On October 1, 2021, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure opened at EPCOT as part of Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary. For guests who wanted to experience this attraction, a virtual queue system was utilized. Today it was announced that Disney is dropping this system for the attraction. Instead, guests will be able to wait in a standby queue or purchase access to the Lighting Lane queue.
The dropping of the virtual queue at Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure will take place on January 10, 2022. With the end of the use of this virtual queue, there will be no longer any use of the system at Walt Disney World. In a post on the Disney Parks Blog, Disney shared that they “continue to be helpful with the launch of popular attractions and the debut of new experiences and offerings, so we may use it again from time to time for select attractions in the future.”
For those who wish to purchase access to the Lightning Lane queue, this can be done through the My Disney Experience App. For guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort property, the Lightning Lane access can be purchased at 7:00 AM. Guests staying off property can purchase Lightning Lane access at park opening. Disney also suggests using Genie in the My Disney Experience app to plan out a day in the park. Adding Genie+ for $15 will give guests access to other attractions that have Lightning Lane access when it isn’t sold individually.
Walt Disney World Resort launched its 50th Anniversary celebration on October 1, 2021. The World’s Most Magical Celebration will run for 18 months. It includes new entertainment, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, new merchandise, food and beverage offerings, and more.
What do you think of this attraction moving to a standby queue and Lightning Lane access model? How do you think it will change the guest experience? Are you excited about it? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!