EPCOT’s Flower and Garden Festival opened on Wednesday, March 4th, and now everyone is wondering if the new Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure could open by the end of the festival on June 1st.
Why is everyone wondering that?
As it turns out, with the opening of Flower and Garden came special Parks Maps and on the new map it shows the new attraction.
If you look at the corresponding Guide Map booklet, it says: Coming Soon! Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.
Since the festival ends on June 1st the logic is that the ride will open before the festival ends.
Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean that is the case. We had an “opening date” for the Regal Eagle on the EPCOT Festival of the Arts map and it did not open by the date listed. Plus it’s listed as Coming Soon, so it could just be an advertisement for the attraction slated for Summer 2020.
But here’s why it might be true
EPCOT is closing Spaceship Earth on May 26th and they will likely need to open Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure around that time to offset the crowds. Currently, Future World, is under heavy construction and Disney needs to spread out the crowds into other areas. This would do that.
It’s possibly they didn’t have a final date for Spaceship Earth closure, or they didn’t know exactly when Ratatouille would be ready, by the time of guidemap printing, so they put Coming Soon. This way they aren’t announcing they will be open before they will actually be ready to open like they did with Space 220. Something could happen. Setbacks are always a possibility and it seems that they are learning this.
Who knows. We will just have to wait for Disney to tell us when it will open and go from there.
What do you think? Comment and let us know!
(Ratatouille sign image from WDWNT)