Lifestyle Travel PHOTOS: Get a First Look at the New 'Ratatouille' Ride Opening at Walt Disney World Next Month The attraction, which was announced in 2018 and originally slated to open in 2020, already exists at Disneyland Paris By Mackenzie Schmidt Mackenzie Schmidt Mackenzie Schmidt is the Home and Travel Editor for PEOPLE. She's worked at PEOPLE for over five years as a writer and editor on the Lifestyle team. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 3, 2021 01:50 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Disney There's a rat infestation at Epcot — and Disney fans couldn't be more excited! Disney offered a first look at the long-awaited new ride Remy's Ratatouille Adventure opening at the France pavilion in Epcot on Oct. 1 as part of Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary celebration. The ride, first announced in November 2018, already exists at Disneyland Paris, but has been reimagined for the Orlando park. It was originally supposed to open in 2020, but was delayed amid the parks' extended closure during the pandemic. Disney Shares Update on Splash Mountain's Princess and the Frog Makeover — See the Designs! Disney The "spinning, whirling, family-friendly attraction invites you to shrink down to the size of Chef Remy on a thrilling chase through Gusteau's restaurant, complete with sights, sounds and smells for an exhilarating '4D' experience," Joe Vitale, the Senior Production Designer at Walt Disney Imagineering, wrote in a Friday post on the official Disney Parks blog. Disney The expansion to the France pavilion, which nearly doubles it in size, includes the Allée des Marchands (Alley of the Merchants), which, like the rest of the area, is intended to appear like the real, modern day Paris. However, as visitors approach the new ride, they pass under an iron trellis and find themselves in the slightly more fantastical version of the city from the beloved 2007 Disney Pixar film, down to the illuminated Gusteau's sign visible over the rooftops. Disney "Facades in this area feature a bolder color palette and exaggerated architectural details," Vitale writes. "Nearby you'll discover Chef Skinner's scooter and Chef Colette's motorbike, which make for a fun photo opportunity for fans of the film." Disney As always, the land is littered with Easter eggs from the film, including rat motifs in the railings along the "Seine" River, Chateau Ego wines (from the infamous food critic) in the shop windows, and an image depicting Remy's adventure through the city sewers on the manhole covers. Disney Disney World reopened in July 2020 after an unprecedented months-long closure beginning in March of that year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time of reopening, the parks strictly limited capacity and instituted a mask requirement, social distancing measures and increased sanitation practices. Matt Stroshane/Walt Disney World Resort via Getty They had been gradually lifting measures over the last year, but reinstated their indoor mask policy in July 2021 regardless of vaccination status due to the surge in cases in the state caused by the Delta variant. Blast Off! Walt Disney World Announces Epcot's New Space 220 Restaurant Opens This Fall "We are adapting our health and safety guidelines based on guidance from health and government officials, and will require Cast Members and Guests ages 2 and up, to wear face coverings in all indoor locations at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort beginning Friday, July 30, regardless of vaccination status," a representative for Disney told PEOPLE at the time. Remy's Ratatouille Adventure opens to the public on Oct. 1 at Epcot in Walt Disney World.