Disney has just announced that Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure will change to a standby queue on January 10th. This means that the virtual queue for this ride will no longer be available. It also means that there are no more virtual queues in any of the Walt Disney World theme parks.
Since Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is the newest attraction in Epcot, guests are anticipating long wait times. This attraction is likely to be in high demand for the Individual Lightning Lane once this change comes into effect.
Disney’s official statement is as followed:
The newest attraction at EPCOT, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, had its delicious debut just in time for The World’s Most Magical Celebration honoring the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort! Since the attraction opened on Oct. 1, 2021, scores of EPCOT guests have joined Remy in a visit to Gusteau’s bustling kitchen using the virtual queue, which we introduced as part of the exciting launch.
Now, guests may experience this incredible attraction using a standby queue instead of a virtual queue beginning Jan. 10, 2022. With this change, we will end the use of virtual queue for now for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. Guests also have the opportunity to purchase access to a Lightning Lane queue at this attraction.
Virtual queues continue to be helpful with the launch of popular attractions and the debut of new experiences and offerings, so we may use it again from time to time for select attractions in the future.
Since Disney states that the virtual queues may be utilized again, it makes sense that they may occasionally switch Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure back to virtual queue during popular times. They will also most likely create virtual queues again when new rides are debuted, such as the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind that will be opening up in the Summer.
Do you prefer standby lines or virtual queues? How do you feel about this upcoming change to Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure? Let us know in the comments below!