News Remy's Ratatouille Adventure coming to Epcot

lazyboy97o

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It makes far more sense now then it did. And a lot of old buildings have quirks just like that actually.
They don’t have quirks like this. Even then, if you’re going to introduce an oddity it should visually communicate its reason for being.

True. Just trying to imagine what it would look like behind the door.
That’s just it, whatever you imagine makes no sense. The doors either not at the second level or this building has an incredibly tall second floor with windows that are oddly high up. All they had to do was relate the windows to the door and it would have made sense.
 

gerarar

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Unsure if anyone noticed, but looks like they have added a hook above the random door on the second level of the blue building. These hooks are quite common in Amsterdam to hoist furniture up to the different apartments. Does France have something similar? This actually makes that door make more sense. A loading door for goods.
I was thinking they were going to use those hooks to add a hanging sign, since that's pretty common in Europe along shops/restaurants.
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But your idea makes sense too. With the trees that line the path next to it and whatever they may put there on the hooks, the obvious door becomes somewhat hidden from guests' view below.
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
Unsure if anyone noticed, but looks like they have added a hook above the random door on the second level of the blue building. These hooks are quite common in Amsterdam to hoist furniture up to the different apartments. Does France have something similar? This actually makes that door make more sense. A loading door for goods.
I’m pretty certain that’s meant to indeed be a loading boom.

Ignore the balcony since it’s a TV set but they looked like this

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marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
That's what I was expecting.

I think it and MMRR look comparable but I'd probably give the slight edge to BatB. I think it looks better than Rat, but I've never been very impressed by that ride.

Of course I've never actually been on any of the three, so that's a significant caveat.
Personally I’d prefer Rat. But again, personally.
 

UNCgolf

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Personally I’d prefer Rat. But again, personally.

I get the feeling my view of Rat is much lower than the general consensus. I should probably watch it again -- I've only seen it once and wasn't impressed at all, but I don't even remember it very well now. And obviously you've actually been on the ride. My opinion could change once I physically ride it as well.
 
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yensidtlaw1969

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In the Parks
No
Now having seen the beauty and the beast footage, my vote remains in the Rat column.
If we're deciding which is the objectively better attraction, I'd say Beast by several nautical miles.

If we're asking the better fit for EPCOT (recognizing that truly neither of these really fit), I would indeed still cast my vote for Ratatouille.


Man up and put this in MK's Fantasyland where it belongs, Disney. For it's imperfections, it's still a flagship attraction fitting of your so-called flagship park. Bite the bullet and find a way to bring it there -- and then give the other parks several gifts to draw people back away from the chronically overcrowded MK.

But I know it won't happen these days.
 

thequeuelinelectures

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I think this works great for Tokyo where something being mostly just cute, charming, and potentially repetitive aren’t as big of issues. The average scene length here is crazy long compared to the other trackless rides and that’s why the pacing feels so sluggish. There are basically 4 scenes where MMRR has like 12.

Seeing this, I totally get why Rat was chosen for EPCOT. That ride has way more whole whole family appeal and would market way better to a US audience. It’s way easier to justify spending 300 million on an “adventure” ride that dads, moms and kids would be hyped about vs a sing along ride that’s very well done but not for everyone
 

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