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Test Track
Website: EPCOT Homepage
Ride Type: Track Guided Ride
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 4.1324
TPC Overall Rank: #134 out of 2933 rides.
Reviews: 156
Last Review: 10/27/2015 1:57:00 PM
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5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up $HeRsHeY$ on 8/26/2005 7:33:00 PM
One of the best rides at disney 4th on my top rides disney list wich is hard to get into i must say and my sister rode it 4 time on our trip there which ment we waited in lide 3 out of the 4 times it rocked!

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up PeterD on 8/3/2005 11:23:00 AM
Test Track wasn’t anything too special in my mind. The station has some interesting pictures and gadgets related to car testing/destruction that are fun to look at and play with, but the ride itself is decent at best. Going through the tests were pretty fun, but they just seemed pointless. The concept seemed pretty interesting, but the execution was nothing mind-boggling. The final launch at the end was pretty fun though, which boosted the ride’s overall experience. Maybe I was expecting too much out of the ride and it did not meet my expectations and thus lowered my enjoyment level, but I have to give Test Track a 7.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up figment873 on 7/31/2005 8:39:00 PM
I have rode this ride several times and I like it, I just find it a little disappointing. I remember when this ride first was trying to open, Disney was having tons of problems with it and even postponed the opening. I think those problems changed the way I view the ride. Dont get me wrong, it is fun and I like it, I just woudlnt consider it a real thrilling ride. I think EPCOT wants its visitors to think that. Actually, it is educational... which I like. I learned a ton about cars from this ride. I also, love the idea of crashing into the wall, before it opens to take you on the only thrilling part. Which is fun...

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up taylorb251 on 7/31/2005 10:51:00 AM
This is an unique ride idea. Everything on it is different.I loved how they show you the diference between the abs brakes and no abs. Acting like you are going to hit the wall in the crash room is great, then it takes you outside and you get up to some high speeds i think it was 67mph.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Canobie Coaster on 7/27/2005 8:38:00 AM
Ever wonder what type of testing automobiles partake in prior to being released on the road? Well Test Track answers many of those questions in a highly entertaining and thrilling manner. Replacing the old, dull Worlds of Motion pavilion, Test Track truly is a unique experience. While approaching the attraction one can’t help but hear the vehicles roaring by, only adding to the anticipation of the great ride that’s ahead.

First I just have to address Test Track’s constantly long lines due to the ride’s popularity and the far too numerous breakdowns. Well the ride’s popularity certainly is inevitable due to the ride’s status as one of the few thrill rides at EPCOT combined with the fact that it’s also popular among almost all age groups. Very often waits around 60-90 minutes should be expected unless you arrive at Test Track immediately when the park opens (within first 30 minutes). Unfortunately, the fastpasses often are depleted by mid-afternoon. If you don’t mind splitting up your group, I highly suggest utilizing the single-rider line since it will save you a load of time and at worst you’ll get on in 30 minutes. The other issue with the ride’s line is the breakdowns that hamper the attraction. Whenever a breakdown occurs, the ride shuts down and requires a minimum of an hour to restart. One other note, the ride automatically shuts down even in the lightest of rain or at the threat of thunder or lightning.

Really the experience begins with the very cool and highly themed queue, packed with various scenes and displays showcasing various improvements in vehicle testing. Personally I find them very interesting and the queue really seems like a museum in my opinion. Eventually there comes a pretty mediocre pre-show that gives a broad outline of what features will follow on the ride such as a hill test, brake test, road test, ect. Afterwards there comes the very organized loading platform and soon enough you board the comfortable six-person cars. Personally I like the front row much more because of the enhanced view it provides with no sacrifice to the quality of the ride.

First comes a speedy hill climb followed by a bumpy suspension test. While bumpy, I personally enjoy the suspension test since it’s not overly jerky (cough: Dinosaur cough). Afterwards comes by far the worst part of the entire attraction, the horrid brake test. Well here the car’s brakes are tested and instead of stopping, the cars viscously and abruptly swerve to the side at the last second giving all riders a pretty rough jolt. Even worse, this test is repeated for a second time immediately after, with results far too similar to the first brake test. After that the ride certainly picks up with the chamber tests, and by far my favorite is the cold chamber simply because of the refreshing relief it provides after experiencing the standard Florida heat. Immediately after comes the very fun hairpin test and the first “fast” segment of the ride. Not only does some decent speed build up, but it provides some great laterals navigating the tight, hairpin turns.

Then comes the highlight of the entire attraction by far, the barrier test. Very suddenly the car accelerates towards a looming wall, only to have the wall disappear at the last possible second, resulting in a high-speed joyride. Here the ride’s true power is revealed and I just love the sensation of speed it provides, especially on the final straightaway and building-hugging, banked turn around the building where the ride obtains its peak speed of 65 MPH! Just the rush this segment provides is incredible and to me it’s comparable to a roller coaster! I just can’t even imagine how incredible Test Track would have been if the victory lap was taken at the proposed 95 MPH (the cars are actually capable of 150 MPH!) before the ride was revised to make it more family-friendly and comfortable.

Test Track far and away is EPCOT’s best attraction and definitely one of the best attractions on the entire resort thanks to its perfect combination of dark-ride elements and high-speed thrills that one could only dream of performing in a car. But why just a nine? This is simply because of two flaws with the attraction- it’s constantly long line (aided by far too numerous breakdowns) and the horrid ABS segment I detailed in the review. Definitely utilize the single-rider line or get fastpasses early, otherwise a very long wait should be expected. Still, Test Track is certainly an attraction that can be enjoyed by all because of the thrills and enjoyment it provides.

4 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up thinkdif on 7/21/2005 8:03:00 PM
This ride always has an incredibly long line, you MUST Fastpass it or else youll be waiting in line for at least an hour and a half. The waiting area has some cool things, and the ride is fun. The chambers and the high speed sections of this ride are a special treat.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up VikingCoa. on 7/7/2005 6:27:00 PM
This ride was good. This ride you dont want to miss. This ride is thrilling. I liked the whole ride. From the speed bump test, to shooting out of the building. This ride is good.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coolstud on 7/3/2005 7:54:00 PM
The writers wrote such a good story for the ride from the beginning room to when your in the car it is a great story……..I really enjoy this ride it is really realistic and the last part……….WOW. The scenery is great in the line like all Disney rides and the ride Is GREAT! This is another great Disney Thrill make sure not to miss it!

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up J65 on 6/28/2005 6:34:00 PM
This ride lives up to Disneys brand of unique thrill rides. Its got great theming, lots of thrills, and some educational things wrapped up into one great ride. It lasts a long time, gets up to speed and has a cool queue line. Only bad thing is the fact that it breaks down a lot and it cant run in rain. A very exciting do-not-miss ride!

5 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Gosquan on 6/17/2005 8:30:00 PM
I waited an hour and a half. Ok bad start. Got a front row seat in my car. I loved the chambers. My personal favorite was the frozen one. The crash test was cool too. But the best part is going 75 miles per hour on the speed way thing. Great pick for Disney. Wish they had more thrill rides.

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