Disney Guests Forced to Walk Test Track Road During Evacuation

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Test Track breaks down

Credit: @annababee

Even though Walt Disney World Resort prefers to have everything run smoothly, sometimes Guests experience rare occurrences that end up making memories they’ll never forget.

Oftentimes, those happen on broken-down rides and attractions.

TikTok user @annababee recently posted a video of a malfunction on Test Track at EPCOT that caused Guests to finish up their ride a little differently than they had planned.

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As seen in the video, the ride came to a complete stop– which can be a scary occurrence on Test Track undoubtedly– and Guests eventually were forced to evacuate from their cars and walk on the track to a backstage area and exit the ride. It’s interesting to see a longer look at the track in this video, something that we as normal riders only get to see for a few short seconds as the car tests its top-end speed.

Disney Parks’ official description of Test Track, one of the most popular attractions for Disney fans, reads:

Take the Ultimate Test Drive

Cruise over to the gleaming Chevrolet Design Center to create your own virtual concept car. When you’re done, buckle up in a 6-passenger “SIM Car” and take it for an exhilarating spin on the test track. 

Rev through rough terrain and obstacles along the winding circuit. Accelerate through straightaways, maneuver switchbacks through inclement weather, hug curves banked at 50-degree angles and scale hills up to 3 stories high. 

Reach speeds of up to 65 miles per hour as you put your car through its paces. After each test, check the scoreboard to see how your vehicle performed!

After the Test

Make and share a commercial for your design, race your car again on a miniature virtual test or pose for a picture with your vehicle against a dramatic backdrop for a souvenir of your supercharged day.

Test Track is one of 11 attractions in EPCOT that can be accessed through the Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane. Here is a full list of those attractions:

Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Entrances

  • Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Frozen Ever After**
  • Journey into Imagination with Figment
  • Living with the Land
  • Mission: SPACE – Green
  • Mission: SPACE – Orange
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

Between December 19, 2021 and January 3, 2022, Frozen Ever After is also included via Disney Genie+ service and will not be included as an individual Lightning Lane selection, meaning that Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is the lone attraction in EPCOT that is not included in the service. It is only available as an individual Lightning Lane selection, which can be purchased separately from Disney Genie+.

Of course, Disney Park Cast Members ensured that Guests were able to evacuate the attraction safely, as this is something that they have been trained to do! If you are ever in a situation where you have to evacuate an attraction, do not fret as you are in very capable hands.

What was your experience like using Disney Genie+ on Test Tract at EPCOT?

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