Bird’s Eye View of EPCOT Reveals Stunning Expansion

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EPCOT France Pavilion Expansion

Credit: Joathan Michael Salazar @TheDisneyPilot on Instagram

Disney is adding a brand new section to the existing France pavilion inside the World Showcase at EPCOT. This new expansion will debut Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure attraction at Walt Disney World. Fans are eagerly anticipating an opening date for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and the rest of this new addition.

While we do not yet have an official opening date, we do have some incredible bird’s eye view photos of this new land, thanks to pilot and photographer, Jonathan Micheal Salazar (@TheDisneyPilot on Instagram).

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Remys Ratatouille Adventure
Credit: Jonathan Michael Salazar @TheDisneyPilot on Instagram

We have been keeping a close eye on the expansion coming to the France pavilion. Disney has opened a small portion of the new area which contains restrooms and what will be home to a new grab-and-go snack window called, Le Creperie De Paris.

Thanks to these photos we can see the beautiful Ratatouille-themed fountain that will be directly outside of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure attraction entrance. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is an attraction that can be found at Disneyland Paris, EPCOT is bringing this beloved attraction to the U.S.

Remy Meet and Greet
Credit: Disney

To spot the fountain, look for the bright gold circle towards the middle of the photo below!

EPCOT France Expansion
Credit: Jonathan Michael Salazar @TheDisneyPilot on Instagram

You also get a sense of how large this new area will be when it opens for guests. Additionally, you can see the backside of the temporary structure that is separating the new courtyard from the recently opened walkway.

As you can see from the aerial photos, the Disney Skyliner also offers great views of the courtyard, so be sure to look outside your window next time you travel on the Skyliner to or from EPCOT!

So, when will the expansion of the France pavilion and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure open?

France pavilion expansion
Credit: Jonathan Michael Salazar @TheDisneyPilot on Instagram

Disney has stated that Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure will open with the rest of the France expansion in 2021. While we still do not have a date, we hope to see one as we get closer to the 50th anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort.

Disney has even added a sign under the revealed archway for the upcoming Ratatouille attraction saying “opening 2021”!

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Remy's Ratatouille Sign
Credit: Katrina A. ITM

Are you excited to ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure when it opens later this year? Let us know in the comments!

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