Staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel on your next vacation and hoping to ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure without purchasing an Individual Lightning Lane or experiencing a long queue?
Get ready to Rope Drop!
But Shannon… What even is Rope Drop? You can read exactly what Rope Drop is right here as well as why Rope Drop is important to understand to maximize your park days!
Okay! Now that the term Rope Drop is familiar to you, let’s talk about how you can Rope Drop EPCOT’s newest attraction, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure as a Resort Guest.
And please note this post really is specific to Resort Guests as they have Early Entry to the park. If you are not staying at a Walt Disney World resort, you’ll need to strategize EPCOT differently. I can review that in another post.
What time to arrive to EPCOT to Rope Drop Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure?
Arrive one hour prior to official park opening.
If you can swing it with transportation, 1 hour and 15 minutes would be ideal.
How to Rope Drop Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure from the International Gateway?
Resort Guests staying in the Boardwalk Area Resorts and those with Skyliner access would enter EPCOT via the International Gateway — which is the back entrance that brings you in the park right between the United Kingdom and France in the World Showcase.
I just recently tested this as a Resort Guest staying at Disney’s Beach Club Resort.
When I arrived at the International Gateway entrance to EPCOT, it was 9:05am and Resort Guests were already able to enter the park.
As soon as I cleared Security, scanned into the park, and verified with Cast Members that I was a Resort Guest that qualified for the Early Entry, I was able to head straight to the Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Stand-By queue.
NOTE: If you entered from the International Gateway but DID NOT want to ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, you would head to a rope near the Canada Pavilion and wait until rope drop at 9:30am.
It was about 9:10am by the time I found my place in the Stand-By queue and it was already extended outside of the main queue area.
The queue itself started steadily flowing just a few minutes before 9:30am and I was on and off the attraction by 9:50am.
Had I arrived to the park earlier and been one of the first guests in the Stand-By queue, I easily could have been on and off the ride by 9:35am!
How to Rope Drop Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure from the front entrance of EPCOT?
If you were taking the Bus from your resort or riding the Monorail from the Magic Kingdom area resorts, you would enter the park via the front EPCOT entrance.
Resort Guests entering EPCOT from the front entrance are also able to enter the park around 9am BUT they are held at a rope near EITHER the Seas with Nemo & Friends attraction or the Mission Space attraction.
If your plan was to Rope Drop Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure from the front entrance of EPCOT, you would want to head towards the Seas with Nemo & Friends and wait at the rope there. That will be the most direct path back to the France Pavilion in the World Showcase.
At 9:30am, the rope will drop for Resort Guests and you’ll be able to head to your desired attraction — in this case, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.
Just head towards the World Showcase at the back of the park.
You’ll then pass Canada, the United Kingdom, and cross a small bridge into France. The Remy attraction is tucked in the back of the France pavilion.
Where is the Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Attraction Located in EPCOT?
I’ve put together a little map with the spots I mentioned above so you can get an idea of where everything is.
The key to rope dropping as a Resort Guest? Arrive EARLY!! You want to make sure you can get through security, into the park, and to the rope as early as possible! There really is a great advantage to being at the front of a rope vs waaaaay in the back at Rope Drop.
I hope this overview of how to Rope Drop Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure as a Resort Guest is helpful! 🙂
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