open on schedule
or
B) Disney is not sending construction employees home, thus not doing all they can to help the spread
or
C) Construction is going along, but possible at a reduced speed with more restrictions in place to prevent the spread.

Personally, I'd rather see a bare minimum of people in the park. I know some people have to be in the park, such as security, but I would rather these projects fall a month behind, then up the risk of a larger outbreak.
 
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