We Tested Riding Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure During Early Entry in Disney World

Should you stay at a Disney World hotel? The answer is different for everyone, but there’s one MAJOR benefit to staying on property that might actually help you save some time (and money!). Disney recently rebranded its Extra Magic Hours process to Early Theme Park Entry, which allows Disney Resort guests to enter the parks 30 minutes before the park officially opens.

Let’s ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure!

While half an hour isn’t a whole lot of time, it could help you knock out the most popular attraction before the line gets long! If you play your cards right, you can make it through the standby line for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in no time, and avoid having to pay for a Lightning Lane!

Recently, Disney changed the way guests wait in line for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. In the past, guests would wake up at 7AM to join a virtual queue, but now guests must wait in a traditional standby line instead.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

We also learned that this attraction is now a part of Early Theme Park Entry, meaning Disney resort guests can ride it during that 30-minute window before the park opens. We decided to test this new process out during Early Entry to see how it worked! 

We got there right on time!

First, we arrived at EPCOT bright and early a few minutes before Early Entry officially began. In this case, EPCOT was scheduled to open at 10AM, so Early Entry started at 9:30AM. Don’t be intimidated by the crowds if you decide to rope drop the park; things move fast in the mornings!

Follow the crowd…

From there, we followed the mass of people and headed to the France pavilion! We officially got in line for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at 9:41AM.

Timer: SET!

The line moved pretty steadily for the most part. As we made our way through the queue, we noticed that the single rider line was not open (this has been the case since the ride first opened in October).

No single riders today!

The queue snakes you all around the France pavilion, and you may even have to wait a moment to cross sides of the path!

Why did the chicken cross the road? To ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure!

Keep in mind that the line may look VERY long and full of people, but during our experience, the line moved along pretty quickly.

Crowds can be deceiving…

By approximately 10:10, we were boarding the attraction! We clocked an official wait time of 29 minutes and 17 seconds during Early Theme Park Entry. By the time we exited the attraction, the wait time was posted at 45 minutes. By comparison, when we rode the ride yesterday without Early Entry, we clocked our time at closer to an hour. So we saved half of that by getting there early!

We made it!

As you can see, waking up and heading to the parks early can save you the hassle of paying for an Individual Attraction Selection or waiting in a long standby line! We hope this little experiment helped you out; be sure to stay tuned for more Disney news, reviews, and more!

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2 Replies to “We Tested Riding Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure During Early Entry in Disney World”

  1. Does the international gateway also open earlier for resort guests? Would then guest arriving from that side get to Remi earlier?

  2. Thanks so much for the information. I may try out this method during my next Epcot trip as I am staying at a Disney Resort