Since Jennifer shared those first renderings of our reimagined Test Track at Epcot, there’s been a steady stream of requests for more. Well, we’ve got something better than an update. On August 27, Disney Parks Blog readers will be the first to chat live with one of the key Imagineers working on the project – Melissa Jeselnick.
Melissa is an Assistant Project Manager with Walt Disney Imagineering and the person to talk to about Test Track. She’s been with the company for eight years and has worked on some of your favorites, including Disney Phineas and Ferb Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure, Star Tours: The Adventure Continues, The Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain, Toy Story Midway Mania, Pixar Street, Soarin’ and more.
Melissa will be chatting about how you’ll be able to design your own custom concept vehicle when the attraction is reopened in late fall and how you’ll be able to put it through its paces on the hills and switchbacks of the Test Track circuit.
We’ll also be sharing something you’ve never seen before from the attraction, so mark your calendar. You can also share any early questions in the comments below and then check back on August 27 at 1:15 p.m. See you then.
I could never find the chat. Was it cancelled due to Isaac?
Does the Fast Pass line do the Design your own vehicle? Or does it bypass it to go directly on the ride?
will it go faster than 65 mph? also now that we help decided what type of ride we will have does that mean the single riders line will be removed?
Just wondering what I have to do to get into the live chat? This is a first for me.
Will we be able to see our designs at home? (like Sum of All Thrills)
The concept images look very TRON-esque. Is this just a coincidence, or is Disney actively trying to integrate that particular film universe into the theme parks?
Also, will the ride be longer or shorter than before?
Can you tell us about any of the Next-Gen elements that are being implemented? Also, will we feel like we are in the future during this ride?