Test Track Approaches, Epcot Holidays and Osborne Lights

Written by Cory Disbrow. Posted in Dateline Disney World, Walt Disney World

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Published on November 16, 2012 at 5:02 am with 8 Comments

About Cory Disbrow

Cory likes Walt Disney World so much, he recently packed his bags and moved to Orlando. Cory is a photographer and writes MiceChat's Dateline Disney World columns every Friday.

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  • giantnfl

    When I was in Epcot this past Tuesday night around 9pm they were actually testing cars on the exterior track of Test Track! They weren’t going full speed, but they looked to be almost perfectly running to me. It’s coming soon!

  • Great update Cory.

    The good news about Test Track is that the ride has been turned over to Operations, which means it could run soft openings later this month, well ahead of the announced reopening.

  • DisneySam

    I miss the lighted archways in Epcot. Those were probably my favorite of all the WDW holiday decor. And they used to “dance” to music long before the Osbourne lights!

  • Monkeyofframp

    That tree in the EPCOT promenade looks like it’s sparsely decorated with recycled garbage. Hardly the tree one expects from a Disney park.

    • Amy VandenBoogert

      Seeing it lit up at night you might have a different opinion. The lights are the star of that tree. Beautiful.

  • HMF

    I would still like to know why there is a Mickey floral in Epcot rather than an Epcot Logo floral

  • jbm500

    It will be great to have test track back again.

  • Amy VandenBoogert

    I was at Epcot Saturday (the 17th) and they were testing cars around 6:30-ish pm. A cast member stationed outside the blocked off wall told me they totally gutted the inside (which was already pretty much gutted to begin with. He said the basics of the original Test Track are still there, but how you go about it all will be completely different. He said it’s going to be really cool. I hope so!

    Also, the walls around the former cranberry bog are down and the holiday topiary is up. Mickey & Minnie are at the front (there was a Photopass photographer set up there) and Pluto & his doghouse in the back.