Chefs de France and Remy

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  1. dizneekrazee

    dizneekrazee Fullfilling my bucket list, one vacation at a time

    Apr 28, 2008
    So, I understand you have the possibility of seeing Remy at Chef de France. Is there a time that is better than another to increase your chances?

    Thank you.
  2. purple figment

    purple figment DIS Veteran

    Aug 17, 2009
    Remy starts his rounds Monday - Saturday at 12:30, 1:40. 2:50 and 5:00. It used to be 5:20, but lately it has been reported that his last round begins at 5:00. He doesn't appear on Sundays.

    You must be seated at your table when he visits. If you are in the process of being seated or are in the bathroom when he comes you will miss him and he will not come back. You cannot get up and go over to him. It is recommended that your reservation be no later than 30 min. before the start of one of his rounds, just in case Chefs is seating late.

    Remy is a highly sophisticated audio-animatronic figure that may have unexpected problems and not appear. If you have small children it would be better not to promise that they'll see Remy, but let it be a surprise.
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  4. dizneekrazee

    dizneekrazee Fullfilling my bucket list, one vacation at a time

    Apr 28, 2008
    Thank you!!
  5. TheRustyScupper

    TheRustyScupper Seeing isn't Believing, Believing is Seeing.

    Aug 8, 2000
    REMY Info:

    1) Inside Les Chefs de France.
    2) Monday-thru-Saturday at 12:30, 1:40, 2:50 & 5:20pm
    3) Visiting
    . . . he usually comes out right on schedule
    . . . Remuy is a rat-size animatronic anchored to a cart
    . . . he is on a push-around food cart and does not leave it
    . . . the cart makes one trip around the eatery
    . . . you can take pictures, but no autographs
    . . . you must wait until he comes to your table *
    . . . you cannot get up and go over to him, handlers guard him
    . . . if you miss him, he does not make a second trip
    . . . you must wait for the next scheduled time
    . . . if your ADR is near a scheduled time, be early
    . . . you may not be seated on time, and will miss him
    . . . you might be in line waiting for a table when he appears
    . . . if so, you wait for the next scheduled trip
    . . . good hint: make your ressie at least 45-minutes prior to tour time
    . . . it is easy to be stuck at the podium when he makes his round

    * People gathering around the cart, it would clog the aisles. Guests
    might be pressing their shorts against another guest's tabletop and
    food (yuck, gross). Also, he's temperamental and occasionally
    doesn't appear at all - and without prior notice
    . Could be tech
    glitches or even absenteeism. There are times he breaks down
    during the tour and has to stop visiting. So don't overly promise
    the little ones.
  6. disneyrella

    disneyrella Earning My Ears

    Sep 23, 2002
    We were lucky enough to see Remy last year during our 5:00 ADR (though it appears that he's changed his schedule recently).

    Beware, though, his handler is very protective of him! The woman at the table next to ours made the unfortunate mistake of asking Armand (his handler) if she could take a picture of "it". Armand was not happy about that and made quite a scene! The poor lady was so embarrassed as Armand continued to berate the lady about not referring to Remy by name and not wanting a picture of him (Armand)!
  7. kimber11

    kimber11 Kimberley

    Sep 25, 2012
    That's too bad. When we saw Remy he was with him female handler and she was delightful. Our kids laughed the whole time and loved their visit with Remy. :) My daughter tried to touch him though (she's 3) and her hand was kind of slapped away before I could grab it, but I understand.
  8. figment_jii

    figment_jii DIS Veteran

    Apr 22, 2006
    I think the host/hostess are just trying to act a part, but I agree that they aren't necessarily very nice. Both can be rather abrupt (think about a bad stereotype of a Parisian) and aren't terrible easy to talk to. For example, I asked the lady handler if I could take a picture of Remy with Figment and when I was done and reaching for Figment, she said Remy said "now get off" and the man made a point of saying that Figment wasn't real and just a stuffed animal. Both comment seemed awfully rude, but overall Remy is cute, so that makes up for it. I just wish the host/hostess weren't trying so hard to be fake-stereotype-French.
  9. Gamegrl1

    Gamegrl1 Mouseketeer

    Jun 20, 2011
    I saw on some posts that photos are allowed but I'm wondering if they allow video. I don't want to see a Remy video before we go (in case we decide to make a res) so I will be more surprised by the experience, but it'd be nice to make a video of him so family can enjoy it.
  10. figment_jii

    figment_jii DIS Veteran

    Apr 22, 2006
    Videos are fine. Just look-up Remy and Les Chefs using Google and you'll find lots of links to YouTube videos (even if you don't want to watch them before you go).

    I think you don't find videos on the Disboard because they don't allow folks to embed videos in a post.
  11. DizneeMommy

    DizneeMommy DIS Veteran

    Mar 1, 2007
    Yay! We've got a 5:00 reservation in November for our 20th anniversary trip. It would be GREAT if we got to see Remy!

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