PHOTOS: Latest Construction Progress on France Pavilion Expansion and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in EPCOT
The construction crews working on Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and the France Pavilion expansion continue to shape the area into a place that’s distinctively French. Though delays due to the pandemic stalled progress in the spring, great strides have been made towards its completion soon. We investigated the construction progress, hoping to get an idea about when this area will be open to guests.
France Pavilion Expansion Entrance
At the entrance, we noticed construction crews. Though it isn’t clear what they are doing, it appears that this area is ready for traffic. The Ratatouille sign itself has been changed several times, so this could be work that alters the aesthetics or simple inspection and maintenance.
Along the walkway beyond the entrance, we noticed that the landscapers have finished here. All the finishing touches are in place, and the benches look ready for relaxing guests.
Remy’s Courtyard – A Closer Look
A group of construction workers completed tasks around the fountain at Remy’s Courtyard. This drew our attention, so we zoomed in for a better look.
More work was being completed in Remy’s Courtyard.
Workers manned construction lifts throughout the area. Perhaps these crew members were monitoring work on the fountain. We don’t see them actually working on the structure in front of them.
Our gondola on the Disney Skyliner circled around to the other side, giving us a different view of the courtyard and the fountain.
A lot of the construction equipment behind the outer wall shows that even though they’ve made great progress, there’s still more work to do. Naturally, the crews will removed the equipment and clear out before opening day.
Remy’s Courtyard – The Fountain
We captured an up-close view of the area. The crew appears to be testing the fountain.
A ladder provides access to the top of the fountain.
The construction worker below inspected the ledge on this building. Disney pays the closest attention to the most minute details.
On the back end, we could see construction equipment, piping, and mounds of earth.
La Crêperie de Paris
The man below was painting the upper windows of La Crêperie de Paris. The building really seems to be shaping up.