Test Track reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Test Track, a dark ride in Future World - Test Track at Epcot. (The minimum height to ride is 40 inches.)
Written by Robert Niles
Epcot's redesigned Test Track, now presented by Chevrolet, debuted in December 2012, giving riders the opportunity to "design" their own Chevy vehicle.
You still ride in the same ride vehicles as on the "old" Test Track, on the same ride track, but along the way, you'll see your digital car design being "tested" for Capability, Efficiency, Responsiveness, and Power. In the end, as before, you blow through the doors of the test facility for a 65 mph "speed test" around the Test Track building.
Test Track 1: testing a car from killing you Test Track 2: designing a car The new test track is an interactive experience rather than a ride. It does have a point. - Eli G
I am not sure why this ride has gotten such low ratings. It has good theming, and the inside part of the ride gives you lots to look at while the outside gaining speed is thrilling. Something about the acceleration makes the ride feel much faster than it really is. The only bad thing is the very slow loading. (8/10) - Lexi R
The best ride at Epcot, hands down. It's the only thrilling ride that you won't leave you puking with a headache or brain aneurysm (yes, I'm looking at you Mission Space) and the asset of the single rider line makes it all the more accessible to someone like me, who can ride it five times while a family waits for just one ride in the normal queue. - Mike Brilhart
In a word- embarrassing. Admittedly, the original Test Track never lived up to it's full potential but instead of rectifying flaws, the new "refurbishment" falls flat on its face. Your ride vehicle is still put through the same tests as before but you only SEE these supposed changes in temperature by way of large screens in constant view. You never FEEL them as you once did. Making this new version of Test Track a passive experience. An apt description as it looks and rides like a big, obnoxious video game. And a dull one at that. The designers must have been 50 something year olds who think they know what the kids are into these days. Way to ruin the only true thrill ride in the entire park! This is the Mouse's biggest head scratcher in the past 15 years and that's saying a lot! Once this proves to be the massive failure it was destined to be from conception, please return Test Track to its proper state. Or even better! Bring back THE WORLD OF MOTION. If the goal was to make TRON THE RIDE they should have stuck to their convictions. Instead they delivered this hollow, bells and whistle infested mess. P.S. The "Design Your Own Vehicle" section in the queue is completely superfluous. - Eric Zaldivar
It's still fun. A bit more than the previous version, and the theme is incredible! If only the outdoors section was enclosed...9/10. - David L.
The new updated version of Test Track can now official fit in Future World section of Epcot. Its an exillerating thrill ride with more than its share of surprises. And the ability to design your own custom concept car is pretty cool aswell. And the finale will always be excellent. Another definate must ride when visiting Epcot! - Justin Knight
I absolutely love the new version of Test Track. The crash test dummy version was very outdated and didn't fit in with the "Future World" theme of the park. This new version is much more futuristic(definitely sense the Tron influence which is great because the Tron world fits in so well with a future theme). The designing the car portion is great and I love the interactivity factor. The ride itself feels alot better with the interior being much darker inside than before. The post show is great too, rather than just a showroom like before, the addition of the racing game and making your own commercial was a great addition. Kudos to Disney for giving a classic ride a fresh coat of WOW! - Justin Kermgard
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