Officially opening October 1, 2021, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure has been added along with an expansion to the existing France pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase. This new area behind the pavilion, themed as a Parisian street, acts like a mini-land for the new attraction. Here you can spot references to the movie, hidden tributes, and more.
Let’s take a look at 10 Easter eggs at Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. Be sure to check out the video version of this article for additional visuals!
1. Pizza Planet Truck
The Pizza Planet truck, first scene in the original Toy Stoy, has appeared in nearly every PIXAR film. You can also spot the unmistakable silhouette of the Pizza Planet truck in the first scene of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.
It is located in a window on the right side of the screen.
2. Honoring Gusteau
Not only can Gusteau’s iconic restaurant sign be seen in the distance above the area, but little nods to the film’s iconic chef can be found everywhere you look, like on the labels of cheeses, sparkling wine, and cans of anchovies.
Even the street you enter the new area on is named Rue Auguste Gusteau after the famous chef.
3. Ego’s Wine Shop
After losing his job and his credibility following a glowing review for a meal prepared by a rat, it looks like Ego, the former food critic, opened a wine shop.
The logo in the window matches the profile from his former column.
The dates on the wine bottles represent the year the movie came out, 2007, the year the ride first open at Disneyland Paris, 2014, and 2021, for the opening of the ride here at EPCOT.
4. Rats. Rats, Everywhere
From the moment you enter the area you’ll be able to spot little Remys. The manhole covers, iron railings, park benches, and of course the courtyard’s fountain are adorned with rats.
Even the wallpaper as you enter the inside queue is decorated in a rat motif featuring Remy and his brother Emile.
You may also spot some rat footprints outside!
5. Scooter and Motorbike
Colette’s motorbike and the scooter Skinner steals to chase Remy in the film can be found near the ride’s exit.
The scooter’s odometer shows 52, which may be an allusion to the year Walt Disney created the group that would eventually be known as Imagineering, (WDI/WED).
6. Health Inspector
You can spot a sign for the office of Nadar Lessard, the health inspector from the film that has a little run in with Remy’s friends and family.
The sign says you will need an appointment though.
While the first half of the France expansion is themed as the real Paris, after passing through the cast-iron arcade, you enter Paris as seen in the PIXAR film. Animators coined the term “Crookedology,” to describe the film’s unique style.
In this area, lines are a bit less straight, colors are bolder, and other exaggerated details create the feel of an animated film.
8. Artist’s Loft
While the attraction originally opened at Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris, there are some changes to the queue here.
An artist’s loft was created especially for the EPCOT version of the attraction, inspired by a quick moment from the movie.
9. Shrinking Down and Back
After reaching the rooftops at the end of the queue, right before boarding, you have magically transformed to the size of a rat.
As you leave the ride, here is the moment you return back to human size, as you can see the floor tiles change size.
10. Safety Cheese
Before leaving, there are a couple more small details worth noticing, including how the safety arrows along the unload station look like cheese.
And a small tribute to Linguine himself can be seen on a can of olive oil in the same area.
If you’d like to bring a bit of the parks home, you can get various theme park inspired scented candles and wax melts from Souvenir Scents, including a new one that smells just like the baking bread smell at the end of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure! Use promo code PARKSTOP10 to save 10% off your order at souvenirscents.com.
That’s all for now, but check out our last Easter eggs article about hidden things in the windows of Universal Studios Florida. And you can see all of the hidden things articles here.
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