2017 Training Stats

Miles Completed = 29.01
(Run/Walked = 29.01, Biked = 0.0, Elliptical = 0.0)


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Countdown to 2012 WDW Marathon Weekend #55

#55 - Epcot's Test Track

From the Walt Disney World website:
Test Track at Epcot theme park is a high-speed vehicle-simulation ride in which big kids, teens and adults test their mettle in one of Disney's longest and fastest rides.

Step into the world of automotive testing as your 6-seat vehicle undergoes the safety and quality tests that General Motors performs on every prototype it manufactures.

As you begin this 5-minute, nearly one-mile auto escapade, strap yourself in, ascend steep terrain that's 3 stories high, then let loose downhill, blasting across a bumpy road and roaring through 50-degree banked curves and hair-pin turns that test suspension and brakes at speeds up to 60 miles per hour!

Zoom into the environmental chamber to endure the extreme heat and cold tests—at temperatures that are 100 degrees apart! Then, see if your vehicle will withstand corrosion when robots mist water upon it. Finally, face the challenge of avoiding a crash barrier… in the nick of time!

Why am I looking forward to Test Track?
I love the queue for Test Track.  I love the noise and chaos of the different tests that are setup in the queue.  I love the crash test dummies and the different automotive paraphernalia.

The pre-show is fun as you get to see some of the tests that you are going to be experiencing and the curiosity builds as there are a couple of tests that are not expounded on.  It's a dark quiet pre-show area that's a good place to take a quick break from the heat and just relax for a few minutes.

Then you head out to the loading area.  Each car holds six riders and you buckle up just like in your own car.  Then you are off on the ride of your life.

One other thing to keep in mind with this ride is the single rider line!  If you're traveling solo or you don't mind riding separately, go for the single rider line.  Since I routinely travel solo I do this pretty much every time and I have always met the nicest people on this ride.  Often you'll be placed with a family with an odd number of riders and kids are just great on this ride - they really seem to get in to it.


Melissa said...

Test Track is my favorite ride in EPCOT! I love the que too, and the single rider line is awesome!

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