Test Track 2.0 grand opening at Epcot brings Walt Disney World a futuristic bang plus a One Republic performance

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Capping off a day that began with the grand opening of New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World redecorated Future World East at Epcot with laser light to mark the official reopening of Test Track as a newly reimagined ride, presented by Chevrolet.

The grand opening featured Walt Disney World president Meg Crofton, GM’s Alan Batey, and Mickey Mouse, all of whom re-launched the high-speed ride by way of Chevrolet’s MyLink technology. After a countdown from 5, fireworks exploded surprising all in attendance and marking the moment when Test Track returned to Epcot’s lineup of popular attractions.


Video: Test Track 2.0 grand opening at Epcot


Test Track 2.0 grand opening at Epcot

Test Track 2.0 grand opening at Epcot

Test Track 2.0 grand opening at Epcot

Test Track 2.0 grand opening at Epcot

Test Track 2.0 grand opening at Epcot

Test Track 2.0 grand opening at Epcot

Test Track 2.0 grand opening at Epcot

Test Track 2.0 grand opening at Epcot

The opening night party for invited media, travel agents, Imagineers, executives, and their guests concluded with a brief concert performance by the band One Republic, who ended their set with their hit song “Good Life,” also featured in recent Disney Parks commercials.


Video: One Republic performs “Good Life” at the Test Track grand reopening


Test Track 2.0 grand opening at Epcot

For this special night only, Future World East was transformed into an extension of Test Track with Chevrolet vehicles and special graphics and lighting adorning the area.

Test Track 2.0 grand opening at Epcot

Test Track 2.0 grand opening at Epcot

Test Track 2.0 grand opening at Epcot

The evening wrapped up with Illuminations fireworks exploding in the distance beyond the stage, enhanced by a holiday tag for this Christmas time of the year.

Test Track 2.0 grand opening at Epcot

Test Track 2.0 is now open at Epcot, featuring a futuristic motif that emphasizes the design portion of developing new cars and subsequently testing those designs. See the full new Test Track experience in the video below and click here for a more in-depth look at the updated attraction.


Video: Test Track 2.0 queue, ride, and post-show


More photos from the Test Track grand reopening at Epcot:
(Photos by Jeremiah Daws and Ricky Brigante)

11 Comments

  1. Vera & Len Bryant

    Fabulous, we need more of this kind of excitement from Disney!

  2. I went on Saturday and the line was insane, plus it broke down for a bit. I got a fast pass to return later in the day and the line was 40 minutes for fast passes and started outside close to the fast pass entrance. So after waiting in line; if you go in fast pass or single rider you do not get to make a custom car (I was super sad); they have pre-made cars for you to choose from. Which I don’t see to be fair for fast pass, I understand maybe if you did single rider, but I think people who get fast passes should still get to build their own cars too.
    Another problem I have with the ride is I’m tall with long legs and most of these rides and not friendly to tall people. I’m not super aggressive and I’m patient, but I need to start asking for front seats not because I want to be in the front, but because when I sit in the back my legs get beat up and are smooshed against the back of the front seat. I loved that universal studios when I rode the simpsons ride has a bar to indicate height and if you are tall or even close to that arrow compared to the other riders that you should sit in the front. I wish Disney would noticed that I am not comfortable and offer me a front seat, but I guess I need to be more vocal and know to ask for the front next time, I hope when they redid the ride they would change the vehicles a bit to give the back some more leg room since the front has a lot more room. Oh well.
    Also our car stats were lagging and we got the info for the cars behind us, I think it was just glitchy that day.
    Other than that I loved the new Test Track. Just some tips all the tall people out there and people wanting to build cars, ask for a front seat and wait an eternity to build a build a custom car. :)

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