When Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure opens on October 1, there will not be a standby line. A Virtual Queue will be used, similar to Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Here is what you need to know. Since the ride is not yet open, things are subject to change.
There will be two times each day that you can try to get a Boarding Pass. The first time will be at 7:00 each morning, and you can try from wherever you happen to be at that moment. You will need a Disney Park Pass reservation for Epcot to be able to get a spot. The second time will be at 1:00. You will need to be inside Epcot for that one.
While it hasn’t been announced officially, it is expected that Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure will be one of the rides that you will be able to pay extra for once Disney Genie rolls out. It won’t be included in Disney Genie+ (which will be like the old FastPass system) but you’ll have the option of paying an additional fee to be allowed in the Lightning Lane.
Cast Members are already enjoying previews of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, and next month Annual Passholders will have their chance. That will help to cut down on the number of people trying to get a Boarding Pass, since they will have already ridden. I’ve heard that it’s a great ride, but it isn’t necessarily a must-do for each time you visit the park.
This is speculation on my part, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure eventually has a standby line instead of using the Virtual Queue. It could also then be included with the regular Disney Genie+ Lightning Pass attractions. Work is progressing on Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind, which is going to be a must-do every visit for many people. We don’t yet have an opening date, but it’s expected to be sometime in 2022. I can’t see Walt Disney World having two Virtual Queues at Epcot, but I could be wrong.