Disney and General Motors Renew Alliance, Continue the Drive
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damn, I had a horrible feeling this was going to be closed while I'm out there in May!!
Disney has had almost 15 to correct the original problems with this ride system through newer rides in Tokyo and soon California, and the interactive elements (say, differing experiences on the Belgian blocks or ABS part of Test Track) probably clues us in to what Disney will have the ride system do (different speeds, etc) in Carsland.
@anonymous: i'm probably in the same boat (or car); i'm over end september / start october.
it may reopen by then but a pre thanksgiving reopening is probably more likely. its gonna be extra gutting to miss the reopening by just a few weeks!
Personally I doubt these "interactive" changes will actually alter the ride a great deal: with 6 guests per car, i expect the sum of the combined designs to be rather similar each time. There may be subtle changes but probably not enough to greatly effect the actual ride element. it appears to be more an attempt to create a more interactive queueing experience
I first visited WDW from Scotland in 2000 and bad weather prevented me from going on Test Track. The same thing happened when we visited in 2008 and in 2010 we were literally standing first in line when a thunderstorm struck and the ride closed. Guess what - we are returning to Orlando in May . . . . I'm just destined never to get on that ride!!
he interactive element sounds to me like an interactive que. I seriously doubt that anything you do will alter the ride experience. The ride will get refreshed and the line will be re-done. Don't get your hopes up of anything noticeably different on the ride its self other than cosmetic changes, and maybe some behind the scenes mechanical improvements to make it more reliable.