The Disney Chevy Test Track: Roller Coaster Thrills, and That New Car Smell

A Girls Guide To Cars | The Disney Chevy Test Track: Roller Coaster Thrills, And That New Car Smell - Chevy Tt Gallery

Chevy Tt GalleryWhen it comes to rides at most amusement parks, I’m not all that adventurous. 

But when it comes to rides at Disney, I go for the thrills. I love the lights and magic of a good ride and the feeling that you’re defying gravity when really, it’s more an optical illusion than a stomach-popping drop. 

Space Mountain has long been my favorite ride of all time. As much as I love The Gold Rush and Goofy’s Barnstormer, which I’ve been told is the fastest roller coaster at Disney, I have a new love: The Chevy Test Track.

It’s a great ride that has a great start: as you wait your turn you’re wowed with a new concept car and a video, then you stop at a kiosk where you design your own concept car, putting elements like power and efficiency into balance. Then you hop into the ride’s car and, well, see it all here. I don’t want to spoil it for you.{youtube}JBNTaviNNKk{/youtube}

Hair Snarlin FunAfter the ride you can check out all the current Chevrolet models, which are on display in a huge showroom. There are a vintage model or two, and green screens where you can  be photographed with the test car you designed. Then, you can put your test car onto its own video track and race it against other riders. 

When you visit the Chevy Test Track at Disney’s Epcot theme park, be sure to plan enough time to see the cars on display after the ride, especially if you are traveling with young boys or boys who just still think they’re kids. They’ll want to stay all day (and yet, Soarin’ calls; this might be our other favorite ride!).

Disclosure: We were Disney’s guest during our visit to Orlando.


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