Epcot is my favorite Walt DisneyWorld park. It’s not even a contest. I’ve always been drawn to the futuristic aspect of Epcot and how the park presents how our society “could be”. My love of outer space and technology all rolled into one theme park keeps me coming back with enthusiasm each and every time. Epcot has several attractions which embody these concepts, and Test Track is a thrill ride which stands out amongst the rest.
Test Track Presented by Chevrolet is actually version 2.0. The original concept opened in 1999 and the most recent version reopened in late 2012. The original concept featured cars being subjected to modern day testing in a backstreet construction zone type settings with sudden starts and stops as well as drives through hot and cold temperature rooms. The current day version highlights a futuristic setting where users can create their own concept cars during entry of the ride and then “test” their vehicles on the ride. Gone are the see through construction zone views and replaced with dark walls.
Personally, I like the most recent version of Test Track. I’m fascinated by the color scheme Walt DisneyWorld uses to present riders the view of the future. I liken the dark black and blues with a orange and red highlights of Test Track to color schemes from science fiction movies Blade Runner and Tron. Both of the movies give a darker view of the future where technology reins (why is it movies set in the future tend to be dark and cloudy all the time).
Here’s our video of riding on Test Track 2.0 POV Front Seat.
One of the best parts for our family is the end of the ride, which is the showroom for Chevrolet. Our kids get a big kick out of sitting in the all the new cars, as well as racing cars on the simulated racetrack.