Test Track Refurbishment Materials Already Staged in Guest View as Ride Prepares to Close

Phil Wood

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An industrial construction site with containers, building materials, and construction equipment. There is a circular blue marking on the ground, indicating a specific area for operations and test track activities.

Test Track Refurbishment Materials Already Staged in Guest View as Ride Prepares to Close

On the final day of operation for Test Track, a large amount of construction equipment is present during the outdoor portion of the ride.

Test Track Construction Equipment

An industrial construction site with containers, building materials, and construction equipment. There is a circular blue marking on the ground, indicating a specific area for operations and test track activities.

On our final ride of the soon-to-be-closed Test Track, we noticed construction equipment present as Disney prepares to begin reimagining the attraction. Numerous shipping containers, ladders, crates, panels, and other construction equipment sit around the blue and black Test Track logo.

Though the area is visible to guests from the attraction, a blue fence surrounds all the equipment on the ground level.

Test Track reimagining concept art

Test Track will permanently close on June 17, so it’s not surprising to see construction equipment ready to go. The outdoor area of the attraction has always given guests an unsightly view of locations that Disney generally prevents guests from seeing. However, this section is significantly worse to look at on the last day of operation for this version of the ride.

Test Track reimagining concept art

While a specific timeline has not been released for the refurbishment, we expect the attraction to remain closed for an extended period, as Imagineers reimagine the entire attraction. Disney has stated that the attraction will be inspired by World of Motion and bring the “spirit of optimism” that was prevalent in the now-shuttered attraction.

Chevrolet will remain the sponsor of Test Track as development begins on the third iteration of the ride. The company has sponsored the attraction under the Chevrolet brand since 2012, but General Motors (Chevrolet’s parent company) has sponsored the pavilion since it opened.

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