The Original Test Track Presented by General Motors

Written by Werner Weiss. Posted in Disney History, Disney Parks, Features, Werner Weiss

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Published on December 14, 2012 at 12:26 am with 13 Comments

The new Test Track Presented by Chevrolet opened this month. Yesterland takes you back to the original Test Track Presented by General Motors.

Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: The Original Test Track Presented by General Motors.

 

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  1. I’d forgotten what a ferociously ugly attraction the original Test Track was, and how much it pulled down Epcot aesthetically. Regardless of one how feels about the new Test Track (I personally love it), no one can deny that visually it is a huge improvement.

  2. Great Update Werner

    I loved the original Tesr Track, but I cannot wait to experience the new Test Track. You are right, the best bit is the final spped run, where the car reacher 65MPH! It is so exhilarating, and I the interactivity looks to keep the ride from being stale.

    Thanks Again Werner for a fun and informative article

    Trumpet

  3. I always liked the technology behind Test Track but thought it didn’t really fit the quality and story level set by the attraction it replaced, World of Motion. SO glad this one finally got an update which addressed those concerns.

  4. Yesterland is one of the true jewels of the internet.

  5. Let’s not forget the effects that have been in yesterland for quite some time.. When you narrowly miss the truck and sparks would fly as you swerve into the railing on the right.. The other car actually crashing into the barrier instead of being pre-crashed.. And on a lesser level the snotty assistant’s corrosive test room spiel before it was cut ;)

    • What was the room spiel?

      • She had an extra line of dialogue, it got cut twice for some reason.

  6. I am so glad that the imagineer’s updated the attraction. :) Also, great article!

    Timekeeper

  7. Wait “first thrill ride” what about Body Wars? Must have been a mistake on the editor’s part of the magazine.

    • Maybe Body Wars was classified as a vomit ride, not a thrill ride. :)

  8. “Now it’s time to see the latest cars from the fine brands of General Motors, including Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, and Hummer. ”

    LOL, I see what you did there…

    Test Track has always been one of our favorite rides and we are excited to check it out in a couple of weeks. It includes some of Disney’s NextGen project from what I’ve read.

    • Yes, the new Test Track appears to be NextGen-ready. The white RFID cards seem to be temporary place-holders until guest have NextGen bracelets or cards.

  9. Although the TEST TRACK turned into one “fugly” Ride (& I blame Team Disney Orlando for letting the ride go to p i s s), the premiere of this modern (TRON like) TEST TRACK is a blessing … now this is what EPCOT should look like (this is Progress City 2012) – great article Werner Weiss !

    Merry Christmas Everyone –

    C J