Take a virtual audio trip in this installment of the WDW-Memories podcast as we start another day in Walt Disney World. In this memory, we will catch another ride on Test Track in Epcot, and make the biggest mistake and do the standby line for Test Track first thing in the morning.
Podcast Type: Binaural Audio
Podcast Length: 27:29
Well hello and welcome back to the WDW-Memories Podcast where together we relive that Walt Disney World Magic. My name is Lou and I’ll once again be your host on this magical adventure. Well summer is ending, and the kids are heading back to school. Yesterday as we ran errands, we were listening to a couple of memories, and all dreaming of our next trip to Disney, which if it’s up to me would be soon, but we’re working on that. We need to get to these new lands and attraction that are being built in the last few years, so we can get some new memories to share with you. But that’s the future, let’s get back to our memories from last year.
We’re joining today’s memory as the family has gathered back together and made our way to Test Track. We’re going to use the Child Swap so that my sister can stay with her daughter while we ride, and then take 2 guests (for a total of 3) back through. I’ve heard different numbers on how many people you can take on a child swap pass, for Test Track it is three, and it is tied to your ticket or Magic Band. We’ll split up again, and get in line for the posted 45 minute wait, which turns out to be false. About a week after returning an article on TouringPlans.com comes out, documenting how posted times for Test Track for first thing in the morning are usually wrong, and waits are often longer, and you should never ride Test Track without a Fastpass, and they were right. Our 45 minute wait turned into 70, with large parts of our wait before the FastPass mixing point. I’ll be trimming out a bunch of the wait, but probably most interesting will be that room where they are projecting ideas on the concept car as people talk about what a car means to them. Once through there, we’ll skip forward into the design rooms, and onto the ride vehicle pretty quickly (again, nothing like reality though). Our ride is fun with a few glitches with the screens and maybe some sync up of the sound. Once we return to the unloading area, we’ll hop out, scan our bands for copies of the pictures, and head out to find my sister and go make a new memory.
Like I said earlier, if you do Test Track, use a FastPass. We blew our morning options waiting for this ride, and had to entertain kids in the process. Child swap is good, but not the best here. At least there is a large indoor space where the waiting parent and child can play out of the heat. The ride though is still awesome, and as you can hear the squeals of laughter from my kids, it’s a favorite of theirs too.
Today’s memory is in binaural once again, so I’d suggest putting those headphones on to fully immerse yourself in the memory.
Now enjoy another exciting ride on Test Track, without the frustration of waiting in line.