Test Track is set to be reimagined at EPCOT, and will take inspiration from World of Motion.
Test Track Reimagining at EPCOT
Announced during this morning’s “A Celebration of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” panel at Destination D23, Walt Disney World is teaming up with Chevrolet to reimagine the attraction, taking inspiration from World of Motion.
Imagineers plan to bring “that spirit of optimism” from World of Motion “to the next iteration” of Test Track. In its current form, guests create their own virtual concept car in the Chevrolet Design Center before buckling up in a 6-passenger “SIM Car” to take it for a spin on the track.
The last overhaul was back in 2012, and the timing would indicate that the latest reimagining is the result of Chevrolet renewing their sponsorship contract.
General Motors, who owns Chevrolet, was the attraction’s original sponsor, and remains as the only original pavilion sponsor at EPCOT. Their sponsorship originally began with World of Motion in 1982, which brings this collaboration full-circle with this update inspired by the first attraction.
New concept art for the reimagining was also shared, with the ride vehicles getting a sleeker, updated look. The scene in the concept art appears to be the Responsiveness Test, which in its current state features a series of turns with cutouts of scenery. The art seems to imply an upgrade to the set, though that is unconfirmed at this time.
More details on this reimagining will be shared in the future.
What do you think of this update for Test Track at EPCOT? Are you a fan of its current version, or do you prefer the very first iteration with GM? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.