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Test Track to Reopen at Epcot December 6

posted on October 9th, 2012 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Many of you have been asking for an update on the reimagining of Test Track – Presented by Chevrolet at Epcot, and I’m happy to say that we finally have some news to share: The attraction will officially reopen to guests on December 6.

Test Track - Presented by Chevrolet Will Reopen at Epcot December 6

When Test Track reopens, this reengineered attraction will allow guests to experience the fun world of automotive design firsthand. Guests will first enter a Design Studio and make a series of selections (as an individual or a group) to create their ideal virtual custom concept vehicle. They then board a six-passenger SimCar for a test drive to see how their own design compares to the attraction’s SimCar in Capability, Efficiency, Responsiveness and Power.

And it sounds like the post-show will be just as much fun. Here, guests can see how well their car performed, and race it over changing terrains and extreme conditions on a digital driving table. Guests can also produce and star in a TV commercial for their custom cars, explore a Chevrolet showroom that will feature the latest models, and more.

In case you haven’t seen it, here’s a sneak peek at what the SimCar will look like when the attraction reopens:

Test Track - Presented by Chevrolet Will Reopen at Epcot December 6



Take a look at the posts below for more on the reimagining of Test Track at Epcot:

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31 Comments 10 Replies

1

Nicol on October 9th, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Sounds great! Think there will be soft openings?

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on October 11th, 2012 at 8:55 am

Dates for a soft-opening period have not been announced at this time.

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Kathy from NY on October 9th, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Any chance there will be a soft openning in late November?

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Paul from NY on October 9th, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Wow. December 6 wasn’t going to be a big enough day already? :-)

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on October 9th, 2012 at 1:09 pm

:)

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Michael on October 9th, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Of course it does! That is the day we are leaving.

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Vanessa on October 9th, 2012 at 1:03 pm

wILL they have a Passholder preview ?

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Judson on October 9th, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Awesome! Cant wait to see it. Really missed it being open on our last trip in August. I guess this is another excellent excuse to plan another trip – SOON!!

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on October 9th, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I hope you like the changes. Sounds like the post-show will be awesome. :)

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Shannon on October 9th, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Wondering about a soft opening also.

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Richard on October 9th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Have I hit the mother load or what? I planned for this vacation back in January. The wife and I will be down from December 1st to the 9th.. First it was announced that the new Fantasyland will open on December 6th. Now Test Track will be open.. My calculations almost worked to the day.. Am I going to be busy that weekend.. This will give me more incentive to go in January when my daughter runs the Marathon.. Man did I get lucky…

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on October 9th, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Lucky, lucky. :)

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Mark on October 9th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Yeah, im going to be ther December 1st – 3rd. Hope there is a soft opening.

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eduardo on October 9th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Jennifer, is there some possibility of the test track open in late november?

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Michelle on October 9th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Richard, I’m having the same luck!

When we started planning our trip at the beginning of the year, we went back and forth deciding between October (we’d be just getting back) or mid-December. In the end December worked out better for us, scheduling-wise, so that’s what we picked. I was ecstatic when I found out the opening date for new Fantasyland is only a few days before we arrive! So excited that Test Track will be open in time as well!

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Elaine from PA on October 9th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

We get there on the 6th – I picked a good time too! All I want to do is ride it – do you have to do all those other things?

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on October 9th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

No – The FastPass and Single Rider lines allow for an expedited queue experience so be sure to check that out.

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Dawn from NY on October 9th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

December 6th?! We’re gonna miss it by one day! Our second day at Epcot is scheduled for December 5 and we’re at Magic Kingdom on the 6th. I was really hoping it would be open prior to the 6th as it is our 10 year old son’s favorite :(

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Kevin from NJ on October 9th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Such perfect timing! New Fantasyland and a re-imagined Test Track all opening the day before we arrive! Can’t wait!

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on October 11th, 2012 at 8:55 am

Have fun!

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Scott from RI on October 9th, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Do you know if there will be a soft opening? Also, will there be any special events for the grand opening?

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Mitchell from IL on October 9th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Jennifer, do you know if there will be an Annual Passholder preview prior to the opening? We are headed down Thanksgiving week and will get to take part in the Fantasyland AP preview. I sure hope there will be, if not we’ll just have to wait until we return in March!

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Cole on October 9th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

So happy right now! Wondering if their going to have a pass-holder preview?

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Brittany on October 9th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

So happy! My chorus will be there Dec 7th for Candlelight!!! EEKK!!! Ah, I love being a Disney Fanatic :3

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on October 11th, 2012 at 8:56 am

Cool! Candlelight is amazing. I hope you really enjoy the experience.

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Debra from FL on October 10th, 2012 at 6:08 am

Can’t wait. It sounds very cool!!!

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Mark on October 10th, 2012 at 9:23 am

Hmmm…I’m thinking these two openings on the same day is not a coincidence at all. Can we all say, “crowd control”? :)

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Amy on October 10th, 2012 at 10:36 am

Another request for soft opening updates. We’ll arrive just in time for a lot of the New Fantasyland soft openings (SO excited) and are hoping to catch this one, too!

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JEANY on October 10th, 2012 at 11:59 am

I can’t hardly wait to ride the new Test Track on Dec 14 2012! I’m so Excited! Awesome Test Track!

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Henry from LA on October 10th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

My wife’s birthday is december 6th, she already is talking about what’s happening in the magic kingdom I guess we will have to go now. (twist my arm, lol)

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on October 11th, 2012 at 8:57 am

That will be one memorable birthday!

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Mariah on October 11th, 2012 at 1:08 pm

I’m really confused, can someone help me out here? Is Test Track now a Sim Ride, like Sum of All Thrills, or is this sim stuff just in the queue? I get motion sickness on sim rides and Test Track was my favorite ride in the park. I’m heading back this Christmas, and I’d hate to stand in the huge Christmas crowd lines just to ride something that’ll make me sick.

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on October 15th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

It is NOT a simulator. You’re safe. :)

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Jessica on October 12th, 2012 at 10:01 am

Has there been any response to all the soft opening questions? I am hoping the answer is yes!

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Scott from RI on October 12th, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Mariah, I heard that its going to be the same ride system as the original test track, just with updated ride vehicles and show scenes and that it is not being converted to a sim. I second Jessica’s question, any news on a soft opening?

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Christine on October 13th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I have a question, since this is a new sim ride, does that mean the actual track is gone? The best part of the ride was the track.

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on October 15th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

It is not a simulator. The attraction’s new ride vehicle just happens to be called a SimCar.

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Diane on October 14th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

I iwll be visiting for a week starting at Thanksgiving. Any way I can get into the New Fantasyland during that time?

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Leslie on October 16th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

I REALLY want to enjoy the New Fantasyland AND ride Test Track when I am there November 27th through December 3rd. This is the last time we will get to go for awhile and I am hoping for soft openings for both while I am there!!!! Please!! :)

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Jason on October 23rd, 2012 at 3:56 pm

I know you said before that you didn’t have any information about a soft opening for November; however, what might you think the chances are of an earlier opening/soft opening? I hate that I booked my trip back in January I doubt I will ever book so early again. Nonetheless, I know that I would have really liked to go on this ride sometime between November 10th and the 15th.

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Sara on October 24th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Any news on soft opening times?? This is my daughters favorite ride and we will be leaving on 12/1 to head home!

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