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30 January 2015

Memory 133 - A Day at Epcot: Part 2, Test Track

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Come and join us for another installment of the WDW-Memories podcast, where I try to make it possible for you relive your Walt Disney World Memories when you can't actually be there. We'll be continuing our day in Epcot from March 2014 and catch a ride in the rain on Test Track.

Alright so I’m not really here. Because of my trip to Walt Disney World, I’m actually recording this a week in advance and hopefully you’re getting it automagically. If all goes as planned, we are finishing up our trip right now with a day in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, completing list of visiting all 4 parks. I will pretty much garuntee we have had fun, that’s a given on any Walt Disney World trip, and I’m looking forward to reliving them all with you later. As for today though, let’s continue our day in Epcot from March 2014.

Again, it’s rainy day in early March of 2014. TouringPlans.com has listed the crowds as a 3/10, but in Epcot that’s not too bad. In our last memory, we parked, made our way through the gate, and split up as I ran to set our FastPass+ for the day wile the rest of the group stopped for a bathroom break. We both completed our tasks, and are meeting back up in front of the Fountain of Nations to make our first attraction stop as we rejoin the memory.

We’ll make a left turn and head through the Communicore East Breezeway towards our first destination, Test Track. It’s recently reopened with the new sponsorship by Chevrolet. We’ll walk up, and find out that Mikey is just short of being able to ride.

You’ll hear us discuss how to split up and best utilize Child Swap. Eventually, we decide that Mikey will stay with my mother-in-law while the rest of us ride. We’ll get in the queue, but there is an underlying concern that this ride won't happen because of incoming strong rain, and think about it, riding in a convertable at 65 mph in rain does not sound like fun, and probably even a little painful. I’ll do you all a favor and cut some of the queue wait out for you, since it was about 30 minutes. We’ll eventually get to the design labs and work on our car, and then make it to the loading area and are whisked away for a new adventure on an old attraction. After we exit, we’ll meet back up with Mikey and my mother-in-law, but we’ve lost the paper child swap ticket, plus that rain we were talking about has shut down the attraction, so we decide to move on. This is where we’ll end our memory for today, and pick up next time.

So Test Track has always been a great ride, and I can’t really explain why. You’re getting in an electric car. We drive at speeds like this on our way into the park. Yet for some reason it’s exciting and fun, and we like it. I’m there with you too. I really enjoy this ride, especially the outside segments. Now I’m not sure I am a huge fan of the makeover, but hey it’s updated some. The music in the queue area… yeah, they have to come up with something better than a 2 minute loop. Especially if you’re going to wait hours for this attraction. Other than that, I really have no complaints though.

Today’s memory is in binaural, so I’d suggest putting those headphones on to fully immerse yourself in the memory.

Now sit back. Relax. Close your eyes. And come with me as we create new memories on a recently redone thrill ride.

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