Test Track at Epcot going under the knife

Posted Wednesday, April 11, 2012 9:31 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Sunday, April 15, is the final day to ride Test Track at Epcot before it shifts into renovation mode. The high-speed attraction, which has been in the Disney World theme park's Future World area since 1999, will be closed for several months for a makeover.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 10:18 AM
delan's avatar

Hmmm, will it still be sponsored by GM?

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 10:23 AM
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I'd love to see a "Cars Land Lite". (OK, I understand it would probably be light on the Cars Land, and heavy on the Lite, but hey....) ;)

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 10:38 AM

Article says "Test Track Presented by Chevrolet."


Watch the tram car please....
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 11:03 AM

They're moving away from the whole GM brand and narrowing it down to Chevy with a heavy "car of the future" bent. You'll evidently be creating your future car in the line and taking it through its paces on the ride. It doesn't sound like the ride scenes are going to change much except to follow the more futuristic story line. This should be interesting, especially considering how much of a crap-shoot the Volt has been, and I think that "green" focus was going to be a major sticking point for the theme from what I've heard.


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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 1:04 PM
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maXairMike said:
considering how much of an outright failure the Volt has been

FTFY

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 1:25 PM
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I never really "got" this ride. The climax seems to be driving outside at 60mph. I did that on my way to the park, and didn't have to wait in line.


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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 1:42 PM
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Yes, but you wouldn't want to do that after drinking around the world. :)


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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 1:49 PM
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Vater said:

.....jab at the Chevy Volt

(((Car Rant)))
Hey, the Volt is not that bad. Barring the recent recall and the outlandish sticker price, its still a pretty neat car. I think its the second best looking of all the Green-mobiles (Fisker Karma being the first).

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 2:38 PM
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Tesla, FTW!

What do I know. I drive a Prius station wagon.


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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 2:52 PM
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Got a chance to nose around a Volt when we got our oil changed a couple weeks ago. Didn't seem too horrible and the 94mpg on the sticker was pretty crazy to see.

Then again, so was the $42,000 msrp.


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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 3:37 PM
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Yeah, the car does seem pretty cool. It would be an awesome $25k car, but if I'm spending mid-40's it better be for something German.


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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 3:45 PM
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Magneto drives a Volt, but he has a limitless supply of electricity... :)

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 4:05 PM

The Volt isn't really a $40k car. There is a $7500 federal tax credit plus many states are offering their own incentives. Illinois for instance offers $4000. So you are knocking $11,500 off the sticker price of the car.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 4:06 PM
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delan said:
Barring the recent recall and the outlandish sticker price, its still a pretty neat car. I think its the second best looking of all the Green-mobiles (Fisker Karma being the first).


Agreed on the Volt, but not on the Fisker. I saw one on the street a couple weeks ago, and while it definitely is a head turner, I think it's pretty homely...kinda like the Porsche Panamera, but uglier.

I'm with Jeff, the Tesla is where it's...uh, is. If you're into hybrid cars, anyway.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 4:23 PM
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...but the Tesla isn't a hybrid. It's electric.


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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 4:51 PM
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Oh, right. If you're into cars that don't run completely on gasoline, anyway.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 4:52 PM
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I have only seen the Fisker in pictures, but if you compare it to the Panamera....peeeeeyooo.!!

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 5:09 PM
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Mulfinator said:
The Volt isn't really a $40k car. There is a $7500 federal tax credit plus many states are offering their own incentives. Illinois for instance offers $4000. So you are knocking $11,500 off the sticker price of the car.

As long as you can score a Prius in the mid-20's and still get the same credits, it's a $40k car.

kpjb said:
Yeah, the car does seem pretty cool. It would be an awesome $25k car, but if I'm spending mid-40's it better be for something German.

Exactly.


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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 8:43 PM
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Conventional hybrids are not going to get a tax credit in 2012, unless Congress acts otherwise. Which blows since I had to buy one in January.


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