Monday, August 22, 2011

Rate a Ride: Test Track

Ride Location: Epcot Future World 
Fastpass:  Yes  
Ride Duration: 4 minutes 
Year Introduced:  December 1998   
Height Restriction:   Must be 40 inches 
Tip:  Line does get long and moves slow after 10am when fast passes begin to kick in.   During long waits if you can break up into the single rider line you will definitely find a shorter wait.    

    It’s time to feel like a crash test dummy.   Welcome to Test Track a General Motors sponsored attraction where you get to experience what crash test dummies experience daily at their testing facilities.   In this attraction you will enter a prototype automobile that goes through  a series of vehicle tests including; hill climbing, maneuvering sharp turns, anti-lock brake testing, extreme condition testing, and finally acceleration.  

    Be sure to watch as you enter the corrosion room as you might see a hidden Mickey, that is if the acid doesn’t get in your eyes. 

    The best part of the ride is the last 12 seconds or so as you accelerate from 0 to 65 miles per hour in about 8 seconds.   Oh and I forgot to mention this is done on the outside of the building so get ready to feel the wind in your hair.  Not sure what that feels like since most of mine has fallen out. 

    DBD Rating 4 out of 5
    Rating Comments:   This is our 7 year old sons favorite ride, but I could do without most of the bits and pieces leading up to the final spin outside.   Let us know what you think by using the poll on the right side of this page. 

    1 comment:

    1. I agree. The best part is the ending, with the smooth, fast drive along the outside. The rest, jerky movements and sudden stops, is kind of annoying. But kids seem to love it.