When Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure opens at Epcot on October 1, it will be debuting with a virtual queue. The trackless dark ride will become the second Disney World attraction to feature a virtual queue, after Hollywood Studios’ Rise of the Resistance. If experience has taught us anything, it’s that virtual queue spots can vanish within seconds of becoming available. If your heart is set on taking a trip through Paris with everyone’s favorite culinary rodent, read on.

How will the virtual queue at Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at Epcot work?

In order to join the line, guests will first have to join the virtual queue. Epcot guests will have two chances to join the virtual queue per day, at 7 am and at 1 pm. Once your party joins the queue, you will be alerted when it is your time to go on the ride. A cast member will scan your ticket/Magic Band to let you into the line.

Will this be any different than the virtual queue at Rise of the Resistance?

The answer is, luckily, no. If you are familiar with the Rise of the Resistance boarding group process, the virtual queue for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is exactly the same.

Do I have to be inside Epcot to join the virtual queue for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure?

You can join the 7 am virtual queue distribution from anywhere, which makes sense as Epcot usually opens at 9 am. You do need a park reservation that day for Epcot in order to join the queue at 7 am.

For the 1 pm virtual queue distribution, you will need to have entered the park before joining the virtual queue.

Is the virtual queue the only way to join the line?

No. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is expected to be available as a Lightning Lane for individual purchase. Basically, if you don’t join the virtual queue, you will be able to buy a spot at the head of the line.

Will there be a standby line?

Not at opening. The only ways to experience the ride will be the virtual queue or a Lightning Lane purchase.

Can I join the virtual queue more than once?

No. Each guest can join the virtual queue only once per day. However, if you’re visiting during a particularly slow day, you should go ahead and check if you can join more than once. On extremely slow days at Hollywood Studios, Disney has let guests join multiple times. This rarely happens, but you might get lucky!

Will Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure be as hard to get onto as Rise of the Resistance?

It’s hard to say. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is the only new ride debuting in time for the start of Disney World’s 50th Anniversary, and it’s the first new attraction at Epcot since 2016’s Frozen Ever After. New attractions always have a high demand when they first open, so definitely expect there to be competition for the virtual queue slots.

However, there is reason to be hopeful that it won’t be quite as limited as Rise of the Resistance. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is a clone of a ride from Disneyland Paris that opened in 2014, while Rise of the Resistance was brand new and using bleeding edge technology. With a proven ride system, there’s less possibility of breakdowns, which plagued Rise of the Resistance. Remy’s is more likely to have a higher hourly capacity because of this.

There you have it! Good luck to all those trying to get on this ride, and bon appétit!

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James is a lifelong Disney Parks fan. While at the parks, he loves finding new details, learning more about Disney World history, and taking pictures. His favorite WDW attractions include Spaceship Earth, Tower of Terror, and Star Tours.
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