According to the Disney Parks Blog, the current testing workshop will be transformed into the "Chevrolet Design Center," where you can see how cars are designed. According to Disney, "Here, guests will become automotive designers and create their own custom vehicles. Next, they’ll buckle into a six-person SimCar ride vehicle and test out their design on the challenging track of the Test Track course."
The post-show will be redesigned to include the latest Chevy vehicles in an all-new show room. The current version is schedueled to close in April or May, and the re-imagined version may open in October. What do you think? Me? I can't wait to check this out!
Update from Robert: Also on the refurb front, Disneyland's closing Matterhorn on Monday in part to install the new sled cars - three riders to a car, with individual restraints. (Two cars will run in tandem.) The coaster will reopen this summer.Tweet
I can't see that they would given how popular the attraction still is today.
While I am all for this I would rather they spend the time and $ on attractions that need it much more than this (stitch, sounds dangerous, backlot tour, country bears, add a couple of c ticket and a couple of d ticket attractions to the animal kingdom and to DHS)
How about Disney reward GM/Chevy by revamping Test Track as... Journey to the Center of the Earth? With a Mount Prometheus and everything.
Change Future World into "Science World" - a tribute to the science of the past, present and future - and it'd work. And Science World would work better as a theme for the front of the park than the always-out-of-date Future World, anyway.
But yes, I would love to see Journey come to North America! (the attraction, not the band even though I'm a fan of them)
There is still a lot of work to be done in Epcot's Future World, but this update is definitely a step in the right direction.
Whatever they do it will surely be better than what is there now. I think the current iteration is the worst themed and most over-rated ride ever built at WDW.
While I'm sure they'll get rid of those pre-flat screen TVs, I hope they'll bring back John Michael Higgins as the ride host.
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1.Test Track (as of now) is schedueled to close April 15.
2.It will NOT be a simulator.
3.Much of the track will remain the same, but new details may be added.
4.Rumours are stating that a new pre-show will come to go along with designing your SimCar.