In the Spotlight: Test Track

Welcome to another series of In the Spotlight!  Today, we are taking a look at Test Track, found in Future World at Epcot.  I heard from some comments that ITS posts were interesting, so I’m bringing them back.  Here we go!

  • Test Track’s track is 5,246 feet long, making it the longest ride in Walt Disney World.
  • Guests can only see four wheels on each ride vehicle, but actually, there are 22 wheels!
  • Because of the 22 wheels, each car has six different braking systems.
  • Three computers are onboard each ride vehicle, and put together, they have three times the computing power of a space shuttle.
  • Next time you’re in the corrosion chamber, check out the nozzles on the robots – they are actually Hidden Mickeys.
  • Each ride lasts an exact 5 minutes and 34 seconds.
  • The entire Test Track area is 150,000 sq. feet.
  • Test Track replaced “World of Motion”, another transportation themed dark ride sponsored by General Motors as well.
  • Test Track opened over two years late due to problems revealed during testing and changes to the ride design.

Well there you have it – I hope you enjoyed another ITS post – and feel free to comment!

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