One of the highlights for our 50th Anniversary trip to Walt Disney World was being able to ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure on our Epcot day, October 3rd. In fact, we liked the ride so much that it made our list of highlights for the entire year in our 2021 Year in Review! It took a while, but eventually, thoughts of the ride brought me back to what started the ball rolling on even having that ride. The Disney/Pixar movie Ratatouille.
This past Saturday I decided to watch the movie again; I’ll admit, if I had to guess, this is probably the first time I’ve watched Ratatouille in five years. But as I started watching it, I found myself drawn right back into the story, and I realized just how much I had missed it.
I find that I start comparing myself to Anton Ego, the food critic, in a very surprising way. Like Ego, I had forgotten just how much I liked this movie until I watched it on Saturday, just as he had forgotten the memory of his Mama’s cooking bringing him relief from a skinned knee. The simple taste of Ratatouille transported him back to his childhood and reminded him of why he had such a connection with food to begin with.
For me, simply watching the movie once again, and seeing as Remy did for the first time the Gusteau’s sign on the Parisian skyline, I was transported back to my first experience riding Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure with Cindy, Sophie, Sheila, Randy, and Jagan. My friends, that is an experience that you need to make if you haven’t had the opportunity to experience it yet. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure will draw you into the movie as if you were in the kitchen itself!
In the end, just as they always do, Disney and Pixar took a simple movie and transported me in time to a memory that I had forgotten in all of the business of that trip, and once again, I find myself thanking them for reminding me of what I had forgotten.
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