A trusted source who has been right many times in the past and definitely has insider status at Disney is claiming to us that Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is sitting complete at Epcot, only Disney won’t open the attraction. The caveat to this claim is that the ride could have some extremely minor parts to complete that might be used as a technicality to give Disney the ability to state it’s not yet finished. The ride is so complete that the source claims individuals have ridden the ride in what he or she assesses to be the finished state.
For an example of what the finished ride looks like in Paris, see the following video:
As to why Disney might not be opening the attraction considering it’s basically done, speculation is that the company may want to hold the ride for marketing purposes. By not opening the ride until October, Disney artificially creates a new attraction opening for their official 50th anniversary. With neither Tron nor Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind likely to open until later next year – at the earliest – and with rumors of a new parade having gone silent, it looks like Remy might be the only big thing launching this year.
Now, we know that Harmonious and (possibly) the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser hotel might open this year as well, but Harmonious is starting to look a little suspect. It might be the grandest nighttime experience in the history of entertainment, but at the moment it’s a major eyesore at the park and reveals a serious lack of planning on the part of the Imagineers who designed it.
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And then the Star Wars hotel looks to be more of a tax write-off than anything else, as it’s hard to imagine how it can be sustainable at its rumored asking price for guests who want a multi-night larping experience. For more information on the Galactic Starcruiser, check out our article on the lightsaber experience they’re planning:
Anyway, we suspect that customers might feel a bit miffed at the knowledge that Disney is potentially sitting on a finished ride and refusing to open it simply for marketing purposes. We’d encourage them to go ahead and open up the ride for the summer if it is indeed completed as the source states. Epcot is already in desperate need of more attractions, especially when a major attraction like Test Track goes down and there’s no Fast Pass system to absorb the ensuing queue times.
On the plus side, we’re hearing Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is sleek and impressive, so when it does open, it should be an instant favorite for Walt Disney World.
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