I was at Epcot yesterday and checked out the France expansion section that has opened. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure opens sometime this year, and the portion that opened includes the restrooms and has some fun Ratatouille details!
The reason it opened was probably for the restrooms. It is nice to have a dedicated restroom building in this area of World Showcase.
The walkway leads to the large Ratatouille entrance in the art nouveau style of Héctor Guimard.
Here is the video I took and then photos.
The ornamentation is similar to Abbesses metro station in Monmartre – there are two surviving dragonfly-style édicules (kiosks) in Paris from Guimard. The other is at Port Dauphine. Abbesses is memorable for its 200 steps (a lot!) and beautiful artwork while on the steps.
Instead of a Metro sign, there is a Ratatouille sign. Last year, it said that the opening would be summer 2020. The pandemic changed that. Now the opening is this year, 2021.
I think this is a wait time sign for when Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure opens.
Such a cute little chef! Ratatouille is my favorite animated film.
The “street” is Rue Auguste Gusteau, which we will see later.
There is artwork on the walls.
And plenty of flowers and plants can be found.
Roses are painted behind this plant.
The Disney Skyliner passes overhead. Benches can be seen on the right hand side.
The Rue Auguste Gusteau sign is above.
Also there is another sign, Allée des Marchands (alley of merchants).
Back in February or March, I noticed the rat design in the fence.
I love the design!
A Friendship Boat can be seen through it.
The benches have Remy on them.
The lamps can be seen above with the Disney Skyliner passing by.
A Friendship Boat and the floral butterfly are visible past the fence.
This looks like jasmine.
There is a stroller parking area.
The restrooms are nice but don’t expect theming to “Ratatouille”.
I took two pictures in the restroom while nobody was in there. This is the floral pattern on the wall.
And this is the floor.
La Crêperie de Paris will open with the land.
There will be table service and to-go (à emporter).
Crêpes à Emporter (I assume a menu board).
The Eiffel Tower can be seen beyond La Crêperie de Paris.
Here is a view looking back down the street.
I purchased a Remy France pavilion phone case.
I had a beignet while sitting on a bench in the new area and picked up a baguette to go (all from Les Halles Boulangerie).
I took the Disney Skyliner to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, taking a look at the rest of the expansion.
There was quite a bit of work going on.
It looked like window decorations were being installed.
There is still more expansion to explore once it opens along with Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure this year!
We will be back at Epcot in the coming days and look forward to visiting in the evening.