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Ratatouille ride evacuated once again during Passholder, D23 Member preview

EPCOT’s newest attraction, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in the France pavilion on the World Showcase was forced to evacuate Guests yesterday.

At this time, there’s no official word from Disney World about what happened within the attraction to cause its malfunction or failure and the subsequent disembarking of Guests who were aboard the ride at the time.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, Credit: Disney

The newest member of the attractions family at EPCOT has an official opening date of October 1, the same day Disney World’s Most Magical Celebration on Earth kicks off. But some Guests have gotten a sneak squeak–I mean sneak peek–recently, as the ride is going through its Passholder and D23 Member Preview.

The breakdown yesterday was not the first for the brand-new attraction at EPCOT. A similar scenario took place on Wednesday of this week. The attraction was evacuated due to issues with the ride.

Another Ratatouille evacuation took place about a week ago as well.

Guests have been enjoying the Ratatouille-themed attraction at Disneyland Paris for a few years now, and they are no stranger to ride failures, breakdowns and evacuations.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure for Walt Disney World was first announced at the 2019 D23 Expo. It’s the first ride to be built at the France pavilion on the World Showcase at EPCOT.

Disney World’s website describes the exciting new attraction as an adventure like no other:

“Feel like you’ve shrunk down to Chef Remy’s size for a 4D culinary adventure based on the Disney and Pixar film Ratatouille. When you’re small, life is a big adventure!”

But for Guests at the previews, the adventure began early–an adventure of ride malfunction, failure and evacuation.

Hey, it makes for a good story, and it’s something those passholders, Cast Members and D23 Members won’t soon forget! You can have your very own adventure in the kitchen with Remy when the ride officially debuts on October 1!

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!