Test Track to be reimagined with inspiration from the original World of Motion

23 days ago in "Test Track"

Posted: Saturday September 9, 2023 10:06am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today announced that Imagineers, along with teams from Chevrolet are reaching back into history for inspiration – from the original World of Motion – and bringing that spirit of optimism to the next iteration of the Test Track attraction at EPCOT.

Details are scarce, but Disney has released a piece of concept art of the new experience. The look of the concept art suggests that Test Track may be moving into the EV era.

The current version of Test Track opened in December 2012, and as part of Chevrolet's sponsorship deal with Disney, the attraction is due for a refresh. No closing date or timeframe for the update has been announced.

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Bocabear13 hours ago

not even remotely....Rocket Rods was just bad...it was a great idea that was value engineered to it's grave... The saddest thing is they are not bringing the People Mover system back as the replacement...just letting the track bed sit up there. Disneyland's Tomorrowland could use a lot of love...much like our version.

hismattjesty16 hours ago

How about making it 88mph and............ You know what, nevermind. Wrong license. 🤣

Earlie the Pearlie1 day ago

In that the system is the same (or similar- I’ve heard that they were intended to be the same but Test Track had to be reworked after RR failed)? Or in that there are a couple of laser vehicles? Or in that the first half has some weird starts and stops?

donaldtoo1 day ago

To me anyway, Test Track always sounds like they’re testing jets, not cars…!!! ;)

UNCgolf1 day ago

Of course, but the Living Seas one was fantastic -- that was my point. It wasn't a knock on Flight of Passage; I was using FoP as a similarly good example of how knowing you're not actually doing it doesn't automatically lessen the experience!

Captain Neo1 day ago

probably my biggest request

SplashZander1 day ago

Test Track 2.0 reminds me of Rocket Rods

No Name1 day ago

Here’s a better use of the money. And make the top speed 74.9 mph!

Twirlnhurl1 day ago

I personally would love the outdoor section to be enclosed (nothing fancy, a tunnel with neon lights would be fine) so the ride could operate summer afternoons.

IMDREW1 day ago

Id love for them to just place a lot of trees around the outside part.

No Name1 day ago

You can’t take the thrill out of the thrill ride. It would never work. Unless what you replace is unfathomably mindblowingly exceptional, on a level better than anything Disney has ever done, it will be directly compared to the last version and considered a major downgrade by almost everyone who rides it.

EeyoreFan#241 day ago

With the current ride yes, but it all depends on if it still fits the theme. Could replace with a shorter indoor section.

Rich Brownn1 day ago

It does go into some pretty dark history though - genecide, the struggle to preserve natural beauty, among other things.

Earlie the Pearlie1 day ago

Sorry didn’t mean to post that twice