May 14, 2013 - The New Test Track

The last time I was in Florida, they were just putting the finishing touches on the new Test Track.  So, this was the first time I was able to ride the new version and I was excited to do so.




Coming in to the new queue area I already like it.  It looks less cluttered and centered around crash test dummies.  And, while still sponsored by General Motors (or, specifically Chevrolet), it looks less like a big commercial than it did before...



I got to build my own car...although, I'm not sure why or what it meant...but, it was fun nonetheless...




The actual ride through felt like TRON, which I don't have a problem with because I like the look.  It looks more futuristic, too, and something that should be in Future World.







And, of course, there is the final lap in which you reach speeds of 65 miles per hours which, for a track ride attraction is really fast.


I wish I knew they were going to take a picture of me so I wasn't looking through my photos at the time.  LOL!


 I really like the new Test Track...how it looks and how it feels.  While I enjoyed the old Test Track, I always felt the crash test dummy motif was kind of hokey finokey.  As I mentioned before, this new version feels more like something that is a Future World attraction.

Also, I can say that, while Test Track and Radiator Springs Racers might use the same technology, they're not the same ride.  It would be like saying Pirates of the Caribbean and "it's a small world" are the same ride because they both use canal boats.  Both attractions, I think, have something special to offer.  For example, Test Track's final lap is much faster and is exhilarating in that sense.  Radiator Springs Racers' final race has more texture rather than speed and makes you feel like a little kid.  So, I'd just like people to stop comparing the two...thank you very much. ;)


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  1. I do like the new Test Track, but I don't really get the create your own car thing. It makes no difference to anything in the end.
    As for comparing it to RSR... come on, you KNOW it's the same with a different theme! ;) LOL!
    Muahahaha LOL.

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  2. Why I oughta!!!!!! LOL!

    And, yeah...I agree about the create your own car thing. I thought it was fun, but didn't get what happened. I didn't get the score thing at the end. But, oh well...if it gives you something to do while waiting in line, fine by me. :)

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