If you’ve checked out our WDW Refurbishment Schedule recently, you may have noticed Test Track on the list of closed attractions. About a week ago, Test Track closed its doors for a lengthy refurbishment that is currently projected to last until November 30, 2012 (remember, opening dates are subject to change!). As we originally posted, when it reopens this fall the attraction will officially be sponsored by the “Chevrolet” division of General Motors. This refurbishment came about because General Motors renewed its sponsorship of the Test Track pavilion. While Disney and Chevrolet haven’t released detailed information, they did provide a quick overview, along with a new piece of concept art:
As part of the re-imagining, the Future World attraction will feature a sleek new “Chevrolet Design Center at Epcot” immersing Guests in the fascinating world of automotive design. Amid upbeat music, engaging media, dramatic lighting and a collection of Chevrolet concept cars and model vehicles, guests themselves will become automotive designers – and peer into the future of personal transportation in the process.
At interactive design and styling workstations, Guests will be able to create their own custom concept vehicles. The adventure will then shift into high gear as Guests buckle into their 6-person “SimCar” ride vehicle and put their design through its paces on the exhilarating hills, switchbacks and straight-aways of the Test Track circuit.
Their performance testing complete, Guests will move into a post-show area filled with special effects and be scored on how well their custom concept vehicle did. And of course, Guests will be able see the very latest Chevrolet vehicles in an all-new state-of-the-art showroom.
Performing daily just outside of the construction walls are the Test Track All Stars, an a cappella group performing travel and car related songs. The story is that each performer is part of the new Test Track project. Each person represents a major role from Chevrolet, such as IT Tech, Quality Control Engineer, Paint Color Specialist, etc. The group finishes off its performance with the 1950s song, “See The USA In Your Chevrolet.” You can catch the Test Track All Stars daily at 9:30am, 10:45am, 12 noon, 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 4:15pm, and 5:00pm (weather permitting).
Are you looking forward to the refreshed Test Track this fall? I’ll definitely be there right when it reopens!