PHOTOS: Changes Made to Existing France Pavilion Facades Ahead of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at Epcot

With the facade of the upcoming attraction, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, starting to come together, it looks like work is beginning on fixing up some of the old facades in France to match the new additions. For years, this area of the France pavilion at Epcot has been visible from International Gateway, but not really anywhere else. Once the new attraction opens, guests will be walking very close to what was originally just a facade, only meant to be viewed from a distance.

It looks like they’re painting some brick or stone patterns on the building (which houses Impressions de France) to give it a bit more texture. You can also see where the shutters used to be along the fake windows. Those were removed a while ago, and I’m curious to see what replaces them.

They also installed some more electrical pipes along the wall, presumably for new lighting. Since this will be a guest pathway, it will need to be well lit.

Judging by the pillars on the new wall along the water line, I think there might be some lamps or light fixtures attached to those as well.

If this concept art holds true to the final design, this path will be just to the left of this photo. It looks like they want to line the street with trees, so I would imagine a lot of the brickwork paint won’t be in plain view.

The facade of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure itself looks about the same as our last update. You can see they’ve set up some sort of height indicator made of flags in the foreground.

It stretches some feet to the entrance of what we believe to be the new restroom building.

Also added recently is the decorative railing on the concrete wall here. These little details really make all the difference and make it feel like another place!

You can see the height flags from the other side of the walls in the pavilion.

You can also see they’ve taken down the shutters on this window as well.

All these little details are inching us closer and closer to the expected Spring 2020 opening of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. We’ll keep you updated as this location continues to evolve over the next several months.

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  1. What is the structure to the right? (under the gondola path – black metal on top, concrete on bottom)

  2. Isn’t that new structure the new crepe place? Looks way too big for restrooms tucked in the corner.

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