News Remy's Ratatouille Adventure coming to Epcot

EricsBiscuit

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They have no problem sitting parties of two with random people (happens to us all the time) but they don’t open the single rider line? Weird… staffing issue? Training issue?
 

DCBaker

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Casper Gutman

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Interesting, its been nearly impossible, the crowds this week were just insane at the park, and it doesnt help that rat always seems to be down. Does paris have this same problem?? We tried twice this week and gave up, its down more than running.
They seem to be having a lot of problems with the trackless rides, which is especially annoying because they often don't add much to a ride. While MM and MMRR make good use of their trackless system, there is no reason for Rat to be trackless. As for RotR - its open to debate, but the problems with the system seem to me to heavily outweigh the advantages.

Disney is infatuated with the trackless system at the moment, and I really don't see why. They require warehouse-size spaces in every show scene and dictate absolutely smooth floors - which may make sense in a star destroyer but are a lot less logical in an outdoor park or a kitchen. Trackless rides also dramatically limit the imagineers ability to control the viewer's line of site. In most cases, the old omnimover (or some version of Uni's Scoop) would make for better rides. But the relevant point is that omnimovers and the Scoop seem to function much, much more consistently.
 

lazyboy97o

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Apart from the fact it’s a clone of a DLP ride. Which I believe was Disneys first trackless ride.
Implying that Ratatouille was the first trackless ride is one of the many dubious presentations made in The Imagineering Story. The technology was developed for Aquatopia at Tokyo DisneySEA and first opened with Pooh’s Hunny Hunt at Tokyo Disneyland more than a decade before Ratatouille opened.
 

wdwmagic

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Implying that Ratatouille was the first trackless ride is one of the many dubious presentations made in The Imagineering Story. The technology was developed for Aquatopia at Tokyo DisneySEA and first opened with Pooh’s Hunny Hunt at Tokyo Disneyland more than a decade before Ratatouille opened.
Indeed, trackless is far from new.
 

TikibirdLand

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Indeed, trackless is far from new.
Well, new to WDW... What is it with maintenance at WDW that causes issues with attractions that are stable in other parks but have fits in WDW? Rat, RoTR, Splash, BTMRR. WDWRR....I could go on and on. One site used to track this stuff. His list got so large to the point he just threw up his hands and gave up.
 

SplashZander

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First time getting to Epcot since Rat has opened.

It is exactly what this park needed. I’ve ridden it in Paris over a dozen times (I’m currently wearing a Paris Rat shirt I got in 2019).

The area is beautiful. The Skyliner flying over the area adds so much.

When we first boarded, in the first scene, I legitimately cried a little. I’ve never done this on a ride, but the combination of Rat’s music with traveling again (first ride of the trip), and the joy that Epcot got some love, was just emotional to me.

All the effects worked perfectly. I loved Rat in my 2016 Paris trip, but in 2019 I felt disappointed. The ride’s motion effects (tilt effects and tapping) were broken, but in Orlando today everything was working, and I fell in love again.

It’s a fantastic ride. Amazing details. The smells are so potent and delicious in the kitchen (reminds me of the original Soarin).

The Ratatouille I rode today is a definite E-Ticket. There’s no question about it in my mind. The Rat I rode in 2019 was nowhere near. I cannot understate how perfect this addition is for Epcot. If you’re not a fan of IPs in Epcot you literally never have to step into the courtyard. It’s perfect. It’s a pure addition and massive capacity boost. The park needed family additions and it got a great one.

The small details are amazing. A huge screw sticking through the wall. The Skinner chase scene is more convincing than MMRR’s waterfall scene. As the screen starts to move forward, the vehicle, instead of just parking, continues to move forward (albeit at a slow pace) for the first couple seconds of the simulation, which greatly sells the motion. From the back row you can’t see the floor, you only see the screen.

I love having the French-English hybrid ride. Adds so much to the ride.

I was concerned that with Rise and MMRR, Rat wouldn’t be able to stack up, but I definitely think it does.

I love this ride.
 
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dreday3

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First time getting to Epcot since Rat has opened.

It is exactly what this park needed. I’ve ridden it in Paris over a dozen times (I’m currently wearing a Paris Rat shirt I got in 2019).

The area is beautiful. The Skyliner flying over the area adds so much.

When we first boarded, in the first scene, I legitimately cried a little. I’ve never done this on a ride, but the combination of Rat’s music with traveling again (first ride of the trip), and the joy that Epcot got some love, was just emotional to me.

All the effects worked perfectly. I loved Rat in my 2016 Paris trip, but in 2019 I felt disappointed. The ride’s motion effects (tilt effects and tapping) were broken, but in Orlando today everything was working, and I fell in love again.

It’s a fantastic ride. Amazing details. The smells are so potent and delicious in the kitchen (reminds me of the original Soarin.

The Ratatouille I rode today is a definite E-Ticket. There’s no question about it in my mind. The Rat I rode in 2019 was nowhere near. I cannot understate how perfect this addition is for Epcot. If you’re not a fan of IPs in Epcot you literally never have to step into the courtyard. It’s perfect. It’s a pure addition and massive capacity boost. The park needed family additions and it got a great one.

The small details are amazing. A huge screw sticking through the wall. The Skinner chase scene is more convincing than MMRR’s waterfall scene. As the screen starts to move forward, the vehicle, instead of just parking, continues to move forward (albeit at a slow pace) for the first couple seconds of the simulation, which greatly sells the motion. From the back row you can’t see the floor, you only see the screen.

I love having the French-English hybrid ride. Adds so much to the ride.

I was concerned that with Rise and MMRR, Rat wouldn’t be able to stack up, but I definitely think it does.

I love this ride.

Coming off the ride for the third time today, the gentleman in front of us remarked “I love all the new generation Disney Rides”

RAT and MMRR are spectacular additions. They both bring me straight back to my early 80's visits nostalgia even though they are new.

Very well done. We smile/laugh the entire ride for both. :)
 

SplashZander

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Does anyone know if the far wall projections in the Rat loading area are unique to Orlando?

I thought they were lovely, but I didn’t remember them from Paris. I thought it was just blue lighting (like the other loading wall).
 

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