Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Is Switching to Standby!

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Remy's Ratatouille Adventure (Credit: Disney)

Starting on January 10, there will no longer be a Virtual Queue for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. Scott Gustin shared the following announcement on Twitter:

NEW: Starting Jan. 10, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at EPCOT will drop the virtual queue and move to standby. This means no attractions at WDW will utilize virtual queue. Individual Lightning Lane will continue to be offered.

Gustin added in the comments:

With this announcement, we likely won’t see virtual queue offered again until the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.

Virtual Queues at Walt Disney World are either loved or hated, there does not seem to be much middle ground.

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The same information was later shared on Disney Parks Blog.

For some Guests, getting a spot in the Virtual Queue is a way to ensure that they will be able to ride a new attraction. It means that they will not need to spend hours waiting in a line, they can do other things and wait to be called.

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For others, the Virtual Queues have been a failure. They set an alarm to make sure that they are on the My Disney Experience App in plenty of time, only to have all the spots gone within seconds. A slow Internet connection will all but guarantee that they will miss out.

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The first ride to use a Virtual Queue at Walt Disney World was Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. The ride switched to Standby last September. When Disney Genie rolled out in October, Rise of the Resistance became an Individual Lightning Lane selection, meaning that Guests who wanted to skip the Standby Line had to pay extra.

Individual Lightning Lane spots are often gone as soon as they are available for Rise of the Resistance. It will be interesting to see what happens with Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. For many people, it’s a one and done ride.

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About Paula K

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.