General Motors and Disney put together a behind-the-scenes video looking at what went into their new Test Track 2.0 ride at Epcot. As one would expect of this kind of marquee endeavor, it involved a lot of back and forth between teams from both Walt Disney and Chevrolet, and it sounds both parties were out to Imagineer something far beyond an amusement park ride.

We're told that from the moment park-goers step in they'll get a glimpse into the future of Chevy design, and beyond that they'll find technology displays, immersive displays of a professional design studio and the experience of designing a car themselves in one.

The ride is officially open now, so if you haven't got down there yet, check out the video below for another look inside.



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      jz78817
      • 2 Years Ago
      the word "Imagineer" makes me want to punch something.
        Fixitfixitstop
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jz78817
        They've been using the term for only 50+ years.
        Klep
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jz78817
        I was thinking the same thing. I know it's Disney and supposed to be cute or whatever, but now that I'm not six years old it really bothers me.
      Nick Allain
      • 2 Years Ago
      Having watched the ride in it's entirety on youtube and having ridden the Car's ride in Disneyland, I can say that this new Test Track is pretty lackluster. A lot of button pushing and not a lot of actual substance.
        Goatman
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Nick Allain
        Considering Test Track is 10+ years older, Radiator Springs Racers should be better. They use the same ride system, but they're in different parks, and one of them has a corporate sponsor, not comparable at all.
      Shinkaze
      • 2 Years Ago
      I can't wait to stand in line for an hour to experience an interactive Chevy commercial!!! To underscore how much marketing BS this is, Chevy doesn't actually design the cars, GM does. GM "sells" the line to Chevy after they've built it, Chevy then markets sells their inventory of the vehicle. Walt is flipping in his grave.
        Goatman
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Shinkaze
        How do you know what would make Walt upset? He sold sponsorship all over the place at Disneyland.
      ROLO
      • 2 Years Ago
      ive ridden this look on youtube for the video it was very boring.
      Bandit5317
      • 2 Years Ago
      I really hate the direction that they went with this. I love the ride and GM, but there isn't much fun or exciting about how the future of cars will supposedly look. I say supposedly because, in reality, form almost always follows function in cars, as it should, and none of those designs look practical. If you want an exciting display, talk about what goes into making your cars fast. They make a 640 HP supercar and a 580 hp sports car, but all that they want to show me is the money that they waste on designs that will never be used? Show us the actual engineering brilliance that goes into your cars today!
        Vincent Teron
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Bandit5317
        That's the first time in my 45 years I've ever heard the word "brilliance" attributed to Chevrolet. Now my eyes are bleeding. Great.
      J D
      • 2 Years Ago
      If Chevrolet's involved, then there must be a part of the ride where the car just stops working for no apparent reason, and an animatronic service manager comes over to tell you that whatever the problem is, it won't be covered by warranty, and you'll need to shell out an extra $800 if you want to finish the ride. Perhaps there will be a "Hall of Chevy Recalls" exhibit that can double as a waiting area. God only knows how HUGE those lines at Disney are.
      optimusa4
      • 2 Years Ago
      So much effort for something that most park goers only have time for the ride. A ride that at best is a minor thrill. The first version was a one and done ride. And I'm sure this refresh will be the same but with more tinsel. I can understand Disney partnering with GM. Showing U.S. pride is important but wouldn't a Tesla or Fisker provide more technology to showcase as well as pride. What I see is Chevy promoting its products at an amusement park.
        Fixitfixitstop
        • 2 Years Ago
        @optimusa4
        I thought Wold of Motion was better and wasn't so obvious at pushing GM products. Test Track seems a little too pushy when I just want to have fun.
      Klep
      • 2 Years Ago
      Needs some color.
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