Disney Park and Resort Photo Updates

Epcot France Pavilion Expansion Photo and Video Update (w/Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure)

Hi everyone!

We rode the Disney Skyliner twice in the last few days to check out the construction in the France pavilion expansion that includes Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. The first day was a little cloudy so most of the photos will be from yesterday.

Epcot currently opens at 11am, with the whole park opening at the same time.

I don’t remember the picture here with the Disney Skyliner added (though it likely was a pre-closure addition).

There is a Friendship Boat as well.

Remy holds his spoon in France.

This is a replacement sign in France. It isn’t that much different than the previous one and I am not sure I’d have noticed the change.

Here is a look at a photo I took in March. The sign looked burnished until this past week. And of course, the Summer 2020 banner is gone. Either way, the sign looks like a Paris metro entrance in the Art Nouveau style by Hector Guimard. I miss being able to travel to France right now.

This is our video overview and then many more photos.

The sign can’t be seen well from the International Gateway anymore with the trees there.

Here is a look from the ground.

Lighting fixtures can be seen.


These rat designs were added in the fence earlier this year, I showed them in February. They were a little easier to see at that time, it looks like glass or something has been added to the fencing over them.

Looking toward the upcoming crêperie, La Crêperie de Paris.

There were a lot of workers within the expansion.

The Disney Skyliner is maybe my favorite new addition to the parks and resorts in the past couple of years, this is a good excuse to ride.

Heading toward the expansion.


La Crêperie de Paris will offer both table service and quick service dining.

Disney says that “The new crêperie will feature the cuisine of celebrity chef Jérôme Bocuse”.

The location will offer a menu inspired by the Brittany region of France.

Here is a look at the back of the entrance sign.

The poles are ornate.

Here is one more look.

The crêperie and more can be seen as we pass the expansion.

The fountain (similar to La Place de Rémy at Walt Disney Studios Paris) can be seen ahead and I have photos relatively close up on it later.

Work is ongoing on the facades, including these two photos above the upcoming ride.

Below, you can see what will be the entrance to Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure – it is very similar to Walt Disney Studios Paris.

The entrance is like entering a historic Paris movie theater.

A month ago, the booths were wrapped and being added (July 20th, just after the park reopened).

And this is a photo I took last year at Disneyland Paris – you can see how similar the entrance to the ride will be.

Here is a longer shot.

Even these balconies have a rat look to them.

Here are more photos looking down at the construction, and also there will be more after that as we arrive back on the Disney Skyliner.

The top of the Remy fountain can be seen in the distance.

And with a zoom.

This is a nice (with a little glare) look from the gondola at the expansion.


Pete looks on with Spaceship Earth in the distance.

Heading back past the expansion.

Here is another view at Remy on top of the fountain. The whole fountain is themed to Remy like in Paris, with the champagne.


I can’t wait to see the area open.   

The upcoming Play! Pavilion can also be seen in the background.


Here is a shot showing quite a bit of the area. I didn’t get a great Chef Gusteau sign photo this time but I have enough from other days.

Looking back down through the center.

The base of the fountain looks huge.

Heading back to the station.

And a couple of more back of the sign photos.


I hope that we will see the France expansion open in 2020. It will be a welcome addition to World Showcase.