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Peek Inside The New Test Track Presented by Chevrolet with Imagineers & Chevrolet Design

posted on December 3rd, 2012 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


While Test Track Presented by Chevrolet doesn’t celebrate its grand opening until later this week, Walt Disney Imagineers and Chevrolet Design have offered up an exclusive look inside the new attraction to share with you today.

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The two groups, who worked together to create the reimagined attraction, recently met at Epcot to tour the nearly complete attraction. (Check out the attraction’s sleek new logo above).

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Here, the group checks out the new pre-show area, where guests will be introduced to the attraction’s automotive design concepts of Capability, Efficiency, Responsiveness and Power.

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Further along in the queue, the team tests out a touchscreen display that will give guests a sense of how they’ll create their own vehicle in the upcoming Design Studio.

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Once inside the Design Studio, they make a series of selections to create their ideal virtual custom concept vehicle. From here, they’ll 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.

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From these photos, it looks like the post-show will be a blast. 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.

Thanks to Disney Photographers Ali Nassar and Matt Stroshane for the photos.

Be sure to follow the Disney Parks Blog for ongoing coverage of this attraction’s opening and join the conversation online with the hashtag #TestTrack.

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14 Comments 3 Replies

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Amanda on December 3rd, 2012 at 11:41 am

It’s SO AMAZING. Can’t wait to ride it again on Opening Day :)

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:31 pm

I hope you love it, Amanda. It’s very cool.

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Adam on December 3rd, 2012 at 11:42 am

I wonder if people using the Fastpass and single-rider lines will still be able to do the customization.

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Paul from NY on December 3rd, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I had the opportunity to experience Test Track 2.0 during the Cast Member previews last night, and I have to say I am VERY happy with the refurbishment. I enjoyed absolutely every aspect of it – from the queue, to the preshow design phase, to the on-ride experience, to the multiple postshows, much more than the original version. I’m really quite astonished at how different the overall attraction was, given that nothing about the actual track layout was changed. It’s absolutely a job-well-done for everyone in the Imagineering and GM teams responsible for the refurb!

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Great to hear, Paul.

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Hamor from PR on December 3rd, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Those pictures look amazing! I can’t wait to ride this wonderful ride in the future. I’m still curious if the rides photos will still be seen using the photopass as well. Either way, Can’t wait to make my own little commercial for the car, great imagination from great people!

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Michelle on December 3rd, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Will it be possible to skip all the ‘extra’ stuff and just ride the ride?

Not to say I don’t look forward to trying out ALL the features, but just in case I want to hop on a second (or third or forth or…) time and just ride the actual ride part without doing everything else – love the feeling of the wind in my hair!

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Yes – head for the FastPass line. :)

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Elaine from PA on December 3rd, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I just want to hop on and ride too – I hope you will be able to. I’m not good with interactive stuff.

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JEANY on December 3rd, 2012 at 3:45 pm

awesome! I can’t wait to ride on Feb 2013! I love the New Test Track!

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Michelle from NY on December 3rd, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Is the customization part similar to Cyber Space Mountain at Disney Quest?

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Mitchell from IL on December 3rd, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Jennifer, do I understand from your previous answer that the FastPass line does not get to do the pre-ride stuff? If that is the case, we’ll definately want to wait in the main line at least once when we return in March to get the full effect of the retooling.

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Jackie on December 4th, 2012 at 2:13 am

Thanks for the heads up on the fast pass. Will be sure to get it first thing on Friday Morning !!!

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Rana on December 5th, 2012 at 8:24 am

We had the opportunity to preview Test Track on December 3rd. Bravo!!! Well done, from start to finish. The opportunity to design your own car pre-ride was a big hit with our 6 and 9 year olds (this is a very extensive design on a touch screen and post-ride, you’re rated against others for efficiency, power and two other elements. Your design is stored on a credit card-sized memory card which you the touch to the controller before you get on the ride. The ride itself is quite an improvement and the use of technology is pervasive throughout the experience. And the fun continues post ride, where your personal concept car stars in a 30 second commercial that you also design (the need the ability to download these masterpieces) and you can also take group photos with other Chevrolet cars on display (selecting your own background, of course) and email it to yourself. From my perspective, the new Test Track experience is a top WDW attraction!

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Elizabeth on December 5th, 2012 at 10:36 am

With 6 people all choosing what THEY want on the car, how is it decided what attributes will a tally BE on the car? Thx!

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Elizabeth on December 5th, 2012 at 10:36 am

*really be on the car even lol

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Thomas from ON on December 7th, 2012 at 9:28 am

If you design a car in the regular line can you keep the card with you and come back another time and use it in the fastpass or single rider line?

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