UPDATE: Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is now an Individual Lightning Lane Attraction. The virtual queue served to help with the flow of traffic when the ride first opened, but is now defunct, as are the tips below.
To board the new Remy ride, you’ll need to enter the Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure virtual queue starting Oct. 1.
The new Remy ride, called Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, officially debuts on Oct. 1, 2021, though it’s been open to the press and Annual Passholders for the last month. The ride is a part of the new expanded France Pavilion at EPCOT, which also hosts the new creperie restaurant. Oct. 1 also heralds in the new EPCOT nighttime spectacular, Harmonious.
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But if you want to ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure on Oct. 1 (or any day thereafter), you’ll need to wake up early and fight like crazy to enter the virtual queue.
What Is a Virtual Queue?
If you’ve ridden Rise of the Resistance, you’re no stranger to the virtual queue system. Because of this ride’s immense popularity, Disney introduced a virtual queue system that gives you a boarding group and a time to come experience the attraction, that way you aren’t wasting half your day at Hollywood Studios standing in line.
The problem? Not everyone is guaranteed a boarding group. That’s why many rejoiced last week when Disney announced that it was doing away with the Rise of the Resistance virtual queue in favor of a traditional standby queue. (Though we all know that Disney expects us to shell out cash to experience Rise of the Resistance as an Individual Attraction Selection.)
But now, Disney has reminded us that the newest attraction at WDW will get its own virtual queue: Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.
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How the Virtual Queue Works
To enter a virtual queue for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, you must have a valid ticket or pass and a theme park reservation for EPCOT. The day of your EPCOT visit, you must wake up early, as the virtual queue will open at 7 AM, and if it’s anything like Rise of the Resistance, all the available boarding groups will be snatched up right away.
To enter the queue, you will need to have downloaded My Disney Experience onto your smartphone. In the app, you’ll find a section called Virtual Queues. Refresh this page right at 7 AM to get a button that says “Join Virtual Queue.”
Click it to be taken to a screen for the Remy ride, where you’ll find a “Join” button. Select your party and hit “Join” yet again. If all goes according to plan, you will be given a boarding group number.
Check the app throughout the day to see when your group is being called. You’ll have an hour to get over to the France Pavilion and queue up for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. If you missed the 7 AM boarding group opportunity, never fear. You’ll be able to try again at 1 PM using the same process.
Tips for Using the Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Virtual Queue
Getting a boarding group for Rise of the Resistance has been an immense challenge ever since the system debuted. I fully expect boarding groups for the new Remy ride to be equally as challenging. That’s why we’ve got these tips for the virtual queue, based on our RotR experience:
- Have your MDE app ready to go. Make sure you have downloaded the MDE app, have your tickets and park reservations set up within it, and clean out your family and friends. Your family and friends list should only have those who will be riding with you. That way, when you get to the specific screen within the Virtual Queue portion of the app, you won’t have to waste time deselecting certain people from your group.
- Set your watch to time.gov. This is the official clock that Disney uses. Every second counts. At 30 seconds till 7 AM, go to the Virtual Queues screen and hit the “Join Virtual Queue” button. Around 3 seconds before 7 AM, refresh the Remy page. That should set you up at exactly 7 AM to hit the “Join” button on said page.
- Connect to the Wi-Fi … maybe. The jury is out on this one. Some guests swear by joining the Walt Disney World Resort Wi-Fi while others say they have better luck with their personal data. It may depend on carrier. Practice other functions in the app both with and without Wi-Fi the night before to determine which way you’ll go.