I have been to WDW many times and never rode Test Track. I am planning a trip for this summer and saw that TP rates it as “not to be missed.” Curious, I just watched a video of the ride portion of the attraction. I must admit, I don’t get it. It appears to be a short ride through various simulations of testing followed by the fun part: about 20 seconds of high speed outside. I don’t see how it creates such high demand for those 20 seconds. (Or the 3 minutes for the whole ride.)
Am I missing anything or is this just a case of “different strokes for different folks?”
It’s an “I’ll do it if the single rider line is short” attraction for me. The build a car is kind of interesting - the first time anyway. The “new” version of the ride is even less inteersting than the old version was, and after driving to WDW in a convertible going 85, the 65 on a ride vehicle is kind of anticlimactic. I don’t hate it - or even “dislike” it - but it just isn’t a “must do” for me.
I’m a speed demon (even in a convertible) and a roller coaster enthusiast who has been on the tallest & fastest coasters in the world many, many times and I still enjoy it. It’s worth the wait once per trip for my niece (who’s as big a daredevil as I am) and I. I like it for the entire attraction, car design --> ride --> using the designed car in the post-ride games. It’s also a nice break from the heat on a hot day, though I ALWAYS forget to put my sunglasses on and get blinded when we hit the outdoor track.
It’s a fun ride, though maybe a little overrated because there just aren’t that many rides in Epcot. It’s definitely something I’d suggest people ride at least once. Going 65 miles per hour is faster than most roller coasters and whenever I ride there’s usually a kid in the car asking their parents if they can ride again, so it definitely has some appeal. It’s not my favorite ride in the park, and I’ll skip it if I arrive late and have to choose between Soarin or Test Track for FPP, but when I have time to see it Test Track is a fun addition to the day.