Tagged with " Test Track"

Dirk Wallen’s 2/2/13 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

Dirk Wallen’s 2/2/13 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen visited the Magic Kingdom on Saturday and has some fantastic pictures of new progress on the Big Thunder Mountain interactive queue, A Pirate’s Life: Treasures of the Seven Seas, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and more, so let’s take a look: While the Main Street Bakery is closed, guests can head to the Tomorrowland Terrace Plenty of options at Tomorrowland Terrace, including beignets! The flowers in the hub have gone to Valentine’s Day colors and the ducks love it… Valentine’s Day cupcakes available at Big Top Treats I’ve heard of panning for gold… More props and interactive elements have been installed in the queue at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad The “exploding” crates are no longer under [...]

Feb 4, 2013     3 Comments
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VIDEO: A Comprehensive Guide to Test Track Presented By Chevrolet

VIDEO: A Comprehensive Guide to Test Track Presented By Chevrolet

Test Track presented by Chevrolet is now officially open at Epcot and if you haven’t had a chance to check out this great new offering, well, we have you covered. First up, we take an in-depth look at the car and truck design process: Then we have video of the on-ride portion where you take your car for a ride on the Sim Track: One of the post show features that was added a few days later was the Driving Tables, where you take you car you designed and race it against other guests: To top it all off, we have a comprehensive video that includes all the video from above, but also the facade, queue, loading area, and more [...]

Dec 10, 2012     5 Comments
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VIDEO: An In-Depth Look at the Test Track Car Design Process

VIDEO: An In-Depth Look at the Test Track Car Design Process

With Test Track presented by Chevrolet officially opening tomorrow, we decided it might be a good idea to prepare you for thr rigors of designing your own custom car for ther Sim-Track. The following video will take you through the design process for both a car and a truck and will show you how each decision you make can affect your final score. Enjoy:

Dec 5, 2012     1 Comment
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A Spoiler-Filled Review of the New Test Track Presented By Chevrolet

A Spoiler-Filled Review of the New Test Track Presented By Chevrolet

By Anonymous (It’s a Secret) Wednesday night, I had the privilege of taking a sneak preview ride on the all new Test Track.  What I saw can easily be described in one word: breathtaking.  Before I go into further detail, I should warn you that this review will be very spoiler heavy, so if you want to be surprised, please read no more.  There is no shame in wanting to experience the attraction with no knowledge of it – in fact, it’s my preferred way to do it.  But if spoilers aren’t a concern to you, then welcome to the SimTrack! The entrance plaza is sleek.  Plenty of blues and silvers set the tone for your experience, and the whole [...]

Nov 29, 2012     4 Comments
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Adam Roth’s 11/11/12 WDW Photo Report

Adam Roth’s 11/11/12 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited Epcot and the Magic Kingdom on Sunday and has a bunch of newsworthy photos to share with us from his trip, so let’s take a look: Habit Heroes – still closed The exterior of Test Track is making quick progress as we race towards soft openings Signage about to go up They finally painted the exit A look over the walls Epcot Christmas tree Food and Wine is now over, but at least we have the memories… The temporary Epcot Character Spot is in the old Epcot 25th Anniversary exhibit space The backdrop is retro-tastic… Some remnants of the exhibit remain The actual Character Spot in down for a lengthy refurbishment Looks like it is [...]

Nov 13, 2012     3 Comments
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New Concept Art Reveals More of Test Track Presented by Chevrolet

New Concept Art Reveals More of Test Track Presented by Chevrolet

General Motors released a number of photos and a press release about Test Track presented by Chevrolet opening at Epcot soon: DETROIT – Chevrolet designers and Walt Disney Imagineers have joined forces to give Walt Disney World Resort guests a deep look inside a professional design studio creating a first-of-its-kind multi-sensory virtual experience in automotive design. Chevrolet and Disney tapped their best design talent with expertise ranging from industrial and automotive design to architecture and animation. The design collaboration began 18 months ago with a few guiding principles – create an experience that is personal, future-focused and optimistic. The two teams met regularly throughout the development process in both GM’s Design studios in Warren, Mich., and at Test Track in Epcot [...]

Nov 9, 2012     7 Comments
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Dirk Wallen’s 10/25-26/12 WDW Photo Report

Dirk Wallen’s 10/25-26/12 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen visited the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and a few of the resort hotels last week and has some newsworthy photos to share with us from his trip: It’s Autumn Pins available for Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak has a pin Holiday pins are out Walls still up near the Haunted Mansion Tarps up on Columbia Harbor House The Yankee Trader is still behind tarps Work continues on the new restrooms in Fantasyland The Village Haus balcony is still closed, but tarps have started coming down Looks nice The souvenir cups from Gaston’s Tavern are also at Village Haus Seven Dwarfs’ Mine Train construction continues Wow… Fun “character” [...]

Nov 1, 2012     1 Comment
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“Give Me a T!” Test Track Exterior Concept Art Revealed

“Give Me a T!” Test Track Exterior Concept Art Revealed

For those of you wondering what the facade of Test Track will look like when it is completed, wonder no more: If you look closely, you’ll even see the World of Motion pavilion logo in the giant T on the canopy. Test Track presented by Chevrolet opens December 6th at Epcot. So, what do you think of the new look for Test Track?

Oct 29, 2012     4 Comments
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Dirk Wallen’s 10/19-10/21/12 WDW Photo Report

Dirk Wallen’s 10/19-10/21/12 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen did some park hopping this weekend, so let’s take a look at some newsworthy photos from the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Seven Dwarfs’ Mine Train construction Princess Fairytale Hall Work continues on the upper-level of Village Haus Work continues on the new restrooms coming to the former Skyway site Modifications are taking place at “it’s a small world” related to new guest flow for when stroller parking once again moves next door at the old Skyway site More metal guardrails are being installed on the Tomorrowland bridges Magic Carpets of Aladdin is closed for refurbishment Work continues on the Grand Floridian DVC wing EVEN THE WALLS HAVE WALLS! Moving to Epcot, work continues [...]

Oct 23, 2012     2 Comments
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Dirk Wallen’s 10/9/12 WDW Photo Report

Dirk Wallen’s 10/9/12 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen visited the Magic Kingdom and Epcot on Tuesday and he has some newsworthy photos to share with us from his trip: A strange large canopy has appeared near the Magic Kingdom turnstiles… Not sure if it is RFID related or for something else… Magic Carpets of Aladdin is open while some exterior work is being done The Yankee Trader is still behind tarps A view of the new walkway and restroom area from the front of the Haunted Mansion A look at the former Skyway site Princess Fairytale Hall construction The Crow’s Nest is still behind walls Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom shirts are now available and they offer aid in the playing of the game! [...]

Oct 11, 2012     1 Comment
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