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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

Rebekah ("Becky") lives in Dallas, Texas, with her family. She's a professional writer, journalist and children's author. She loves to write about all things Walt, Imagineering, Disney Parks news and events, parks history and architecture, Pixar and Disney animation. Between trips to Mickey's stomping grounds in Central Florida, Becky spends time with her four kids and her four shih-tsus and writes inspirational pieces, devotionals and children's books. Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!