EPCOT Construction Update: France Expansion Gets Finishing Touches

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France Pavilion Construction

If you have been following along with the ongoing construction at EPCOT, you are probably excited to see the France Pavilion expansion coming to a head. It is so close to being finished, and we are hoping for an opening day announcement of not only the expansion but the brand new Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure attraction as well. We have some photos to share of the ongoing construction at the France Pavilion from one of our Inside the Magic reporters! Let’s take a look at this exciting new addition coming soon to EPCOT!

Related: New Behind-the-Scenes Look at Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

Before we get started looking at the construction photos, here is another look at the concept art to refresh your memory!

france concept art
Credit: Disney

Remy’s Ratatouille adventure attraction will become the anchor of the France Pavilion when it opens with the expansion. The rest of the new area will be a beautiful courtyard, a grab and go food location serving up French treats, and a Remy tribute fountain in the center to bring it all together.

Related: EPCOT’s New Ratatouille Ride, France Pavilion Expansion Added to the My Disney Experience App

You can see in this photo that some small touches are being done to the lighting in the new area:

construction EPCOT
Credit: Kelly C. ITM Reporter

Here is another photo of what appears to be some small finishing touches being done to the exterior of a building:

Related: How EPCOT’s ‘Ratatouille’ Attraction Will Differ From Disneyland Paris

France Pavilion Construction
Credit: Kelly C. ITM Reporter

We also have added some more images of the area — specifically with some different views of the new entrance to Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure with the construction walls down — after our initial publication of this article. Take a look:

remys ratatouille adventure
Credit: ITM Reporter Kelly
remys ratatouille adventure
Credit: ITM Reporter Kelly
remys ratatouille adventure
Credit: ITM Reporter Kelly

We also caught a glimpse of some general progress on the France expansion:

remys ratatouille adventure
Credit: ITM Reporter Kelly
remys ratatouille adventure
Credit: ITM Reporter Kelly

Again, Disney has not given an official opening date for this new area. However, we anticipate getting an opening date soon as construction inches closer to being completed. Remember to subscribe to our newsletter below to be the first to know when the France Pavilion expansion will open to Guests.

If you want to read more about the ongoing construction projects happening around EPCOT we have some amazing photos to share with you of HarmonioUS! HarmonioUS is the exciting new Nighttime Spectacular coming to the World Showcase Lagoon. You can see the photos are read more information about this new show here. 

When do you think the expansion will open for Guests? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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