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WDW-Epcot | Test Track 2.0

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  1. ATTACKHAMMER

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    When is Test Track going to be changed and when will the ride re-open after these changes?
     
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    Re: Test Track

    It's reopening the day AFTER I leave Florida </3 (Sept 21st)
     
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    Test Track

    They said that about RnR for us but it opened for soft opening, you might get lucky.
     
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    Re: Test Track

    Thanks for the info. Damm it looks like it will be closed while i'm there :(
     
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    Re: Test Track

    yeah. It's a long refurb, but it really is needed. Most of the effects did not work. The soundtrack and videos did not work. The entire ride was down for 3 straight days. These were the issues that happened when I was there in August.
     
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    Re: Test Track

    :emoji_zipper_mouth:. I've got NO chance. Me and Maddie leave on like the 12/13th </3
     
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    Re: Test Track

    First time a ride has ever (re)opened on my birthday. If only I was going to FL around that time :(, looking more like August of next year by the way the family is chirping.
     
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    Re: Test Track

    I was disappointed that it was closed when I went in July. I wont be going back to Disney anytime soon. This renovation better be good.
     
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    Re: Test Track

    So its been delayed again... first it was September, then November, now December. So I wouldn't be too surprised if its delayed again.
     
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    Re: Test Track

    Did we have a topic dedicated to the retheme..cant find it?

    Anyway, POV:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... hsehqzjhjk
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghsehqzjhjk[/youtube]

    Sorry, but I think they have really missed the mark.
    It looks visually impressive (That said, the old industrial test track theminng was cool anyway) but in the process the actual ride experience and storytelling seems to have been made lot less "fun" than the old version.

    A ride has to be more than pretty theming.
     
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    Re: Test Track

    Old vs New;

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1nORKYaVUw[/youtube]

    ?
     
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    Re: Test Track

    Umm well that video makes the new one look terrible.
     
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    Don't like it either, it just looks cheap and they could have done better.

    Just looks like they took the easy route.
     
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    The new version looks bad it looks tacky. I can't believe they got rid of the heat and cold chamber, I much prefer the old one.
     
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    They have gone for a low maintenance option I think, no moving theming etc.
     
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    Its a shame they have :cry: no more "did you remember to turn those robots off?"
     
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    Re: Test Track

    This doesn't look like a test track anymore, more like a Journey in Imagination (with Chevrolet cars)
     
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    Re: Test Track

    Sorry, didn't think to look in Q&A for this thread, silly me.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBDLPOkqstw[/youtube]

    I think that looks pretty fab. Very modern and funky compared to the older version which looked pretty dated tbh.
     
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    Re: Test Track 2.0 | WDW-Epcot

    Are you people watching the same videos as me? I think it looks pretty awesome to be honest!

    I love the new queue-line and area music (far, far better on the ears than the old music), and the concept of designing your own car and going on to test it in a futuristic computer-world works well and feels a lot more Epcot-y.

    I would have liked to see them keep the hot/cold chambers, but otherwise it seems like a very refreshing update to a ride which felt very outdated earlier this year.
     

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