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News Remy's Ratatouille Adventure coming to Epcot

WondersOfLife

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Shrek and Toon Lagoon theatre.
Ohh... dang. Shrek would have been perfect it seems. The toon lagoon theatre also would have made sense since they were selling products over there.

Hmm. I dont know why they’d be rejected. Seems like a no brainer.
 

MansionButler84

Well-Known Member
In the Parks
No
I do find it interesting that Avengers Campus is opening on June 4th, roughly a month and a week after Disneyland reopens following a 14ish month closure and a year after its initial opening date, whereas Ratatouille is going to open roughly a year and a quarter after its original opening timeframe, despite the Orlando parks only being closed for a few months.

I'd say the most likely reason, is that the majority of Californians will be vaccinated by June. Secondly, since the expansion is an entire land, it can add a sizable amount of capacity to the park, and thus, increase the number of people allowed through the gates. If my brain serves me right, Epcot has the highest capacity of any of the Florida parks, so the Ratatouille expansion would create a marginal boost.

Also, it is opening 6 days before Velocicoaster. I guess Disney wants some buzz.

Really glad to see a Disney project opening up though!
WDW is already filling to its capacity well and needs a 50th draw.

For DL, the calculus is different. They’ve been closed a long time and want a draw to pull people back after so long. They purposely picked a date close to when restrictions reduce and out-of-state people can return.
 

CastAStone

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Premium Member
WDW is already filling to its capacity well and needs a 50th draw.

For DL, the calculus is different. They’ve been closed a long time and want a draw to pull people back after so long. They purposely picked a date close to when restrictions reduce and out-of-state people can return.

Half (IIRC?) their daily attendance was APs, which also now don’t exist, and presumably many of them will want to go MUCH less often until they have some sort of subscription attendance plan in place again. I think this makes a ton of sense for DLR.

At the same time at WDW, I don’t think they want 100% attendance this fall, because that would mean they’d have to have 100% staff, and 1) that will just be tough to pull off, but 2) they genuinely want the CP and IP and Cultural Ambassadors etc back in the park, that almost certainly can’t happen for fall, and it won’t be possible for January if all of those jobs are filled by Floridians.

I also imagine, and to be clear now I’m speculating, that filling certain specific jobs with Americans could have an impact on securing visas for foreign nationals for those jobs in the future.
 

aladdin2007

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Funny how Disney is opening up a Universal type ride (Ratatouille) and Universal opening up a Disney type ride (Secret Life of Pets). I'm pleasantly surprised how good the ride is and the queue is well done. I'm more attached to the Ratatouille IP since it's my favorite Pixar movie but good job to Universal,

agree, and love this ride from the video..I dont know that much about universal but is this planned for orlando as well?...sort of reminds me of the monsters inc dark ride which I never understood why they didn't implement at the studios etc...I just wish Disney would quit being so obsessed with tech tech tech and get back to to creative and imaginative.
 

Sir_Cliff

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Funny how Disney is opening up a Universal type ride (Ratatouille) and Universal opening up a Disney type ride (Secret Life of Pets). I'm pleasantly surprised how good the ride is and the queue is well done. I'm more attached to the Ratatouille IP since it's my favorite Pixar movie but good job to Universal,
I don't know, the pacing seems a bit off.

The sets look very nice, but the ride itself just seems a bit... slow.
 

Movielover

Well-Known Member
Is there enough room at Shrek?
They managed to fit Transformers into a similar sized area.

If you put the queue below the ride yes.
I'm consistently impressed at some of the design choices Universal Creative makes to fit things into existing places, which then in turn baffles me when they do the complete opposite like with the Un-Fast and the Furious-less.
 

DisneyDean97

Active Member
They were also expecting F&F to have two hour lines for years and years to come.
Maybe if the ride system was like Test Track, or hell, even something like Rock 'n' Roller Coaster. F&F show building is nearly double the size of RnRC show building (not counting the long launch tunnel), they could definitely fit a sizable GOOD attraction in there.
 

WondersOfLife

Blink, blink. Breathe, breathe. Day in, day out.
Maybe if the ride system was like Test Track, or hell, even something like Rock 'n' Roller Coaster. F&F show building is nearly double the size of RnRC show building (not counting the long launch tunnel), they could definitely fit a sizable GOOD attraction in there.
"What screams fast and furious?"

"......Party bus."
 

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